Kings of Leon return at inaugural BottleRock music festival

BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival – Saturday
Napa Expo – Napa, CA

All photos by Dan DeSlover – Concert Capture

Kings of Leon - BottleRock Music Festival

As the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival moves into its final day on Sunday, the minimal logistic issues from the first couple days were virtually nonexistent on Saturday, May 11. With more than 30-thousand fans expected to pack the Napa Expo to see Kings of Leon return to the stage for the first time following their hiatus, it was he most attended day of the festival. The fun continues on Sunday with Zac Brown Band headlining the main stage.

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The Weekly Round-Up Featuring Brad Paisley,The Band Perry, SOPA, Snoop Dogg and Much More!

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This week’s Weekly Music Round-Up features the following:

Live Music Reviews:

Brad Paisley Takes over Milwaukee

The Band Perry Opens for Brad Paisley

Beer Reviews:

Bittersweet Lenny’s R. I.P.A

Fred Golden Special Ale

Music News:

Janes Addiction News

Eve to Adam dish on new single “Reach”

Porcelain Black Naughty Naughty R3hab Remix

Richard Marx Talks to Billboard

Blink 182 Behind the Scenes

Snoop Dogg Smokes A Lot

My Darkest Days’ New Song

Letter to CEO of Universal Music Group Jim Urie

Van Halen’s Infamous Rider


Venue News & Live Schedules:

Heartland Cafe

Belly Up

Abbey Pub

Metro, Smart Bar, Double Door

Jane’s Addiction is Back on the Road with the THEATRE OF THE ESCAPISTS TOUR

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Jane’s Addiction spent part of 2011 on the road and spent New Year’s Eve in Colorado. They are kicking off 2012 back on the road with the Theatre of the Escapists Tour. The tour is named after their newest release, The Great Escape Artist, and has spurred radio buzz with the single  “Underground.” Below are the following dates for the Theatre of the Escapists Tour.

Feb 22 – Saint Louis, MO at The Pageant

Feb 24 – Detroit, MI at The Fillmore

Feb 25 – Columbus, OH at The LC Indoor Pavilion

Feb 27 – Toronto, ON at Massey Hall

Feb 29 – Rochester, NY at Auditorium Theatre

Mar 2 – Albany, NY at The Palace Theatre

Mar 3 – Portland, ME at State Theatre

Mar 4 – Huntington, NY at The Paramount

Mar 6 – Montclair, NJ at Wellmont Theatre

Mar 7 – Waterbury, CT at Palace Theater

Mar 9 – Richmond, VA at The National

Mar 10 – Myrtle Beach, SC at House of Blues

Mar 13 – Atlanta, GA at The Tabernacle

Mar 15 – Catoosa, OK at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Presale on Jan 19; Public Onsale Jan 26

Mar 16 – Kansas City, MO at Uptown Theater

Mar 19 – Minneapolis, MN at TBD – Presale info TBA

Mar 21 – Grand Rapids, MI at Devos Music Hall – Presale on Jan 18; Public Onsale Jan 20

Mar 23 – Louisville, KY at Louisville Palace – Presale on Jan 18; Public Onsale Jan 20

Mar 24 – Milwaukee, WI at Eagles Ballroom

Catch Jane’s Addiction and Guns N’ Roses This New Year’s Eve

Jane's Addiction New Year's Eve

For those folks staying in on New Year’s Eve here is your chance to catch Jane’s Addiction and Guns N’ Roses live!  Jane’s Addiction will be performing live at the Belly Up in Aspen, CO and it’s being streamed on Sirius X at 11:15pm Mountain Time on Lithium, Sirius XM channel 34.

Guns N’ Roses have a 2 night stand at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Starting December 30, 2011(today), for their first of 2 nights, the band will be streaming their 2 1/2 hour performance on  The show will be available to watch over and over up until 24 hours after the broadcast.   It’s not free, but not a bad price to catch the band in the comfort of your own living room. The show price is $9.99 and will start at approximately 11 PM US Pacific Time. For more details and to purchase the stream to view head over to iClips here.

Jane’s Addiction To Chat Live with Fans on October 18th



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Jane’s Addiction will be chatting live from NYC on October 18th at 3pm EST/12 PST at Fans can send in their questions now to the band’s Facebook and Twitter pages! Don’t forget to RSVP on the Jane’s Addiction LiveStream page and be sure to watch them live on release date for The Great Escape Artist, October 18th.

Fans can here the entire album streaming on iTunes now!

Jane’s Addiction Release Behind The Scenes Photo Shoot Footage

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Jane’s Addiction are giving fans a sneak peak into the band’s massive photo shoot in support of their upcoming new album, The Great Escape Artist. To go along with the theme of the album, the band went to Houdini’s old Southern California estate to capture, “a little bit of that 1920s classic California Houdini vibe, mix it in with the rock’n’roll seventies reminiscent of “Hotel California,” and bring it all to 2011, which is who [Jane’s Addiction] and where we are today,” according to lead singer, Perry Ferrell.

Jane’s Addiction has partnered with Citi Group to play a two-night live performance special in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York beginning at The Metro in Chicago on September 24th & 25th. For complete presale details for the Chicago dates, Check back for ticket information on Los Angeles and New York.

The band recently debuted their official brand new single, “Irresistible Force,” which is now bulleted at #10 on the Alternative Radio Airplay Chart after five weeks. Fans can watch the official video for the single available now. For more information on Jane’s Addiction, be sure to check out their official site,, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. The Great Escape Artist will be released through Capitol Records on October 18th.

9/24 Chicago, IL Metro
9/25 Chicago, IL Metro
10/3 Los Angeles, CA TBA
10/4 Los Angeles, CA TBA
10/17 New York, NY TBA
10/18 New York, NY TBA

Jane’s Addiction To Release New Single on KROQ, Album Release Date Announced



Alternative rock pioneers JANE’S ADDICTION will debut their official brand new single “Irresistible Force” Tuesday, August 2nd on the world-famous KROQ morning radio show “The Kevin & Bean Show,” which will be available through all digital outlets August 3rd. The song–a swirling, moody and epic composition– is taken from the band’s much-anticipated new album THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records). Marking the first new studio album in eight years by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, it is due out Tuesday, September 27th. The album also features “End To The Lies,” a pre-single teaser track which the band made available to their fans as a free download this past April.

For The Great Escape Artist, Jane’s Addiction joined forces with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol), with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek on the team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Foals, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album. The band, with Chris Chaney on bass, will be touring throughout 2011.

Jane’s Addiction announced an exclusive show at Koko in London on August 30, to follow their headline appearance on the Radio 1/NME stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals. The show sold out within minutes of going on sale.

JANE’S ADDICTION tour dates are as follows:

7/29 Queensland, Australia Splendour In The Grass – Woodfordia
8/19 Kansas City, KS LIVESTRONG Park
8/20 Calgary, Canada Fort Calgary
8/27 Reading, United Kingdom Reading Festival
8/28 Leeds, United Kingdom Leeds Festival
8/30 London, United Kingdom KOKO
9/1 Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv Fairgrounds
9/4 Edmonton, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
9/23 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/14 Pensacola, FL DeLuna Fest

For more information on Jane’s Addiction, make sure to check out the band’s official page,, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Jane’s Addiction “End of Lies” Download

Jane’s Addiction is releasing their first studio album in 8 years, THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST, in August off Capitol Records.    The free download is available because of a leak of the unfinished version that happened last Wednesday, ironically, right before Lollapalooza in Chile.

You can download it for free via their website:

Just a note, you will need to supply your email address and sign up for their email.


Tickets On-Sale – Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $54, plus any additional service fees

Please visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000, visit or to purchase tickets

LAS VEGAS – May 11, 2009 – Sexy pop sensations The Pussycat Dolls, perform their energetic stage show at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, June 27, 2009.

After forming in 1995 as a burlesque troupe under the direction of famed choreographer Robin Antin, The Pussycat Dolls burst on to the pop scene as an all-girl pop group and dance ensemble in 2005.

With the release of their first self-titled album in 2005, the Dolls made an impression landing at #5 on the Billboard charts. The group, which consists of front woman Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta and Ashley Roberts, rode a wave of success as the album produced multiple hit singles including “Don’t Cha,” “Buttons,” “Wait a Minute” and “Stickwitu.” The Dolls received a Billboard Music Award for “Don’t Cha” as Hot Dance Music/Club Play Single of the Year. “Wait a Minute” featuring Timbaland became a top 40 hit worldwide in 2006.

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Nine Inch Nails and the original Jane’s Addiction lineup will embark on a May/June co-headlining tour that will see these seminal artists sharing a stage for the first time since the historic debut of the Lollapalooza festival in 1991. The genesis of the upcoming tour came about in late 2008 after NIN’s Trent Reznor was tapped to produce Jane’s first recordings since reforming.

The NIN/JA tour will feature a streamlined NIN with Reznor on vocals, guitars, keys, Robin Finck on guitars and keys, Justin Meldal-Johnsen on bass and keys, and newest NIN member IIan Rubin on drums and keys. NIN’s stripped down configuration for the upcoming dates was inspired by a pair of club shows toward the end of last year’s wildly ambitious Lights In The Sky tour. Leaving the massive production in the trucks for those two nights freed up the band for spontaneous performances including several seldom-aired NIN classics and inspired NIN to take a similarly unencumbered and unpredictable approach to the May/June dates, which include previously announced NIN appearances at the Sasquatch and Bonnaroo festivals.

For the first time in seventeen years, the original lineup of Jane’s Addiction will tour – vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. The possibility of reforming first took shape in April 2008 when the musicians performed and accepted the Godlike Genius Award bestowed on them by N.M.E. Magazine at their US Awards ceremony. The band then tested the waters with small, secret shows around the Los Angeles area and the tremendous excitement from the shows lead to their decision to tour again.

The “full circle” nature of the co-headlining tour has not been lost on the artists, with Reznor recently blogging…

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On the Bus with Kevin Lyman at Warped Tour Chicago

katyperrychicagowarpedtour5Usually, Kevin Lyman is the one interviewing the bands on the Warped Tour while sitting in his tour bus. Artists such as Katy Perry and Angels & Airwaves have been interviewed by Kevin while on the road this summer. Those interviews get videotaped and those videos get posted on the Warped Tour website for all to see. But when I hit up the Chicago date of Warped, I got the chance to grill Mr. Lyman and put him in the hot seat–on his own bus! The tables were turned for half an hour as I asked him all about the tradition he started 14 years ago: the Vans Warped Tour.

Read on to hear what the man had to say…sorry, no video to watch!

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