KHZ ~ For The Fans!
These guys are truly a class act. Go to Spread Radio Live for a special KHZ video thank you to the fans, the full length video for "Envy" and an audio interview Gregg and I did with Raiana on SRL.
April 30, 2006 at 09:20 PM | Comments (15)
Last Night & Today's Events
Last night's CFR was really a lot of fun. Lisa from Killola stopped by, rocked a new track and hung out with Billy and I for a while. She is absolutely adorable! We also rocked a KHZ track earlier in the show. It's so awesome to be able to bring Indie bands that you all voted for over to the terrestrial FM world. The Podcast of last night's show is now up. Also, there are a few more audio clips over on SRL. We have uploaded a chat with Raiana of KHZ, a chat with SRL Vixen Isobel and an all new Masturbation File (#2).
Today I have to do that photo shoot I was talking about last night on the show and then get into rehearsal with The Panic Channel. For the shoot, I am going to pose with a self portrait by John Wayne Gacy that was a gift from Manson. I guess the story is about odd collections. Mine happens to be death art. I could use my "Seven Dwarves" painting or my "Warhol Electric Chair", but I'm thinking my "Pogo The Clown" painting is the crowned jewel. Let's see what they let me get away with. As of now, I want to go nude with the painting acting as the blur/black bar/censor. That could all change as the day unfolds.
April 30, 2006 at 12:07 PM | Comments (25)
CFR Chat/Webcast Tonight
Tonight is an all new Camp Freddy Radio on Indie 103.1FM from 6pm-8pm PST. To watch the webcast, click on the Webcast (when available) link on the right of this page in the menu. Also, feel free to use our Chat Room. Billy and I will be in for the same reckless vibe we bring with a couple of call ins and some great music. Featured artists tonight will include KHZ and a new exclusive debut track from Killola, both SRL Indie Artists!
Here is what's up in the world of Panic: We started up our rehearsals yesterday and it looks like we will be performing most of our entire album on our upcoming tour with a few alternate B-Sides and covers to switch it up from night to night. I don't think we have mentioned this anywhere yet, but we will be releasing two tracks on iTunes for digital download on May 16th. "Why Cry" and "Teahouse of the Spirits". Capitol, our label, wanted to lead with Why Cry and we wanted to lead with Teahouse. This way, we get them both out there. Between those songs and the tracks I play on SRL (Listen, Bloody Mary, Go On), some of you will be fairly familiar with a lot of our set. Anyway, we are in our regular old studio for the next week to scrape some of the rust off these songs and then we move into a larger room that has DSL connection. I'm thinking of incorporating The Panic Cam in that room and just leave a live stream on when we are working. There won't be any audio, but it will be more interesting than the live Fish Cam. Plus, we are still properly filming our final days with audio for a clear sounding and smooth streaming video feed. Stay tuned!!!
Last Saturday's CFR is now loaded on the Spread Radio and the new Podcast is now available. The Podcast can be accessed here by clicking on the RSS 2.0 Feed, or by subscribing directly from iTunes.
April 29, 2006 at 08:49 AM | Comments (35)
SRL Indie Artist of the Month: KHZ
Yeah, they won that shit by a landslide! However, I would like to thank our other bands for being a part of our family. Monsters Are Waiting, D'Amato, Year Long Disaster and Oh No Not Stereo. There really are only winners here. Especially me! I get to send sexy undergarments to KHZ singer Raiana for a possible Vixen shoot! Even still, we all win in a situation like that don't we? So far I must say that our listeners certainly have great taste. Killola and KHZ are both great bands, totally different in style but both sexy as hell.
I have updated the news page, but for most of you, it's information that you already know. I realized last night that I haven't been putting dates and events there. I have decided to give it some sweet love. So now, we have NEWS!
Carmen is being honored tonight by US Weekly. She is receiving an award for her impeccable fashion sense. Congratulations baby! We will be attending the "thing" tonight.
There are a few new features on The Panic Channel site. Keep checking back as we update it just about everyday.
April 26, 2006 at 07:10 AM | Comments (45)
Sweet Spread Radio Live
Looks like KHZ is closing in for the kill on the Indie Artist of the Month for SRL!!! Speaking of SRL, there will finally be a brand new Spread Radio Live tonight... You know, you know. OK. I'm getting asked about responding to rumor and gossip? Well, I DID open the door with "This is funny..." and talked about watching West Wing in my response, so I figured the sarcastic nature of where I was coming from was obvious. Whatever, it's all good. I guess the thing is that they can say anything about me, but bring my wife into it and you got a fight, son! I'll be kicking the truth... for real, ya heard? Anyway, enough about that.
Apprentice: Why the fuck didn't Andrea bring up the fact that they literally missed the boat in the boardroom? I dunno, if it were me... I would have hammered that point and brought up my sales from the event. She didn't bring it and I was pulling for her. I know that she may have been irritating to some, but those are the people who make for better TV.
Q: I was wondering what was that song that sounds like "what you hear in your head when you're shooting coke".
Aphex Twin - Ventolin
On Friday The Panic Channel starts rehearsals for our Spring Tour 2006. After a week or so, I'm gonna try and do some webcasts from the studio. I'm sure it'll sound like hell but we are also going to be properly filming some of it for web content.
April 25, 2006 at 08:22 AM | Comments (29)
SRL & Rumor Mill
Finally! Gregg and I will be back live on Spread Radio Live tomorrow night from 7:00pm-9:00pm PST. We have a lot to catch up on and a lot of music to bring. We will be talking live to Isobel, our new Vixen of the Month and members from the band KHZ.
This is funny: Where is Dave? "Navarro presumably was back in Los Angeles, where he was probably "working on some new music" or some other bullshit excuse like that."
Well, Dave WAS at home working his ass off! That and watching Season Four of West Wing! Hahahaha. That is a picture of Carmen with her personal publicist and a publicist from the new Scary Movie 4.
And the mystery woman? Our mutual friend who joined us at Carmen's Birthday Party in NYC! This is just getting stupid!
Oh... Dig the new Network Control Panel!!! Awwwww hell yeah, son!!!
April 24, 2006 at 09:05 AM | Comments (37)
Sunday 10 TPC Style
Working on the Podcast Link... Go to The Panic Channel site and throw down some Sunday 10's TPC style!
As discussed on Camp Freddy last night, here is the Chris Cunningham film, Rubber Johnny. Back by popular demand!
If you are feeling that, check out another one of his films, Window Licker.
Aphex Twin did the music for both short films. Enjoy!
April 23, 2006 at 08:46 AM | Comments (18)
Camp Freddy Radio
Tonight is an all new Camp Freddy Radio on Indie 103.1FM from 6pm-8pm PST. To watch the webcast, click on the Webcast (when available) link on the right of this page in the menu. Billy and I will be in for the same reckless vibe we bring with a couple of call ins and some great music.
Speaking of radio, Gregg and I will be back next week for more new Spread Radio Live shows. He and Carmen have been all over Europe doing some promotion stuff and they will thankfully be home tomorrow! As a result of their absence around here, I have pretty much used all my late night time to get caught op on The West Wing: Season Four. (I am WAY behind.) If you click on the Shop 13 link, you will see that it is closed. That's only because it will be open SOON! The new SRL stuff is looking killer. Thanx to BC Ethic, Loop, Riss for their help in getting this endeavor under way. Also, we are in the process of making our chat room the central meeting place for 6767, SRL and TPC... Our own little corner of the web. Feel free to stop in anytime and be sure to pop in during Camp Freddy Radio or SRL.
April 22, 2006 at 06:46 AM | Comments (22)
"An inevitable question arises when considering the album's title: what precisely is "(ONe)"? Is it a typo? Leetspeek? All of the above, none of the above? (ONe) signifies many things. (ONe) = one, as in the first record, 1. (ONe) = on as in the channel is on. There is nothing more than ONE, spiritually speaking. And the parentheses? They hold everything together. And in this age of panic, that's critical."
Spread Radio Live is pleased to bring you our newest Vixen of the Month, Isobel. Head on over to Spread Radio Live to meet her!
Check out this link:
April 18, 2006 at 11:55 PM | Comments (62)
Spread Radio Live Recommends
In addition to TPC's recent launch of The Panic Channel v 2.0 site, Robert and I have launched the Spread Radio Live Recommends page found in the nav bar of srl.com. It contains just a few films and books that we enjoy and we plan to add to it as time goes on. Who knows, you may even find a new featured band on that page! Hahahaha. Also, the Shop 13 is just days away from taking pre-orders. Stay tuned! I have been getting a lot of questions such as, "when are you touring here?" or "any plans to tour there?" All I can tell you is that all we have planned for the time being is posted on the TPC site in the shows section. Trust me, as soon as we know, you will know.
That 'Decades Rock Live: Heart' show I participated in is premiering on VH1 Classic on Friday, May 5 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Don't miss it as not only does Heart fuck shit up, but Alice In Chains reunites on the show for the first time in years with singers William DuVall and Phil Anselmo.
Sadly, no SRL tonight as Steve and I have a meeting at Capitol to work on a bunch of different things. Not to worry, I'll be back with Gregg soon. He is in Berlin with my wife right now anyway as she is doing a press tour for Scary Movie 4.
April 18, 2006 at 07:16 AM | Comments (2172)
The Panic Channel V 2.0
"This is it. The result of hours upon hours of late night clicking, coding, Photoshopping, Flash animating, instant messages, CSS template hacking, uploading, downloading, and many, many profanities. This should be a good place to document all of our adventures, and give you all you could ever need to be a part of our music. None of this is any fun without you, so feel free to enjoy what we have put together, and join together with us."
Check out The Panic Channel.com V 2.0 here.
April 17, 2006 at 12:47 AM | Comments (34)
Jenna Jameson and Dave Navarro to Host Erotica LA
AVN Hall of Famer Jenna Jameson and rocker Dave Navarro (The Panic Channel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction and Camp Freddy) have been announced as the hosts for the upcoming Erotica LA, the largest shopping metroplex and cultural event to hit Los Angeles. The annual extravaganza is set for June 23-25 at the LA Convention Center.
April 16, 2006 at 06:19 AM | Comments (51)
We are just days away from re-launching Shop 13. There you will find new Spread Radio Live merch including camisole sets, hoodies and men's and women's shirts. I know we are due for another live broadcast. I am just a few days away from being all caught up time wise from my trips and I plan to go live within the next few days. I'll be flying solo as Gregg Simon is in Europe with Carmen.
Also, we are three days away from The Panic Channel Site v2.0 launch. Some of you have been able to get in there and we don't mind. In fact, feel free to explore and use your imaginative skills.
So, here is what we are dealing with here. Carmen and I were in a press line for Scary Movie 4 the other night. A reporter asked me this question: "If you were stranded on an island, who would you rather be with? Carmen Electra or Pamela Anderson?" I am absolutely not kidding! So, I look at her and say...
"Um, Carmen Electra..."
"Why?" she asks.
"Well, because a. I love her b. I married her c. she's standing right here! Are you fucking seriously asking me that?"
The reporter looks up and says, "Well that's the question I have written down here."
So, the point is, these people aren't always geniuses. They are sometimes on some kind of scary autopilot feature without any idea of who they are talking to and what their surroundings are.
I'm not saying this is the case with all press, or even with every sensationalistic news source. All I know is that as of late people are reading way too much into things.
So regarding all the gossip... Are we getting a divorce? Are we having a baby? Are we doing sex aerobatics? Well, none of these things are true. However, I wouldn't mind trying the sex aerobatics thing!
April 14, 2006 at 07:07 AM | Comments (41)
Camp Freddy NYC
Well, I am for sure ready to come home, but we had an awesome set last night in NYC. First, before the gig inside we played outside The Hard Rock in Times Square on top of the restaurant. I could see a sign from where I was that read 6767 and I knew I was among friends. Thanx to everyone who showed up, it was a real treat to see you all out there, not to mention the special "Deez Nuts" on the back of the sign! That was definitely the highlight of this trip for me. Outside we did Suffragette City(Dono), Roadhouse Blues and Crackerman(Scott).
Inside we did something like this:
Ashes To Ashes (Scott)
Rebel Rebel (Gina Gershon)
Pretty Vacant (Brett Scallions, Billy Duffy)
Rain (Diego, Billy Duffy)
Search and Destroy (Morrison, Duffy, Duff)
Cat Scratch Fever (Duff, Jerry Cantrell)
Jailbreak (Cantrell, Duffy)
Feel Like Makin Love (Shooter Jennings, Duffy)
Whole Lotta Love (Johnny Fayva, Moby)
Walk This Way (DMC, Moby)
I Wanna Be Your Dog (Everybody)
April 12, 2006 at 04:06 AM | Comments (75)
Just woke up in NYC after a long night out with Carmen and some friends to celebrate her birthday at a club called Air. She'll be in Europe on the actual day, the 20th, so we had a little pre-get together last night. Lots of good times NYC style... Today, I literally plan to stay in my room and watch movies and eat and do nothing. As I type this, I am waiting on the coffee to be brought to my room. You got to love the room service. Tonight on The National Geographic Channel they are showing a special on the Lost Gospel Of Judas, a new Gospel where Judas explains that Christ asked to be crucified in order to become divine and that it wasn't Judas' greed nor was it the Jews that did him in. Should be some really compelling programming that could challenge the current New Testament and turn it in a new direction. Gregg and I were laughing at ourselves last night at Carmen's party as we found ourselves discussing Biblical History under the pounding sounds of sub bass Hip Hop club mixes. "Really compelling programming on The National Geographic Channel tomorrow night, Gregg." (Boom, Boom, Boom! Ery Buddy in da club gettin tipsy!) "Wow, Dave, that sounds... compelling!" "Yes, how compelling, Gregg." "Compelling."
"The power of Christ compels you! The power of Christ compels you! The power of Christ compels you!"
Tomorrow night is the premiere of Carmen's new film, Scary Movie 4 at which I will be discussing Roman irrigation with Gregg. Actually, I am looking forward to it. Carmen does a take off on the blind chick from The Village. Looks funny.
Tuesday night is the Camp Freddy show in NYC. Of course it is a private event, but you can probably catch our performance on the Spike TV awards show from Vegas soon. I don't even know what the show is called, but it's the one about cars hosted by Ice Cube. Speaking of Vegas, I did OK in the Poker tournament and hung in there for a couple of hours. It got a little nuts so I just ended up going all in with nothing so I could walk around and enjoy the outdoor Vegas night with my friends. I did get to play with Cuba Gooding Jr. for a while. It's kind of all about Men of Honor, dude!
I'll post and MS bulletin if we do an SRL tonight after the NGC special. It has certainly been a while.
April 09, 2006 at 05:59 AM | Comments (67)
Well, that was kind of a drag. We got from Nice to London without a hitch, but our flight from London to LA was grounded for two hours after we boarded, making our 11 hour flight into a 13 hour flight. As a result, I missed my connection to Las Vegas and just came home. I would have whined about it, but Sir Paul was on my flight and if Sir Paul can hang in there, I guess I can too. To make matters worse, my DSL connection was all jacked up when I came home so I wasn't able to do our Thursday SRL. Of course, it's working fine now after hours on the phone with tech support telling me that everything is fine on their end. It eventually just fixed itself. I'm sure you can imagine that I am not too comfortable in life when I can't connect! Well, the Universe is looking good now.
I'm just about to roll out to Vegas and meet up with the Freddy boys (Matt, Chris, Dono, Scott, Billy, Duff and I) to do Cheap Trick's Surrender on a Spike TV awards show. That is at 8:15pm tonight, then directly after I have to jam over to the Wynn Hotel to host the Maxim Hot 100 Poker Event. As I said on the radio the other day, I'd pretty much host the Maxim Hot 100 anything. "The Maxim Hot 100 Watching Paint Dry Event." Absolutely!
Tomorrow is NYC where I will meet up with Carmen.
P.S. The Spread Radio Live merch is coming along and looking killer. We will have the store up very soon for pre-orders.
April 07, 2006 at 12:32 PM | Comments (40)
France ... done! A lot of hanging out and dining French style. I attended the Rockstar party and did my little 2 minute thing and the watched Mig perform with a couple of the House Band guys with Brooke and Mark Burnett. Here is a pretty cool thing that is very forward thinking and new for a series: We will be airing the reality portion of Rockstar on the Rockstar MSN site. No more, "But I don't have VH1!" As far as I know, we will be this first Network Television Series that will be streaming new, weekly and unseen content exclusively on the Internet. I am so happy to be working with a group of producers that get it. Also, the Rockstar site this season will be way more interactive. Uploads, downloads, chats, contests among other ideas. I had a long talk with the MSN guys last night and they are so psyched to make this a fun and unique experience for Internet Junkies like us. After I hit the gym this morning, I am going to Vegas for the Maxim Poker Event. Nice to London, London to LA, LA to Vegas. I am gonna be wrecked, son! Good thing I have my copy of The Dice Man. It's an awesome book I highly recommend if you have not read it. It'll make 16 hours in the air, feel like only 15. It's safe to say that tonight's SRL will not be taking place!
The Panic Channel tour is just about ready for the announcing. I think we just have to iron down a few more venues and then I'll list the shows here. We will be opening up The Panic Channel v2.0 site at the same time and are working towards making some digital downloads available, along with some extra "stuff" on the site. I am so into getting back out on the road. It has been since 2003 that I have been on an actual tour. The first leg of dates will take place between May and June, and will continue directly after the TV season with more US dates and then on to Europe. That is, the plan for the rest of this year for me.
Incidentally, the image I put up of Cannes in an earlier post is the exact view from my hotel window. I tried to take a picture of it but my DSL connection didn't reach to the window and I only have my iSight camera connected. Oh well, you get the idea. It's beautiful and all, but get me to the dazzling lights of Las Vegas!
April 04, 2006 at 08:58 PM | Comments (50)
1. Should I be worried that TPC album seems to be taking ages before it graces my ears?
Not at all. As I mentioned before, we have our tour pretty much locked into place from May-June. This stuff takes time, but it won't be that much longer. As soon as the TPC site is launched, all will be revealed.
2. What project was Greg talking about in that letter to the journalist that you are writing/working on?
That... I am not at liberty to discuss at the moment. He may have gotten a little carried away with that one.
3. You said you are playing NYC. Where exactly? Or is this an outdoor event? Is it open to the public?
Camp Freddy is doing a couple of songs on the 11th in NYC, but I don't know the times or where exactly. I know we play the Hard Rock later that evening.
4. Dave-be honest, is Rockstar affecting the relationships in the Panic Channel?
Not at all. If anything, it has lit a fire under our asses to get out on tour before the show begins!
5. Dave, as you probably know the Chilis have released an old OHM song called Bob as a bonus track on the Internet. What can you tell us about this song? When was it done?
Bob is a song about our friend and Thelonious Monster singer, Bob Forrest. It was the first song we did together. Why it never came out I am not sure.
April 03, 2006 at 10:53 AM | Comments (29)
Mark Burnett (3 min)
Brooke Burke (2 min)
RockStar Reel (3 min)
Dave Navarro (2 min) Talk about Supernova
House Band w/Mig 4-6 songs (30 min)
I'll check in when I get there. In the mean time, feel free to use the chat, listen to SRL, do some community time and talk amongst yourselves! If you want to throw me some questions, I should have some time once I arrive. Be well...
April 02, 2006 at 10:46 AM | Comments (34)
Also, during those hours, you can check out the Camp Freddy Radio Webcast.
Yesterday I went down to the Knitting Factory in Hollywood with Jason and Gilby for the LA Rockstar auditions. No doubt, there was some great talent there, but I was amazed by some of the choices that were made by great number of the hopeful singers. Celine Dion songs, trumpet and ukulele solos, original acoustic numbers. It was like nobody got the memo regarding who they were auditioning for! Supernova is made up of members of Guns, Motley and Metallica! Very few people chose to just rock and bring it. Hey, they did their Dion covers well I suppose, but man, these guys needed to see attitude and power and some rock! My advice for anyone going to future auditions is to save your original songs until the call back and just do great rock covers for the initial audition. These guys need to know the music you are doing so they have an idea of what you sound like. When you come in and do an a capella original, nobody has any idea if you are even close to in key or in time.
We will discuss this further on tonight's CFR.
Tomorrow I leave for Cannes to work on some Rockstar International promotional stuff. It's going to be a quick in and out trip as I have to get back to Vegas for a Maxim Poker Event on the 7th, I think, then on to NYC for a Camp Freddy show. While I am away, Loop will be working on Shop 13 to get it ready for our Spread Radio Merch Line which will initially include men's and women's shirts, hoodies and women's camisole sets. We should be ready for pre-orders as soon as next week. Also, I will do my best to bring some SRL shows live from one or all of these cities I will be in.
April 01, 2006 at 10:50 AM | Comments (19)