Wiggs Wigs Out

The Breeders record company has repeatedly denied the rumors that the

Breeders are breaking up. Two weeks ago word leaked out on the

Internet that Josephine Wiggs was leaving the group, and was being

replaced by Haunting Souls guitarist Nate. The rumors also inferred

that Kelly Deal was going to play bass in the group. 4AD Records

refused to comment on rumors of a breakup, but have announced that the

band has postponed the release of their third album Pacer,

originally due out this summer. Instead, Kim Deal is said to have had

a "change of heart" about the album halfway through recording and has

instead decided to re-record some of the material. In addition Deal is

writing new songs for a rumored solo album.