Shuman performing with Queens of the Stone Age in 2011.
|Birth name||Michael Jay Shuman|
|Also known as||Mikey Shoes|
|Born||August 20, 1985|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hard rock, indie rock, stoner rock, psychedelic rock, space rock, indie pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Queens of the Stone Age, Wires On Fire, Jubilee, Mini Mansions|
|Squier J. Mascis Signature
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Michael Jay Shuman (born August 20, 1985), also known as Mikey Shoes, is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known for playing bass with rock band Queens of the Stone Age. He also sings and plays the drums and various other instruments in Mini Mansions, and formerly co-fronted Wires on Fire and Jubilee.
Shuman graduated Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California and attended Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, California, Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California, and Lanai Road Elementary School in Encino, California.
Shuman co-founded, co-fronted, and played bass for Jubilee until late 2008, and is the bassist of Wires On Fire, both on Buddyhead Records. He joined Queens of the Stone Age in 2007 before the release of Era Vulgaris, replacing Alain Johannes, who chose to focus on other musical projects.
In 2013, Queens of the Stone Age released ...Like Clockwork, their first full album since Shuman joined the band. On the album, Shuman provides vocals and plays bass, percussion, guitar, twelve-string guitar, and Mellotron. The album was the first Queens of the Stone Age album to reach number one on the Billboard 200. It also reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album.
- Appearances on albums
- 2004 – Wires on Fire – Homewrecker
- 2006 – Wires on Fire – Wires on Fire
- 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris *
- 2009 – Hello=Fire – Hello=Fire
- 2009 – Mini Mansions – Mini Mansions EP
- 2011 – Mini Mansions – Mini Mansions
- 2013 – Queens of the Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork
- 2013 - Various Artists - The Music of Grand Theft Auto V
- 2014 - Brody Dalle - Diploid Love
- 2014 - Kimbra - The Golden Echo
- 2015 – Mini Mansions – The Great Pretenders
- Appearances on singles
- 2005 – Wires on Fire – "Mean Reds/Wires on Fire" (split single)
- 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – "Sick, Sick, Sick" **
- 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – "3's & 7's" **
- 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – "Make It Wit Chu" **
- 2008 – Jubilee – "Rebel Hiss"
- 2008 – Jubilee – "In With the Out Crowd"
- 2009 – Hello=Fire – "Nature of Our Minds"
- 2009 – Mini Mansions – "Heart of Glass"
- 2010 – Mini Mansions – "Kiddie Hypnogogia"
- 2010 – Mini Mansions – "Wünderbars"
- 2013 – Queens of the Stone Age – "My God Is the Sun"
- 2013 – Queens of the Stone Age – "I Sat by the Ocean"
- 2014 – Queens of the Stone Age – "Smooth Sailing"
- 2014 – Mini Mansions - "Death Is A Girl"
- 2015 – Mini Mansions - "Any Emotions"
- Michael Shuman biography thefade.net Retrieved: 2009-07-21
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