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frozen pilgrim
07-14-2008, 01:48 PM
Natasha Shneider (May 22, 1956[1] - July 2, 2008[2]) was a Russian musician, born in Moscow, Russia, USSR. She was most notably the keyboardist and vocalist in the musical group Eleven, and was the partner of bandmate Alain Johannes. She also played left-handed bass on the group's first three albums. Shneider and Johannes were part of the line-up of the band Queens of the Stone Age for the recording of their 2005 effort, Lullabies to Paralyze and on the tours to support it. Previous band affiliations include Desert Sessions, Black Russian, and Walk the Moon; she was also a significant contributor to Chris Cornell's 1999 solo album, Euphoria Morning.

Shneider also acted in two feature films, playing the roles of Russian cosmonaut Irina Yakunina in 2010 (1984), and former Polish exchange student Wanda Yakubovska in the film Spiker (1986), as well as minor roles in the TV shows Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues.

She also wrote and performed her own song, "Who's in Control", for the 2004 action flick, Catwoman and contributed harpsichord to the 2008 Louis XIV track "Guilt By Association".


On July 2, 2008 a message was posted on the Sweethead MySpace of which Natasha's former band-mate Troy Van Leeuwen is a member and was a close personal friend.
“ Natasha Schneider, musician extraordinaire, former actress, singer of the ground-breaking band Eleven, and one-time Queens Of The Stone Age keyboard player, died today at 11:11am of cancer. She was a brilliant, beautiful, and ballsy woman who will be missed deeply by all those who knew her. Send your loving thoughts her way in the universe. ”

—Sweethead MySpace, (2008)



I met her when she was touring lullabies to paralyze with queens. she was nice. and really a good musician :(

Tylerdurden31
07-14-2008, 08:31 PM
i heard about this when it happened. I was pretty sad about it myself. She had a gorgeous voice.

Wheres the beef?
07-14-2008, 09:06 PM
I thought almost a dozen people had died and they all happened to be keyboard players.

dorkfish
07-14-2008, 09:07 PM
She was pretty into it at Coachella 2004.