Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction, Etc. Members To Perform Sex Pistols & Lou Reed Songs During “Above Ground 3” Benefit Concert

Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have revealed the artists that will be joining them at the third annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA on December 20 and the duo will be performing the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” and Lou Reed‘s “Transformer“ in full with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Billy Idol, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Franky Perez (ex-Deadland Ritual, ex-Apocalyptica), and Etty Lau Farrell. Proceeds from the show will go towards MusiCares.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Porno For Pyros Working On New Music

It looks like Porno For Pyros are working on new music. Guitarist Peter DiStefano said the following about that:

“Working on new Porno For Pyros songs with @stephenperkinsdrummer in his front yard to send to @perryfarrellofficial”.

Perry Farrell On The Possibility Of A New Jane’s Addiction Album: “Maybe One More Album Before I Die Would Be Awesome”

During a recent appearance on AXS TV’s “At Home And Social With…”, Perry Farrell was asked about the possibility of a new Jane’s Addiction album. The frontman responded by saying it “would be awesome” to make “one more album” before he dies.

Farrell said the following:

“Well, I can’t speak for everybody, but I’ll speak for myself… Personally, I’ve been making music — I mean, I make music through the week. I have plans to release a track a month.

I love the guys in JANE’S ADDICTION and I wanna record with them. But I don’t know what their plans are. But I’ll talk to ’em about it.

These days, it’s a little bit different. We — meaning us older guys that are established now — there’s not really a need to come out with albums. Although maybe one more album before I die would be awesome, with JANE’S. And I think we can do it too. I would like to be prolific for the next five years, I think. Then I’ll be able to take a vacation.

I call ’em up from time to time, [and I tell them], ‘I’ve got this track, man.’ But they’re not ready. So I give it off to [my solo project] KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA.”

On another note, Farrell also confirmed that Porno For Pyros will be releasing a new song called “Aqua” in the near future. He said the following about that:

“It’s about how water affects mankind’s mental health.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) Releases New Kind Heaven Orchestra Single “Mend”

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros) has released a new Kind Heaven Orchestra single titled “Mend.” That track features Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Elliot Easton (The Cars), and David Bryan (Bon Jovi). Farrell said the following about the song:

“I’ve tried to reach through his ribcage and examine the heart of a good friend. Tried to empathize with what he was going through. I tried to mend my friend.”

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) To Release New Kind Heaven Orchestra Single This Month

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros) will be releasing a new Kind Heaven Orchestra single, titled “Mend,” on May 21. That track will feature Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Elliot Easton (The Cars), and David Bryan (Bon Jovi). Farrell commented:

“I’ve tried to reach through his ribcage and examine the heart of a good friend. Tried to empathize with what he was going through. I tried to mend my friend.”

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.

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.

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]