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Jane's Addiction land Walk of Fame star

October 22nd, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Jane'S Addiction are to honoured with the 2,509th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Perry Farrell and his bandmates will unveil their plaque on Hollywood Boulevard a day before Halloween (30Oct13).

Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez tells WENN, "We are excited to honour our hometown guys on our famous Walk. They are one of the most popular rock bands around and we expect many fans at this exciting event."

Norah Jones headlines Stones Fest tribute show

May 24th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Norah Jones
Norah Jones, Jakob Dylan and Perry Farrell were among the stars who paid tribute to the Rolling Stones in New York on Wednesday night (22May13).

The trio joined the likes of the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Har Mar Superstar, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Regina Spektor at the Bowery Ballroom for the annual Stones Fest.

The tribute show, which was full of Stones classics, took place just one day after the real thing wrapped up its California dates on the current 50 & Counting anniversary tour, which began at the beginning of the month (May13).

Highlights of Sto...

Lollapalooza's Israel Launch Delayed

January 23rd, 2013 3:29pm EST
Jane's Addiction
Rocker Perry Farrell's plans to launch his Lollapalooza festival in Israel this year have been put on hold.

The Jane's Addiction frontman was due to bring his popular event to Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park in August 2013, making it the first ever large-scale international music festival in the country.

However, it has now emerged the Middle Eastern edition of Lollapalooza has been called off.

No reason for the cancellation has been given, but a spokesperson tells the Los Angeles Times the festival is being postponed for a later date.

Lollapalooza started as a touring festival in the 1990s ...

Perry Farrell Working On Jane's Addiction Musical

January 7th, 2013 8:41am EST
Perry Farrell
Perry Farrell is working on a Jane's Addiction musical to give fans a new way of hearing the band's songs.

The frontman, who is the mastermind behind Lollapalooza music festival, has revealed his ambitious project won't be a normal theatre-going experience and won't even be held in a traditional venue.

Farrell has refused to confirm any of the details, but insists fans will be impressed by the results.

He tells Prefix Magazine, "My next project is that I'm working on a play, it's a musical. But it's going to be immersive theatre. It's not going to be in a theatre, I'm going to create ...

Lollapalooza Heading To Israel In 2013

August 6th, 2012 8:39am EDT
Perry Farrell
Rocker Perry Farrell is set to launch his Lollapalooza festival in Israel next year.

The popular 21-year-old event, which hit Chicago this weekend, will head to Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park in August, 2013 as the first-ever large-scale international music festival in the country.

However, Farrell isn't planning to stop there - he's also exploring the possibility of holding a similar show in Jerusalem.

He tells CNN, "We got a call from Jerusalem, the Holy City, and they want Lollapalooza to be there, too. But it's going to start in Tel Aviv, and we're going to do something in Jerusalem. The ...

Explicit Jane's Addiction Video To Debut On Playboy.Com

January 25th, 2012 8:37pm EST
Jane's Addiction
Rockers Jane's Addiction are premiering the explicit video for their new song "Underground" on adult website

The less racy promo made its debut on on Wednesday, but the more controversial version will hit the Internet on Friday night.

The band joined forces with director Robert Hales to make the short film, which was shot in Los Angeles at the Fais Do-Do club and features Perry Farrell and his group performing for a cast of vaudevillian characters.

Farrell tells, "There are Siamese Gargoyles, seances, card games and a man in a white fedora who was also o...

Jane's Addiction Return To Aspen For Satellite New Year's Eve Gig

December 31st, 2011 4:27pm EST
Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction have become the latest rock band to make plans for a big New Year's Eve concert after signing up to headline an end-of-2011 gig in celebrity winter playground Aspen, Colorado.

Perry Farrell's group will perform at Belly Up and the show will be broadcast live on Sirius XM satellite radio.

The bash is the band's third annual New Year's Eve showcase at the intimate venue.

Jane's Addiction To Be Inducted Into Hollywood's Rock Walk

May 24th, 2011 8:42am EDT
Jane's Addiction
Rockers Jane's Addiction are to be inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk.

The band, Stephen Perkins, Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell, will place their hands into the cement outside Los Angeles' fabled Guitar Center at noon on June 1st.

Rage Against the Machine star Tom Morello will induct the band at the ceremony.

Jane's Addiction's handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other accomplished musicians and innovators including Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley.

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Duff McKagan: 'I Just Didn't Want To Look Like A Buffoon'

April 26th, 2011 8:28am EDT
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Former Guns N' Roses star Duff McKagan was determined to retain control over what was broadcast in his recent reality show - because he "didn't want to look like a buffoon" on TV.

The rocker and his partner Susan allowed cameras into their home to document their lives in Married To Rock, which also featured Jane's Addiction star Perry Farrell and his wife Etty, as well as other rock couples.

McKagan admits he wanted to keep their involvement "controlled" so he spent hours pouring over contracts to make sure he had a say in what was aired.

He tells, "As far as cameras...

Check Out The New Jane's Addiction Single 'End To The Lies' & Get It Free On Their Official Site

April 13th, 2011 11:13am EDT
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A video of Jane's Addiction recording their new track "End To The Lies" has been made available on the band's official YouTube channel, (or you can check it out below). "End To The Lies" comes from the band's forthcoming new album 'The Great Escape Artist', which is set for an August release through Capitol Records.

On Thursday (April 7th), the band made an MP3 of "End To The Lies" available for free on their web site

"To me, it sounds like an updated Jane's Addiction as it has the hypnotic repetitive nature of some of our early work combined with a modern...

Bieber Fever, Little Monsters & More: It's The 2010 Music Quiz

January 2nd, 2011 2:00pm EST
Rock Quiz 2010
The last 12 months have been a rollercoaster ride for our favorite pop stars, country singers, rockers and rappers but have you been paying attention?

Do you know your Mileys from your Demis, your Eminems from your Kanyes? Did you catch Bieber Fever or were you too caught up in the miracle of Bret Michaels' survival?

Put your knowledge to the test with WENN's head-scratching quiz and see how clued up you are on all things pop from a jam-packed 2010:

1. Which aging rocker will be taking a seat as a judge next to producer Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez on the upcoming season of American ...

Lady Gaga's Lollapalooza Stage Costs $150,000

April 27th, 2010 8:32am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga will perform on an impressive stage at this year's Lollapalooza festival - the event's founder Perry Farrell has commissioned a custom-built set costing $150,000 for the star.

The Jane's Addiction frontman has invested the cash after signing the Poker Face hit-maker up to headline the August festival in Chicago, Illinois.

And Farrell's convinced she's worth every cent.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "We're bringing in a special stage for her, investing like a hundred grand to house what she's doing. That's massive. Only Lady Gaga could step in and say 'I'm a headliner'."


Perry Farrell Dances The Night Away With His Wife At Coachella

April 16th, 2010 11:32pm EDT
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Perry Farrell helped kick off day one of the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA by bringing wife Etty Lau Farrel onstage for some dancing.

The Jane's Addiction singer played a set "vs." DJ Steve Porter.

This past January Jane's Addiction headed back to the studio to write their first new material in seven years despite bits of in-fighting between band members that led to bassist Eric Avery leaving.

Reports that former Guns N' Roses / Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan joined the group to replace Avery were confirmed in early March, but still no word on a new alb...

Duff McKagan Joins Jane's Addiction

March 2nd, 2010 6:54pm EST
Duff McKagan
Former Guns N' Roses rocker Duff McKagan has replaced Eric Avery in the reunited Jane's Addiction.

Avery co-founded the band in the mid-1980s and rejoined frontman Perry Farrell for a 2008 reunion.

He announced his plans to quit via a post on Monday, stating, "With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane's Addiction experiment is at an end."

And the group already has his replacement planned - McKagan will join them in the studio for their comeback album.

Duff McKagan Joins Jane's Addiction?

January 29th, 2010 7:00pm EST
Duff McKagan Joins Jane
Former Guns N' Roses star Duff McKagan has reportedly become the latest member of Jane's Addiction - he's rumored to have stepped in to replace bassist Eric Avery.

The band reunited in 2008 after Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor convinced them to join him on tour - and they have also been back in the studio working on new material.

The reunion was marred by the recent departure of original member Avery, but frontman Perry Farrell subsequently revealed they have been working with a new "writing partner" and internet rumors have turned to McKagan.

Fansite is reporti...

Jane's Addiction Return To The Studio To Try Again

January 20th, 2010 3:32pm EST
Reunited rockers Jane's Addiction are refusing to abandon their comeback despite a series of in-band fights - and are returning to the studio to write their first new material in seven years.

The band reunited in 2008 after Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor convinced them to join him on tour - and they revealed plans to hit the studio. Recording sessions didn't go well, and vocalist Perry Farrell revealed he frequently fought with band mates.

He said, "I'll be honest with you, we started to record and things got kind of ugly. You know, it's one of those things where the head but...

The Essential 'Weird Al' Yankovic - 2 CDs, 38 Songs, Out Now; Win It!

November 15th, 2009 10:33pm EST
Welcome to the wild world of "Weird Al" Yankovic - a world populated by a Pennsylvania Dutch gangsta-rapper ("Amish Paradise") and a serial-killing Saint Nick ("The Night Santa Went Crazy") - a world where people frantically search for their Liquid Paper, hallucinate about the floating disembodied head of Colonel Sanders and dream of one day visiting "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota." Yankovic, a three-time Grammy Award winner and the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history, shows no mercy to cultural milestones of every stripe - from Jurassic Park and Star Wars to the hi...

Jane's Addiction Scrap Their Australian Dates

July 24th, 2009 10:05am EDT
Reformed rockers Jane's Addiction have scrapped their Australian tour to allow drummer Stephen Perkins to recover from an infected elbow.

Perkins has been admitted to the Infectious Disease Ward at Cedar's-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he's undergoing anti-biotic treatment. The rocker is expected to make a full recovery.

The reformed original line-up of Jane's Addiction had been on its first world tour in over 17 years and had just returned to Los Angeles from European dates when the mysterious infection was discovered after Perkins noticed severe swelling and pain buil...

Perry Farrell: 'Lollapalooza Will Be A Sell Out'

April 21st, 2009 9:58am EDT
Perry Farrell
Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza festival is recession proof. Like the weekend's Coachella event in California, the Chicago, Illinois musical get together is selling out.

And Farrell, who performed at Coachella on Sunday, insists festivals offer music fans the perfect escape from troubled financial times.

He says, "We're selling more tickets than ever. People need an even bigger excuse to escape more than ever and there is no better escape than going to a festival and just tripping and taking in music."

Farrell's reformed Jane's Addiction will be among the headliners at Lollap...

Perry Farrell Calls Jane's Addiction Reunion 'Awkward'

March 26th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell fears the group's "awkward" reunion could be short lived if the bandmates can't bury past differences and get on with making music. Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Eric Avery came together to receive a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural NME Awards USA last year, and performed at the event. That led to reunion talks, low-key shows and eventually plans to tour with Nine Inch Nails this summer.

But the singer insists the reunion is far from harmonious.

After performing with his band in a former supe...

2009's Music Festival Rundown

February 5th, 2009 12:04pm EST
The music festival season is upon us! Line-ups, dates and venues are continuously being announced for this summer's crop of festivals. Here's the lowdown on some of the biggest American musical smorgasbords:

Warped Tour

Location: U.S. and Canada

Dates: June 26-August 23

Band Highlights: Less Than Jake, NOFX, Forever the Sickest Kids

Celebrating it's 15th anniversary, the Vans Warped Tour is set to begin and end it's journey in California, conquering other locations in the U.S. and Canada in between. In the past few years, the Warped Tour seems to have shied away from big-na...

Perry Farrell To Make Vampire Video

November 3rd, 2008 8:48am EST
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Perry Farrell's spooky new vampire tune has become such a big hit online, he's shooting a video for the track.

Farrell's Twilight movie track Go All The Way was posted on author Stephenie Meyers' official website last week and has been streamed over a million times already.

The interest has led to plans for a vampire-inspired promo in keeping with the movie's theme.

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'Twilight' Soundtrack Features Paramore, Muse, Linkin Park And More; Out Nov. 4

October 18th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Chop Shop Records and Atlantic Records have announced the release of "Twilight—original Motion Picture Soundtrack," the musical companion to the upcoming Summit Entertainment film. Due in stores and online on November 4th, the entire album features songs that will appear in the movie, highlighted by Paramore's brand new single, "Decode." Twilight is slated to open in theaters nationwide on November 21st.

In addition to a second new song from Paramore, the soundtrack features tracks from Muse, Linkin Park, Collective Soul, and an original song from Perry Farrell. As if that weren't ...

Perry Farrell Denies Jane's Addiction Reunion Rumors

July 31st, 2008 12:34pm EDT
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Former Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has dismissed rumors the band are to stage a reunion gig at his upcoming Lollapalooza music festival.

Farrell rejoined the rockers on stage at the NME magazine awards in April - the first time the group has appeared with their original line-up in 15 years. But the singer - who created the Lollapalooza festival in 1991 as a farewell to the band - has dashed fans' hopes of a second reunion, insisting Jane's Addiction won't be making any surprise appearances at the Chicago, Illinois, event.

He tells, "Not this year. This year, ...

Slash Celebrates His 43rd Birthday

July 25th, 2008 9:58am EDT
Rock star Slash has scored celebrity DJs Perry Farrell and for his double 43rd birthday celebrations in Las Vegas.

Jane's Addiction star Farrell hosted a party in the guitarist's honor at the Bare pool lounge at the Mirage resort on Wednesday night and Black Eyed Peas star was scheduled to spin records at a second Sin City party as WENN went to press on Thursday.

Slash was also billed to perform an acoustic set at the second party, held at Jet nightclub.

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Perry Farrell Celebrates Jane's Addiction Comeback

April 29th, 2008 7:30am EDT
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Rocker Perry Farrell celebrated the fourth Jane's Addiction reunion by performing electronic versions of the band's hits during his Coachella Festival performance on Sunday.

The group reformed for a performance at last week's NME Awards USA - and Farrell was keen to celebrate further during a solo set at Coachella.

Joined by a back-up singer and a backing track, Farrell played guitar over odd revamps of songs like "Just Because" and "Jane Says."

Farrell and his band were awarded the Godlike Genius Award at the NME prizegiving in Los Angeles.

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Notes & Quotes: Hilton's BFF's, Cruise On Oprah's Couch Again and More

April 25th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Paris Hilton
A staggering 85,000 people have posted profiles online in the hope of becoming Paris Hilton's new best friend. The wannabes are all keen to star alongside the socialite in MTV's new reality show Paris Hilton's My New BFF. Only 20 will make the cut for the program after Hilton fans vote for the best candidates online.

Movie maker and basketball fan Spike Lee trained 18 cameras on Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant during a recent game against Eva Longoria Parker's husband Tony Parker and his San Antonio Spurs for an indepth new film about the hoops hero.

"I normally don't walk acr...

Road Recovery's 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert

April 22nd, 2008 10:33am EDT
Jerry and Slash
It's not every day that you are given the opportunity to witness performances by top notch musicians including Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave), Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros, Jane's Addiction) and Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), as well as numerous other talented musicians all on the same stage. However, on Thursday evening, April 17th, thousands of music fans gathered together at the Nokia Theater in New York City, to watch these artists rock out in celebration of Road Recovery's 10th year anniversary.

Road Recovery is a pro...

Notes & Quotes: Manning Marriage, Tisdale's 'Teen Witch,' Grammer Loses Pal & More

April 18th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Eli Manning
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning will wed his fiancee Abby McGrew in Mexico this weekend, according to reports. The sports star is reportedly planning a private ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A family pal tells the New York Daily News, "It will be small, just friends and family." McGrew's father Tom recently confirmed the couple would wed "toward the end of April."

High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale is in negotiations to star in a remake of 1989 movie Teen Witch.

Paris Hilton and Good Charlotte rockers Joel and Benji Madden are set to celebrate the 50th anniver...

Eric Avery Adds Missing Piece To Original Jane's Addiction Reunion

April 16th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Eric Avery will rejoin Jane's Addiction for their reunion at the upcoming NME Awards in Los Angeles. Warring bandmates Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro agreed to bring the group together for a fourth reformation at the awards on April 23, where the band will receive the Godlike Genius Award and play three songs.

But Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins originally had refused to confirm they'd be taking part. But Perkins has since agreed to play with his old bandmates-- and now Avery has signed up.

The appearance will mark the first time the original members of the group have played to...

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