Grey Daze Working On Another Album Featuring Chester Bennington’s Vocals

Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have revealed that they are working on another album featuring the late frontman’s vocals. A number of guests appear to be involved in the sessions including Filter frontman Richard Patrick, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, and Bennington‘s daughters Lily and Lila.

[via The PRP]

Jane’s Addiction Release “Replay 2020” Live Concert Film Through “The Coda Collection”

Jane’s Addiction have released a new documentary and concert film, titled “Replay 2020,” as part of Amazon’s “The Coda Collection.” The set was recorded during the band’s set at the virtual Lollapalooza festival last year. Frontman Perry Farrell commented:

“After 35 years of fighting I’m super glad we’re all alive and sounding so good. This session just sparked my imagination on what we can accomplish during the next 10 years.”

Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell, Sammy Hagar, Etc. To Take Part In Upcoming “Rock ‘N’ Relief: Live Stream” Concert Series

Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Sammy Hagar, L7, Deadmau5, Jewel, Ziggy Marley, Linda Perry, Silversun Pickups, K.Flay, Macy Gray, and more will be taking part in the upcoming “Rock ‘N’ Relief Live Stream” series to help raise money for CORE’s mobile Covid-19 vaccination program. The event, which is being curated by Perry, will take place on March 5-6 at 12pm – 6:30pm PST and fans will be able to watch it on the Amazon Music mobile app, the Amazon Music Twitch channel, and the Rolling Stone YouTube channel. Perry commented:

“As a mother and fellow member of this community, I wanted to do something to lift spirits and send a positive message of hope and humanity to all the healthcare workers and those on the front lines, as well as raise awareness and funds to support CORE and their relief efforts. When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play… We are extremely overwhelmed by the level of support we are getting from these rebel artists who are generously donating their time and so grateful for the backing from the biggest players in the media space. Can’t wait to get the word out and provide much-needed funding for CORE while entertaining and lifting the spirits of the nation.”

[via Rolling Stone]

Jane’s Addiction Sign With Artist Group International

According to Billboard, Jane’s Addiction have signed with independent booking agency Artist Group International. Michael Arfin and Marsha Vlasic will serve as agents for the band, as well as Perry Farrell’s solo project.

Slaves On Dope, Mastodon, Limp Bizkit, 311, Filter, Etc. Members Cover Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song”

The Kings Of Quarantine, the project featuring Slaves On Dope‘s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine and Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher, have released a cover of Jane’s Addiction‘s “Mountain Song.” The track features Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Aaron “P-Nut” Wills (311), Richard Patrick (Filter), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Bert McCracken (The Used), and Tanner Wayne (In Flames) and a video for it can be found below. All of the proceeds from the cover will go towards Roadie Relief. Rockman commented:

“We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces, but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic.”

Slipknot, Foo Fighters, & Jane’s Addiction Members To Perform As Ground Control At Upcoming David Bowie Tribute Concert

More artists have been added to the upcoming David Bowie tribute show including the supergroup Ground Control, which features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. The streaming event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” will take place on January 8 and it will also feature members of Bowie‘s band, as well as Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Boy George, Peter Frampton, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.

Watch Post Malone Cover Black Sabbath And Alice In Chains With Members Of Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, And Jane’s Addiction

During his performance for the “Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Presents: New Years Eve 2021” livestream event, Post Malone performed covers of Alice in Chains’ “Rooster” and Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), producer/guitarist Andrew Watt, and bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction). The group were also joined onstage by guitarist Slash (Guns N’ Roses) during “War Pigs.” You can see footage of all that at the 2:11:11 mark in the below video:

Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Etc. Members To Pay Tribute To Alice In Chains At Museum Of Pop Culture’s Founders Award Ceremony

As previously reported, Alice In Chains are set to be honored with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture Founders Award during a virtual ceremony on December 1. Now, it has been revealed that members of Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and more will also be paying tribute to the band during the event.

In addition to Alice In Chains, the ceremony will feature the following performers:

  • Metallica
  • Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Korn
  • Ann Wilson (Heart)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Dave Navarro & Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Mad Season)
  • Mastodon
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Krist Novoselic (Giants In The Trees, ex-Nirvana)
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Soundgarden members with Tad Doyle & Mike McCready
  • Dallas Green (City And Colour)
  • Lily Cornell Silver (daughter of Chris Cornell and Susan Silver)
  • Fishbone
  • Liv Warfield
  • Chris DeGarmo (Queensrÿche)
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bill Herzog
  • Bubba Dupree
  • Eric + Encarnacion
  • Jennifer Johnson & Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees)
  • Maggie Björklund
  • Martin Feveyear
  • Nathan Yaccino
  • Shaina Shepherd

An all-star house band will also be taking part as well. The following artists are also expected to make appearances, but are not scheduled to perform:

  • Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
  • Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (‘Iron Man‘, ‘Sherlock Holmes‘)
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.)
  • Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Fans can RSVP for the event at mopop.org/foundersaward. The Museum Of Pop Culture’s executive director Alexis Lee commented:

“As our principal fundraiser, Founders Award is always a special event for MoPOP and we’re thrilled this year to honor Alice In Chains and provide free access to this magical evening fans around the world. We’re proud to call Alice In Chains hometown heroes but we know we share them with the world.

It’s a testament to their lasting impact that this talented group of musicians has come together to pay tribute to the band’s contributions to music and pop culture. We’re able to show the next generation of creators what’s possible through the funds raised at the event that support our youth development programs, our community engagement and access initiatives, and of course, the cutting-edge exhibitions people from around the world come to Seattle to enjoy.

While this entire night of exclusive performances is free to view for all, our hope is to raise $1 million to support the museum in this difficult and unprecedented year.”

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell continued:

“It feels truly special to receive the MoPOP Founders Award in our home town of Seattle. It’s also humbling to be joined by so many of our friends, peers and heroes to rock some AIC tunes. I hope people watching enjoy the show as much as we did putting it together. A big hearty thanks to everyone who participated in making this virtual thing happen during these strange times. Music has the power to unite, heal and inspire. It is all of ours. Let’s continue to create and celebrate that which feeds the soul. Rawk on!”

Alice In Chains’ Sean Kinney added:

“When we got to make our first record, I thought, great, we will be able to make one record, do our thing and hope for the best. Now, 30 years later to get this award and still be touring and making music is the most amazing feeling. We are brothers with all of the craziness that goes with it. This is for Layne, Mike, and for all of us now. We can’t wait to get back out on the road once this hellish pandemic is behind us.”

Jane’s Addiction Planning To Release New Music In 2021

It looks like Jane’s Addiction are planning to release new music in 2021. Perry Farrell told Classic Rock the following about that:

“I wouldn’t think albums, I’d think songs. We’ve got so much Jane’s material in the can. We’ll be releasing a couple of tracks, maybe writing some new ones. Not this year, ’cause we’re getting late in the year. But I can tell you in the next month or so I’m gonna be finishing up a couple of Jane’s Addiction tracks.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) Says His Voice Box Was Temporarily Removed During Spinal Surgery

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell revealed that he underwent spinal surgery in September to have some “crushed discs” removed. According to him, the procedure was “daunting” and he even had to have his voice box removed at one point.

Farrell said the following [transcribed by NME]:

“[The surgery] was successful. I have crushed discs in my neck, mostly from partying and leaning back my head to rip out notes and surfing and dancing around… There’s a long list.

They had to remove my voice box and put it on a table. That was daunting.

They literally exposed my skeleton, took the discs out and put in artificial discs. So now I am a quarter inch taller and twice as attractive to my wife.”

He also went on to say that it was the “luck of the draw” that he has lived as long as he has:

“I guess it’s the luck of the draw. I’ve overdosed numerous times, been lost at sea… They just keep sending me back, I don’t question it.”