Lollapalooza Documentary ‘Lolla’ Premieres May 21

“Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza”, a three part documentary about the Lollapalooza Festival, which premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, will premiere on Paramount+ on May 21, 2024. The documentary tells the story of the festival, starting from Jane’s Addiction’s farewell tour in 1991, to the annual summer festival in Chicago it has evolved into. The documentary was done with the cooperation of Perry Farrell and festival organizers.

New Porno for Pyros track “Agua” due out on Nov 16

According to Spin, Porno for Pyros will release their first new track since 1997, titled ‘Agua’ on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

Porno For Pyros Ready ‘Agua,’ First New Song In 26 Years

Porno for Pyros

After postponing their reunion tour so they could finish new music, Porno for Pyros has set a Nov. 16 release date for “Agua,” its first fresh song in 26 years. The track features the band’s original lineup, which, in addition to prednisone usa singer Perry Farrell, includes drummer Stephen Perkins, guitarist Peter DiStefano, and bassist Martyn LeNoble. “Agua” will also appear on a new EP arriving in February.

In a statement, Porno for Pyros says that “Agua” was inspired by their inspired close encounters with dolphins and reflects their contemporary environmental concerns. “Now we’re here, and that same heart, that same desire to make music together, has returned,” Farrell says. “Getting together with these guys has been some of the most fun, the happiest times in my antabuse life”

Porno for Pyros hasn’t released new music since 1997’s “Hard Charger,” which was included on the soundtrack to the Howard Stern film Private Parts. The group has released two albums to date: its self-titled 1993 debut, featuring the hit “Pets,” and 1996’s Good God’s Urge.

Porno for Pyros played its first full set since 1998 in May 2022 at the Welcome to Rockville festival at Daytona Motor Speedway in Daytona, Fla. The band filled in as a short-notice replacement for Jane’s Addiction, who canceled due to what it said was guitarist Dave Navarro’s “long bout with generic ambien COVID.”

Perry Farrell Box Set Due Later This Year

Perry Farrell will release a limited edition 9-vinyl box set titled Perry Farrell: The Glitz; The Glamour – a retrospective of his 35 year career.  Via Rolling Stone:

Perry Farrell to Release 35-Year Retrospective Box Set
Box set and Blu-Ray will span of Farrell’s career, including early recording “Ho Ka Hey”

By Claire Shaffer

Perry Farrell — the frontman for Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros and Satellite Party — has announced Perry Farrell: The Glitz; The Glamour, a nine-vinyl box set that will take a retrospective look at Farrell’s prolific 35-year-long career.

The box set’s 68 tracks cover rarities and early recordings of Farrell’s, including “Ho Ka Hey,” a song from his first band Psi Com that was originally released in 1985 as part of a five-track EP. Taking inspiration from Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Farrell recorded the post-punk tune just prior to the formation of Jane’s Addiction; it showcases Farrell’s early involvement in the alternative rock scene.

In addition to the vinyl recordings, the box set will include a Blu-ray featuring 12 uncompressed Dolby Atmos mixes from Kind Heaven and three brand-new previously unreleased Atmos mixes, a photographic memoirs hardcover book, a bandana and two exclusive Zoltar prints. The box set will also be available as a limited streamable download, with preorders beginning August 7th.

Other highlights include an unearthed recording of the Doors’ Jim Morrison, written and recorded with Starcrawler, and 11 commissioned remixes from and collaborations with Maceo Plex, Groove Armada, UNKLE, Solomun, Booka Shade, Richard Norris, Francois K and the Avalanches.

Jane’s Addiction’s “Nothing’s Shocking” 24 Karat Gold CD Coming Soon

The following is taken directly from the Audio Fidelity website:

TRACKLIST:

Up The Beach
Ocean Size
Had A Dad
Ted, Just Admit It
Standing In The Shower… Thinking
Summertime Rolls
Mountain Song
Idiots Rule
Jane Says
Thank You Boys…
Pigs In Zen

Mastered by Kevin Gray

Coming Soon

(AFZ 137)

$24.99

“Nothing’s Shocking is a must-have for lovers of cutting-edge, influential, and timeless hard rock.”      AMG

A classic, seminal work and one of the most original and unique records of its era, Jane’s Addiction‘s, 1988 Nothing’s Shocking successfully combined the sounds of ’70s arena rock and straddled the line between punk and post-punk. Nothing’s Shocking can sometimes be very gentle and soothing, and then, just like that, it’s aggressive and even ferocious. Elements of jazz, new-age and funk are interspersed throughout. The sound of the album is spacey, yet full; it’s abstract, yet at the same time it’s an album to which many listeners can connect . Jane’s Addiction created music that was simultaneously forbidding and weighty, delicate and ethereal – the sound is contemplative and plaintive, the sensibility is hardheaded and realistic. This was alternative before it became mainstream.

Like most great bands, it was not a single member whose contribution was greater: Dave Navarro lights the album on fire with incredible guitar work, Eric A‘s sturdy bass lines sit in a pocket and truly drive the band, Stephen Perkins is one of rock’s greatest and most powerful drummers, and, of course – the charismatic Perry Farrell‘s manic howls and unique voice alone would qualify this album as one of the all-time greats as his voice whines, yells, and echoes
like no other and Farrell also provided some of the best lyrics that can be found in alternative rock.

The album packs a sonic wallop and the performances often create a sense that it could all fall apart at any second, creating a fantastic musical tension. Such tracks as “Up the Beach,” “Ocean Size,” and one of alt-rock’s greatest anthems, “Mountain Song” explodes with a force. Also, “Ted, Just Admit It…” and the haunting “Summertime Rolls” make great use of changing moods and dynamics. An incredibly consistent and challenging album, other highlights included the rockers “Had a Dad” and “Pigs in Zen,” the horn-driven “Idiots Rule,” the jazz instrumental “Thank You Boys,” and the up-tempo “Standing in the Shower…Thinking.”  “Jane Says,” the acid-etched portrait of a heroin addict and probably the most sympathetic rock song ever written reached #6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The album was ranked #309 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.” Nothing’s Shocking went Platinum in the U.S. is certified silver in the UK. In 2006, Q magazine placed the album at #32 in its list of “40 Best Albums of the ’80s”.

The album is produced by Dave Jerden and Perry Farrell

“…as much as any band in existence, Jane’s Addiction is the true heir to Led Zeppelin”      ROLLING STONE, October 1988

Explicit Director’s Cut Of The Underground Video (NSFW)

The explicit director’s cut of Jane’s Addiction’s new video for Underground premiered at Playboy.com today. You can checkout the video below but please be advised it contains nudity and is not safe for work.

Here’s more from Playboy.com including info on a contest to have Jane’s Addiction play at your house and bring along some Playmates.

Playboy.com is proud to premiere the explicit director’s cut of Jane’s Addiction’s latest video, “Underground” from the acclaimed album The Great Escape Artist. Beginning February 22, the band will begin their North American tour, Theatre of the Escapists. This one of a kind show is a theatrical experience not to be missed but if for whatever reason you do miss it, Playboy.com and Harley Davidson have teamed up to bring Jane’s Addiction to you through the Harley Davidson Key Club.

If you haven’t already signed up for the free Playboy/Harley Davidson Key Club you should. If you need a list of reasons why you should, let us help you out:

1. Playmates will come party at your house.

2. They’ll bring Jane’s Addiction with them.

3. Jane’s Addiction will bring their instruments and be the house band for the night.

4. That’s awesome.

5. People will think you are awesome.

6. You will actually be awesome.

So let’s recap. Playmates. Jane’s Addiction. Awesome.  Go sign up, it’s free.