Envision, if you will, a world remade in the image… of late Doors singer Jim Morrison. More »
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler’s fall in South Dakota last week resulted in the spindly frontman breaking his shoulder, according to an interview Joe Perry did with the AP over the weekend. “I’ve seen it a thousand times, him dancing or just twirling around, doing a somersault, he’s really agile, so I don’t know,” Perry told the AP. “We’re like kinda still in shock. What can you say? It’s stuff that could happen to anybody.” But it sure seems to be happening to members of Aerosmith more than anyone else! More »
The perils of not conditioning properly before going out on tour: Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell tore a calf muscle onstage last night in Atlanta, but managed to finish his band’s set through his injury. (At left, a shot of him heading off in an ambulance post-show.) Doctors have ordered him to stay off his leg so it can properly heal, but he’s vowing to soldier on his tour with Nine Inch Nails, which continues tomorrow night in Austin. Perhaps he will sing from a throne? [AP / Pic via Dave Navarro] More »
Jessica Hopper on nostalgia and psychic growth, in the form of a review of Jane’s Addiction’s three-disc attempt to cash in now, honey: “To believe that Jane’s Addiction headlining Lollapalooza again is somehow historic, to be psyched about this recurrence, is like masturbating to the memory of losing your virginity. Sure, it was meaningful when it happened, but 20 years down the line, it’s a pity if this is what’s getting you off. If what was our pinnacle then is still our pinnacle now, it reflects pretty poorly on how we’ve been spending our time.” [Chicago Reader] More »
Depeche Mode, Tool, the Killers, the Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, and Jane’s Addiction (well, if they’re still around) are headlining this year’s installment of Lollapalooza, which will descend on Chicago’s Grant Park from Aug. 7-9. Other highlights: Neko Case, Bat for Lashes, Ida Maria, Constantines, and a socially networked lineup page that is proving the Beasties to be the fest’s most Facebook-friendly headliner. (Kings of Leon are close behind, though!) Full roster of artists after the jump.
Jane’s Addiction leader Perry Farrell has decided to save the complaints about his band’s upcoming reunion tour for conversations with reporters: “I’m not going to tell you it’s been all smooches and hugs. But it shouldn’t be because that would be a bore,” he told a Reuters writer while hanging out at Coachella over the weekend. And lo, a new angle for his band’s jaunt with Nine Inch Nails this summer–one that had nothing to do with Trent Reznor’s digital strategies for distributing his records or sniping at other ’90s alt-rock survivors–was born! More »
The beginnings of an itinerary for this spring/summer’s Nine Inch Nails/Janes Addiction tour—which Trent Reznor referred to as the NIN/JA tour on his site (cute!)—are being sketched out. Click the picture of Trent for the dates so far, and note that this list doesn’t include the two bands’ appearance at the Sasquatch! festival in late May.