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Album Review: The Product - "So Alive" EP

Since the release of their debut “Break the Silence,” we’ve seen independent (not to be confused with “indie,”) band The Product come a long way. Their debut was high on effort but not entirely a finished product (pardon the pun.) This new EP finds the band at a greater stage of maturity and musical evolution, more befitting a band in this modern rock revolution.

Album Review: Lou Reed/Metallica - "Lulu"

My word.

The internet has been fairly aflame since the announcement of the cooperative effort between Lou Reed and Metallica, two titans of their respective genres. Cynicism and hope ran high, the backs of necks bristled with both anticipation and fear. As more and more copies were released, and the web stream was opened to the public, the album took on notes of trouble. Soon, the clear skies above the album and its accompanying concept has turned black with a hurricane of vitriolic reviews and crushing waves of critical disdain.

Album Review: Jane's Addiction - "The Great Escape Artist"

This is Jane’s Addiction. Or is it? Truly, it depends on what the name “Jane’s Addiction” means. If the name is synonymous with west-coast style funk influenced near-psychedelic alternative rock and roll, then “The Great Escape Artist” is not Jane’s Addiction. Contrarily, if the name “Jane’s Addiction” is less about the serialized sound of a band and more about a cadre of musicians constantly looking to experiment and broaden their aural horizons, then “The Great Escape Artist” is perfectly adept at carrying the umbrage of the title “Jane’s Addiction.”

Jane Says: A Conversation with Dave Navarro

It's been nothing short of an odyssey for Jane's Addiction, winding their way through breaking up and reuniting, hiatuses and activations, albums and tours. Out to prove that the band is still evolving and just as robust as Day One, Jane's Addiction returns for their fourth studio album "The Great Escape Artist." It was our honor to sit down with legendary guitarist and rock God Dave Navarro to get the scoop on "The Great Escape Artist", and where Jane's Addiction stands now.
M. Drew: Describe “The Great Escape Artist” to me. What can fans expect from this new album?
Dave Navarro: You can expect a new direction from the band that we haven’t been in before, but at the same time there are many threads and characteristics that are familiar in terms of where we used to come from. So if anything, it’s an evolution from where we were without forgetting where we came from.

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