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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Frontman Lines Up Solo Dates

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks has lined up a host of solo gigs during the fall. All shows will feature Meeks performing solo in an acoustic setting. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Sep. 13 - Birmingham, AL @ TBA Sep. 20 - Rockford, IL @ TBA Sep. 24 - Flint, MI ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: Authorized Biography On The Way

Old-school L.A. punk figure Brendan Mullen — who promoted shows at the Masque, among other claims to fame — is taking on JANE'S ADDICTION for his next project, according to MTV.com. He's writing the first authorized biography on the band, to be called "Whores: An Oral History of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction". The book ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA In Los Angeles

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will perform on the second stage at the Los Angeles ...

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SUPERFIX: Demo Track Available For Download

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based act featuring former DRAIN STH members Martina Axen (vocals) and Anna Kjellberg (bass) alongside ex-SINISSTAR guitarist China and drummer/programmer Sid Riggs, have posted a full-length MP3 of the demo track "Your Addiction (Superfix)" at this location. Additional demo cuts "The Devil Made Me Do It", "Always…" and "I Am ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist: 'I Want A Happy Life'

Extra TV recently caught up with JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro at Crunch Fitness in Los Angeles, where he works out with personal trainer Will Thompson. Dave says, "I want a happy life. I want a healthy life. I want to feel good. I want to be able to do my craft the best I ...

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The Washington Times: Has PERRY FARRELL Sold Out?

Scott Galupo of The Washington Times reports that "Lollapalooza 2003 rolled through Nissan Pavilion Friday (August 1) with a little help from Verizon Wireless and Xbox, Microsoft's video-game system. Not a few in the rock press have noticed the 'irony' that the resurrected Lollapalooza tour, the alt-rock revue spawned by Perry Farrell in 1991 and ...

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SEPULTURA Set American Release Date For 'Roorback'

Brazil's SEPULTURA have set an August 26 American release date through SPV Records for their latest CD, "Roorback". The follow-up to 2001's "Nation" was recorded and mixed by producer Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS) at Mosh Studios in São Paulo, Brazil, and was released in Europe in May through SPV. Two versions of "Roorback" will ...

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DAVE NAVARRO To Wed CARMEN ELECTRA In October

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra have reportedly finally set a wedding date, after a two-year engagement, according to World Entertainment News Network. Pals of the pair say they're going to exchange nuptials on October 18 in a mansion once owned by legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix in the Silver Lake area of Los ...

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BUSH Twins Meet CHRIS CORNELL At His Birthday Bash

The New York Post reports that the Bush twins asked one of their Secret Service minders to introduce them to AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell at The Deck at Pier 59 the other night. Cornell happened to be celebrating his birthday at the hotspot with girlfriend Vicky Karayiannis, a Paris-based publicist. Cornell and fellow Lollapalooza rockers ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Album Is Done

LIMP BIZKIT have completed work on their much-delayed, still-untitled fourth album, tentatively due in September or October. "It's done," Fred Durst told Rolling Stone. "There's eighteen songs, and I'd like to get them all on there." New guitarist Mike Smith (ex-SNOT) co-wrote some of the tracks after the band decided to scrap a finished album's ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer To Perform Solo Gig

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks will be performing a special solo gig at The Algoma Club (above The Water City Grill) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 16. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and tickets are priced at $20.00. Only 165 tickets are available for this event. For more information, call (920) 233-3004. ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Working On Solo Album

Guitarist/producer/songwriter Jeff Kollman has started the writing process for a new solo instrumental release, the follow-up to 1999's "Shedding Skin". COSMOSQUAD, Kollman's prog-metal/fusion three-piece with bassist Barry Sparks and drummer Shane Gaalaas, who are currently out on tour with TED NUGENT and Japanese superstars B'Z, respectively, are set to reconvene in the fall to write ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Syracuse Show Canceled!

The Lollapalooza concert scheduled for July 26 at Vernon Downs in Syracuse, New York has been canceled, according to the Post-Standard. Dave Armstrong, of The Creative Entertainment Group out of Binghamton, said Wednesday in a news release that poor ticket sales forced the cancellation. "Due to the costs of production versus the estimated ticket sales ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA Kicks Off In Indiana: Photos Available

The newly resurrected alt-rock festival Lollapalooza officially launched on Saturday, July 5 at Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Check out pictures from Wire Image. Sidelined since 1998, this year's 28-date Lollapalooza features JANE'S ADDICTION, AUDIOSLAVE, INCUBUS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5, THE DONNAS and, for a few dates, A ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Play Las Vegas Later In The Month

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be heading back to Las Vegas to perform at ...

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ALICE COOPER At U.K.'s GUILFEST: Photos Posted Online

ALICE COOPER performed at Guilfest at Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, England on Friday, July 4. Check out live pictures from LFI. As previously reported, ALICE COOPER has set "The Eyes of Alice Cooper" as the title for his forthcoming CD, tentatively due in the fall. The album was produced by Andrew "Mudrock" Murdoch ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA Or LOLLAPALOSER?

Lollapalooza organizer Perry Farrell of JANE'S ADDICTION has dismissed the discouraging press surrounding this year's tour, saying that it's not fair to single out Lollapalooza as the only major traveling festival experiencing slow advance ticket sales. Speaking to Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the paper's Saturday (July 5) edition, Farrell said, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Play Private Show In Culver City: Photos Available

JANE'S ADDICTION played a special private show/dress-rehearsal for family, friends, and KROQ radio station winners inside a huge movie soundstage at Culver Studios in Culver City, California on Saturday (June 28). This was the group's last rehearsal before they kick off the Lollapalooza tour on July 5 in Noblesville, Indiana. Check out pictures from

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer Enters Rehab

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks is in the process of completing a month-long stint in a California rehabilitation center for treatment of a crystal methamphetamine addiction. Immediately following his July 1 release, he will return to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he is scheduled to play his first concert of the year ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist Jams With CHRISTINA AGUILERA

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro joined Christina Aguilera at Los Angeles' Staples Center Tuesday for their "Stripped" collaboration, "Fighter". After the shirtless rocker left the stage, Aguilera gushed, segueing into the next song, "Speaking of what a girl wants, Dave Navarro is so hot. I used to sleep with his Rolling Stone cover underneath my ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Opening Date Canceled!

Lollapalooza's opening date, July 3 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been canceled, reportedly because the performance space provided wasn't large enough to fit the giant stage being used by headliners JANE'S ADDICTION. "Due to staging and technical difficulties with the event site, unfortunately the Lollapalooza show in Grand Rapids on July 3 at the Ionia ...

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