The book follows the author-narrarator as an narcissistic, self-pitying drug fiend who gets a shot at redemption when movie star Jayne Dennis, an old flame, offers to marry him. The deal is that he must now connect with Robby, the son he has shunned for 11 years. Apparently among the unsettling events plaguing his life is the appearance of what appears to be a real-life incarnation of his fictional Bateman character.
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has announced that Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan (pictured below) will be the replacement vocalist for Mad Season. Lanegan takes over vocal duties from Layne Staley (Alice In Chains), who passed away in 2002.
Mad Season released only one album, the 1995 gold-selling Above, which produced the two hit singles “River Of Deceit” and “I Don’t Know Anything”. The band disbanded when bassist John Baker Saunders passed away in 1999.
This past Wednesday, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready was joined by ex-Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin at a benefit show in Seattle where the two performed the Mad Season single “River Of Deceit”. The two were joined by Duff McKagan’s Loaded‘s Jeff Rouse on vocals and bassist Rick Friel. You can see video footage of the performance below.
In a recent interview, McCready stated that he plans on reissuing the band’s sole album Above, which was released in 1995, as well as possibly touring later this year. There are also plans to release a live album. But perhaps the sexiest nugget of information is that there are apparently unreleased tracks in the vault that he’d like to see finished and released. GrungeReport has an article that suggests that ex-Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan is going to take over singing duties for the new material, replacing late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley.
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