Jane’s Addiction Perform at Tim Burton Exhibition

From Love it Loud:

NEWS – Jane’s Addiction Perform at Tim Burton Exhibition
Published on May 29, 2011 by Christian Sellers

Although unique style has been replaced by something more stale and mainstream, cult filmmaker Tim Burton is still a highly respected artist, whose classic movies have included Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and A Nightmare Before Christmas.

An exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has begun today that will run until – rather appropriately – Halloween, and includes hundreds of photgraphs, paintings drawings, puppets, costumes and more from his work over the last thirty years.

To celebrate the event, Jane’s Addiction performed a set in the courtyard of the museum. “Really had a fabulous time at The Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA. If you get a chance, you really must go,” said guitarist Dave Navarro on his Twitter page, having previously stated that he was ‘honored’ to perform.

Frontman Perry Farrell even dressed for the occasion, prompting Navarro to add, “I always knew that @perryfarrell was mad as a hatter.” Celebrity fans also praised the performance, with guitar legend Slash stating, “Just got back from an amazing Tim Burton art exhibit at LACMA. & Jane’s Addiction played a set in the courtyard. Pretty cool.”

Perry the Mad Hatter

Jane’s Addiction released End To The Lies video

Jane’s Addiction partnered with ArtistDirect.com to premiere their music video for End To The Lies. You can watch it here:

Jane’s Addiction Partner with ARTISTdirect.com to Premiere “End To The Lies” Music Video
Fri, 27 May 2011 11:12:16

Jane’s Addiction Partner with ARTISTdirect.com to Premiere “End To The Lies” Music Video – Jane’s Addiction premiere the music video for “End to the Lies” only on ARTISTdirect.com! Watch it now!

Jane’s Addiction entrance and engage with their brand new single, “End To The Lies”. The first taste of the band’s forthcoming, highly anticipated new album The Great Escape Artist, is one of the most delectable of Jane’s Addiction’s legendary career. Propelled by a bombastic groove from drummer Stephen Perkins, the song resounds with an arena-ready vibrancy. Dave Navarro’s fretwork is elegantly ethereal and primally powerful, while Perry Farrell’s voice reaches beyond Elysium on the hook. TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek adds a little sonic help too, blasting this off into the stratosphere.

This is timeless rock ‘n’ roll from one of the genre’s best!

Jane’s Addiction is now exclusively premiering the music video for this new classic on ARTISTdirect.com! Directed ShadowMachine Films [Robot Chicken], the video is psychedelic ride that must be experienced. Watch it right now only on ARTISTdirect.com!

About the video, Navarro comments, “I’m really happy to work on this video for “End To The Lies” with Alex. 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—this video encompasses that through merging LA 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.”

Guitar Center To Induct Jane’s Addiction Into Historic Rockwalk

Jane’s Addiction will be inducted into Guitar Center’s Rockwalk hall of fame on June 1, 2011 at 12pm PT.

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Into Historic Rockwalk June 1st at noon (PST)

Alt-rock pioneers Perry farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins to be inducted in special ceremony in Hollywood

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello to give induction speech

Westlake Village, CA – Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, today announced that Jane’s Addiction will be inducted into the historic Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood on Wednesday, June 1st at 12pm PST.  Band members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins will be inducted in a special ceremony at Guitar Center Hollywood, 7425 West Sunset Blvd., with Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello giving the induction speech.

Guitar Center’s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. Jane’s Addiction’s handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other accomplished musicians and innovators including Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C and Queen, among numerous others.

Who: Jane’s Addiction

What: Induction into Guitar Center’s historic Hollywood RockWalk

When: Wednesday, June 1st, 12pm PST

Where: Guitar Center Hollywood, 7425 West Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA

Over the course of their 25-plus year career, Jane’s Addiction merged alternative and rock like no one before, becoming the first alternative rock band and creating a new sound and attitude in the process. Writing the rulebook for alternative music and culture through their combination of genre-defying classic songs and trademark cinematic live experience, Jane’s Addiction has sold over seven million records in the U.S. alone, garnering Grammy nominations and spearheading the movement of modern American festival culture by launching and headlining Lollapalooza.

2011 marks another momentous year for Jane’s Addiction, with the band set to tour the world and release a new album, The Great Escape Artist (Capitol) produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek brought on as part of the creative team.

New Footage Of Jane’s In The Studio & Live In South America

The following clip was posted at janesaddiction.com earlier today. The clip directed by Todd Newman, features live footage from the band’s recent trip to South America. In between the live footage are shots of the band working in the studio on the tentatively titled disc The Great Escape Artist. One thing that really caught my attention as I watched the clip was the history of the mixing desk the band appears to be using. I don’t want to give it away but you can watch the clip and see for yourself.