Perry Farrell Says He Tore His Calf While Having Sex With His Wife ‘For Hours’

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has posted a new blog on Facebook, as a followup to his recent posts about loneliness and his tweet yesterday (that he quickly deleted) about his wife possibly cheating on him, though he appears to discount that tweet in this latest blog:

Here’s an update for you. I have again torn my calf muscle (torn at the start of the NINJA Tour apx. 5 yrs ago.). That unsightly leg on the right is the ER’s troubling splint that must hold things together before my visit to the orthopedic specialist.

I usually read the threads from yesterdays post- make a few comments and move on. Except for today. Today I will not read them because Etty was very upset at the unkind words that were said about her- over the poems I posted. Were the poems about she and I’s relationship? You all know I would be lying if I said”no”. I only write my life in truth- and stretch it as far as I possibly can…

So for those who have read into my poems about loneliness- but have thought to point blame at Etty- let me respond: Our marriage is not in trouble (I don’t think)? Nowhere in the last 2 poems do I say a single bad thing about Etty. I am only saying that I am lonely- because I do love her so- that I get slightly crazy when I can’t have her undivided attention. I miss her- even when she is in the next room- if I can’t speak with her that moment about something I found to be remarkable. It’s true… And she is the same way. You negative comments broke her heart and that is why I will not entertain them- even though I have the time. As you can see by the photo- I could easily go through all of them- and if you are wondering how I tore my calf muscle; I will let you in on our embarrassing secret just this once. I did it screwing. We were screwing for hours. And when I finally went to bed- I woke up with this frightening tightness in my calf. So if any of you have any doubt as to how intense our love is, just remember that I love her so much- that it hurts me so. It really, really does.


Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase: July 2014

Welcome to the sixteenth installment of AlternativeNation’s newest feature, the New Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Dead Sons, Soda Pants, We Speak in Sounds, and Montoyas. Click here to check out the previous feature. If you are interested in being in future installments of the feature, please email to be considered, or just have a kick ass song or two out there that we’ll notice. For now, here’s some songs that peaked our interest. Let us know in the comments section what you think!

Dolomite Minor
Official Facebook, Official Soundcloud

Gutsy, blues-y rockers, Dolomite Minor, have been busy cranking out their angst-fuelled tunes upon the crowds of festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Camden Rocks, and many more. Influenced by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, and Queens of the Stone Age, this dynamic duo knows how to deliver solid, garage rock without losing their cool. Check out the video for “Hypnotise” below.

Cosmic Shakedown
Official Facebook, Official Bandcamp

Filled to the rim with classic rock jams and grooves, Cosmic Shakedown, lead you into the time machine and travels back to the 70’s. Combining elements of blues, psychedelic, and funk, this four-piece group prove they have the capabilities to rock an arena full of fans. Check out tracks “Carrying On” and “Battle of the Common Man” below:

Hello Penelope
Official Facebook, Official Bandcamp

Hello Penelope is a smooth, sassy concoction of traditional rock n’ roll laced with jittery organ riffs and vocal hooks that make you simply want to swing. The five-piece group is currently touring up and down the west coast and providing a modern twist to 60’s rock. Check out the video for “Winona Ryder” below.

Monochrome Cherubs
Official Facebook, Official Bandcamp

Tim Lacy, Monochrome Cherubs frontman, has always been involved deep in the music industry. Lacy started off as a studio musician, working with a large array of studio musicians (including Lee Crystal of Joan Jetts’ Blackhearts, Pete Marshall of Iggy Pop, and Paul Pesco of Steve Winwood). The guitarist/vocalist decided to form his own rock trio after becoming frustrated with the current state of radio rock. You can listen to “Pure Grinding Sparkle” and “Four Day Burn” below.

Community Star Joel McHale Wears Alice In Chains Shirt In New Film ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Actor Joel McHale, a Seattle-native, wears an Alice In Chains shirt in the new horror film Deliver Us From Evil. McHale joked on Twitter, “[It’s] the first ever film to have Vanilla Ice portrayed wearing an Alice In Chains shirt.”

McHale stars on the sitcom Community, which aired for 5 seasons on NBC and was recently picked up by Yahoo Screen for a 6th season (and a movie, hopefully). He also hosts The Soup on the E channel.


Billy Corgan Interviews Himself Again, Contemplates Writing A Song Called “William”

William Patrick Corgan has posted a new blog on  The blog is his latest interview with himself:

Five down, four to go; that’s all I’ve got to say.

Q: “Now William, who is Anaise?”

A: “She doesn’t exist.”

Q: “So there’s no such person?”

A: “Well, I’m sure she exists somewhere. But no, don’t know any Anaise’s.”

Q: “Any relation to the writer?”

A: “You mean Miss Nin?”

Q: “Yeah.”

A: “No. Unless I’m channeling those Henry Miller books I read as a teen.”

Q: “Care to share any insight into what the tune’s about?”

A: “I’d prefer not to. I mean, generally speaking I’ve avoided letting anyone in about what my songs are really about. And quite often the interpretation I’ve found of others is better than my own. Save for critics, who usually miss the Midwest humor-pathos.”

Q: “Did you have a picture in mind of someone known as you wrote the lyric?”

A: “No, no one. Strange isn’t it?”

Q: “If you say so.”

A: “I do.”

Q: “Last question. You’ve written many songs with women’s names in the title: Stumbleine, Ruby, June, I’m sure there are many I’m missing. Do you think you’ll continue doing so? I mean, to the effect that it creates a kind of linear narrative in all your work?”

A: “No. I think we’ve reached the end.”

Q: “And why is that?”

A: “Perhaps it’s because she doesn’t exist?”

Q: “She?”

A: Yeah, the big S, or H, or G. Perhaps there’s just one Mother-Lover-Friend to find? And searching for an ‘other’ is a waste of time.”

Q: “You think so?”

A: “I know so.”

Q: “So if there is no ‘other’ as you put it, why Anaise? Why not Alice, or Sally?”

A: “Or William?”

Q: “Right!”

A: “I think Lou Reed already covered that when he wrote ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’.”


Free Download: Chad Smith Curates Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘I’m With You’ World Tour EP

Chad Smith, drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has selected five of his favorite live recordings from the I’m With You World Tour for a new, free EP. To download 2012-2013 LIVE EP on MP3, click here.

According to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ official website, Smith curated the new 2012-2013 LIVE EP to celebrate the culmination of the world tour. The new live album includes Blood Sugar Sex Magik songs “Breaking the Girl” and “Power of Equality” as well as Stadium Arcadium tunes “Wet Sand,” “Snow,” and “Strip My Mind.” The album features tracks from Chili Peppers shows in Boston, Johannesburg, Milan, and more. 

Chili Peppers I'm With You 2012-2013 LIVE EP

Steve Albini’s Shellac Announces New Album ‘Dude Incredible’

Shellac, the noise rock trio headed by frontman Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman), have announced their new LP, Dude Incredible, set for release on September 16. Dude Incredible is the band’s fifth LP and first since 2007’s Excellent Italian Greyhound. 

The long-awaited, nine-track LP was recorded over the past several years at Albini’s Electrical Audio studios in Chicago. In regards to future Shellac shows, a press release notes that “the band will continue to play shows or tour at the same sporadic and relaxed pace as always. There is no correlation between shows and record releases.”

Dude Incredible is currently available for pre-order via Touch and Go Records. Read’s very own Doug McCausland’s 2013 interview with Steve Albini here.

Side A: Dude Incredible / Compliant / You Came In Me / Riding Bikes
Side B: All The Surveyors / The People’s Microphone / Gary / Mayor/Surveyor / Surveyor

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Watch Alter Bridge & Suicide Silence’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 Alter Bridge and Suicide Silence below:

Alter Bridge:

Addicted to Pain
White Knuckles
Come to Life
Cry of Achilles
Waters Rising
Ties That Bind
Rise Today

Suicide Silence:

No Pity For A Coward
Bludgeoned To Death
Wake Up
Cease To Exist
March To The Black Crown
Slaves To Substance
Fuck Everything
You Only Live Once

Billy Corgan: ‘I Took A New Smashing Pumpkins Song Into My Sweet Hands & Loved Him’

Billy Corgan posted the following blog on

Well, there would have been an update yesterday, save for the fact that all I accomplished was nothing. Wait: strike that. We did manage to overdub some radical, Howard-excited alien sounds to ANAISE.

Today however I did take TIBERIUS into my sweet hands and love him, I mean it, into submission. My triune vocals complete! 4 down, 5 to go! ANAISE gets the honey treatment tomorrow.

And that’s about it in SPland beyond our inability to land the right mixer to finish this. Or how Howard is eating so healthy now he just doesn’t seem himself. Or how I’m reading a David Mamet book in my downtime. Or how young Ryan is mixing 30 hours worth of my 1985-1989 demos in the other room. Or how I burn sage before I sing to cast out demons past. Or how I don’t know how man more vocal-driven albums I have left in me; but it a’int many.

Call me a pessimist. But I say realist!