Just wanted to update yesterday's news about Chris Goss. According to a post on the QOTSA board, Chris is now in stable condition and is getting "good care in a great hospital". If I get any other updates, I will post them on the message board. Best wishes to Chris for a speedy and full recovery.
On that note, I'd like to wish you all a very happy holiday season. Enjoy and be safe!
Details are sketchy on this one, but word has it that Jeordie and Chris Goss (and possibly Ian Astbury) recently spent time in the studio working on tracks with UNKLE for an upcoming project. UNKLE, a band out of the UK which can best be described as a hybrid of trip-hop/electronica and rock, have two albums to their name, 2004's Never Never Land and 1998's Psyence Fiction, which boast appearances from guest artists such as Josh Homme, DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke and Jason Newsted. If I find out anything further on this project, I'll be sure to post the information here.
On the heels of this, however, there is sad news being reported from qotsa.com. Chris has apparently fallen ill and is hospitalized in critical condition. Well wishes would be appreciated and can be sent to him c/o Eisenhower Memorial Hospital, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Get well soon, Chris.
A news brief posted last week at prosoundnews.com perhaps sheds a little more light as to Jeordie's involvement with Nine Inch Nails. It reads partially as follows:
Oasis just finished a month of overdubs and mixing in The Village's Studio A with producer Dave Sardy and engineer Greg Gordon, assisted by Andy Brohard. At the same time, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and and guitarists Twiggy Ramirez and Gem Archer, worked with longtime engineer Alan Moulder (with Jason Wormer assisting), in Studio D, tracking, overdubbing and mixing for a new album.
As an added note, Gem Archer is also Oasis' rhythm guitarist and, as those of you who've been paying attention know, there have been several exclusive photos given to this site showing Jeordie jamming with Liam Gallagher of Oasis. Courtney Love has also been working on her latest project at The Village with Billy Corgan and, as reported here yesterday, Jeordie is apparently contributing to this project as well. Quite a bit of intermingling and overlapping of talent going on lately, it seems. Stay tuned for any further developments...
Meanwhile, you can go here to read the Prosounds article in its entirety. Thanks to The NIN Hotline for the find.
According to a new interview with New Music Express, Courtney Love states that she is currently working on writing new material with Billy Corgan with a little help from Jeordie, as well as Panic Channel (and ex-Jane's Addiction) bandmates Dave Navarro and Steve Perkins. The full interview can be found in the Christmas edition of the magazine, available at newsstands now.
Got a little Thanksgiving treat for everyone in the way of a new photo just added to the Exclusive gallery. Have a very happy and safe holiday!
Good news for those of you who have been looking for Amboog-A-Lard merchandise. Original bassist Barry Alpert (currently fronting Faith In Chaos) has now made available online several items, including the following: a CD containing 8 pro-demo tracks recorded in 1990 and 1991 featuring Jeordie on guitar and a Video CD which features 2 hours of live performance clips and backstage footage (note: Windows Media Player is required to view). Click here to check it out. Thanks to Penicillin Penny for forwarding the info.
Nine photos from the photo gallery featured on aMOTION have been added to the Candid page. There are more on the DVD, however, the quality isn't all that great so I decided against adding them. Thanks to Elle Sixx at jamesiha.org for the captures, as doing them myself was proving to be a little...tricky. For those who are unaware, aMOTION is available in record stores today.
The photo updates keep coming in, and with this one, the plot thickens...
A new photo has been added to the Candid gallery. Click here to have a look.
Continuing to forge ahead and flirt with different styles of music, Jeordie took some time over the summer to make an appearance on Blood Music, the new album by Vancouver, BC based rap/hip hop group Dead Celebrity Status. Produced by Danny Saber, the album also boasts appearances by Dave Navarro and Steve Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Joss Stone, Biff Naked and Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal. For more information on the group and to listen to some of the tracks from the album, check out their official website at www.deadcelebritystatus.com. You can purchase the album online here. Thanks to Jessie for the tip.
Two photos have been added to the Exclusive page. But those of you here in the U.S. are not allowed to look at them until you vote. Get out there today and make a difference!
As was pretty much assumed, mastersofreality.com has announced that MoR's European tour which was supposed to take place in November has been postponed until early next year. The new dates are expected to be announced sometime after the New Year. Of course, I will do my best to confirm whether or not Jeordie is still planning to appear with them and once I have some information, I will pass it on.
If every picture tells a story....what do you suppose the story is here? To be continued??
In the meantime, this page might be worth your checking out -- four new "exclusive" type photos have been added, one of which shows Jeordie hanging with Barry Gibb of the legendary Bee Gees (Jeordie's the short guy on your right).
Although it is still listed on The Tonight Show's website, A Perfect Circle's November 3rd appearance has been cancelled. This information was passed along to the Paz Lenchantin fansite simplypaz.com by Paz herself, who was scheduled to perform with the band that night. Further information from aperfectcircle.org states that the cancellation is due to Maynard's being busy both with doing press for eMOTIVe and working with Tool.
For those of you who didn't get a chance to see the Metallica documentary "Some Kind of Monster", which captured a glimpse of Jeordie's audition for the band, drummer Lars Ulrich has confirmed with Launch Radio Networks that it will be released in DVD format in January of 2005. Additionally, Joe Berlinger, one of the film's directors, has stated that the DVD will most likely come in two editions: an initial double-disc set featuring the movie and plenty of bonus material plus a four disc package that could include as much as four and a half hours of edited footage which didn't make the film.
Finally, in A Perfect Circle news, aperfectcircle.net reports that the band will appear live on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, November 3rd.
For all of you Twigophiles out there, the Manson era candid photo gallery has been updated with a photo that was taken at a Hollywood party back in 1999. The photo -- and the newly created page -- can be accessed here.
Coming back to present day affairs, work continues on the Jeordie/Chris Goss collaboration, with much progress having been made over the last month or so. Word has it that Dave Catching, who is currently on the road with The Eagles of Death Metal, is one of the artists who will appear on the album. The album will hopefully be mixed by year's end or sooner, although there is no projected release date as yet.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Masters of Reality have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at the Vernier sur Rock festival on November 6th. No reason is given on the festival's web page, nor is any further information available at this time regarding MoR's touring plans.
Good news to report on the DVD front. Despite the fact that the DVD compilation contained within aMOTION will not feature a full-on live performance as originally believed, the footage filmed on A Perfect Circle's recent tour is now expected to eventually see the light of day. aperfectcircle.net reports that the band does intend to put together a performance DVD which will contain not only footage from the Thirteenth Step tour, but from the tour in support of Mer De Noms as well. Don't expect this anytime soon, however, as all focus during the foreseable future will be on eMOTIVe and aMOTION.
Those of you who can make it to Geneva on November 6th will be pleased to know that Masters of Reality are now confirmed to play the Vernier sur Rock festival on that date. Go here for further information.
A Perfect Circle's cover of "Imagine", from their upcoming album eMOTIVe, has now made its way onto the playlists of several U.S. radio stations and can also be heard by going to aperfectcircle.com. It is the first item on the "News" page.
Virgin Records has issued a press release today, giving more details as to both eMOTIVe and aMOTION. eMOTIVe was produced and engineered by Billy Howerdel and executive produced by Maynard James Keenan and includes string arrangements by former bassist Paz Lenchantin, as well as contributions by Danny Lohner and Telefon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis. As previously announced, this LP will drop on November 2nd. The release of the remix CD/DVD combo, aMOTION will follow on November 16th and will contain remixes from both Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step by Danny Lohner, James Iha and Massive Attack, videos including "Judith", "Thinking Of You", and "Blue" (as directed by contest winner Joseph Perez, plus versions by three runners-up), "Bikini Bandits" trailers, a "stunning live take" on "The Noose", and a photo and video gallery by Billy Howerdel. To read the press release in its entirety, click here.
The artwork for the CD eMOTIVe and DVD aMOTION were previewed today by A Perfect Circle's official site. Both have been added to the Promo gallery.
At least one date from Masters of Reality's upcoming Fall Euro/UK tour has possibly been uncovered. According to this post at Therapy?'s website, MoR is among those set to play at Geneva, Switzerland's Vernier sur Rock festival on November 6th. The festival runs for three days beginning November 4th and more information on the festival itself (the official November 6th lineup has not yet been listed) can be found by going here. Stay tuned for further information as MoR's schedule falls into place.
Billboard magazine reports this morning that in addition to the previously announced covers of John Lennon's "Imagine", Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Fear's "Let's Have a War", A Perfect Circle's forthcoming album eMOTIVe will also include covers of Joni Mitchell ("Fiddle and the Drum"), Devo ("Freedom of Choice"), Depeche Mode ("People are People"), Nick Lowe ("What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding"), San Francisco punk band Crucifix ("Annilihation"), 1940's blues singer/guitarist Memphis Minnie ("When the Levee Breaks" - also covered by Led Zeppelin) and Black Flag ("Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie"). A Perfect Circle will round off the track list with their remix of "Pet" entitled "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums" and one original tune entitled "Passive". The complete track list reads as follows:
The release date for aMOTION, A Perfect Circle's DVD/remix album package, is now set for November 16th. The release date for eMOTIVe, APC's collection of politically themed songs, remains November 2nd. Thanks to MOON at aperfectcircle-france.com for the information.
News detailing Perfect Circle's "political" album has surfaced via a statement released today by Maynard James Keenan on the band's official website. The album will be released on November 2nd and is entitled "eMOTIVe". The theme of the album will be "War, Peace, Love and Greed" and it will be comprised of new music, remixes and cover material, the latter of which will include songs such as John Lennon's "Imagine", "What's Goin' On?" by Marvin Gaye and "Let's Have a War" by Fear. One of the new songs, "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums" ("Pet" remix) will be released this week "with an animated video poking fun at our fearless leader." You can listen to the song and view the video clip by going here.
A 2001 article from Metal Edge has been added to the Manson Archive Press section, where Jeordie (better known as "Twiggy Ramirez" in those days) offers up his commentary on his three favorite Iron Maiden albums. While I am not prone to updating the Manson Archive these days what with so many things from back then having been seen repeatedly at various Manson and/or Twiggy fansites, this was something I'd not seen before. The fact that I am a huge Iron Maiden fan also helped score this particular piece some points. Go here to read. Thanks to Sarah a/k/a hot_buttered_elves for the submission.
Both the Press page and Live photo gallery have been updated, the former with a December 2003 interview from a French music magazine called Rock Mag and the latter with five photos from the 2003 Lollapalooza tour. Thanks to Twiggette for translating the interview into English and to Lisa M. Huey at www.lisahuey.com for the photos.
A big question on the minds of many fans these days is whether or not Jeordie and John5, now a free agent since departing Marilyn Manson several months ago, will collaborate together on future projects. Well, if Jeordie is willing and able when the time comes, it could happen. According to a post made by John today on his official website, John "definitely" wants to work with Jeordie on his next record and says that "he's one of the first people I'm going to ask about playing on the record."
Jeordie will be performing tonight with Chris Goss (Masters of Reality) and Dave Catching (earthlings?/Mondo Generator/Yellow #5) as part of the recently launched "Peacenik at the Beatnik" internet radio series broadcasting from Joshua Tree, CA. The set begins at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (so be sure to factor in the time difference for wherever you're at) and can be listened to by going to www.jtbeat.com.
The Burning Brides tore it up at the legendary Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood last night, where they were joined midway through their set by Jeordie rocking out on guitar for two songs. To try to keep everyone up to date on this (and as an addendum to yesterday's report), the bottom line regarding Jeordie's plans to appear with the Brides on tour is that work on his album with Chris Goss is his first priority. As such, it's hard to commit to any specific dates/cities. It is possible he could show up at another one of the West Coast dates, and performing for a week or two in August towards the end of the tour is another possibility. Nothing, however, is set in stone. My advice? If the Brides are coming to your neck of the woods, just go! They're energetic and fun to watch and overall put on a great performance. The venues are mostly of the small/intimate variety and tickets are very affordable (roughly in the $10-15 range). If anything changes to where I do have some definite dates, I will immediately post that information here.
While I still don't have confirmed dates for Jeordie's guest appearances on the Burning Brides' current tour, it does look like he will be on board by the time the band plays Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, August 4th. Speaking with Vancouver entertainment weekly Georgia Straight, guitarist Dimitri Coats hints that the band "may well have already expanded beyond a three-piece" in time for Wednesday's show. "For this tour we're bringing Jeordie White – aka Twiggy Ramirez from Marilyn Manson – on the road with us to help out," says Coats. "He'll do the majority of the tour, playing four or five songs a night." While I've received no word of Jeordie having appeared at any of the Brides' shows to date, with the band about to hit the West Coast this would seem the logical time for him to pick up the tour. Click here for the full interview.
I've added another interview to the Press page which, although dated (it was done during APC's Summer 2003 promotional tour), gives more insight as to the technical side of things than the majority of interviews. This appears to be an expanded version of an interview which originally was published in the October 2003 issue of Bass Player magazine; John Ferrante, who conducted that interview, also runs the page from which this interview was taken, Ferrante's Power Equipment. Click here to go directly to the interview. Thanks to twigg5 for passing this along.
Just got back from the Axis of Justice concert tonight here in Los Angeles, which Maynard was a part of, and have information on the new A Perfect Circle album which has been rumored for release in November along with the live DVD and the Danny Lohner remix album. Before his performance tonight (an a capella version of Joni Mitchell's "The Fiddle and the Drum"), Maynard announced to the crowd that he is currently recording "a collection of political songs with A Perfect Circle". While it's not clear whether these songs will be covers or original material, this seems to confirm the aforementioned rumor of a new APC album. Thanks to eugenie de franval and skwerl at aperfectcircle.net for collaborating on the details regarding this breaking news.
I received some feedback today on Jeordie's appearance in the Metallica documentary film "Some Kind Of Monster", which opened this past weekend in select cities. According to Mari, a fan in Chicago who attended a screening earlier this week, a quick montage of the bass player auditions is shown towards the end of the film, where Jeordie is shown playing "For Whom The Bell Tolls", looking "very relaxed and cool." He is subsequently shown posing for a photo with the band. For anyone whose primary reason for seeing the film would be to see Jeordie, be aware that he is shown "for a total of about 30 seconds." The film opens this weekend in Los Angeles, San Jose, Berkeley and Oakland.
For all of you who have been emailing me with questions regarding the itinerary for the Burning Brides tour, yes, the Brides' official website does have the current tour dates posted. However, right now I have no official confirmation as to which dates Jeordie is on board for, since it appears that he will play only on selected dates. This information will be made available here as soon as I have it, so check this page frequently for updates.
Finally, the tracklisting for the "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" soundtrack has been made known and A Perfect Circle's contribution won't be a new tune as MTV's report seemed to indicate, but rather it will be a new remix of "The Outsider ("Renholder" remix).
Jeordie will be hitting the road to play guitar with the Burning Brides on the Brides' upcoming U.S. tour. The cities and dates are yet to be determined.
Also, Jeordie will be working through the month of July with producer Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality) and some of his other musical peers on his upcoming as-of-yet unnamed new musical endeavor that will co-exist with Jeordie's current projects. This is a real band and is not a side project. More details will unfold in a soon to be released interview with Jeordie.
A November 2003 interview Jeordie did with Harder Beat Magazine, a Dallas-based music monthly, has been added to the Press page.
Even with the tour behind them, it seems A Perfect Circle still have a few surprises up their sleeves for us. In addition to a Danny Lohner remix of Thirteenth Step rumored to be set for release on November 11th in conjunction with the live DVD, mtv.com now reports that the band will contribute new music to the soundtrack to the film "Resident Evil: Apocalypse", which arrives in theatres on October 1st. The soundtrack, which will also include music by Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil, will be released on August 24th on the Roadrunner label.
Here are more details regarding A Perfect Circle's live DVD, the third single from "Thirteenth Step", and the "special bonus". The song chosen to be the new single is "Blue", which will be delivered to radio stations nationwide on July 27th. Additionally, the band is giving the fans a chance to direct the video to accompany "Blue". The winner, who will be selected by the band based on artistic merit, will be awarded $1000 and the possibility of being included in the upcoming DVD. 10 runners up will receive a prize package including a picture vinyl LP of Mer De Noms, a copy each of APC's Virgin CD and DVD titles and a personalized autographed poster. Go here for the complete contest rules. As to the DVD itself, it is tentatively scheduled for a November 11th release. Thenks to aperfectcircle.net for the foregoing info.
Also, for those who want to check out the Metallica documentary "Some Kind of Monster", which includes footage of Jeordie’s audition for the band, you can go to www.somekindofmonster.com to see when the film will be coming to your area. This film will not see a simultaneous nationwide release in the larger theatres, but instead will be released a few cities at a time in the smaller, independent venues. The aforementioned site is the best way to keep track of when and where the film will be showing.
aperfectcircle.net is now confirming the release of a DVD from A Perfect Circle's 2003/2004 tour. Reportedly, the DVD will contain a bonus of some sort relating to a third single/video from Thirteenth Step. More details to follow.
A Perfect Circle concluded their world tour last night with a stellar performance at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver, CO. A big thank you goes out to Jeordie and his bandmates for their beautiful music and for putting themselves out there over the last year to give the fans a round of awesome and amazing shows! Now go home and get some well deserved rest!
The Press page has been updated with an interview from Friday's edition of The Colorado Springs Gazzette. Thanks to mars for the transcription. Oh, and though there is no official confirmation yet, reliable word is that there will be a DVD coming from this tour, possibly being released around election day (November 9th).
A Perfect Circle hit New Orleans last night for a show at the UNO Arena, and anyone who made the decision afterwards to check out Burning Brides' midnight set at One Eyed Jack's got a special treat in the form of Jeordie, Josh and James stopping by to pay a visit. While James simply "hung out", Jeordie and Josh joined the Brides on stage for a late night jam. Josh jammed for only one song, but when Jeordie subsequenly took the stage he was convinced to hang out for several tunes. After reportedly joking that he would stay "only if somebody buys me a drink," and naming his poison, he found himself accommodated by several members of the audience on his request. Jeordie had also come out to jam with the Brides earlier that evening during their opening set for APC, covering a Misfits song, which was also among those played at the club gig. Thanks to Azazeal for the eyewitness account.
The Press page has been updated with an interview with Chris Goss from the German magazine Stalker. Though not an interview with Jeordie, Chris does spend a good portion of this brief interview talking about the Snowballs project and working with Jeordie, therefore I felt it would be relevant to the site. Also, this gives anyone who doesn't know much about Chris a chance to find out a little more about him. The interview can be read here. Thanks to NewModelNo.15 for sending this in.
The June 2004 issue of Metal Hammer features a report about Jeordie joining up with Masters of Reality and also on his work on the Snowballs project, which Chris Goss describes as "Velvet Underground meets Led Zeppelin...a noisy droning rock think". As previously reported here, recording for the Snowballs album will take place over the summer, with a release expected some time next year. What's particularly interesting about this article, however, is that the magazine has the Masters of Reality tour taking place in the U.S., with nothing being said about the U.K. Whether this is a typo or not remains to be seen; Masters of Reality have traditionally bypassed touring the States, with the last tour here having taken place in 1992. On the other hand, those of us on this side of the pond are certainly due for a decent round of dates. I will keep everyone posted! Thanks to StarTwig71 for sending the article this way.
"Star Wars" fanatic that he is, Jeordie was selected by Nintendo Power magazine to give his review of the new Star Wars game Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike. His comments can be read here. Thanks to slicknickshady for the find.
An interview from Southwest Florida's news-press.com has been added to the Press page. Additionally, the Reviews page has been updated with reviews of the Hershey, PA and Uniondale, NY shows.
This tour is getting to be very hard to keep up with. Just days after it was canceled, now comes word that the Raleigh show is back on. Thanks to HaloSlippingDown for the heads up. Checking in over at aperfectcircle.net it seems that the while Clear Channel had tried to cancel it, the band refused to go along with that and had the final say in keeping the show going on as scheduled. Good news for those of you in the Raleigh area!
Been dying to know what Jeordie is driving these days (when he's not criss-crossing the country on a tour bus, that is)? Courtesy of the new issue of Revolver magazine, this information is all yours. Click here for the article and here for the photographic evidence.
There is a little bit of an update to report on the cancellation of the Raleigh show. According to The RBC Center's website the show was canceled by the promoter (Clear Channel), so it appears that the band themselves may not have had much of a hand in the decision to pull the show.
Sorry to report that another show has been canceled, this time it's the show that was scheduled on May 13th in Raleigh, NC. Ticketmaster is offering refunds to anyone who purchased tickets to this show and it looks like rescheduling of the show is unlikely. I wish I had more information to give you as to what's going on with these cancelations of late, but right now it's anyone's guess. I can only hope that this is the last time I have to report news of this nature.
It's pretty well known by now that before becoming a member of A Perfect Circle, Jeordie had been invited to audition for the open bassist slot in Metallica. According to a review from Billboard magazine posted at the Metallica fansite Encyclopedia Metallica, fans will now be able to see a bit of his audition when "Some Kind of Monster", a documentary film which chronicles the trials and tribulations encountered during the making of Metallica's "St. Anger" album, hits theaters in wide release later this year. So far, the film, directed and produced by the team of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky ("Brother's Keeper", "Paradise Lost"), has been playing the international festival circuit after receiving critical acclaim following its screening at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival back in January. Other auditions caught on film are those of Rob Trujillo, Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails) and Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), with the slot ultimately being won by Trujillo. Click here to read the full Billboard review.
A Perfect Circle has lined up another acoustic performance, this time in New York City. All this week, K-ROCK radio will be giving listeners a chance to win entry to the event, scheduled to take place on Friday, May 7th at the legendary Electric Lady Studios. They will also throw in a pair of tickets to A Perfect Circle's show that night at Nassau Coliseum. Click on the K-ROCK link above for details on how you can be one of the lucky winners. Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for the info.
Another one bites the dust. After canceling the May 5th show in Huntington, WV and replacing it with a show at the Chevrolet Ampitheatre in Pittsburgh, PA, Ticketmaster is now reporting that the Pittsburgh show has been canceled as well. I have no information at this time as to the reasons for the cancellation, whether it will be replaced with yet another show, etc., but if I find out anything I'll be sure to let everyone know. Thanks to thisdyingangel for the heads up.
A release party for the DVD “Lost In The Bermuda Triangle”, which features the uncut version of A Perfect Circle’s “The Outsider” video, will be held at The Coral Room in New York City on Tuesday, May 11th. The band is scheduled to attend this event. If you want a chance to attend as well, you can get all the details at this location. Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for the info.
The Reviews page has been updated in the last few days with reviews of the Auburn Hills, Cleveland and Rochester shows.
An interview from today's edition of The Flint Journal has been added to the Press page.
If you are in the Toronto area, tune in to 102.1 The Edge at 2:20 p.m. tomorrow to hear a live in-studio interview with Jeordie and Josh. If you aren't in Toronto, you can listen on line by going to the website and downloading their audio player.
Unfortunately for those of you planning to go to see A Perfect Cirle in Tulsa, OK on June 10th, that show has been canceled due to scheduling. However, a show on that same date has now been added in Lubbock, TX at the Canyon Ampitheatre, with tickets going on sale this weekend. Thanks to EpithetAdversary for the initial cancellation alert and to aperfectcircle.net for updated information regarding the new show.
For anyone who was wondering the status of Jeordie's involvement in the animated film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", the film's official site has now posted an update which states that due to A Perfect Circle's heavy touring schedule, Jeordie was not able to be a part of the project. The tour has kept Josh Freese from being able to participate as well. Both roles have been taken over by members of Green Day.
An mp3 version of "Weak and Powerless" from A Perfect Circle's acoustic set in Tacoma last week is now available at aperfectcircle.net. Go to the Tour Journal and scroll down to the Endsessions show. Hopefully "A Stranger" and "The Outsider" will surface as well -- keep checking back there.
For those who don't already know, the May 5th show in Huntington, WV has been canceled and replaced with a show to be held at the Chevrolet Ampitheatre in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, the postponed shows in Spokane, Vancouver and Boise were not able to be rescheduled and are now officially canceled. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Finally, three photos from Lollapalooza have been added to the Live gallery and a review of the Sydney, Australia show by Bassboy Troy has been added to the Reviews page.
While APC will be taking a long break when their year long tour comes to an end in June, it doesn't look like Jeordie will be doing the same. In addition to possibly touring with Masters of Reality in the Fall, work in earnest will begin in June on the Snowballs project, with the album projected to drop sometime around winter/spring 2005 and to possibly be followed by a tour. Chris Goss gives all the details in an exclusive interview with the Masters of Reality UK fansite. The interview can be read by clicking here and then clicking on the "News" tab. Chris also talks about what sparked his interest in working with Jeordie and how the two finally met and began writing together. All of this will be going on presumably in addition to Jeordie's working on his solo album. Stay tuned...
Those of you in the U.K. just may get another chance to see Jeordie on stage come this Fall. According to a recent interview with Chris Goss at shakenstir.com Jeordie (aka "Tweedy" Ramirez) has offered to fill in on bass when Masters of Reality tours there sometime around October. Click here to read the interview.
According to aperfectcircle.org, A Perfect Circle will play the Anselmo Valencia Ampitheatre in Tucson, AZ on June 8th. No ticket information is available at this time. Looking at the itinerary and allowing for travel days between cities that are far apart, it seems unlikely that any other dates will be added at this point. If anything else comes in, however, I'll be sure to post it here.
For anyone in the LA area who wasn't able to make it to A Perfect Circle's Long Beach show, a *real* Los Angeles show has now been scheduled. The band will perform at the Universal Ampitheatre in Universal City on Saturday, June 5th. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. Another Florida show has also been added at Orlando's Hard Rock Live. Tickets for this one go on sale April 9th at 5 p.m., also through Ticketmaster.
According to the official Masters of Reality webpage, it looks like work will resume sometime in late spring/early summer on Jeordie's "Snowballs" project with Chris Goss, who will take a short vacation after finishing up a slew of other projects culminating with a Desert Sessions appearance at Southern California's Coachella Festival on May 1. Hopefully, there will soon be more information to share regarding this collaboration.
The website has been updated today with a new interview from Artisan News Service on the Press page, a photo from Saturday's show in San Francisco in the Live gallery and two reviews from A Perfect Circle's performances in Japan back in March on the Reviews page. Thanks to Chika Tsuchiya for the reviews.
Another date has been added to A Perfect Circle's itinerary and the makeup date for the canceled Las Vegas show on March 29th has been announced. The band will appear at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ on Thursday, May 6th. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on April 10th. As to the Las Vegas show, the date is Friday, June 4th. Tickets for the March 29th performance will be honored on this date. The June 3rd date in Las Vegas is still on, also, but right now there is no information as to when tickets go on sale.
With tour dates being postponed and reshuffled over the next week or so, there is good news to report for those of you in Florida. Two new dates have been listed at ticketmaster.com, May 21st at Mizner Park Ampitheatre in Boca Raton and May 22nd at Teco Arena in Ft. Myers. Tickets are due to go on sale this Saturday, April 3rd.
If you've been to aperfectcircle.net in the last couple of hours, you already know that the Sacramento show scheduled for tomorrow night has now been canceled, again due to Maynard's being down with the flu and losing his voice. Now the APC official site has announced that all shows through April 2nd have been postponed, which would add Long Beach (4/1) and San Diego (4/2) to the list. Rescheduling these shows has also resulted in dates in Boise (4/5), Spokane (4/6) and Vancouver (4/8) being postponed. Sacramento has now been moved to 4/4, San Diego to 4/6 and Long Beach to 4/7. As with the Las Vegas show, all of these postponed shows will be rescheduled, with the new dates to be announced in the near future.
Due to Maynard's being ill with the flu, tonight's show at The Joint in Las Vegas had to be canceled. The show will be rescheduled, but my guess is that it won't be until right before or right after the June 3rd Las Vegas show which was recently added. The tour finishes up at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver, CO on June 13th.
Another article/interview, this one from today's El Paso Times, has been added to the Press page.
A Perfect Circle is scheduled to perform a live acoustic set as a part of Seattle radio station 107.7 The End's "End Sessions" series, presumably during their stop in the Seattle/Tacoma area on April 9th. It looks like the only way to attend this special, one-of-a-kind performance will be to win tickets from the station.
In other tour-related news, the Rapid City, SD show scheduled for April 13th has been canceled. I called the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to find out the reason for the cancelation and was told it was due to "routing issues", that their routing "took them somewhere else". The show is not likely to be rescheduled.
Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for the updates.
An brief interview from the March 21st edition of the Albuquerque Journal has been added to the Press page. Also, although the June 6th San Jose date has been taken off Ticketmaster's listings for some reason, it does still appear here on the Clear Channel website listings, so I'm guessing this show probably will take place.
Another new date has just turned up at Ticketmaster's listings for A Perfect Circle: Sunday, June 6th at the San Jose State Events Center in San Jose, CA. Tickets go on sale on April 4th.
An interview with Oklahoma City's The Oklahoman has been added to the Press page and can be read here. StarTwig71 has also sent in a little blurb from this week's Kerrang, which can be read here.
A Perfect Circle apparently likes Denver. In addition to the recently announced show at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver on June 13, the band will also do a show in Colorado Springs, on June 12 at the City Auditorium, making for a total of 4 Denver area shows on this tour. Thanks to skwerl at aperfectcircle.net for tracking down the name of the venue since I missed that part of it when the date was announced just prior to the Denver show on Saturday night.
With A Perfect Circle set to play a sold out show tomorrow night at the Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado, Jeordie spoke to the Rocky Mountain News, giving some insight into the writing process involved with Thirteenth Step. Click here to read the interview.
Also, be sure to check out aperfectcircle.net's really cool new design and content.
More dates for A Perfect Circle's Spring tour have been announced and they are as follows:
May 24 • Jackson, MS • Coliseum
May 25 • Grand Prairie, TX • NextStage
May 26 • Little Rock, AR • Alltel Arena
May 27 • New Orleans, LA • UNO Arena
May 29 • Houston, TX • Woodlands Ampitheatre
May 30 • Corpus Christi, TX • Concrete Street Ampitheatre
May 31 • Austin, TX • Frank Irwin Center
June 3 • Las Vegas, NV • The Joint
June 10 • Tulsa, OK • Expo Square Pavillion
June 11• Wichita, KS • Kansas Coliseum
June 13 • Denver, CO • Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Six more dates are expected to be announced. Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for the heads up.
For anyone who wasn't able to catch A Perfect Circle's performance on The Tonight Show last night (or for anyone who wants to view it again), a downloadable version is available at aperfectcircle.net. The link can be found in the news item dated March 15th. If this doesn't work, there are also two options over at aperfectcircle.org, which can be found on the "News" page.
Just wanted to remind everyone that A Perfect Circle will be performing tomorrow night, March 15th, on The Tonight Show. It airs on NBC at 11:35 p.m. PST/EST and 10:35 p.m. CST/MST. Also, the Live and Candid galleries have been updated with one new photo each.
"The Outsider" video is now available for download in divX format over at aperfectcircle-france.com. Thanks to MOON for the heads up.
The video for APC's latest single, "The Outsider", will be added to rotation by Fuse TV on Monday, March 8th.
A Perfect Circle's official site has confirmed the May 9th date in Glens Falls, NY as well as announcing additional dates: May 10th in Augusta, ME (Civic Center), May 12th in Norfolk, VA (Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre), May 13th in Raleigh, NC (RBC Center), May 14th in Charlotte, NC (Cricket Arena) and May 15th in Atlanta, GA (Gwinnett Arena). A show has also been added for May 5th in "Hunington, CA" at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Since the band is nowhere near California at this time, the correct location is more than likely Huntington, WV.
A new date on APC's Spring tour has been listed on Ticketmaster's website. The band will perform at the Nassau Coliseum on Friday, May 7th in Uniondale, NY. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 6th through Ticketmaster.
It looks like the tour date watch is on again -- aperfectcircle.net has picked up rumors of a May 9th show at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY as well as the possibility of an appearances at the Pinkpop festival being held in the Netherlands May 29th-31st and Germany's Rock Am Ring/Im Park festival which takes place June 4th-6th.
I also wanted to mention that Live Freaky! Die Freaky! is now scheduled for an April release, although I still have questions as to whether or not Jeordie actually has a part in it as originally planned. APC drummer Josh Freese, however, is confirmed on the film's official website as the voice of "Prosecuter Bug".
According to ign.com, A Perfect Circle will perform their latest single, "The Outsider", on The Tonight Show on March 15th, prior to the launch of their Spring U.S. tour on March 18th in Salt Lake City.
Jeordie was interviewed via telephone on New Zealand radio station 95bFM this afternoon and while most of the stuff regarding A Perfect Circle (and Manson) was pretty much the stuff we already knew, he was given more time to be able to shed light on some of his side projects. When asked about his participation in the Desert Sessions, he revealed that the single from the album, "Crawl Home" was actually half written by him. He says he started the song with Zach Hill of the band Hella, with whom he'd developed a friendship. Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age then took it and worked on it, and it eventually ended up on Desert Sessions 9/10. Regarding his solo material, Jeordie said he hopes to pick up working on that again this summer, as things wrap up with APC. With many songs already written, he is hoping to continue to collaborate with Chris Goss of Masters of Reality and also with producer Dave Sardy, with whom he’d also worked on Marilyn Manson’s "Holywood" album. He expects to not go for one sound, but rather to flirt with different styles, drawing influence from the Rolling Stones to Ministry to Pink Floyd. Finally, it looks like the Head Band project can be put to rest. Jeordie says the band was formed in 2002 with Amen's Casey Chaos and members of Queens of the Stone Age, and promptly disbanded "30 minutes later". Thanks to darkcircles and thirteenthstep.net for providing advance warning and the link to be able to listen to this interview.
For those of you in Sydney, Jeordie, James, Josh and Billy will be doing an in-store appearance at Utopia Records on February 21st between the hours of 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Thanks to Yorkemoht and thirteenthstep.net for the info. For those of you in the U.S., two additional tour dates have surfaced via the Street Team website. Both dates are in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia on April 27th at the Tweeter Center and Hershey on May 4th at the Giant Center.
The "Hanging With..." segment in this week's Kerrang!, which features a brief Valentine's flavored chat with Jeordie has been transcribed and added to the Press page. The accompanying photo can be found in the Promo gallery. (Thanks to LindaLou.)
A new interview from the Dutch online magazine Frontpage-FOK! has been translated (thanks to enigmata and shadowmantis) and added to the Press page and the Live gallery has been updated with a new photo (thanks to NewModelNo.15).
An interview done with Jeordie in Lyon, France on January 17 has been added to the Press page. Jeordie talks about the current European tour, producing other acts, what's next for A Perfect Circle and the possibility of playing European festivals this summer. Thanks to enigmata for the translation. In other press-related matters, Maynard spoke recently to Kerrang magazine and spoke a bit about Jeordie's (and James') addition to the APC lineup. "I think that this album is about the process of understanding things about yourself, and healing," Maynard says. "It’s significant that those two people are in the band. They were part of two very large projects, and I don’t think they ended too well for them, emotionally. So it’s been wonderful to have people coming to the shows who’ve known Jeordie for years, and pull me aside and say, ‘I’ve never ever seen him happier’. To me, if no-one else hears the album, it’s been worth watching him have fun playing again." He claims he is not criticizing Manson, but "it’s just that people get caught up in this thing and have an idea of what it’s supposed to be about and lose touch when things break down, like in any marriage. I’m just thankful that I could be a part of that healing process were Brian can come to a gig and watch Jeordie play. I haven’t seen that yet with Billy Corgan and James, but I’m sure it will come." If you can't find the magazine, the entire interview has been transcribed and posted here.
The confusion regarding the two dates in Worcester has been cleared up. APC's official website has changed the April 28th date in Worcester to Wilkes-Barre, PA (Wachovia Center). The April 30th date in Worcester remains on the schedule.
The offical APC site has updated the tour page, adding a date for Rochester, New York on April 26th at the Blue Cross Arena. They are also showing a date at the Centrum in Worcester, MA on April 28th as well as the previously uncovered April 30th Worcester date. Not sure whether this is a typo or whether a second date has been scheduled in Worcester. I'll update the info as soon as I know.
A Perfect Circle's official website has slipped in another new date on the second leg of the U.S. Spring tour, listing a show in Moline, Illinois on April 18th at the Mark of the Quad Cities arena. Tickets go on sale Saturday.
A preliminary track listing for Melissa Auf Der Maur's solo album shows Jeordie's contribution to the album as being on track #1, "Lightning Is My Girl", wherein he plays guitar. Fellow APC bandmate James Iha turns up on tracks #4 ("Head Unbound") and #11 ("Skin Receiver") on ebow and guitar, respectively. Additional musicians appearing on the album aside from those mentioned in previously issued press releases include Brant Bjork of Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age fame, Failure's Kelli Scott, John Stanier from Helmet and Atom Willard of Rocket From The Crypt.
For those of you in the Pacific Northwest/Oregon area, the venue for the Portland show on April 10th has been listed on APC's Street Team page. The show will take place at the Salem Armory, which is actually in Salem, OR, just south of Portland. Also, tickets for the Cleveland, OH show on April 23rd will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m.
There are more U.S. tour dates to report for A Perfect Circle: April 22nd in Toronto, ON (Ricoh Coliseum); April 23rd in Cleveland (Tower City Ampitheatre); April 24th in Auburn Hills, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills); April 30th in Worcester, MA (The Centrum); and May 1st in Holmdel, NJ (Garden State Arts Center). In tour-related site updates, a photo from the Vienna show has been added to the Live gallery and a review of the Madrid show can be found on the Reviews page.
U.S. Tour dates, round two: Two more dates on the Spring tour have turned up at ticketmaster.com, one in Indianapolis on April 17th at the Pepsi Coliseum and another in Cincinnati on April 20th at the Taft Theatre. Both go on sale on February 7th (Indianapolis at 10:00 a.m. and Cincinnati at Noon).
A Perfect Circle will have a new video out to accompany the latest single release from Thirteenth Step, "The Outsider". Filming began yesterday, continuing into today. No word on when it will air or whether appearances from the band are included (my prediction: probably not). Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for the update.
The Press page has been updated with an interview from online music magazine Campus Circle and can be read here. Nothing we didn't already know in this one, though. Also, Moon over at aperfectcircle-france.com had the opportunity to interview Jeordie and James during A Perfect Circle's stop in Strasbourg the other day. The interview can be heard here and a review (in French) along with some photos of the show can be found here.
The discrepancy brought to light the other day regarding the U.S. tour dates has been cleared up. A Perfect Circle's official site has amended its listing and now shows the Norman, OK show to be on March 23 and the Dallas show on the 24th.
A Perfect Circle's official site has released the first round of dates for the Spring U.S. tour as follows:
March 18 • Salt Lake City, UT • The E Center
March 20 • Denver, CO • Magness Arena
March 21 • Albuquerque, NM • Convention Center
March 23 • Dallas, TX • NextStage
March 24 • Norman, OK • Lloyd Noble Arena
March 26 • Amarillo, TX • Coliseum
March 27 • El Paso, TX • Don Haskins Center
March 28 • Phoenix, AZ • Dodge Theatre
March 29 • Las Vegas, NV • The Joint
March 31 • Sacramento, CA • Memorial Auditorium
April 1 • Long Beach, CA • Long Beach Arena
April 2 • San Diego, CA • Cox Arena
April 3 • San Francisco, CA • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 5 • Boise, ID • Bank of America Building
April 6 • Spokane, WA • The Opera House
April 8 • Vancouver, BC • Queen Theatre
April 9 • Seattle, WA • Tacoma Dome
April 10 • Portland, OR • Venue TBA
April 12 • Bozeman, MT • Valley Ice Center
April 13 • Rapid City, SD • Rushmore Center
April 15 • Kansas City, MO • Municipal Auditorium
April 16 • Chicago, IL • UIC Pavillion
There is, however, one discrepancy in the above dates as opposed to the dates leaked yesterday. While the official site shows the Norman, OK show as being on the 24th and a show in Dallas on the 23rd, The DCF Concerts website shows the Oklahoma date as being the 23rd. I will pass along the info as soon as this is cleared up.
More dates for A Perfect Circle's Spring U.S. tour have been popping up over the last week and this is what we have now in addition to the April 1st Long Beach, CA show:
March 23 • Norman, OK • Lloyd Noble Arena
March 27 • El Paso, TX • Don Haskins Center
March 28 • Phoenix, AZ • Dodge Theatre
April 3 • San Francisco, CA • Bill Graham Civic Center
Tickets go on sale January 10th for the Oklahoma show through Ticketmaster. Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for confirming these dates.
Additionally, two new dates for Japan were slipped into the schedule over at the Official site: March 5th in Fukuoka (Logos) and March 6th in Hiroshima (Quattro).
As reported a few weeks back, Melissa Auf Der Maur's solo album, while scheduled for a European/international release in February, will not be released in the U.S. until May. It has now come to light that the UK will also see an earlier release than those of us Stateside, the UK release date being March 1st. For anyone who doesn't want to wait until May, you can pre-order the album at amazon.co.uk. The approximate shipping date will be March 3rd. A cut from the record titled "Followed the Waves" can be found at aufdermaur.com, Melissa's newly-launched official website.
Metal Hammer is reporting that A Perfect Circle is rumored to be among the acts scheduled to perform at this year's Download Festival. Other acts whose names come up include Slipknot, Metallica, Aerosmith and Kiss. Also in the rumor stages is the location of the festival -- Glasgow on June 2nd and Castle Donnington on June 6th. Nothing has been confirmed yet band-wise or location-wise, but for those of you in the UK, you might want to keep watch on this in case anything pans out.
Regarding the MTV special reported on the other day, it now appears that this will not be aired on MTV itself but rather will be available on satellite radio. A post at thirteenthstep.net gave a link to a page at xmradio.com. If you want more info on this, here is the post with the link.