Eleven vocalist Natasha Shneider died today (July 2) of cancer. The artist, who was born in Moscow, was 52.
Shneider, her husband Alain Johannes and Jack Irons formed Eleven in 1990 following the latter’s departure from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The rock group released five albums, the best known of which was a 1993 self-titled affair for Hollywood Records.
“Reach Out,” the single from the set, became Eleven’s only track to dent the Billboard charts, reaching No. 40 on the Mainstream Rock tally.
As the band’s recorded output became more sporadic, Shneider and Johannes lent their songwriting and production talents to such projects as No Doubt’s “Return of Saturn,” Chris Cornell’s “Euphoria Morning” and the Josh Homme-led “Desert Sessions.” Of late, the pair had recorded and toured with Homme in Queens Of The Stone Age.
A PayPal fund has been set up to defray costs associated with Shneider’s medical care.