Perry Farrell Hints At His Wife Possibly Having An Affair

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell posted the following tweet about his wife Etty just minutes ago before quickly deleting it:

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Farrell also posted a Facebook message last night, which could be completely unrelated, but here it is:

i am lonely. I am surrounded by friends and family, but I don’t feel as if anyone really cares I am around. You know how people are these days. They are staring into their phone or iPad, and they think they are conversing with you- but they aren’t looking at you. I feel as though their listening is arduous. I almost feel bad- for making them take the time to listen. I think I need to start performing again. The best thing about performing is that everyone is there -to listen. Maybe that’s why I became a singer. Because when I am not singing. I feel lonely.

If Farrell’s account was hacked or he posts a followup tweet retracting that statement, we will post an update.  If the story is true, we wish the Farrell family all the best during this trying time.

Wild Cub: ‘Touring Is The Last Frontier Of Making Music’

AlternativeNation.net reporter Doug McCausland interviewed Wild Cub frontman Keegan DeWitt at this year’s Firefly Music Festival. Keegan discussed the success of “Thunder Clatter”, how touring is the last frontier in music among other topics. We’ll also have up interviews with Cage The Elephant, KONGOS, Kaiser Chiefs, and many other acts from Firefly going up soon.

Setlist From Pearl Jam’s Show In Fornebu, Norway

Setlist:

Pendulum
Hard to Imagine
Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran cover)
Mind Your Manners
Animal
Last Exit
Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd cover)
Corduroy
Lightning Bolt
In Hiding
My Father’s Son
Sad
Light Years
Garden
Even Flow
Sirens
Not for You
Down
Love Boat Captain
Porch

Encore:
Yellow Moon
Sleeping By Myself (Eddie Vedder song)
Strangest Tribe (Live debut)
Footsteps
Waiting on a Friend (The Rolling Stones cover)
Satan’s Bed
Why Go
Lukin
Rearviewmirror

Encore 2:
Comatose
Leash
Alive
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
Yellow Ledbetter

Watch Entire Proshot Performance Of Metallica, Arcade Fire, & Jack White At Glastonbury 2014

Glastonbury Festival 2014 lineup included Arcade Fire, Metallica, Jack White, The Black Keys, Foster the People, HAIM, The Pixies, Imagine Dragons, St. Vincent, and many more. You can watch performances by Metallica, Arcade Fire, and Jack White below:

Metallica:

Setlist:
Creeping Death
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Wherever I May Roam
Sad but True
Fade to Black
Cyanide
The Unforgiven
The Memory Remains
One
Master of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman

Encore:
Whiskey in the Jar (Lena Bourne Fish cover)
Seek & Destroy

Arcade Fire:

Setlist:
Reflektor
Flashbulb Eyes
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Rebellion (Lies)
Joan of Arc
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (Continued)
Ready to Start
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
We Exist
Keep the Car Running
No Cars Go
Haïti
Afterlife
It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Normal Person
Here Comes the Night Time
Wake Up

Jack White:

Setlist:
Icky Thump (The White Stripes song)
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
Screwdriver (The White Stripes song)
High Ball Stepper
Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
Temporary Ground
Just One Drink
Missing Pieces
Black Math (The White Stripes song)
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) (The White Stripes song)
Cannon (The White Stripes song)
Three Women
We’re Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
Lazaretto

Encore:
Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)

Watch Entire Pixies’ Proshot Performance At Glastonbury 2014

Glastonbury Festival 2014 lineup included Arcade Fire, Metallica, Jack White, The Black Keys, Foster the People, HAIM, The Pixies, Imagine Dragons, St. Vincent, and many more. You can watch performances by The Pixies and Imagine Dragons below:

The Pixies:

Setlist:
Bone Machine
Wave of Mutilation
U-Mass
Hey
Gouge Away
Bagboy
Crackity Jones
Caribou
Magdalena 318
Ed Is Dead
Nimrod’s Son
Here Comes Your Man
La La Love You
Greens and Blues
Isla de Encanta
Debaser
Vamos
Where Is My Mind?

Imagine Dragons (part 1):

Part 1 setlist:
Fallen
Tiptoe
Hear Me
It’s Time
Amsterdam

Imagine Dragons (part 2):

Part 2 setlist:
Rocks
Who We Are
On Top of the World
Demons
Radioactive

Watch Death & Trivium’s Entire Proshot Performance At Graspop 2014

Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 lineup included Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Walking Papers, and many more. You can view the entire lineup by clicking here. You can view the live performances of Death: Death to All and Trivium below:

Setlist:
Flattening of Emotions
Leprosy
Left to Die
Pull the Plug

Setlist:
Brave This Storm
Built to Fall
Strife
Black
Throes of Perdition
Watch the World Burn
Through Blood and Dirt and Bone
Anthem (We Are the Fire)
Dying in Your Arms
Down from the Sky
In Waves

Mark Lanegan To Release New Album “No Bells On Sunday” This August

Mark Lanegan is set to release his new album No Bells on Sunday on August 25, 2014 via Heavenly Recordings. Although no official press release has been made by Heavenly yet, pre-orders advertising a 12″ EP by the Mark Lanegan Band have been appearing around the web, as well as rumors of an upcoming album coming this fall.

Lanegan recently performed two new tracks, “Judgement Time” and “I Am The Wolf,” at London’s Meltdown Festival. He also made a guest appearance with Queens of the Stone Age bandmates Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen at the festival, performing “Hangin’ Tree” and “One Hundred Days.”

UPDATE: This article previously included YouTube footage from the Meltdown Festival of Lanegan performing his new song “I Am The Wolf” with collaborator Duke Garwood, as well as his performance of “Hangin’ Tree” with Homme and Van Leeuwen. The videos have since been taken down, but AlternativeNation.net will keep you updated on any future Lanegan news.

Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age Members Nick Oliveri, Joey Castillo Join Hardcore Punk Band Bl’ast

above: Bl’ast! with Phil Anselmo.

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Joey Castillo have joined hardcore punk band Bl’ast! for their summer touring lineup. The legendary Santa Cruz punk rock outfit are currently on tour, featuring original vocalist Clifford Dinsmore and guitarist Mike Neider, as well as the former QOTSA rhythm section.

Bl’ast!’s tour marks the first time Oliveri and Castillo have toured together since Oliveri’s dismissal from Queens of the Stone Age in 2004. Oliveri says of the new lineup: “It is an honor to play with Mike, Clifford, and I’m really stoked to be playing with Joey C again. We are gonna kill it.”

Oliveri recently told Kerrang! Magazine that he’ll be performing “a short set” with Queens of the Stone Age this Halloween at the Forum in Los Angeles.  He also stated that his upcoming solo acoustic project, Uncontrollable, will feature Dwarves’ Blag Dahlia and Joey Castillo on drums.

Below, view Bl’ast!’s upcoming tour dates:

6/30 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy
7/01 Lo Fi Club – Milano, Italy
7/02 Vipor Room – Wien, Austria
7/03 Magnet – Berlin, Germany
7/04 Roskilde Festival 2014 – Roskilde, Denmark
7/23 Santos Party House – New York, NY
7/24 Great Scott – Allston, MA
7/25 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest

Setlist From Pearl Jam’s Show In Solna, Sweden

Setlist:
Release
Sometimes
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Black
Go
Animal
Mind Your Manners
Why Go
Corduroy
Lightning Bolt
Red Mosquito
My Father’s Son
Given to Fly
Daughter
U (First time since 2011)
Sirens
Even Flow
Green Disease
Jeremy
Spin the Black Circle
Rearviewmirror

Encore:
Just Breathe
Oceans (acoustic)
Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
Once
Supersonic
Sonic Reducer
(Dead Boys cover)
Porch
Encore 2:
Do the Evolution
Better Man
Alive
Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)
Indifference

Black Francis Talks Working With Gil Norton On New Pixies Material

Style.com recently had the chance to chat with Black Francis of the Pixies before their performance at Glastonbury Festival 2014. Francis spoke about the band’s return to working with producer Gil Norton, who had worked on the band’s entire discography before their initial 1993 breakup. Click here to read the full interview.

So Indie Cindy. Was it always a given that if you were going to record something new that Gil [Norton, who produced the band’s previous three albums] would produce it?

It probably was a given on some level between Joey [Santiago] and myself because he was kind of the guy that we knew, and he’d been trying so hard to work his way back into our situation. What he didn’t understand was that our situation as a band was dysfunctional enough that really what producer we were going to work with was the least of our concerns—we were just trying to get the four people in the same room together in agreement to jam or rehearse or have new songs or whatever. We tried to do that, and it was a total failure. It was at that point that we decided that in fact we could press forward, but the only way we could press forward was if we had Gil involved because Gil is a very positive guy. He’s not a yes man at all—he has his own agenda. And I say this with lots of love and affection, but he’s basically really sweet and really nice and he’s trying to manipulate you the whole time into doing what he wants you to do. Sometimes it’s a little bit of a battle working with him because he has such strong, passionate feelings about the way that he thinks things should be. But at the same time, he’s very diplomatic, professional, the glass is always half-full, it’s never half-empty. He doesn’t lose his cool. It’s nice because basically he’s a swell guy to hang out with. I think we always wanted to work with him, ultimately. When the difficulties the band was experiencing proved to be too much even on our own in the rehearsal room, we got him involved and we got it done. We lost Kim Deal in the process, but that was sort of to be expected. Which is fine. We totally accept her for who she is and we don’t really have a problem with her. She just couldn’t stick it out.

When I heard the new EPs, I think the first thing that came to mind was that they were noticeably shinier than stuff you’d done in the past—more poppy. Was that a concerted effort, whether by Gil or by you guys?

That’s basically the kind of producer that he is. We don’t have a problem with it. Our tendencies tend to be less shiny, but because we tend to be a little bit “scruffy” or whatever, which is why people like us, I think, and I think it’s valid to be scruffy, but it’s also valid to be scruffy and have someone force you to put on a tie and a jacket. Gil is the kind of producer who says, “No, you’re not going to go to dinner looking like that. You’re going to put on a jacket and you’re going to comb your hair and you’re going to shave and you’re going to brush your teeth and you’re going to look nice and you’re not going to embarrass me.” We sort of accept that. His way is valid also. That’s what some people I think don’t understand about the Pixies. They think that scruff is our real, most natural state or whatever, which I think is kind of true. But there’s nothing invalid about subjecting your natural state to someone else’s natural state—that’s what a producer does.

Video: Jack White Covers Metallica At Glastonbury 2014

Jack White’s entire set at the Glastonbury Festival 2014 has been released, which features a creative blend of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with The White Stripes’ “Cannon”, which can be seen at the 45:00 mark.

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Setlist

Icky Thump
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Screwdriver
High Ball Stepper
Hotel Yorba
Temporary Ground
Just One Drink
Missing Pieces
Black Math
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)
Cannon (With Enter Sandman sample)
Three Women
We’re Going to Be Friends
Lazaretto

Ball and Biscuit
Seven Nation Army

Video: Jack White Continues To Perform After Being Shut Down By Venue

A lack of PA wasn’t enough to keep Jack White down during a performance in Dublin, Ireland; after the venue apparently shut down the PA system when White’s performance went past curfew, White enticed the crowd to quiet down while he screamed at the top of his lungs for the remainder of the song, a cover of “Goodnight, Irene” joined by his openers, The Kills.

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Album Review: Jack White Goes All Out With “Lazaretto”

This month saw the release of Jack White’s second studio album, Lazaretto, a follow up to 2012’s Blunderbuss. 

The album kicks off with a delightedly old school blues tune via “Three Women”, originally by Blind Willie McTell. In recent years, Jack White has repeatedly proclaimed his dislike for attachment after all the heartaches in his life, perfectly exemplified by the song’s lyrics: “I got three women, red, blonde, and brunette”, with a memorable and over the top chorus: “Lordy-lord! ”

The title track “Lazaretto” is probably the heaviest tune on the album, and is unlike anything White’s ever done before. Its driven by a hip-hop beat and a Tom Morello-esque guitar riff.  “Temporary Ground” slows things down with a country-esque duet between White and singer Ruby Amanfu.

“Will You Fight For My Love” is a theatrical showcase of White’s guitar playing and epic lyrics about attachment: I’m afraid of being hurt that’s true, But not afraid of any physical pain, Just as I am always scared of water, but not afraid of standing out in the rain.” The Zeppelinesque instrumental “High Ball Stepper” follows, which is bound to be a new Jack White live staple. “Just One Drink” continues the theme of one-sided relationships: “You drink water, I drink gasoline.”

After “Alone In My House” and “Entitlement” slow things down to an acoustic crawl, while “Black Licorice” provides a crunchy, upbeat rocker, “I Think I Found The Culprit” becomes the highlight of the album, featuring lyrics that seemingly bash society’s tendency to pin domestic disputes on men: “Birds of a feather may lay together, but the uglier one is always under the gun.” White channels pure anger, sadness, and regret into his vocals, making it one of his strongest songs ever.

With virtually no filler, strong melodies and a straight up, non-pretentious rock and roll attitude, Lazaretto is easily the year’s best release thus far.

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Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers Supergroup Antemasque Announces Summer Tour Dates

Antemasque, the supergroup featuring former members of The Mars Volta and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, have announced their summer tour dates. Following the July 15 release of the band’s debut album, Antemasque will embark on a tour with dates in Texas, Arizona, California, and Japan.

The band’s personnel includes ex-Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López, vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and drummer Dave Elitch, as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

Flea recently posted a video of the Chili Peppers’ return to the studio, so it’s currently unclear whether or not Flea will be joining Antemasque on tour or if the tour commitments will further delay the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ eleventh studio album and follow-up to 2011’s I’m With You.

Below, listen to Antemasque’s debut single, “4AM,” and view the band’s upcoming tour dates:

8/02 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
8/04 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
8/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees Dallas
8/07 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
8/08 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
8/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
8/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
8/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic

Billy Corgan Brings Back Two ‘Secret Weapons’ From 1993-2000 Era Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan posted the following blog on SmashingPumpkinsNexus.com:

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Pictured above are two notable secret weapons, and though you may not recognize them on sight you’d know the damage they do if you’ve listened to SP circa 1993-2000. Put together they make what I’d call a ‘supersonic sound,’ and we went looking for that texture today to blast up the middle of TIBERIUS.

TIBERIUS as a work, minus vocal, is there now, having been fitted with a Steiner-Parker Synthacon over the top of the geetars; my detuning driving us nuts; for what is ‘in tune’ when the whole worlds out of—?

Oh, and ghosted in some keys behind the middle-8 march after using the secret weapons, which Jeff and Howard insisted be powered by the ‘ol Bat Strat. ‘Twas a good day!

We figure to be finished with all tracking in 3 weeks.

Now that’s GOOD news for the wicked-weary-aggrieved-sun deprived-misanthropees…

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Alice In Chains, RHCP, KISS, GNR, RATM, Ratt, The Cult & Manson Members Unite In New Photo

Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Paul Stanley (KISS), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Jackson Browne, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), Dug Pinnick (King’s X), Jeordie White (Twiggy Ramirez from Marilyn Manson), and Billy Duffy (The Cult) were all recently photographed together. The greatest supergroup ever?

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