Q&A with original Psi-Com bassist Rich Evac (Updated)

Those of you who frequent our forums may have noticed a wealth of new Psi-Com era scans that were provided to us by an awesome guy named Jay.   Well, Jay gave us an opportunity to do a Q&A with founding member and original bassist for Psi-Com, Rich Evac.  So we gathered together some questions and sent them onto Jay, who met with Rich this past weekend.  We’d like to again thank both Jay and Rich for taking the time to do this.   Here are Rich’s answers:

Update:  Rich provided a couple updates/corrections which I have added below: Continue reading

‘Great Escape Artist’ due September 26

According to NME, Jane’s Addiction’s new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’ is set to be released on September 26.  Of course the article incorrectly names Chris Chaney as the band’s drummer.  Oops.  Here is the article:

Jane’s Addiction confirm release of new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’
July 12, 2011 13:35

LA veterans are channelling Muse and Radiohead on new collection

Jane’s Addiction have confirmed details of their new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’.

Due for release on September 26, the album is the follow-up to ‘Strays’, which was released in 2003, the last time the band reformed.

Alongside founders Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro, plus drummer Chris Chaney, the album features TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek – pictured – on bass.

Of the title, Farrell said: “I love being able to escape my past, even though my past was great. I just love the future even more,” adding of the album, “it’s a strange mixture of that post-punk goth darkness that Jane’s had, with what’s going on today with groups like Muse and Radiohead. As much as I want to appease fans and make old Jane’s fans love me, I just can’t help myself from moving forward.”

Meanwhile, the band have premiered the video for the first single ‘End To The Lies’, which was released as a free download earlier this year. It was directed by Alexander Bulkley of ShadowMachine, the studio behind the stop-motion animation comedy series Robot Chicken.

Navarro said of the video: “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.”

Free Jane’s Addiction show at Terminal 5 in NYC

Jane’s Addiction is playing a free concert at Terminal 5 in New York, NY on July 25, 2011.  The concert event, sponsored by LG, will be the “world’s first user-generated 3D concert experience”.  The following was sent to members of the band’s mailing list:

Jane's Addiction July 25, 2011

Perry, Stephen, and Dave are playing Terminal 5 in New York City on July 25th. Fans who attend will experience the world’s first-ever consumer generated 3D concert. To be a part of the action plus see the band play some new tracks off of THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST, click the above invite and enter the fan presale code FANST5.

Don’t pass up the chance to see JANE’S ADDICTION LIVE… and for FREE!

Jane’s Addiction playing the iHeart Music Festival in Vegas

Jane’s Addiction will be one of several bands and artists playing the 2011 iHeart Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.  The festival takes place Sept 23rd & 24th.  The schedule has not been announced, so we do not yet know which day the band will be playing.  Presales are taking place now and can be access via iHeart Radio’s facebook page.  More information can be found here.

Update:  According to Jane’s Addiction’s Facebook page, they’ll be playing on Sept 23rd at 1pm.