Scott Weiland To Perform With Sebastian Bach, Mark McGrath & Dave Navarro In Camp Freddy

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland will rejoin cover band Camp Freddy tonight for a show at the 9:30 Club In Washington DC. Others playing in Camp Freddy tonight include Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, and drummer Josh Freese.

Weiland was a member of Camp Freddy from 2006 to 2007, recording a studio cover of Cheap Trick’s “Surrender” for the Employee of the Month film soundtrack. Weiland hasn’t played with Camp Freddy since leaving Velvet Revolver.

Setlist From Pearl Jam’s Show In Hartford, CT

XL Center
Hartford, CT, USA
October 25, 2013

Setlist:
Pendulum
Long Road
Sometimes
Corduroy
Lightning Bolt
Mind Your Manners
Last Exit
Immortality
Even Flow
Sirens
Alone
Unthought Known
Let the Records Play
Save You
Do the Evolution
Better Man

Encore:
Yellow Moon
Come Back
Future Days
Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
Eruption (Van Halen cover)
Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love (Van Halen cover)
Given to Fly
Got Some
Wasted Reprise
Life Wasted
Porch

Encore 2:
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)
Go
Alive
Fuckin’ Up (Neil Young cover)
Indifference

Billy Corgan On Original Smashing Pumpkins Lineup: ‘We Believed In Each Other’

Billy Corgan praised the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup in a new interview with WGN Radio:

“As much turmoil as the original band went through, I really celebrate the fact that we saw something in one another when there was nobody. I don’t care if it’s that team that’s not supposed to win the pennant, there’s a certain vibe there when no one thinks you can do it. For whatever reason, four people in a room go: ‘Actually, we can.’ As we marched up that crazy road, no matter what anybody said we somehow just believed, ‘No, we’re going to get past this.’ Of course there’s 10,000 things that tell you it’s not going to happen. You get bad reviews, bad shows, things break down. For whatever reason we just believed it. I can remember sitting backstage with them in 1988, with 10 people in the audience mostly drinking beer on a Wednesday night. Just knowing we were going to get there, it’s probably the only time it’s ever really happened in my life where I could say, ‘Okay this is going to go there,’ and it did.”

Eric Avery Reveals Why He Won’t Attend Jane’s Addiction Hollywood Walk of Fame Induction

Former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery briefly discussed the band getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Twitter:

for those interested in the janes “hollywood bl star”, just got invited by their mgmt. so enjoy yourselves. its all good just not my thing.

Jane’s Addiction members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Chris Chaney will be honored next Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Billy Corgan Purchases Home Next To His Highland Park Mansion

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has purchased a $1.25 million 4,646-square-foot house that sits an acre from his 18-room, 9,606-square-foot Normandy chateau-style mansion. The Chicago Tribune reports that Corgan purchased his Highland Park mansion in 2003 for $6.8 million. The home had been listed for $11.9 million years earlier. Corgan’s estate has a beach front view of Lake Michigan. Corgan purchased his new home from the Kulp family, who had owned it since 1948.

Tool Making Headway With New Material

Blair has posted an update on Tool’s new album on ToolBand.com:

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Tool loft to try and get some kind of idea as to how things were progressing with the writing sessions now that the band was back hard at it. Well, I am happy to report that there has indeed been a lot of progress as far as new material goes, especially with the lengthy so-called “epic’ piece that the guys have been arranging for quite some time now.

Shortly after I arrived, before taking to their respective instruments, Adam suggested that everyone should first have a listen to what they had recorded during the previous session in order to make sure that all were in agreement with certain recently added sections. And listen they did. In fact, to give you some idea – my parking meter expired twice before they were done. And judging from the smiles on their faces, it seemed that, for the most part, Danny, Adam and Justin liked very much what they were hearing and that after some finishing touches, the ‘epic’ tune would be ready for Maynard to do his thing. (During some of the more melodic passages, I was trying to envision the vocals which, to me, brings it all together.)

After a bit of discussion about some rapid-fire triplets in one section, I asked Danny if he was going to be able to knock out the piece in one take when it came time to track it? His response was to smile and bury his head in his hands, which I will let the readers interpret for themselves. As for the song itself, without giving too much away, it features complex time signatures, interesting harmonic structure and expanding effects processing – similar to what fans of Tool have come to expect – only now, perhaps not surprisingly, the band has taken it to the next level.

Okay, having given you this bit of an update, please note that I am NOT suggesting in any way that the band is ready to go into the studio any time soon. I honestly have no idea as far as any recording timetables go. I am also not sure how many other songs are near completion at this point. Nor do I know at what stage the vocals might be at for ANY of the new material. All I am saying is that as far as this one particular song goes (albeit, a very lengthy one), it was a LOT closer to being finished (instrumentally, speaking) than the last time that I heard it, and that fans of Tool’s music will certainly not be disappointed.

Metallica Confirm Gig In Antarctica

Metallica has confirmed the rumors of a live show in Antarctica. The message below was posted on Metallica’s official website:

“After over 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth . . . except for one. That is all about to change as we are set travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now!! We are partnering with Coca-Cola Zero for one of the most unique and special concert events in our career as we’ll be performing near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico will be able to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini. We’ll be playing inside a dome on the base and in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification . . . a real first for us! The show will also be streamed live for our friends in those Latin American countries who cannot join us at the base and filmed to share with everyone at a later date.

For more details about his amazing adventure, check here: http://ko.globallogic.com.ar/cczAR/index.html. To enter the contest to join us in Antarctica, click here: http://www.coca-colazero.com.ar/es/index.html. Contest entry begins on October 28th.

Pack up those warm clothes and we’ll see you at the bottom of the planet!”

Kurt Cobain Claims He’s “The Most Optimistic He’s Been” In A Long Time In Rare 1993 Interview

As part of its “Blank on Blank” programming, PBS Digital Studios has unearthed a rare 1993 interview between journalist Jon Savage and Kurt Cobain in which he discusses, among other things, the public’s perception of his exuality and his high school experience. The audio track is set to a brand new animation by Patrick Smith.

Despite his troubled past, the singer-guitarist insists in the video that he’s doing well. “I haven’t felt this optimistic since right before [my parents’] divorce,” he says in the interview, which took place less than a year before his death on April 5, 1994.

Slash Is Open To A Possible Guns N’ Roses Reunion

During the newest edition of Larry King Now Slash was asked about the possibility of a reunion with the original Guns N’ Roses lineup. The former lead guitarist for GNR took his time with an answer when asked the question by King, saying:

“That’s the $64,000 question. It’s not something that any of us have reached out to each other and said that we wanted to do thus far. So, rather than be a pessimist and say, ‘No, it’ll never happen,’ it’s not like I’m harboring a lot of resentment. But it’s just not something that we’re all thinking about doing.”

Slash also went on by saying:

“So if it happens one day, it happens. If it doesn’t, I don’t think anybody’s, you know, losing any sleep over it.”

Nicole Fiorentino Talks State Of The Smashing Pumpkins & Her Future Plans

Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino has shared her upcoming musical plans and revealed the state of the Smashing Pumpkins exclusively with AlternativeNation.net:

“With Smashing Pumpkins on hiatus I have busied myself with focusing on getting The Cold and Lovely up and running, putting out the EP and getting our live show up to speed. I’ve never really had the time to focus on it so it became more of a studio band and when I was in town we would record but it was all very casual. Now that I have time we are really putting all of our energy into it and have been playing select shows in LA, but would love to start touring early next year. We also have about 12 demos ready to record so that is high on the priority list as well. We are thinking about doing another Pledge Campaign to help out with the process of the next record and touring expenses. People were so amazingly supportive for our first record so we figured that’s a good way to make it all happen. We really just want to keep putting out quality music and playing out live. As far as playing bass for other bands, I am totally open to it. Just waiting to see how everything plays out in the next few months. Right now I feel like my creative juices are flowing so I am just going to keep working hard and see what comes of it.”

You can check out Nicole and Meghan Toohey’s track by track rundown of The Cold and Lovely’s new Ellis Bell EP by clicking here.

Nine Inch Nails & Queens Of The Stone Age Add Extra Shows In Australia

Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age have added more shows in Sydney and Melbourne Australia for their joint-headline tour. Tickets to these new shows are on sale now and the full list of tour dates can be viewed below:

3/6 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbor
3/7 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbor
3/8 – Newcastle, Australia @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow
3/11 – Perth, Australia @ Perth Arena
3/13 – Hindmarsh, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh
3/14 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
3/15 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
3/16 – Boondall, Australia @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall