Monthly archives: June, 2010

FAN’S ADDICTION: JANE”S ADDICTION TO PLAY THE ROXY THIS FRIDAY PRESENTED BY BING

JANE’S ADDICTION "font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.5pt;">–singer Perry Farrell, guitarist "font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist "font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Duff McKagan—have announced a Jane’s “Fans’ Addiction” concert presented by Bing for this Friday July 2nd on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles at
The Roxy Theatre, the venue where the band recorded their live self-titled indie debut album in 1987.  The show begins at 10pm, with doors opening at 8pm.


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photo courtesy Erik Thureson / LB57.com


This show is part of the Sunset Strip Summer Concert Series presented by Bing and “is being filmed for use at a later time so come dressed to have fun,” said Navarro in an online posting. He adds:
“The Roxy has always held a special place in our hearts because it’s where we recorded our …


GARY NUMAN ANNOUNCES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE TOUR 2010 CELEBRATING THE 30th ANNIVERSARY KICKS OFF OCTOBER 17

To celebrate the recent re-issue and 30th anniversary of his classic album The Pleasure Principle, GARY NUMAN has announced he will come to North America this fall on tour. On The Pleasure Principle
2010 Tour, the modern music icon will perform in its entirety the album that climbed into the Top 20 on the U.S. charts 30 years ago propelled by his unforgettable Top 10 single “Cars.”  The
shows will feature material spanning across NUMAN’s career, including tracks from his forthcoming album Splinter which he’s currently working on in the U.K.

NUMAN last toured America in 2006 in support of his Jagged album and was set to appear at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this past April, but had to cancel due to the volcanic
eruptions in Iceland blocking air traffic. For his 2010 fall tour starting in mid-October, fans will be able to catch him in 15 markets including Orlando, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston, Toronto,
Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Emilie Autumn will join NUMAN as the support act in Philadelphia and New York City, with others to be announced for the
other cities.

The Pleasure Principle made GARY NUMAN a huge international solo star upon its release in 1979. Given the soft rock and disco-dominated music scene in America at the end of the decade, the disc


SMASHING PUMPKINS TO HEADLINE SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL

SUNSET STRIP TO BE CLOSED FOR SECOND TIME PORTION OF EVERY TICKET SOLD BENEFITING LOS ANGELES YOUTH NETWORK
 
Organizers of the SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL have confirmed that THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will headline the street festival on Saturday, August 28, with a live performance on the legendary Strip,
which is being closed to traffic for the second time in its history. The iconic band will wrap up the third annual SSMF, set to include a special tribute event for SLASH at House of Blues on August
26; live performances in The Roxy Theatre, the Whisky A Go-Go, Viper Room, Key Club, Cat Club and House of Blues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; plus more than 50 bands, two outdoor stages
and a full day of music in the venues on Saturday, August 28.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS–who have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history and sold more than 30 million albums–are touring this summer in conjunction with their TEARGARDEN
BY KALEIDYSCOPE project. It’s a collection of 44 songs being released online for free one at a time as well as in installments of specially packaged four-song EPs for sale in record stores. In late
May, the Pumpkins released the project’s first EP TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL.1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR (Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures) to critical acclaim, with Jerry Shriver of USA Today
hailing the music …


VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2010 LINE-UP: CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WEEKEND WITH OZZY OSBOURNE, MUSE, WEEZER

2010 LINE-UP OF MORE THAN 100 ACTS IS MARKED BY EXPANDED MUSICAL SPECTRUM

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR OCTOBER 29, 30 AND 31

Headliners Ozzy Osbourne, Muse and Weezer are among the 100-plus acts already confirmed for the 2010 VOODOO EXPERIENCE, set for Halloween weekend–October 29, 30 and 31–at City Park in New Orleans.
This year’s line-up features a mix of some of the leading talent from every genre of music including, for the first time since 2004, some of music’s top electronic artists. As is tradition at VOODOO,
there will be stages that celebrate and honor the music and rich melting pot of the region. This year, these stages will be highlighted by a variety of unique collaborations between the keepers of
New Orleans musical traditions with some of the younger acts adding a fresh spin. Other artists confirmed for New Orleans’ signature fall musical celebration include MGMT, Drake, Florence and the
Machine, Paul van Dyk, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5, Street Sweeper Social Club, Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, Jonsi, Eagles of Death Metal, Cage the Elephant, Minus the Bear and Janelle Monae.
(Full line-up is below.)

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween then with a performance in New Orleans,” says Ozzy Osbourne, who is making his VOODOO EXPERIENCE debut.

The preliminary …


KROQ PRESENTS EPICENTER FESTIVAL 2010 ANNOUNCE LINE UP, LOCATION, AND TICKETS . . .

What: KROQ Presents Epicenter Festival 2010 Where: Autoclub Speedway (Fontana) View Larger Map When: September 25th & 26th Who: KISS Eminem Blink-182 Bush Rise Against Bad Religion 30 Seconds to Mars Papa Roach Suicidal Tendencies Travis Barker A Day to Remember B.O.B. The Black Pacific The Knux New Politics Tickets: KROQ pre-sale starts Thursday June…


JUNE IS FREE NATION MONTH @ LIVE NATION NO SERVICE FEES FOR TICKETS TO OVER 700 DIFFERENT SHOWS

According to Live Nation site, radio promos, and a direct email campaign, June is no fess month for ticket bought from Live Nation. Ok, so what does that mean exactly,
there are no fees for shows in June only? No fees to shows that aren’t selling well (cough Christina cough) never mind that one was cancelled. We are all too familiar with that pesky asterisk
attached to anything with the word “free” on it. So here is what it means according to the fine print: *No service fee tickets available while supplies last. Parking, shipping and other non “service
fee” costs may apply. Ampitheaters only. So does that mean only a limited number of tickets per show are considered “no fee”? Or does that mean while the normal allotment of tickets last?  So
will they add other “non service fees” to off set the free? And what are the said savings exactly? $2 per ticket? that will buy you what? 1/2 gallon of gas? 3/4 of a Rockstar energy drink?  a 3
piece meal at Taco Bell (that will leave you wanting)?  Don’t get me wrong – we are happy to save any kind of $ these days, however with the savings we couldn’t even pay for parking at whatever
show we are buying the “no fees” tickets for. How bout a Starbucks gift card? or a free album download …

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ANNOUNCE INTIMATE U.S. TOUR DATES STARTING JULY 6 IN ADVANCE OF HEADLINE SLOTS AT FESTIVALS IN JAPAN

The SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a 14-show run of intimate venues beginning July 6
in Cleveland and wrapping July 24 in Memphis. This marks the iconic band’s first tour since December 2008 and will feature, says leader and founder BILLY CORGAN, “a balance of classics, a few
obscure ones, and new ‘Teargarden’ material.”  Last week, the Pumpkins released the four-song TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL.1: SONGS FOR A
SAILOR EP
(Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures). This is the first of an eventual 11 specially packaged EPs–taken from the in-progress 44-song work "text-decoration: underline;">TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE–to be sold in record stores. Notably, all the music is being is released online, for free, with no strings
attached.

photo courtesy of Erik Thureson / LB57.com

CORGAN and his band mates–guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and new bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—are planning to invite select fans to attend their sound checks (details TBA). “We are
going to do something unique, which is play an invite-only set during sound check of almost all new, unreleased songs,” says Billy. “We’re still figuring out a way to make it possible for some of the
fans who’ll be …