12:00PM – Acoustic Set 5:30PM – Set 2 8:30PM – Set 3
If you are interested in EVERYTHING related to Phish's Halloween weekend Festival 8 in Indio, California, you MUST visit Jamtopia's Festival 8 Cover Album Teaser page and Jamtopia's Festival 8 Recap page. Webmaster Todd Levy has outdone himself and everything you could want to know about the gig is there on those 2 pages. I could never do justice to this event here, so head over to Jamtopia and check out the exhaustive and "seemingly authoritative" updates from the man himself.
Last night Phish played a six song soundcheck which you can download below.
Here's the setlist ...
1. Festival 8 Soundcheck Jam 2. Undermind > 3. Devil With A Blue Dress On Jam 4. Starship Trooper Jam 5. Gone (Phish debut, played by Classic TAB in Brooklyn) 6. Liquid Time (off Party Time, with MGMT's 'Kids' and 'Lengthwise' teases)
Also check out PhishTwit for real-time Twitter updates on Festival 8.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, there are 8 albums left. Phish will play one of these in their entirety tomorrow:
1. David Bowie | Hunky Dory 2. Genesis | The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 3. Jimi Hendrix | Electric Ladyland 4. King Crimson | Larks' Tongues In Aspic 5. MGMT | Oracular Spectacular 6. Prince | Purple Rain 7. Radiohead | Kid A 8. Rolling Stones | Exile on Main Street
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back in the studio as of October 12, 2009. Their next album should be released sometime in 2010, according to Chad Smith.
An excerpt from his interview with SPIN follows ...
What's the status of the new album? You guys have been off for a long time now. We're going to get together and start writing songs in October.
Is anything already written? No. We've jammed a few times. I've played with Flea a few times. But I've been gone since April doing the Chickenfoot thing. So in October, we'll start from scratch. The four of us will get in a room and just start playing. That's how it's always worked before. That method hasn't failed us yet.
Do you know who'll be producing the new album? It's not at the point where we're thinking about that yet. But Rick Rubin's been our producer forever. We love him and he's great. I assume that we'll use him again. But picking a producer is still far off down the road.
Any ideas on when we can expect to hear new music from you guys? Sometime in 2010 seems realistic. That's what we're shooting for, but it takes a while to get the machinery going with something as big as the Chili Peppers.
Pushing thru the market square, so many mothers sighing News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies I saw boys, toys electric irons and t.v.s My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare I had to cram so many things to store everything in there And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people I never thought Id need so many people
A girl my age went off her head, hit some tiny children If the black hadnt a-pulled her off, I think she would have killed them A soldier with a broken arm, fixed his stare to the wheels of a cadillac A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest, and a queer threw up at the sight of that
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour, drinking milk shakes cold and long Smiling and waving and looking so fine, dont think You knew you were in this song And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor And I thought of ma and I wanted to get back there Your face, your race, the way that you talk I kiss you, youre beautiful, I want you to walk
Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes Five years, what a surprise Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot Five years, thats all weve got Weve got five years, what a surprise Five years, stuck on my eyes Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot Five years, thats all weve got Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes Five years, what a surprise Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot Five years, thats all weve got Weve got five years, what a surprise Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot Five years, thats all weve got
"Of course Scott is trying to get back at Slash; however, I do find it soooo amusing the new outlook on Mr. Rose that Scott has nowadays ... here it is."
via Rolling Stone Evan Serpick: Did that call from Dean come at a time when things were already falling apart with Velvet Revolver?
Scott Weiland: No, things at that time were working quite well with Velvet Revolver and I didn't want to mention it to them until there was a plan and a couple gigs that were actually booked. Slash and I were usually the ones who talked to each other first about things, then we'd go to the rest of the guys. And, unfortunately because of certain people's egos, I walked into a situation where there was a lot of baggage. I had a lot of baggage walking into my situation. I was in a band where at the end, it was pretty much three against one. And so I'm pretty sure that it felt that way to Axl as well. I have to say this, and I'm not just saying this now because of my situation I went through, but I heard a lot of great Guns N' Roses stories you guys in the press will never hear.
Everyone has made Axl out to be this horrendously crazy person, this bad guy, and I don't know him very well at all. He and I for whatever reason got almost tricked into this little media spat for a moment because one of our band members happened to run into him and said that he said something. So, my point being that having been in a band with Velvet Revolver now for five and a half years, I'm not quite so sure that it was all Axl's fault.
It's like, why does it always have to be the lead singer?
Matt Sorum in front of my face, he was the sweetest guy in the world. But there were some times, out of the blue, the guy just randomly hated me.
We all carried our own baggage in that band. In a sense, that's why people were intrigued, you know, especially for the first couple of years. Because they were kind of waiting on the trainwreck to happen. They just thought it would happen a lot sooner.
Serpick: To a certain degree, because there was all that baggage, for Velvet Revolver to pull together two really great albums was impressive.
Weiland: Yeah, yeah. Especially on the second one. I really feel proud of the second album we made. We put all of our problems aside, egos aside, and we became a band, and it wasn't about being Guns N' Roses and STP. It was about being a completely different band. Not many people are able to say that they had in their professional career the chance to perform in two bands that won Grammys and were multiplatinum bands. But with STP, you know, these were, you know, the best friends of my life. I grew up with these guys while we were teenagers. It's a whole other thing.
via Rolling Stone In late February, the surviving members of Sublime (bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh) performed at a Mexican restaurant in Nevada with a new vocalist named Rome stepping in for late singer-guitarist Brad Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose over a decade ago. The trio recently announced they will perform their first concert as "Sublime" since May 24, 1996 — the day before Nowell passed away — tomorrow at Devore, California’s Smokeout Festival.
Wilson and Gaugh have said they’re reluctant to call the show a "reunion," preferring to call it a "celebration."
Bradley Nowell’s estate thinks the event be classified by another name: violation.
In a statement released today, Nowell’s family says Brad registered "Sublime" as a trademark under his own name prior to his death, and never intended for any band to use the moniker without him.
"Out of respect for Brad’s wishes, we have always refused to endorse any group performing as 'Sublime,' and now with great reluctance feel compelled to take the appropriate legal action to protect Brad’s legacy," the Nowell family writes.
Read their full statement after the jump.
"It was recently announced that Sublime bassist Eric Wilson and Sublime drummer Floyd ‘Bud’ Gaugh are 'reuniting' and teaming with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez in a band they intend to call 'Sublime.' Prior to his untimely passing, both Bud and Eric acknowledged that Brad Nowell was the sole owner of the name Sublime. It was Brad’s expressed intention that no one use the name Sublime in any group that did not include him, and Brad even registered the trademark 'Sublime' under his own name.
As Brad’s heirs, and with the support of his entire family, we only want to respect his wishes and therefore have not consented to Bud and Eric calling their new project 'Sublime.' We have always supported Bud and Eric’s musical endeavors and their desire to continue to play Sublime’s music. We wholeheartedly supported Bud, Eric and the many talented members of the Sublime posse that formed the Long Beach Dub All-Stars, soon after Brad’s death, to honor him through their original recordings, live performances and Sublime music until they disbanded in 2001. But, out of respect for Brad’s wishes, we have always refused to endorse any group performing as 'Sublime,' and now with great reluctance feel compelled to take the appropriate legal action to protect Brad’s legacy.
Our hope is that Brad’s ex-bandmates will respect his wishes and find a new name to perform under, so as to enhance the 'Sublime' legacy without the confusion and disappointment that many fans have expressed upon seeing the announcement.
Pitchfork According to an LA Times report, the Flaming Lips are set to follow-up their life- (and death)-affirming LP Embryonic with a full-album redo of Pink Floyd's gazillion-selling 1973 psych-rock classic Dark Side of the Moon.
The Lips version of Dark Side is a collaboration with the band Stardeath and White Dwarfs (which includes Wayne Coyne's nephew Dennis Coyne as a member), and features guest spots from Henry Rollins and Peaches. It will most probably be an iTunes-only release.
The announcement was made last night during a Q&A session with fans at a MySpace show last night at LA's Nike/Ricardo Montalbán Theater.
Other tidbits revealed: While Embryonic was the final album of the Flaming Lips' current contract with Warner Bros., they plan on sticking with the label for future releases.
Also, the video for "Watching the Planets" features a nude Wayne Coyne (as well as a bunch of nude bikers). The internet's not ready.