As usual, I'm not allowed to use pictures. So I made my own!
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan is looking to demonstrate his endurance later this month. I'm not sure if anyone has every questioned the endurance of Billy.. I mean, is that really something that comes up in conversation? Anyways. The bald frontman has announced plans to play for at least eight hours straight at his Chicago teahouse, Madame Zuzu's. That sounds like fun.
Corgan says the "on the fly" performance will be "centered around an ambient/musical interpretation" of Herman Hesse's spiritual coming-of-age tale "Siddhartha." The epic gig is set to take place February 28th, and Corgan says information about the free admission will be announced soon.
Everyone get through that? Good because I damn near fell asleep writing it. I had fun making the picture though.
Considering everything we saw during this years Super Bowl, (I'm allowed to say that right?) questioning the performance of Bruno mars and The Red hot Chili Peppers should be damn near the BOTTOM of the list. I mean sure, the game sucked, and the commercials have gotton worse every year. But talking about The Chili's NOT bringing their A game? COME ON!
have you not SEEN the crappy performances the last few years? MADONNA last year? Really?
There are VERY few bands that can still command an audience after THIRTY years like RHCP can. The fact that they kept their pants on during the set is worthy of a golf clap all by itself. But, here we are talking about the fact that their instruments were not plugged in. Lucky for us, Uncle FLEA has issued a statement about the whole thing to ease our troubled hearts.
I've taken the liberty of using my mad skillz with MS Paint to illustrate the event, as i don't want to get sued for using a pic.
So here's what Flea had to say about it.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers stance on any sort of miming has been that we will absolutely not do it. The last time we did it (or tried to) was in the late 80's, we were thrown off of 'The Top Of the Pops' television program in the U.K. during rehearsals because we refused to mime properly, I played bass with my shoe, John played guitar atop Anthony's shoulders, and we basically had a wrestling match onstage, making a mockery of the idea that it was a real live performance. We mimed on one or two weird MTV shows before that and it always was a drag. We take our music playing seriously, it is a sacred thing for us, and anyone who has ever seen us in concert (like the night before the Super Bowl at the Barclays Center), knows that we play from our heart, we improvise spontaneously, take musical risks, and sweat blood at every show. We have been on the road for 31 years doing it. So, when this Super Bowl gig concept came up, there was a lot of confusion amongst us as whether or not we should do it, but we eventually decided, it was a surreal-like, once in a life time crazy thing to do and we would just have fun and do it. We had given this a lot of thought before agreeing to do it, and besides many a long conversation amongst ourselves, I spoke with many musician friends for whom I have the utmost respect, and they all said they would do it if asked, that it was a wild trippy thing to do, what the hell. Plus, we the RHCP all love football too and that played a big part in our decision. We decided that, with Anthony singing live, that we could still bring the spirit and freedom of what we do into the performance, and of course we played every note in the recording specially for the gig. I met and spoke with Bruno, who was a beautiful dude, a real talented musician, and we worked out something that seemed like it would be fun. We recorded a track for the day, just banged one out from our hearts that was very like in spirit to the versions we have been playing live the last few years with our beloved Josh on guitar. For the actual performance, Josh, Chad, and I were playing along with the pre recorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not. Could we have plugged them in and avoided bumming people out who have expressed disappointment that the instrumental track was pre recorded? Of course easily we could have and this would be a non-issue. We thought it better to not pretend. It seemed like the realest thing to do in the circumstance. It was like making a music video in front of a gazillion people, except with live vocals, and only one chance to rock it. Our only thought was to bring the spirit of who we are to the people. I am grateful to the NFL for having us. And I am grateful to Bruno, who is a super talented young man for inviting us to be a part of his gig. I would do it all the same way again. We, as a band, aspire to grow as musicians and songwriters, and to continue to play our guts out live onstage for anyone who wants to get their brains blown out. Sincerely, Flea
Come check out Twin Forks and enjoy some folk/americana music when they perform live with guests Matrimony October 16th at In The Venue!
Date: 2013-10-16 Time: 7:30 PM Ticket Price: $12 Adv/$15 Day Of
Special Information: On Sale: August 9 @ 12pm. All ages show.
For tickets: CLICK HERE!
ALKALINE TRIO STAY TRUE WITH NEW ALBUM My Shame Is True Out April 2nd 2013
Cult punk rock heroes, Alkaline Trio return on April 2nd with My Shame Is True, their most dynamic album to date. In anticipation of the release, the band have debuted a brand new single “I Wanna Be Warhol” from the forthcoming album.
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I Wanna Be A Warhol - Lyrics I wanna be a little piece of history, let’s go I wanna be a painting for all to see, let’s go Take a trip, take a big hand full of these and swallow Just a headache, a fuzzy memory tomorrow I wanna be a Warhol hanging on your wall You down there looking up at me I wanna be a Warhol displayed on your wall Hung up there staring back at you Staring back at you Give me a taste of your misery, let’s go Won’t you please come play chemistry and sorrow I can’t believe anything that you’re telling me, let’s go The walls are closing in and melting nice and slow I wanna be a Warhol hanging on your wall You down there looking up at me I wanna be a Warhol displayed on your wall Hung up and staring back at you Staring back at you I wanna be a Warhol hanging on your wall Staring down at you I wanna be a Warhol displayed on your wall Still hung up on you (3x)
Recorded with Bill Stevenson of punk legends The Descendents and Black Flag and with Jason Livermore at the producers’ Blasting Room Studios in Colorado, My Shame Is True pushes the band into new musical terrain while embracing their classic Trio sound. The album contains 40 minutes of passionate punk-filled rock that showcases guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant at their absolute best.
"We're very proud of it,” says Matt Skiba. “Once we got in the studio, the songs really took on a shape of their own.” From the album’s first melodic opener “She Lied To The FBI” to the first single, “ I Wanna Be A Warhol” the Trio waste no time setting the tone for their energetic, hook-filled, eighth studio album. For the first time ever on an Alkaline Trio record, My Shame Is True finds a guest appearance from Rise Against’s Tim Mcllarth on rousing punk rock anthem, “I , Pessimist”, while songs like “I’m Only Here to Disappoint” and album closer, “Till Death Do Is Part” remind fans of classic Trio, with stellar song-writing and catchy choruses. "It's never been about being rich or famous,” continues Skiba. “We always wanted to have the band be our career… to have that longevity… that should be the goal. We are going to do it until it stops being fun. If it ever feels like a job, why would you be involved in the arts at all? We have the right chemistry as a band and with crowds, big or small. We have community within a community.” My Shame Is True will be available for pre-order via Epitaph starting today at www.alkalinetriostore.com. The pre-order will also include a limited pressing (2,000 copies worldwide) of their Broken Wing 12'' EP with 4 songs that are not available on the standard album. In addition, 500 Limited Edition Vinyl Box sets are available and include exclusive colors of vinyl for the LP & EP, a fold out spirit board, cut wood game - piece, 46” flag, patch and shirt all in a lined wood box. As a perfect gift for vinyl fans, collectors, and Trio fanatics alike, the LP Box Set is limited edition. Alkaline Trio first emerged from Chicago in 1996 and has since released eight full length studio albums Goddamnit, Maybe I'll Catch Fire, From Here To Infirmary, Good Mourning, Crimson, Agony & Irony , 2010’s This Addiction which reached #11 on Billboard 200 and Damnesia, which features a selection of beloved fan favorites selected from the group’s extensive catalogue and presented in an intimate-semi unplugged format. Stay tuned to www.epitaph.com for album and tour information.
CD Track Listing: 1. She Lied To The FBI - 2:48 2. I Wanna Be A Warhol - 3:07 3. I'm Only Here To Disappoint - 2:46 4. Kiss You To Death - 3:21 5. The Temptation Of St. Anthony - 3:34 6. I, Pessimist - 2:10 7. Only Love - 4:35 8. The Torture Doctor - 3:37 9. Midnight Blue - 2:44 10. One Last Dance - 3:28 11. Young Lovers - 3:31 12. Until Death Do Us Part - 4:13
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