Jane’s Addiction Drop Off 2022 Welcome To Rockville Festival, Porno For Pyros Added

Jane’s Addiction have dropped off of this year’s Welcome To Rockville festival due to Dave Navarro suffering from a “long bout with COVID.” Porno For Pyros will be taking their place on the fourth day of the event. As previously reported, the festival will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 19-22.

Organizers commented:

“While we’re saddened that Jane’s Addiction can no longer join us, we are beyond excited to have Porno For Pyros perform live for the first time in 26 years ON OUR STAGE THIS WEEKEND. 🤯 🤘 Sending healing vibes to you Dave Navarro 🖤”

Perry Farrell added:

“The gang and the government are no different. That makes me 1%. Rockville, although we are blue that Jane’s cannot be with you at this time due to Dave’s long bout with COVID, I am still coming to Daytona, bringing to you for the first time in 26 years Porno For Pyros Featuring myself, Perry Farrrell, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefeno and Mike Watt. We’ll play some Jane’s songs for you as well, but for now let’s recall: My boat’s capsized it’s gonna sink to the bottom. I can see the lights on the shore…”

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Perform Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says” With Perry Farrell

During a recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” The Smashing Pumpkins performed a cover of Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says” with Perry Farrell. You can see footage of that below. This news comes as The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction are preparing to hit the road together later this year.

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Today” On “The Howard Stern Show”

During a recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” Smashing Pumpkins performed their 1993 song “Today.” You can see footage of that below, along with clips from an interview with frontman Billy Corgan and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. This news comes as Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction are preparing for their upcoming tour together.

Perry Farrell On The Possibility Of New Jane’s Addiction Music: “I Would Love To See Us Record A Couple Of Tracks This Year”

During an interview with Consequence, Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell was asked about the possibility of new music from the band. He responded with the following:

“With Jane’s Addiction, timelines … well, you never know. But what I would love to see … I would love to see us record a couple of tracks this year. Even if it’s two or three tracks … two tracks, I feel two is nice. I think people can take two, like two aspirin [laughs].”

He continued when asked about touring plans:

“We do have ambitions to hit the road this year, so it won’t be long before you’ll know if those ambitions have come to fruition.”

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.”