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Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has passed away according to a tweet from Dave Navarro. "Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight."

TMZ confirms that Scott was found dead on his tour bus

Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts ... they were supposed to play the Medina Ballroom tonight, but the show was cancelled.
A source connected to the band tells us Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 PM -- presumably, shortly before the band was to go on.
The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver famously battled substance abuse for years. It's unclear right now what caused his death.
Scott was 48.
Rest in Peace, Scott.

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by Andrew Sacher

Jane's Addiction in Times Square - 10/12/14
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Following Devo's set in Times Square during NYC's multi-venue CBGB Fest on Sunday (10/12), there was a set from pop musician Robert Delong and then veteran alt-rockers Jane's Addiction. Jane's stuck almost entirely to Nothing's Shocking material, and the whole thing was quite a spectacle. They had exotic dancers on stage, who went from dancing on a bench to being suspended by their skin to dance in mid-air. Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro were both rock stars, and Perry was his usual sex-driven self, telling the crowd "I wanna get my dick sucked!" (three times) and asking in return, "Who wants to get their pussy licked?" He also told his story of meeting Dave Navarro ("the best fucking guitarist you'll ever hear in your life") and latter added, "You know what's a good way to get laid? Play guitar like Dave Navarro!" The possibly confused Perry kept saying Jane's Addiction should do this in Times Square every Friday because of the Sabbath (it was Sunday), and after playing "Stop!" he tried to start an encore but "the man was telling them no" and the PA was shut off before they could.

The day before the Times Square show, Jane's also played the Icon Award Ceremony at CBGB Fest headquarters Center 548, which was a "private event with celebrity guests." We've got pictures of that event and the Times Square show. More, with a full set video from Times Square and their setlist, below...

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Jane's Addiction at Williamsburg Park in August (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Jane's Addiction will be celebrating the new year by playing a New Year's Eve show at House of Blues in Atlantic City (12/31), and just before that they'll play a NYC show at Terminal 5 on December 29. No word on whether or not they'll be adding a third show in the general NY/NJ area on the 12/30 or not. Tickets to both of those shows go on sale Friday (10/26) (T5 at noon, House of Blues at 10 AM), with an AmEx presale for the T5 show starting Wednesday (10/24) at noon and a Total Rewards presale for the House of Blues show starting Thursday (10/25) at 10 AM. All upcoming Jane's Addiction dates are listed below.

In related news, Hollywood Reporter reports that Jane's guitarist Dave Navarro will guest start in the last two episodes of this season of FX biker drama, Sons of Anarchy, and Jane's Addiction will also cover of The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" for the season finale.

If you haven't heard the band's most recent album, The Great Escape Artist, you can download it for free HERE (promo code: "JANESDOBEL") and check out a list of all dates below.

Continue reading "Jane's Addiction ringing in NYE in NYC & Atlantic City (dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

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Jane's Addiction played their first concert in NYC in a really long time on Monday night (7/25). The reunited band did hit NJ and Long Island as part of their 2009 tour with Nine Inch Nails, but not NYC proper, not to mention not at a venue as small as Terminal 5 where this one took place.

Unlike in 2009 though, original bassist Eric Avery is not playing with them anymore. His return to form the complete original lineup was shortlived. Chris Chaney was back on bass for the show along with original members and reality TV stars Perry Farrelll & Dave Navarro and original drummer Stephen Perkins. TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek is playing bass on, and helping produce, a new album. I didn't notice him anywhere though, but maybe he was in the house.

The free show was the "world's first 3D user-generated concert event". The concert itself wasn't in 3-D, but it was being filmed (and streamed live on Youtube), and the footage is going to be turned into "one special 3D 60-minute documentary film which will be premiered on the LG Thrill 3D YouTube channel on August 4." Those in attendance at the show were able to get their free tickets from various sources including Brooklynvegan, from LG, and via an allotment the band gave out via Ticketmaster.

Jane's played a 12-song set (encore included) including classics and hits like "Ocean Size", "Three Days", "Been Caught Stealing", "Stop!", and crowd favorite "Mountain Song" which spawned the most moshing and ended with the loudest applause. They also played "Just Because," off their first reunion album, and new track "Irresistible Force," off the upcoming album The Great Escape Artist. When the band returned for an encore, they played the great "Jane Says" acoustic at the front of the stage, complete with bongos, though everyone's attention was mostly on the massive amounts of confetti, regular balloons, and balloon animals that were falling from the ceiling. Two scantily clad female dancers, on stage for parts of the show, added to the glam of it all. The show probably could have been a bit longer, but it was free (and they got their footage).

More pictures, videos, and the setlist from the show, with more dates, below...

Continue reading "Jane's Addiction played Terminal 5 (pics, video, setlist)"

"This is it... but I'm not gonna break down in tears just yet." -Trent Reznor on stage

NIN @ the Wiltern - Sep 10, 2009 (bloodandheadlines)

Last night (September 10th) was the rescheduled final stop on NIN's "last" ("Wave Goodbye") tour. The show was at the Wiltern in L.A. and ran over three hours and featured many of the same guests that appeared at the previous LA show which took place at Henry Fonda Theater in LA two night earlier. Nine Inch Nails played four LA shows total, two in Chicago, one in Toronto, and four in NYC. Peter Murphy was a special guest at the last two NYC shows at Terminal 5, and at the two in Chicago. Show openers changed along the way, and were either The Horrors, Mew or HEALTH.

Gary Numan (who played at all four LA shows), Mike Garson, Greg Puciato and Ben Weinman (of Dillinger Escape Plan), and NIN producer Atticus Ross all played with the band at The Wiltern. Eric Avery, who was there at the Henry Fonda, didn't return, but fellow Jane's Addiction (who co-headlined the first leg of the Say Goodbye tour with NIN) member Dave Navarro showed up to help perform three songs at the Wiltern. Speaking of porn stars (he seems like one anyway), Ron Jeremy didn't join the orgy on stage, but did take it in from the audience.

In one clip, posted below, Trent (again) explains that he and the band will still be making music, they're "just not going to tour as Nine Inch Nails" (he also said he wouldn't perform The Downward Spiral again).

The setlist, and a bunch of videos from the show, below...

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photos by Chris Graham

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"The Sasquatch! Music Festival wrapped up yet another installment of drawing a massive overflow-campground, sold-out crowd.

I'm still trying to understand why.

I remember when it was a lowly one-day event. Kanye West rocked the stage with a white-on-white sports jacket and suit combo, lavender shirt and white Keds. Arcade Fire opened my eyes and ears. Modest Mouse played sober. The Pixies were a wave of rock royalty.

I've gone every year for five years, now. Each year progressed with its setup and lineup. This year was the worst." [Seattle University Spectator]

The Jane's Addiction / Nine Inch Nails tour is well underway. NYC-area dates at PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach are are both this upcoming weekend. The bands' co-headlining sets at The Sasquatch Festival in Washington were last week (5/24). More pictures from that and both setlists, below...

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Trent Reznor & Dave Navarro in the studio (via NIN.com)
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After compiling a list of FAQ, the most popular inquiry on Twitter has been, "When are we gonna get tour dates?" Well those are coming SOON! Right now we are in high gear routing the upcoming tour with NIN and as soon as we have a confirmed tour, you will know. Trust me... It's not like we have the dates and are holding them hostage... We want you to come! I can't think of a better way to start up again then a tour with the original four members of Jane's and NIN.

The original Jane's line up: After many years of different versions of Jane's Addiction, Eric Avery has re-claimed his position. We have had the honor of working with some great bass players over the years... Flea, Martyn Le Noble and Chris Chaney... But the Jane's sound was never complete without Eric. With Eric holding down the bottom, the Jane's rhythm section is once again complete. It's almost as if he and Perk live together symbiotically, to create a singular overwhelming sonic onslaught that ebbs and flows like a musical ocean. Perk and Avery not only bring out the best in each other, their ability to lock and weave with one another challenges and inspires me as a guitarist.

NIN/JA: Since our reformation, we have been spending a lot of time with Trent in the rehearsal studio and in the recording studio, working on new stuff, addressing some old stuff and more importantly, creating a friendship and working relationship. It's rare that touring partners have an opportunity to spend so much time together creatively before a tour. Regardless of the collaborative outcome our time with Trent has brought forth a new focus and sense of purpose that we plan to share with you on a nightly basis. NIN and Jane's are vastly different bands, for sure, but we have always had a connection as a result of our time together on Lolla One and various shows together. NIN/JA shows have always been "events" more than anything. Back in the day, Jane's was winding down as NIN was taking off. Our musical lives crossed each other at a very important time in music. A time where artistry and live performance meant something more. A time when the corporate structures took notice of the value in what was happening, but hadn't yet destroyed it. Touring with NIN is an invitation for us to re-capture that spirit that was at a time, inspiring, dangerous and emotionally compelling, as they have always maintained the same integrity that brought me to love music in the first place.


Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails have officially announced (some of?) their previously-discussed tour together. Kicking off in West Palm Beach, Florida in May, the two alt-giants will hit the NYC-area in June with shows in Jersey at the Tweeter Center (June 5) and PNC Bank Arts Center (June 6) and in NY at Jones Beach (June 7) (NOT JUNE 26). The two bands have nothing scheduled on June 8th. Please let that be a TBA show at Madison Square Garden. If not, why?

Jane's Addiction will also probably be at SXSW in March, and though neither band listed it in the announced dates, they are also both playing Sasquatch in Washington in May. NIN is also playing Bonnaroo in June, and I think it's safe to say that Jane's Addiction will be playing Lollapalooza in August.

Perry Farrell is also playing SXSW solo, and is listed on the Coachella lineup.

All NIN/JANES dates, and a video of Ben & Greg of Dillinger Escape Plan playing live with NIN in Australia the other day, below...

Continue reading "Jane's Addiction & NIN - the REAL 2009 Tour Dates & stuff"

another photo that could probably use a good caption....

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Lead Singer Perry Farrell (R) and guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction perform at the 2008 NME Awards USA at El Rey theatre in Los Angeles April 23, 2008. The original line-up of the rock band took the stage for the first time in 17 years.
"Perry Farrell" is also playing Coachella at 2pm on Sunday. According to PerryFarrell.net, it will just be a "live electro set with Carl and Etty." Perry + Carl + Etty = Satellite Party, but maybe they don't want to call it that anymore since according to Wikipeda Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt is now a "former member". "Satellite Party" played Coachella last year.

Of course with a Perry on the bill you never know what could happen, and with this reunion and all, there are rumors (which are more than likely not true).