[photogallerylink id=97877 align=left]When [lastfm]Jane’s Addiction[/lastfm] was barely a gleam in the piercings of Dave Navarro, they came to play Metro. The year was 1988 and their major label release, Nothing’s Shocking, had just been released in August. Picture it. The night before Thanksgiving and their opening act is a fledgling local group called Smashing Pumpkins. Dave Navarro recalls his first encounter with a young Billy Corgan that night. This morning JA lead guitarist Dave Navarro joined me on the air to announce the return of Jane’s Addiction to Metro for two XRT shows the nights of September 24th and 25th. We also spoke about Edmonton, working out at 5:30am and a very special Thanksgiving at Metro those many years ago. And if you feel a little wistful today about the fading summer, dig out “Summertime Rolls” from Jane Addiction’s 1988 release.
[photogallerylink id=98018 align=left]Redeem your points in the Lounge for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Jane’s Addiction at Metro on September 24 and 25! Tickets go on sale Saturday 9/10 but, VIPs have a chance to win tickets to one night now. Keep listening to 93XRT for more chances to win all week! Tickets are courtesy of Metro. (must be 18+)
Just last week Jane’s Addiction released the music video for their latest single “Irresistible Force” off their upcoming album The Great Escape Artist. The album, due out October 4th on Capitol Records, is produced by Rich Costey, who is known for working with Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, and Muse. The album also features writing and bass from TV on the Radio ‘s Dave Sitek, although Chris Chaney will be touring with the band this upcoming year.
[photogallerylink id=57147 align=left]There’s no better way to tell if fans like your new material than to test drive it in front of them. [lastfm]The Smashing Pumpkins[/lastfm] have taken this to heart; they plan to give fans a taste of some new songs from their next album Oceania while embarking on their fall US tour, starting in October. Not