Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan to Pay Tribute to Alice In Chains at MoPop Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains is being honored by Seattle’s MoPop Museum of Pop Culture on December 1st, and the band will be celebrated by a cadre of their peers, as well as hold their first performance of 2020. Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana are among the artists who will take part in virtual tribute performances when AIC is presented with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award. The full list of presenters (virtually) is listed below.  Continue reading

Watch Jane’s Addiction Reunite for Lollapalooza – Lolla2020 Livestream

Jane’s Addiction reunited to perform two songs during Lollapalooza’s Lolla2020 livestream, a free four-night broadcast event taking place on the original dates of the Chicago-based festival. Singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney reunited for their first public appearance in three years to perform “I Would For You” and “Stop!” The band formed in Los Angeles 35 years ago and helped put Alternative rock on the map with their string of hit albums and Farrell founding Lollapalooza in 1991. Jane’s Addiction released its last album, The Great Escape Artist, back in 2011.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Them Moose Rush – Dancing Maze

Croatian trio Them Moose Rush, for those who’ve never had the pleasure, are pleasantly bonkers. It’s kind of like putting Jane’s Addiction and Captain Beefheart in a blender, and seeing what crazy shit results. The chaotic twists and turns within third album Dancing Maze (Dostava Zvuka) are all named after random people’s belongings or actions and allow accessibility despite the complexity of the music. Continue reading

MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: DJ Matt Stocks on Leeds Festival 2002

DJ Matt Stocks is the opening act for the upcoming Fireball sponsored Fuelling The Fire Tour with Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, and Save Ferris next month. In addition, opening support in each city will come from the contest winners of Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition for each city the tour hits. DJ Matt shares his Favorite Concert Memory ever with Ghost Cult, his time well spent at Leeds 2002! Continue reading

Perry Farrell- Kind Heaven

Perry Farrell scarcely needs an introduction to readers of this website. Somewhat surprisingly for an artist that seems to be working on at least something every day of the week, a very long time has passed since his 2001 opus Song Yet to Be Sung. Farrell’s legacy will undoubtedly be dominated by his peerless work on Jane’s Addiction as well as his vision for Lollapalooza but his solo work and the fever dream qualities of Porno for Pyros seem strangely undervalued. And now he’s back. Continue reading

Heart To Release All-Star Package “Live In Atlantic City” Next Month

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart, featuring sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are finally releasing their excellent 2006 live special as an album/deluxe LP/CD/DVD/BluRay package as Live In Atlantic City. Originally aired as VH1 Decades Rock Live, the newly mixed and mastered special will be released on January 25 via earMUSIC. Watch a performance video of ‘Lost Angel’ right now! Continue reading

Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters – Come and Chutney

Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters and their album Come and Chutney (Riff Rock) is an aural treasure to behold. Come and Chutney is eight songs and forty-two minutes of old-fashioned psychedelic rock combined with new-fangled doomy sludgy metal. The combination is a jaw-dropping WTF – in a good way. Continue reading

Flea To Release His Memoirs This Fall

Red Hot Chili Peppers, photo credit Steve Keros

Red Hot Chili Peppers co-founder and Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Flea will release his memoir this fall, from Grand Central Publishing. Titled Acid For Children, it is due out on September 25th. The book will tell his entire life story including his time in legendary music groups like the RHCP, Jane’s Addiction and Fear. Details below. Continue reading

Higher Power – Soul Structure

Hardcore/Punk band Higher Power have a very simple but beautiful mantra, that reads “For The Moshers By Moshers.” This message is beautifully encapsulated on the band’s debut album Soul Structure (Flatspot), which is clearly an angry album but one that tries to convey how to deal with these feelings in a positive way, something which is very relatable to a lot of people and which is a very welcome notion in today’s society. Continue reading

My Favorite Concert Memory: Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Devin Townsend, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography


Devin Townsend shares some of his earliest concert memories and favorite music with Ghost Cult:

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