JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
An initial set of dates for A Perfect Circle's September UK/European trek, during which they will be opening for The Deftones, have surfaced as follows:
September 19th - London, England - Wembley Arena*
September 20th - Leuven, Belgium - Brabanthal
September 21st - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Ahoy Rotterdam
September 23rd - Munich, Germany - Zenith Hall
September 24th - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
September 27th - Paris, France - P.O.P. Bercy**
September 29th - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
September 30th - Dusseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
**confirmed and on sale
The information keeps coming in this week regarding the new album and single, with www.aperfectcircle.org showing the release date of the album to be September 16th rather than the 30th as reported by MTV and further stating that blabbermouth.net's report of "The Outsider" as being the single was incorrect.
Reports are increasing regarding the possibility of an APC UK/European tour with the Deftones, which would commence in mid-September. Aside from a September 19th performance at London's Wembley Arena, no other dates have been spoken of at this time.
A track from Desert Sessions 9/10 was previewed the other night when QOTSA's Josh and Nick stopped in to talk to Mary Ann Hobbs on the BBC Radio 1's Rock Show. The track, featuring P J Harvey on vocals, is titled "Crawl Home". To listen to the interview and the song, click here and then look for the link for "The Rock Show" dated Tuesday, June 24. The interview with Josh and Nick kicks in about a half hour or so into the program. This is just an estimate, though, so don't be too liberal with the use of the "skip 5 minutes" function, should you choose to use it. Judging by this track alone, my bets are on this Desert Sessions being the best one yet!
There's new information today on the release of APC's upcoming album, with mtv.com now giving it a release date of September 30th. Their info was very sketchy, with no news on a title for the album or whether a single will be released to coincide with the band's Lollapalooza dates in mid-August.
The single from the A Perfect Circle's new album (still tentatively scheduled for an August 19th release) is said to be called "The Outsider". [Thanks to blabbermouth.net)]
In an attempt to clarify whether Desert Sessions 9/10 is still set for an August release or if it indeed has been pushed to October, I emailed the webmaster of Ipecac Recordings over the weekend. I received a reply this morning, stating that they do not yet have an official release date and I thought I would pass the info along for anyone who might be interested. While this certainly doesn't dismiss the possibility of an August release, I am now more inclined to believe that an October/Fall release is probably more likely. As soon as Ipecac has something official, I will let everyone know.
A photo of Jeordie which appears on the collage-style insert to the upcoming Mondo Generator CD, A Drug Problem That Never Existed, has been added to the Promo page. There is no official information that Jeordie had a part on the album itself, however, a press release warns that several of the guests may be using aliases, so you never know. To view the press release, along with lyrics and the rest of the album images, go here. A release date is set for either July 1st or July 7th (while the press release indicates July 7th, several other industry sources have indicated July 1st). Pre-orders are now being accepted at this location.
Lollapalooza has added another date which includes A Perfect Circle. The new date is August 24th at Columbia Meadows in St. Helens, Oregon, which is 33 miles west of Portland. Tickets are on sale as of 9:00 a.m. PST today at ticketswest.com. This will now be the final date of the Lollapalooza tour. Also, the August 16th show originally scheduled to take place at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavillion in Devore has been moved to the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre in Irvine, closer to the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Giving further rise to hopes for APC's new album to hit the streets sometime this summer, cduniverse.com has it available for pre-order and gives the release date as being Tuesday, August 19th (with the title yet to be determined). Click here if you wish to put in your order, keeping in mind, however, that there still has not been an official announcement from either the APC camp or their label as to a release date and as such, this date could still be changed.
Although Ipecac Recordings still lists the release date as being in August, according to an article/interview that appears on MTV’s website today regarding the various side projects of QOTSA’s Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri, the release date for Desert Sessions 9&10 may now have (unfortunately) been pushed back to sometime in October. To read the full interview, click here. Hopefully there will be some good official news soon on the APC front and we'll still have something from them, if not in July, at least sometime in August to coincide with the band's Lollapalooza dates.
Amen frontman Casey Chaos spoke with Kerrang! after the band's performance at this weekend's Download Festival and again indicated that the Headband collaboration is still in the works, even if it might not be everyone's main priority at the moment. "Headband is a band that Josh Homme put together and he asked me to do it. It’s me Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri, Twiggy Ramirez, but we’re looking for a drummer to complete the band." says Chaos. "We spoke to Dave Grohl, that would be our dream drummer for our line-up, but I guess he’s real busy! Maybe we could use Dave just on the record, but we all have such conflicting schedules, and we’ve got this new Amen album, it’s 2 years since we’ve released an Amen album and we want to focus on that." The full interview with Casey Chaos will appear later this week on kerrang.com.
In addition to his musical projects, Jeordie is also slated to lend his voice to the forthcoming animated/puppetry (a la "The Nightmare Before Christmas") film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", taking on the role of a TV anchorman. Written by independent filmmaker/California punk scene veteran John Roecker and produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong, the film will also feature Jeordie's APC bandmate Josh Freese, White Zombie's Sean Yseult, members of Green Day, AFI and Blink 182 along with "Lord of the Rings" actor Viggo Mortenson. A brief synopsis of the story appears on the film's official website as follows: "It is the year 3069 and the earth has been raped of all its natural resources, destroyed by war and ozone depletion, and is now only a barren desert. The humans who inhabit this empty vessel search not only for food but for a god to save them. Their search will soon be over when Charles Manson returns to save them." The film is scheduled for limited release in the Fall and will be available on DVD everywhere in time for the holidays. [Thanks to KrazzyJoe for providing the lead on this story.]
Josh Homme again comments on the making of the Desert Sessions during an interview published in the Toronto Sun earlier this week. "I present a theme that can be used or thrown away, and start the first song. And it's amazing what happens. In five days we did 16 songs, and there wasn't a dog among them," says Homme. "In the desert you have the ability to truly be left alone. You get a real brotherhood/sisterhood thing, and you feel part of something that's bigger than you are. It's a big influence on me. Working with such good players keeps you from getting writer's block or repeating yourself, which is worse than repeating others."
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, speaking with Billboard magazine about upcoming projects (which includes hitting the studio possibly this fall to commence recording the next QOTSA album), gave another brief preview of what to expect on the upcoming Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10. "There is a mellower, dark brooding vibe to some of this," says Homme, "that is more realized than on some of the other ones." Meanwhile, although there is no way to know right now if this is one of the tracks that Jeordie has contributed to, a sample has now been made available of a track from the CD entitled "I Wanna Make It Witchu". You can listen to it by clicking here. As previously reported, the release date is currently set for August 12 on Ipecac Recordings, in tandem with Homme's Rekords Rekords imprint.
The Manson Museum currently has available for sale a limited number of a never before seen, autographed 8x10 Holywood promo shot of Jeordie (well..Twiggy) on the Trade Page. The going price is $50 each.
Though there has been no official announcement regarding a release date for A Perfect Circle's new album, just wanted to let everyone know that the buzz is now that it will be released shortly before the band's performances on the Lollapalooza tour, which would indicate a release sometime in late July or early August. No word yet on a title for the album, but as soon as I have more info on that, track listings and an actual release date I will let everyone know. For now, this at least gives a better timeline as to when the album may drop.
The pre-sale for the 8/23 Auburn, Washington Lollapalooza show is now underway at lollapalooza.com (and registration is apparently no longer required). There will be a pre-sale open to American Express cardholders for the Mountain View, CA show at ticketmaster.com beginning tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. (PST) and ending on Friday, 4/25 at 5 p.m. There is no information thus far as to whether or not the Lollapalooza site will hold their own pre-sale for this one, but you should definitely keep a watch for one. Tickets for Mountain View go on sale to the general public on Sunday, 4/27 at 10:00 a.m.
Just to update everyone, the release date for Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 has now been pushed back from July 29th to August 12th.
An upcoming issue of Revolver magazine features an interview with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri, during which Josh talked a little bit about the making of Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10:
After five and a half months on the road, the Queens recently had a two-week break- and Homme spent the entire time recording with the Eagles of Death Metal (a duo composed of demented singer/guitarist Jesse “the Devil” Hughes and Homme on drums) and Desert Sessions, Homme’s long-running musical project that features an ever-changing cast of collaborators. “It was 16 songs written, arranged, and recorded in five days,” says Homme of the latest Desert Session incarnation. “We had, like 12 different people on it--not all at once but, like, going in and out in waves. When you get the chance to hang with Twiggy Ramirez or Dean Ween or PJ Harvey for seven days straight, you take it. I mean, they’re friends of mine, but you only get to see them backstage most of the time. It’s such a different environment, waking up and going to breakfast together five times, six times in a row. It’s like camp!”
The issue containing the full interview should be available at newsstands shortly (features Metallica on the cover).
If you haven't been to the Manson Museum website lately, Twiggy's "Dope Show" bass is the latest item added to the site's Trade Page. It has been autographed by Twiggy and the price is $3,000.
Tickets for the San Diego Lollapalooza show are on presale now at the Lollapalooza Official Website. You will have to register and be assigned a PIN number in order to access the presale, but registration is free. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (PST) at all Ticketmaster outlets.