NEWS: Jane’s Addiction/Nine Inch Nails (NIN/JA) tour dates

Here are the tour dates for Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails’ NIN/JA tour. The opening act will be Tom Morello’s new band, Street Sweeper. 
Please please please bring this tour to Australia!

Nine Inch Nails / Janes Addiction [NIN/JA] tour dates

Fri-May-08 West Palm Beach, FL [Cruzan Amphitheatre]
Sat-May-09 Tampa, FL [Ford Amphitheatre]
Sun-May-10 Atlanta, GA [Lakewood Amphitheatre]
Thu-May-14 Albuquerque, NM [Journal Pavilion]
Fri-May-15 Phoenix, AZ [Cricket Wireless Pavilion]
Sat-May-16 Chula Vista, CA [Cricket Wireless Amphitheater]
Mon-May-18 Las Vegas, NV [The Pearl]
Wed-May-20 Irvine, CA [Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine Meadows]
Fri-May-22 Mountain View, CA [Shoreline Amphitheatre]
Tue-May-26 Englewood, CO [Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre]
Wed-May-27 Kansas City, MO [Starlight Theatre]
Fri-May-29 Chicago, IL [Charter One Pavilion] NINE INCH NAILS Only
Sat-May-30 Noblesville, IN [Verizon Wireless Music Center]
Sun-May-31 Clarkston, MI [DTE Energy Music Theatre]
Tue-Jun-02 Toronto, ON [Molson Amphitheatre]
Wed-Jun-03 Darien Lake, NY [Darien Lake Amphitheatre]
Fri-Jun-05 Camden, NJ [Tweeter Center At The Waterfront]
Sat-Jun-06 Holmdel, NJ [PNC Bank Arts Center]
Sun-Jun-07 Wantagh, NY [Nikon at Jones Beach Music Theater]
Tue-Jun-09 Columbia, MD [Merriweather Post Pavilion]
Wed-Jun-10 Burgettstown, PA [Post-Gazette Pavilion]
Fri-Jun-12 Charlotte, NC [Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre]

NEWS: Janes Addiction box set

Here are the details of the long-awaited Jane’s Addiction ‘A Cabinet Of Curiosities’ box set. Check out that awesome packaging and all the little bonuses. It’s cool to see the band go so very all-out with this set.

JANE’S ADDICTION FINALLY UNLOCKS THE CABINET

3-CD/1-DVD Boxed Set, A Cabinet Of Curiosities, Offers
Extensive Collection of Never-Before-Heard Demos, Live Performances and
Rarities, Plus Unreleased and Hard-To-Find Videos

Limited Edition Set Available April 21 From Rhino

LOS ANGELES — Jane’s Addiction aggressively melded avant-garde, funk, metal, and punk sounds with raw sexual energy and became an incomparable orce. On April 21, Rhino celebrates the legacy of Jane’s Addiction and unearths A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES; a 3-CD/1-DVD Jane’s Addiction boxed set of demos, live performances and rarities that includes 30 unreleased tracks. The set will be available from Rhino in stores and at www.rhino.com in a striking, limited-edition wooden cabinet for a suggested price of $74.98. A digital version will also be available at all digital retail outlets. Audiophiles and vinyl geeks take note that on April 18, to celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, Rhino will release 180-gram vinyl versions of the seminal Jane’s albums Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual for a suggested price of $17.98 and $24.98 respectively.

CLICK HERE to preorder A Cabinet of Curiosities from Amazon.com

The CABINET collection focuses solely on the band’s original incarnation of vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. Last year, this founding foursome played together for the first time in 17 years and has since raised eyebrows with a trio of celebrated secret underground shows in tiny clubs around Los Angeles. Now, with 43 tracks on CD, A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES offers a comprehensive look at the band from demo recordings of key tracks from Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990) to live recordings of the band roaring through its best songs onstage.

The set opens with five songs recorded in 1986 during a session at Radio Tokyo studio in Venice, CA, including an unreleased version of “Jane Says.” The remaining 12 songs on disc one are unreleased demos from 1987 that feature futures Jane’s classics including “Three Days,” “Ocean Size,” “Classic Girl,” “Summertime Rolls,” and “Stop!”

The second disc contains more unreleased demos (“Ted, Just Admit It”) along with a recording of the band rehearsing “My Time” and a 12″ remix of “Been Caught Stealing.” The disc also rounds up stray songs from various compilations (Grateful Dead cover “Ripple,” “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey” with Ice-T & Ernie C) as well as rare and unreleased live cuts including roaring covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and The Stooges’ “1970” as well as the live staple dubbed “Bobhaus,” which features lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” sung over the music of Bauhaus’ “Burning From The Inside.”

Jane’s Addiction made great albums, but it’s the band’s live shows that cemented its legacy. All of the darkness, soul, aggression, and musical zealousness came pouring out night after night as the foursome gelled into a thunderous and dangerous machine. The third disc features a complete live show from December 19, 1990. This performance was the second show from the band’s legendary three night run at the Hollywood Palladium and features a number of fiery, unreleased performances including “Mountain Song,” “Whores,” and “Ocean Size,” and “Been Caught Stealing.”

The DVD included with A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES begins with Soul Kiss, previously available only on VHS, which features the video for “Mountain Song” that was banned by MTV, a video for “City” and candid home movies of the band. The DVD also brings together six additional music videos as well as a trio of unreleased 1990 performances taped in Milan for MTV Italy.

The wooden curio cabinet that houses the limited edition set looks like a shrine to the band made by an adoring fan. The box opens to reveal recreations of early concert fliers, ticket stubs, a set list and other memorabilia.

For additional information, please visit www.janesaddiction.com.

A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Track Listing

Disc 1
1. “Jane Says” < Radio Tokyo Demo *
2. “Pigs In Zen” < Radio Tokyo Demo
3. “Mountain Song” < Radio Tokyo Demo
4. “Had A Dad” < Radio Tokyo Demo
5. “I Would For You” < Radio Tokyo Demo
6. “Idiots Rule” < Demo *
7. “Classic Girl” < Demo *
8. “Up The Beach” < Demo *
9. “Suffer Some” < Demo *
10. “Thank You Boys” < Demo *
11. “Summertime Rolls” < Demo *
12. “City” < Demo *
13. “Ocean Size” < Demo *
14. “Stop!” < Demo *
15. “Standing In The Shower…Thinking” < Demo *
16. “Ain’t No Right” < Demo *
17. “Three Days” < Demo * Disc 2
1. “Ted, Just Admit It…” < Demo *
2. “Maceo” < Demo *
3. “No One’s Leaving” < Demo *
4. “My Time” < Rehearsal *
5. “Been Caught Stealing” < 12" Remix Version
6. “Ripple”
7. “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey” < with Ice-T & Ernie-C
8. “L.A. Medley: L.A. Woman/Nausea/Lexicon Devil” < Live 1989
9. “Kettle Whistle” < Live 1987 *
10. “Whole Lotta Love” < Live 1987 *
11. “1970” < Live 1987 *
12. “Bobhaus” < Live 1989* Disc 3
1. Drum Intro < Live 1990 *
2. “Up The Beach” < Live 1990
3. “Whores” < Live 1990 *
4. “1%” < Live 1990 *
5. “No One’s Leaving” < Live 1990
6. “Ain’t No Right” < Live 1990
7. “Then She Did…” < Live 1990 *
8. “Had A Dad” < Live 1990 *
9. “Been Caught Stealing” < Live 1990 *
10. “Three Days” < Live 1990
11. “Mountain Song” < Live 1990 *
12. “Stop!” < Live 1990
13. “Summertime Rolls” < Live 1990 *
14. “Ocean Size” < Live 1990 * Disc 4 (DVD)
Soul Kiss: The Fan’s Video
1. “Mountain Song” < Unedited Version
2. “City”
Music Videos
3. “Had A Dad”
4. “Ocean Size”
5. “Stop!”
6. “Been Caught Stealing”
7. “Classic Girl”
8. “Ain’t No Right”
Live at the City Square, Milan, Italy (for MTV Italy) (10/11/90)
9. “Whores” *
10. “Then She Did…” *
11. “Three Days” *

* previously unreleased

NEWS: Guitar World celebrates 25 years of Vai’s Flex-Able

From Vai.com:

Steve Vai Featured In Latest Guitar World Magazine


The May 2009 issue of Guitar World (on newstands March 10) features Steve on the cover and an in-depth article celebrating the 25th anniversary of Steve’s first solo album, Flex-Able. Steve recounts the production of the album, and the article includes many rare photographs of Steve’s self-built studio – Stucco Blue Studios – as well as photos from the sessions.

The issue also includes a Steve Vai Master Class lesson, along with transcriptions of “The Attitude Song” and “Yankee Rose.”