Michael Shuman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Dec, 2020
Facts of Michael Shuman
Name Michael Shuman
Birth Name Michael Jay Shuman
Nick Name Mikey Shoes
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Education Lanai Road Elementary School, Portola Middle School, Campbell Hall High School, Loyola Marymount University
Online Presence Facebook, Instagram, Official Website
Music Group Queens of the Stone Age, Wires On Fire, Jubilee, Mini Mansions
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Michael Shuman is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is on the current lineup of the American rock band, Queens of the Stone Age, primarily as their bassist. He is also the frontman and guitarist of his own band, Mini Mansions, and was formerly associated with bands like Wires on Fire and Jubilee.   

How Old Is Michael Shuman? 

Michael Shuman was born Michael Jay Shuman on August 20, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. He is 35 years old as of November 2020. 

He attended Lanai Road Elementary School in Encino, California; Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California; Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, California; and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. 

Career

Michael Shuman began his professional music journey in 2004 as the co-founder, co-frontman, and bassist of the LA-based rock band, Wires of Fire. The band still continues to make music to this day and have toured all over the USA and have opened for bands like Dillinger Escape Plan and The Icarus Line.     

Shuman was the co-founder of the indie rock band Jubilee with Nine Inch Nails lead guitarist Aaron North. The band was formed in Hollywood, California, in late 2007 by Shuman and North, who was the vocalist and guitarist of the band. The band produced music through North's record label, Buddyhead Records. Shuman left the band in late 2008.

Michael Shuman (left) with Queens of the Stone Age SOURCE: Uncut

Shuman joined the American rock band, Queens of the Stone Age, in 2007, replacing Alain Johannes. Besides providing vocals and playing the bass, Shuman contributes as a multi-instrumentalist, playing percussions, the guitar, the twelve-string guitar, and the Mellotron.

Queens of the Stone Age's 2013 release, ...Like Clockwork, marked their first studio album since Shuman joined. The album would go on to become their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed release up to that point, peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200 and earning three nominations at the Grammy Awards.

Shuman is on the current lineup of QOTSA alongside Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, and Jon Theodore, primarily as the bassist, keyboard player, and backing vocalist.

He is also the co-founder of the psychedelic rock band Mini Mansions.       

What Is Michael Shuman's Net Worth In 2020?  

Michael Shuman is believed to hold a net worth of around $1 million in 2020. As a musician, he has been associated with various bands throughout the years. He is most known as the current bassist in the American rock band, Queens of the Stone Age, as well as the frontman and guitarist of his own band, Mini Mansions. He was also previously associated with Wires on Fire and Jubilee.     

His wealth, thus, comes from his music career. His income sources primarily include record sales, touring, merchandise, and brand endorsements.  

What Is The Relationship Status Of Michael Shuman? Current Girlfriend?

Dashing and talented Shuman is possibly single at the moment since there is no news of his relationship out in the public. he is a very private person and rarely makes public appearances outside of work.

He, however, did talk about his past relationship while promoting his third album “Guy Walks Into a Bar …” He discussed how he fell in and out of love with his then-girlfriend and how she inspired him to write the whole album.

He stated: “The ‘dot dot dot’ in the title is important. For us humans, the first thing we do is go out in search of a partner. It could happen at a gym or a restaurant or an online dating site, but for us, it happened to be a bar. That’s how this relationship started, and it’s how this record started as well. The album takes you through everything, and it was written in real-time. The recording process lasted two years, which is how long my relationship with this woman lasted. It was a challenging process and emotionally fatiguing, but I think it made for a real and honest record.”

CAPTION: Michael Shuman during his promotion of third album “Guy Walks Into a Bar …” The album was inspired by his former girlfriend SOURCE: TC Electronic

Sadly, he did not reveal the name or any identity of the mystery girl.

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