Quick Takes: Perry Farrell, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiss, Wolfgang Van Halen
Due to a recent injury, Perry Farrell and Jane’s Addiction will be sitting out of this week’s shows on their joint “Spirit On Fire” tour with Smashing Pumpkins. Farrell and the band are hoping to be back on stage this Saturday (October 29th) at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
Farrell posted a message to fans on social media, which reads in part: “After Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, I suffered an injury that resulted in my inability to perform. I have since been in pain and discomfort and have been receiving rigorous physio therapy that has done wonders. Due to doctors (sic) orders, we regrettably and forcibly have to cancel the following shows, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, as well as Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Our friends, Our Lady Of Peace will be covering the next three shows as we aim to rejoin the tour this Saturday in Cleveland. I am filled with sadness and frustration to have to announce this, but I have to mend in order to continue the tour and get back on stage.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers have scored a pair of back-to-back chart toppers on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart. The placings mark the first time a band has enjoyed two chart-toppers in a row since 2005 when System Of A Down hit the top spot with both Mezmerize and then Hypnotize.
The band’s new set, Return Of The Dream Canteen returns the band to Number One after Unlimited Love held down the top spot earlier this year.
Unlimited Love has fared better on Billboard 200, which snagged the band Number One honors, with Return Of The Dream Canteen having to settle for Top Three status. (Ultimate-Guitar.com)
Last Saturday night (October 22nd), Kiss performed an ultra-private gig for tobacco’s biggest company, Philip Morris International. According to reports, the band played a small club in Austin, Texas called the Vulcan Gas Company for only about 100 guests. The entire performance has since found its way online. (MichaelCavacini.com)
Wolfgang Van Halen posted a photo of his father’s 1962 Gibson SG Jr., which he’s used on Mammoth WVH’s second album currently in production. The guitar, which had its lower horn sawed off by Eddie Van Halen in the early-1980’s, was used by the late-guitar legend for the slide guitar part on 1982’s “Dirty Movies” from Van Halen‘s classic Diver Down collection.