Jane’s Addiction Guitarist Dave Navarro To Sit Out Upcoming Tour Due To His Battle With Long COVID

Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro will be missing the band’s upcoming tour with Smashing Pumpkins and Poppy. The guitarist is sitting out the trek due to complications related to his battle with Long COVID.

Navarro issued the following statement:

“To all of the Jane’s Addiction fans attending the Jane’s / The Smashing Pumpkins ‘Spirits On Fire‘ tour, I am sorry to have to say that I will not be attending due to my continued battle with Long Covid that I have been dealing with since last December. I had hoped for a full recovery by October but I am still very fatigued and will not be able to join this leg.

I am personally gutted as our original bass player has returned. Eric Avery. We wanted to bring you the original line up but that will have to wait until I am recovered. While the band is touring, I will be working on some new Jane’s material in the studio here in LA. In the meantime, the great Troy Van Leeuwen will be filling in for me.

He has been in such bands as Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, A Perfect Circle, Eagles of Death Metal & The Damned just to name a few. He is a great guy and I am honored to have him help make this tour happen. Though I am saddened to not make this tour I am focussed on making a full recovery and re-joining the guys when I am able.

I truly wish the band well on this tour and I am confident they will bring everything to make it a fabulous show! Go get em guys! Maybe I can get to a show one night and watch my own band for the first time ever., Thank you for understanding, Dave Navarro“

Incubus Vocalist Brandon Boyd Appears In New Episode Of “Reservation Dogs”

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) was featured in the season two finale FX‘s “Reservation Dogs.” The vocalist appeared as a character called “White Jesus” and a clip of him in the show can be found below:

[via The PRP]

Muse Announce North American Tour With Evanescence

Muse have announced a 2023 North American tour. Evanescence will open.

Tour Dates:

02/25 Chicago, IL – United Center
02/26 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
02/28 Austin, TX – Moody Center
03/02 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
03/03 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
03/07 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
03/09 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/11 Quebec City, QB – Videotron Centre
03/14 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
03/17 New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
03/19 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
04/02 Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena
04/04 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/06 Los Angeles, CA- Crypto.com Arena
04/08 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
04/10 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
04/12 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
04/16 Portland, OR – Moda Center
04/18 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
04/20 Salt Lake City, UT- Vivint Arena

Sammy Hagar Further Discusses Hypothetical Van Halen Tribute Concert

During an interview with Rolling Stone, Sammy Hagar further discussed the possibility of a Van Halen tribute concert. The singer says he “would definitely love to play with Alex [Van Halen] and Mike [Anthony] with a great guitar player that doesn’t try to just mimic Eddie [Van Halen] perfectly.”

Hagar said the following when asked if Joe Satriani told him when he was approached about a hypothetical tribute:

“No, because the Van Halen camp is 100% secrecy. I bet when he walked through the door, they made him sign something, and I’m dead serious. Alex is a very, very secretive guy. I don’t know how he can keep his lips so sealed. I could probably say something horrible about him right now and he wouldn’t even respond. Don’t take that the wrong way. I have nothing bad to say about him. I’m just talking about how stubborn he is. He does not budge. But Joe told me about it later, after it happened. I knew there was talk of it because Irving Azoff had called me. He said, ‘I want to do a residency in Vegas with you and Mike and Al and a superstar guitar player.’ And I said ‘Like who?’ And he said, ‘Like Joe Satriani.’ I said, ‘It just sounds like Chickenfoot with Alex Van Halen instead of Chad Smith.’ I wasn’t much for that, as much as I love Joe. He could do that job best, without a doubt, because he’s so friggin’ anal about the way he plays, and every single note. I said to Irving, ‘I’m going to call Joe.’ When I did, he told me what happened. And I said, ‘Jason Newsted? What the fuck is going on here, man? Whose idea is this? This must be a Dave [Lee Roth] idea.’ And Irving said it was a Dave idea.

Why would he want anyone but Mike? It’s probably because he knows that Mike and I are so close. I would imagine if they would’ve called Mike, Mike would’ve said, ‘Yes, I’ll do it with Sam.’ Because without Ed, there is no Van Halen to start with. So now, you’re going to go out and just play the early songs, and not play the second era? That would be the biggest failure Van Halen ever had if they call themselves ‘Van Halen’ if they didn’t have Mikey. If it’s just Alex with other guys, that’s like what Jason Bonham does with Led Zeppelin. There’s a million bands out there doing that. It would be totally nuts. Also, I’d prefer that nobody attempts to replace Eddie Van Halen. I think that’s blasphemy and should be illegal.

Anyway, I think that Irving boohooed it, and Dave went around him and did it anyway. I’m surprised that Alex went that far, but Alex might have just been his methodical self and said, ‘Well, let’s see what this is like. Let’s see how it feels.'”

He continued when asked if he would do a Las Vegas residency or some kind of tour with Alex and Mike:

“Not a tour, no. I wouldn’t leave what I’m doing for that. I would make myself available to have a rehearsal and see which guitar player would work the best. I’m telling you, Joe would be the best. But like I said, then it’s just kind of Chickenfoot with Alex, which there’s a problem there. And I think that’s probably what they were thinking when they tried to get a different bass player, but that’s stupid, too.

I would definitely love to play with Alex and Mike with a great guitar player that doesn’t try to just mimic Eddie perfectly. There’s so many great guitar players. There’s Steve Vai. There’s frigging John 5, who is a great guitar player.”

He went on to say that he would consider a one-off event:

“I’m thinking of one-off weekend or something where we give the money away to some cause. It can’t just be, ‘Hey, we’re going to grab some money.’ I got plenty of money. There’s nothing that I would do for money that I just wasn’t in love with the idea of doing. And I’m not in love with the idea of being Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen. Matter of fact, I’m dead against it. But I would love to play music with Alex and Mike again. I would love to play those songs again. And if we did a residency or a tribute, I would sing 50/50. I would sing half the Dave songs too for the VAN HALEN fans. And those songs are great. I don’t mind singing some of them. The lyrics don’t fit in my life today, but neither does ‘Rock Candy’ or ‘Bad Motor Scooter’.

But I just think it’s crazy to do anything that’s called Van Halen without Eddie. I would love it if Dave wanted to do a tribute where he’d sing ten of his songs, and then I’d come out and do ten of mine. That would be great with Alex and Mike and maybe a bunch of different guitar players. Look at what Dave [Grohl] just did for Taylor [Hawkins]. That’s one of the greatest events in rock history. That’s right up there with the early Farm Aids, and right up there with Live Aid. That was a great event, and that could be done for Ed with everybody playing.”

Hagar also added the following when asked if he has spoken to Eddie’s son Wolfgang:

“Yes, but not a ton. I really gave him a lot of love when he made his first record, and he gave me some back. It was very cordial, not like, ‘Hey, let’s get together’ and stuff like that. I mean, Wolfie blows my mind. Look what he did over in London for that Taylor thing. When he played Eddie’s stuff, man, that was fuckin’ really good. He just keeps impressing me with his talent. That song ‘Distance’ is so soulful. I had no idea he could sing like that. He’s really got his pop’s talent. It’s kind of like Jason and John Bonham. I mean, Jason’s just like his dad, man. He plays fuckin’ that good. And I think Wolfie, maybe not as innovative because nobody is, but yes, he’s definitely doing it right. I praise him for not trying to be Eddie.

But now, I’ll make a statement. If there was ever a situation where there was a Van Halen tribute in some kind of way with Alex, Mike, myself, Dave, if he would cooperate, and Wolfie playing Eddie’s parts, now that would be worthy of calling ‘Van Halen,’ for a moment. Wolfie would be crazy to drop his life and his creativity and his career to be his dad’s mimic. But for a moment, it could be great.”

Skyler Acord (Issues) Premieres New Song “Knew It All Along”

Skyler Acord (Issues, Twenty One Pilots [touring member]) has premiered a new song titled “Knew It All Along.” You can check that out below. Acord commented:

“This has been a long, long time coming. I mentioned before that stepping out from behind one band or another to do my own music under MY OWN NAME is a huge step for me and is TERRIFYING but I’m glad it took me so long because baby I am metamorphisized. That’s a word, look it up… Letting y’all in after sitting on this song for literal years is my gift to myself. your gift to me can be presaving it on spotify lol. either way I can’t wait to show y’all and I hope you like it cuz I sure do!!! #gothnb”

Filter Tease New Song “For The Beaten”

Filter have shared a teaser for their new song “For The Beaten.” The full track will be released on October 14. Richard Patrick commented:

“I spent a lot of time in the studio the last two years working on various projects and collaborations but at the core of it all, there is always Filter. We chose ‘For The Beaten‘ as the first single because it’s dynamic, dark, and heavy, just like the moment we are in. I look forward to working with Golden Robot and can’t wait for everyone to hear the full album.”

Corey Taylor To Livestream London, UK Show

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be livestreaming his October 17 show at The Palladium in London, UK. Tickets can be found HERE. The concert, which is also set to feature The Cherry Bombs, will raise money for The Taylor Foundation, which seeks to assist military veterans suffering from PTSD. The frontman commented:

“Not only am I stoked to be coming back to my island to play for my people, I’m over the moon to share it with the rest of the world. We’re gonna laugh, cry, break dance – sky’s the limit. Enjoy, Earth.”

Here’s The Setlist And Some Fan-Filmed Footage From Foo Fighters’ Second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Yesterday (September 27), Foo Fighters took the stage at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California to pay tribute to the late great Taylor Hawkins. Like the first tribute show in London, England, the band were joined by numerous special guests. The setlist and some fan-filmed footage from the concert can be found below.

Setlist:

Violet Grohl and Alain Johannes:

01. “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover)

Joan Jett with Travis Barker and Foo Fighters:

02. “Cherry Bomb” (Runaways cover)
03. “Bad Reputation”

Chevy Metal:

04. “Riff Raff” (AC/DC cover)
05. “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” (Yes cover) (ft. Jon Davison)
06. “Heroes” (David Bowie cover) (ft. Kesha)

Coattail Riders, Greg Kurstin, Rufus Taylor, and Justin Hawkins:

07. “Range Rover Bitch” (Taylor Hawkins cover)
08. “It’s Over”
09. “Something About You” (Level 42 cover) (ft. Mark King)
10. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (The Darkness cover)

James Gang:

11. “Walk Away”
12. “The Bomber: Closet Queen” / “Bolero” / “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”
13. “Funk #49” (ft. Dave Grohl)

Mark Ronson, Andrew Watt, Roger Manning, and Dave Grohl:

14. “Right On Down The Line” (Gerry Rafferty cover)

Them Crooked Vultures and Greg Kurstin:

15. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John cover)
16. “Dead End Friends”
17. “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)

Wolfgang Van Halen, Josh Freese, Justin Hawkins, and Dave Grohl:

18. “Panama” (Van Halen cover)
19. “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen cover)

Def Leppard and Foo Fighters:

20. “Rock Of Ages”
21. “Photograph” (ft. Miley Cyrus)

Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Derek Day, and Foo Fighters:

22. “Live Wire” (Mötley Crüe cover)
23. “Home Sweet Home” (Mötley Crüe cover)

Elliot Easton, Foo Fighters, and Josh Homme:

24. “Shake It Up” (The Cars cover)
25. “Just What I Needed” (The Cars cover)

Nancy Wilson, P!nk, Foo Fighters, and John Theodore:

26. “Barracuda” (Heart cover)

Stewart Copeland and Foo Fighters:

27. “Next to You” (The Police cover)
28. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police cover) (ft. Jon Davison)

Alanis Morissette with Chris Chaney, Chad Smith, and Foo Fighters:

29. “You Oughta Know”

Sebastian Bach, Geezer Butler, Lars Ulrich, and Foo Fighters:

30. “Supernaut” (Black Sabbath cover)
31. “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath cover)

Rush:

32. “2112 Part I: Overture” (ft. Dave Grohl)
33. “Working Man” (ft. Chad Smith)
34. “YYZ” (ft. Danny Carey)

Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Krist Novoselic, Taylor Momsen, Pat Smear, and Dave Grohl:

35. “The Day I Tried To Live” (Soundgarden cover)
36. “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden cover)

Queen with Foo Fighters:

37. “We Will Rock You”
38. “I’m In Love With My Car” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
39. “Under Pressure” (ft. Justin Hawkins)
40. “Somebody To Love” (ft. P!nk)
41. “Love Of My Life”

Foo Fighters:

42. “All My Life”
43. “The Pretender” (ft. P!nk)
44. “Walk” (with ft. Travis Barker)
45. “Low” (with ft. Matt Cameron)
46. “This Is A Call” (ft. Brad Wilk)
47. “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” (ft. Pat Wilson)
48. “Creep” (Radiohead cover) (ft. Dave Chapelle)
49. “Run” (ft. Omar Hakim)
50. “Best Of You” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
51. “My Hero” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
52. “I’ll Stick Around” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
53. “Everlong” (ft. Chad Smith)