Posted in music on July 7, 2008


Natasha Shneider (May 22, 1956 - July 2, 2008) was a musician, born in Moscow, Russia. 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.

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.

Eleven - Reach Out

Eleven - Crash Today

Eleven - Beautiful Self



Comments (13)

terrible news

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2008 10:09 AM

sad...she had quite a talent

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2008 10:10 AM

Loved her vocals on Nenada off the Desert Session Vol 7&8.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2008 10:38 AM

she was one of the good ones.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2008 11:53 AM

that's really too bad. rip

Posted by god below | July 7, 2008 12:00 PM

f cancer

Posted by mj | July 7, 2008 12:31 PM

farewell to a great pair

Posted by anon | July 7, 2008 1:09 PM

"farewell to a great pair"

Unlike the sorry pair between your legs

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2008 8:14 PM

One of the best shows that I ever witnessed/worked at was 11 at The Opium Den(?). Whatta sweetheart she will continue to be. This death thingy does not put an end to her, it only limits Alain's access to her and this is what saddens me most. Have a sweet journey Natasha.

Posted by Randy Biro | July 24, 2008 11:21 PM

Her initials add up to eleven. N=14 S=19

14+19=33 33 divided by 3=11.

Posted by Natasha Sternbergh | July 28, 2008 12:27 AM

Saludos men..
Muy buen trabajo. Escasos son los blogs que le dejan algunas lineas a Natasha y los suyos...
Ojala la gente no se acordara de ellos solo cuando uno de sus integrantes fallece...pero bueno
siga publicitando Eleven, para que cada dia sean más los privilegiados en conocer el trabajo de esta grandiosa banda.


Posted by nerkon | September 11, 2008 11:09 PM

One of the best rock bands of the 1990s and 00s. So sad that Schneider passed. Eleven's music will remain in my heart and mind as long as I live. Thanks for the awesome music, Eleven.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2009 9:18 PM

just saw reference of Natasha in the new Eagles of Death Metal vid "wanna be in LA" and made me do a search wondering what she was up to. Led me here.
I saw Eleven once in the beginning of 90s in Santa Barabara. That was one of the best shows and most intense performances I have ever witnessed. I am still energized by that one performance. I have yet to see anyone like her.
The best burn brightest.
RIP Sister!
love Ian O

Posted by Ian O' | May 13, 2009 11:39 PM

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