For Spinal Tap drummers read McQueen bass players as one of our favourite bands enters familiar territory this month…..

Signed to Tyneside noise merchants Demolition in 2007 the foxy four-piece are fast gaining a reputation for boasting a rocky rhythm section.

And after last week’s revelation that Sophie Taylor has fallen by the wayside McQueen are seeking a SIXTH bass player in less than two years!

Rushonrock can reveal the band – who can’t wait to ‘come home to Newcastle’ – will not be breaking off from recording their new record in Virginia.

And there is a suggestion the girls will look to a US recruit to bolster their ranks after all but exhausting a small but talented pool of rocking Brit bass players.

“We were as surprised as everyone,” a Demolition source told rushonrock. “But it’s business as usual for the girls.”

After bursting onto the scene with debut disc Break The Silence a heavy touring schedule has seen McQueen established as one of THE must-see live acts.

Lead singer Leah Duors has matured into a massive stage presence and tennis-mad guitarist Cat de Casanove cuts some classic axe moves.

But it’s bad news for fans over here – for now. “It looks like we’ll have to wait until next year before McQueen play live in the UK again,” added our source.

At least it will be well worth the wait.