Looks like the Rockstar Uproar Festival is getting a hefty dose of 90′s awesomeness as grunge legends Alice In Chains have been announced as the headlining act for the tour. Their direct support is 90′s rock giant Jane’s Addiction, whose 2011 album The Great Escape Artist is still something I play frequently (seriously, it’s a great album). Also on the main stage will be prog rockers Coheed And Cambria and Circa Survive.
“I think it’s going to be a fun tour and we’re really looking forward to it. It’s only going to happen that one time, that way, and you’re going to be there,” says Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains.
The second stage will see performances from Middle Class Rut, Walking Papers, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, and the local winner of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands. All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE
Recently, Trent Reznor announced that Nine Inch Nails was back and that the band would be touring heavily through 2013 and 2014. He will be joined by Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin, and Eric Avery (ex-Jane’s Addiction).
Avery has now made an EP entitled Life.Time. available for free download. Head on below to snag your copy. READ MORE
Pitchfork is reporting that Nine Inch Nails is officially back and plans on touring extensively beginning this summer and extending well into 2014. This announcement comes just as Reznor And Co. are releasing How To Destroy Angels‘ first full-length album Welcome Oblivion, which comes out next Tuesday (pre-order here).
Perhaps even more exciting is that Reznor, in an official statement, hinted that new music might be on the way. Reznor states that he was working on some musical ideas with Adrian Belew (of King Crimson). Reznor also states that, “…the band is reinventing itself from scratch…” and that the touring line up will consist of himself, Belew, Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin.
Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since Jane’s Addiction’s last album, Strays. Many bands don’t even last that long. Now, 23 years since their first studio album, Jane’s Addiction is releasing their fourth studio album, The Great Escape Artist. But should this band have remained in the past or are their time-proven voices a welcome return to the music scene? Check after the jump for the answer!
Jane’s Addiction are gearing up for the Oct. 18th release of their new album, The Great Escape Artist. So far, they’ve released two singles, End to the Lies and Irresistible Force (the latter being my favorite). Now, they’re beginning to announce tour dates for a fall tour. So far they’ve only got six dates (which you can check after the jump), two dates for each of the following: Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.
If you could request a tour stop for Jane’s Addiction, where would YOU want to see them?
Yesterday, there was an article about members of Jane’s Addiction explaining the meaning and story behind their latest single Irresistible Force, which I’ve made clear how much I love. Today sees the release of the official music video, which you can check after the jump. WARNING: Although there is no nudity, there are women covering bare breasts and some images that can easily evoke sexual connotations. Therefore, I must deem this video NSFW. You may call me soft, but I’d rather you readers not lose your jobs.
I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist. The newest single, Irresistible Force, has elements of A Perfect Circle, which is always a good thing in my mind. You can hear the single below and then check out the band explaining the meaning after the jump.
The Great Escape Artist has been pushed back a week and will be released on October 4th.
Jane’s Addiction recently released a video for End To The Lies, which comes off their upcoming album The Great Escape Artist. Well, now they want to show you what it’s like shooting a video like that. After the jump, you can check out a behind-the-scenes video of the band rocking out for the cameras and explaining what the song is about. Who’s excited to see these guys back?
Jane’s Addiction will be releasing a new studio album in August entitled The Great Escape Artist. The video was done by the people who are behind Robot Chicken.
“I’m really happy to work on this video for ‘End To The Lies‘ with Alex [Bulkley of ShadowMachine Films]. He clearly gets what Jane’s Addiction is about and the roots of where we came from. We came up in a very artistic community,” said guitarist Dave Navarro.” This video encompasses that through merging L.A. streets and street artists with sexuality and the beauty of music. There is no better way to define what this band has always been about.”
Very few bands can effectively mix intelligence with intensity like Southern California’s INTRONAUT, who essentially walk a fine line between psychedelic brutality, captivating hooks and devastating yet unpredictable time changes. The much anticipated new album, Valley of Smoke, is set for an Oct. 12th release. This is the essence of thinking man’s metal and something so refreshing that it should serve as a vicious wake up call to masses forcing the entire genre to take notice.
The dynamic new track, “Elegy,” can now be heard exclusively at Century Media, so head over now to check it out. This is the final album version so if you already heard the track via the Invisible Oranges debut then this is the proper version that you need to hear asap.
What better way for a band to show its love for its fans than by playing a free show in their hometown? Ratt, who earned their way into the Sunset Strip’s legendary and historical rock pantheon with a parade of hook-filled anthems that went on to define the ‘80s, will play a free, “Fan Appreciation” show at the Key Club in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 29.
That’s right. We said “free.” No gimmicks. No fine print. No tricks. The show is 100 percent free for fans anxious to Ratt ‘n’ Roll on a hot July night!
This free show is presented as part of the Sunset Strip Summer Concert Series and is being sponsored by BING. The show will be filmed for a forthcoming, feature-length documentary about the famed Sunset Strip, where some of the most culturally relevant bands of the past four decades were spawned. The documentary will also feature X representing the ‘70s; Jane’s Addiction representing the ‘90s; Pussycat Dolls representing the ‘00s; and of course, Ratt representing the ‘80s.
Ratt’s new album, Infestation, their first studio effort in over a decade, is in stores now. The band is currently touring with The Scorpions and will remain on the road through September. Infestation has been celebrated as one of best albums of Ratt’s career. Revolver said the record “plugs directly into the sound and spirit of their glory days” while Guitar Player pointed out that Infestation has “killer tones and great technique.”
Very few bands can effectively mix intelligence with intensity like Southern California’s Intronaut, who essentially walk a fine line between psychedelic brutality, captivating hooks and devastating yet unpredictable time changes. This is the essence of thinking man’s metal and something so refreshing that it should serve as a vicious wake up call to masses forcing the entire genre to take notice. They kick off a massive North American tour with Cynic and Dysrhythmia on Thursday, July 22nd, so be sure to visit www.myspace.com/intronaut now to view their entire touring schedule.
Intronaut took metal in a new direction with their Century Media debut, Prehistoricisms, but their sophomore offering, Valley of Smoke, will quickly solidify them as genre visionaries. This stellar new album, which Decibel Magazine praises as “One of the most anticipated albums of 2010” is set for a fall release and was once again produced by the acclaimed Josh Newell (Jane’s Addiction).
Sacha Dunable (vocals/guitars) states: “Intronaut is beyond stoked to get back out on the road and play some shows with our buddies in Cynic and Dysrhythmia. If you live near any of these cities, be sure to come out! We’ll be playing a few songs off our new record, and I could only assume that the other two bands are going to blow your socks off.