JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
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.