Always looking for new and innovative ways to express himself and entertain people in the process, singer Perry Farrell has announced plans to mount a fully immersive musical theater experience which will involve his band Jane's Addiction in some capacity. As per usual, Farrell is full of exciting ideas but short on details.
Nine times out of 10, Song Parallels finds examples of younger bands lifting chords and/or melodies from older acts -- but sometimes the roles are reversed, and bands who have already established their artistic legacies end up borrowing back from their musical descendants. For example, there was that time Judas Priest recorded a song that sounded just like an older track by Jane's Addiction.
If you're not familiar with the act of flesh hook suspension, allow Dave Navarro to educate you on this most extreme of body modification techniques. A new video (thanks to our friends at Loudwire for the tip) shows the Jane's Addiction guitarist being suspended in the air by hooks inside his skin.
The man convicted of killing the mother of Jane's Addiction and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro has had his death sentence overturned. John Riccardi had been on death row since 1994 for the 1983 murders of Connie Hopkins Navarro, his then-girlfriend, and her best friend, Susan Marshall Jory.
The untimely death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch on Friday has left fans and friends reeling, and has prompted some of those who knew and worked with him to share their remembrances of the 47-year-old hip-hop legend. Among the most recent testimonials: thoughts from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction.
Midwestern music fans who were too slow to get three-day passes to this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago have an alternative that very same weekend. The inaugural Bunbury Music Festival will take place July 13-15 along Cincinnati's riverfront, with Jane's Addiction, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie headlining the festival's three days.