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Listening Party: Check out new releases from Queensrÿche and Jane’s Addiction

It's been a brutally busy week here in Vinylland, which is Vinyl-speak for "the real world has been kicking my ass this week."

As usual, it's been the music helping me to maintain my alleged sanity, including a trip back to 1997 with the Dog's Eye View album Daisy, paired with lots of new music, including the free NINJA Tour Sampler featuring new tracks from Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, and Tom Morello's Streetsweeper.

The NIN and Jane's tracks sound is particularly nice to finally get an official release of the With Teeth-era rarity "Not So Pretty Now," which my NIN loving pal Pat the Producer immediately identified as "something that sounds like it's from the With Teeth album," as soon as he heard it!

The Streetsweeper stuff is great - sounds like a mix of Rage mashed with Ice-T and Body Count. The project pairs Morello with vocalist/emcee Boots Riley of The Coup, and they've allegedly got an album on the way. From what I heard on the EP, I can't wait!

And while we're on the subject, how about that Tom a near-reunion of Soundgarden on stage recently in Seattle? What do you think of when I say "Tadgarden?"

Yeah, I think you can connect the dots on this one.....take Tad Doyle and add in the ex-members of Soundgarden minus Cornell, and you've got yourself a heavy dosage of musical nirvana courtesy of Tad and crew, who offered instant proof that they can still bring the rock hard.

Hell yeah.

Queensrÿche - American Soldier listening party:

The Queensrÿche album American Soldier (pre-order from Amazon) hits stores and digital outlets on Tuesday, and here's a little heads up for Cleveland folks:

If you were planning on hitting the Cleveland listening party scheduled for next week, you can cancel those plans. The listening party has been scrubbed due to the ongoing issues at the Jigsaw Saloon, the scheduled location for the party.

The good news is that you can now sample a huge part of American Soldier via Rhino's listening party for the album:

American Soldier
Listening Party Track List:

7. Middle Of Hell
8. If I Were King
9. Man Down!
10. Remember Me
11. Home Again
12. The Voice


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Check out the latest tour dates for Queensrÿche here.

Jane's Addiction (Speaking of listening parties.....):

I'm going to try to not hold it against my good pal Rob, who spent last week at SXSW attending one amazing show after another, including the Metallica club show at Stubb's, AND the secret show from Jane's Addiction.

Rob shares the rundown from the Jane's show:

Jane's Addiction @ the Playboy/C3 party - Took place in an old abandoned Safeway grocery store. Venue reached capacity quickly and there were some initial sound problems because of a faulty cable that almost derailed the show but by 1:45AM a reunited Jane's Addiction were rocking. They fired up Three Days to open the set and killed it. Navarro twittered about it after the song ended. It was awesome to see/hear the original incarnation as Eric Avery adds a lot to their sound / stage presence. He's the glue that will cement their upcoming NIN|JA tour as the most revered of the year.

Source: SXSW 2009 - The Reventón Top 10; Bottom 5

With no Cleveland show on the horizon, Pittsburgh is looking like a likely candidate for a roadtrip to see the Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction summer tour. You can bet that on that road trip, I'll be soaking deep in the sounds of the new Jane's Addiction box set A Cabinet of Curiosities, which arrives in stores from Rhino on April 21st.

The track listing on this mutha looks epic!

Jane's Addiction - A Cabinet of Curiosities

A Cabinet of Curiosities will be available in stores, via digital outlets, and also is available as a special deluxe limited edition collectible wooden box via the Rhino website modeled after an old-fashioned cabinet of curiosities, limited to 7,500 copies.

PS - VINYL ALERT! Don't forget to snag vinyl reissues of Nothing's Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual, which will be released via your favorite indie music retailer for Record Store Day!

Grab that vinyl goodness locally here in Cleveland at Music Saves on Saturday, April 18th!

For now, dig into a sampling of A Cabinet of Curiosities and get stoked!

Listening Party Track List:

(pre-order A Cabinet of Curiosities from Amazon)


Share the very cool Jane's widget with tunes from A Cabinet of Curiosities with your friends, enemies, and anyone that you know with a particular affection for creepy-crawly black bugs.


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  • Layla

    I think I’ll check out the new Jane’s Addition, those guys are pretty good :) Thanks for the info.

  • Matt Wardlaw

    Yeah, I think they might be big someday…haha

  • brian

    I sit here and think of the first time I heard Janes Addiction… That was a while ago. Nice to see they finally are releasing a box set and getting back together to tour. This may very well be their last hurrah. I hope to witness it.

    So when is NIN dropping their almighty Halo box set? That thing will be massive if Trent plays his cards right and I will want it.

  • Rafter242

    I see no vinyl issue of the new Queensryche. Sad, as I am not “addicted to cds”.

  • Matt Wardlaw

    Rafter, there might be a vinyl pressing, depending on sales of the regular release.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed. Had vinyl of Mindcrime II that I wish I would have hung on to. Gave it to a fellow ‘Ryche nut.