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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce North American Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
The Smashing Pumpkins today announced their North American arena tour with special guests Jane’s Addiction. Produced by Live Nation, the 32-date SPIRITS ON FIRE TOUR will commence on October 2 in Dallas, TX and will conclude on November 19 in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Bowl. Both bands revealed the exciting news live this morning exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. Pre-sales begin on Thursday, May 12 from 10am local. General on-sale begins Friday, May 13 at 10am local. For tickets and more details, go to https://smashingpumpkins.com/tour

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The Star-Studded Lineup for 2nd Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Is Revealed

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The Press Release:
Guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have confirmed the star-studded line-up for the second annual “ABOVE GROUND” benefit concert on Monday, September 16 at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.

Navarro and Morrison have announced the initial guests joining them for the night, which include host (actor) Joe Manganiello and musicians Billy Idol, Perry Farrell and Etty Lau Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Steve Stevens, Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mike Garson (the legendary and longtime keyboardist for David Bowie, including his role in the Spiders From Mars line-up), with more to be announced. The performers will tip their hats to two of the greatest albums of all time: David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and the Stooges’ self-titled debut album (celebrating its 50th anniversary this month), on which the world was introduced to Iggy Pop.
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Meet the Filmmaker: Dave Navarro and Todd Newman, “Mourning Son” @ Apple Store Soho

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Join director Todd Newman and executive producer Dave Navarro as they discuss “Mourning Son.” In this unflinching documentary, Navarro—guitarist for Jane’s Addiction—opens up about the demons he’s battled since his mother’s murder when he was 15. Moderated by Katie Linendoll, podcast host of the “Katie.show.”

“Live Voodoo” [Blu-ray] by Jane’s Addiction

Artist: Jane’s Addiction
Title: “Live Voodoo” (Blu-ray)
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 8/31/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

Released simultaneously as the standard DVD format comes the Blu-ray edition of Jane’s Addictions “Live Voodoo”. The content is exactly the same as with the standard but looks and sounds a whole lot better by being delivered in higher quality. Check out my views about this release below.

My exposure to the music of Jane’s Addiction goes way back to a self-titled live album that a buddy of mine had, and while it was not something I was currently listening to in terms of genre style, there was something intoxicating about the bands manner of delivery. I would find myself following their growth as a band and kept on doing so through their debut release of “Nothing’s Shocking” up until their sophomore effort “Ritual de lo Habitual” before I was finding myself needing copious doses of Metal once again. For many fans these were the bands best examples of work and they would part ways for the first time in 1991. Despite my enjoying their material quite a bit back then I never got to catch the band performing live which made their first ever DVD release “Live Voodoo” something very interesting to sit back and enjoy. The concert presented was filmed in 2009 and delivers the bands original lineup in action with their ultra-enigmatic lead singer Perry Farrell, guitar blazer Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. A legacy fan could not have asked for anything more, but will totally appreciate the fact about how the film gives you songs focused on their first two studio albums. Considering where I come from in terms of this bands impact to my own tastes, I was very fine with that.
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“Live Voodoo” [DVD] by Jane’s Addiction

Artist: Jane’s Addiction
Title: “Live Voodoo”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 8/31/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

My exposure to the music of Jane’s Addiction goes way back to a self-titled live album that a buddy of mine had, and while it was not something I was currently listening to in terms of genre style, there was something intoxicating about the bands manner of delivery. I would find myself following their growth as a band and kept on doing so through their debut release of “Nothing’s Shocking” up until their sophomore effort “Ritual de lo Habitual” before I was finding myself needing copious doses of Metal once again. For many fans these were the bands best examples of work and they would part ways for the first time in 1991. Despite my enjoying their material quite a bit back then I never got to catch the band performing live which made their first ever DVD release “Live Voodoo” something very interesting to sit back and enjoy. The concert presented was filmed in 2009 and delivers the bands original lineup in action with their ultra-enigmatic lead singer Perry Farrell, guitar blazer Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. A legacy fan could not have asked for anything more, but will totally appreciate the fact about how the film gives you songs focused on their first two studio albums. Considering where I come from in terms of this bands impact to my own tastes, I was very fine with that.
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