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Jane’s Addiction inducted into Hollywood’s Guitar Center Rockwalk

Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction were inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood yesterday (June 1, 2011).

Perry, Dave and Stephen rocked up to RockWalk for their induction with a speech from Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.

Their handprints are now part of the walk together with those from Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Queen and Run DMC.

Jane’s Addiction will now participate in the Guitar Center unsigned artist program where one unsigned band will win the opportunity to open for the band when they launch their summer tour.

Jane’s Addiction will release their next album ‘The Great Escape’ in August. It will be the band’s first album since ‘Strays’ in 2003.

Carlos Santana, Hope Dworaczyk Stop In At Hard Rock Las Vegas

Carlos Santana,

Carlos Santana,

Celebrities came out to party at the Hard Rock on the last day of April. Hope Dworaczyk and Carlos Santana stopped in. Dworaczyk, Playmate of the Year and member of the Celebrity Apprentice cast, shared a meal with close friends at Rare 120 before heading to Vanity nightclub.

Dworaczyk ate a beet salad and sea bass during dinner. At Vanity, she danced the night away at a VIP table as DJ Homicide spun tunes.

Music legent Carlos Santana had an intimate dinner with friends at Rare 120 following his performance in The Joint.

Prince to play 21-night Los Angeles residency

Prince to play 21-night Los Angeles residency

Prince to play 21-night Los Angeles residency

Prince, who has been playing occasional Welcome 2 America tour dates since late last year, will set up residency at Los Angeles’ Forum and other L.A. venues beginning April 14 for 21 nights.

The purple one made the announcement on George Lopez’ show on TBS, saying “I will be starting a 21-night stand next Thursday the 14th at the L.A. Forum with the New Power Generation and a whole gang of special guests. I’m gonna blast the roof off that place, I promise!”

Dates, venues and guests will be announced in the near future. He will be on Lopez’ show on Wednesday night to reveal more details. Previous appearances on the tour have included ex-bandmate Sheila E, Cee Lo Green, Carlos Santana, Esperanza Spalding and even Kim Kardashian.

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Added To AMAs Line-Up

Taylor Swift, added To AMAs Line-Up

Taylor Swift, added To AMAs Line-Up

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Added To AMAs Line-Up.  Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, and Carlos Santana with Gavin Rossdale have all been added to the already star-studded line-up of this year’s American Music Awards. Swift, a nominee for Favorite Female Country Music Artist, is set to perform a hit off her million-plus-selling “Speak Now.”Miley Cyrus and Kid Rock, who both just took the stage at MTV’s EMAs earlier this month, will also perform. Carlos Santana and Gavin Rossdale will also take the stage. They’ll perform “Bang a Gong” off Santana’s latest album, “Guitar Heaven.” Swift, Cyrus and company join an already impressive line-up of performers that include Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Usher, Pink, Katy Perry, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi and Diddy-Dirty Money. Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the pack of nominees for the “2010 American Music Awards,” both earning 5 nominations each. Fans determine the votes by casting them online at the AMAs website. The “2010 American Music Awards” will air live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, November 21st at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.

Carlos Santana has proposed to his girlfriend on stage.

Carlos Santana Proposes

Carlos Santana Proposes To Girlfriend On Stage. Multiple Grammy winner Carlos Santana has proposed to his girlfriend on stage. The 62-year-old musician popped the question to drummer Cindy Blackman in the middle of his Tinley Park, IL concert on July 9. Santana asked Blackman, a rock and jazz drummer who has toured with Lenny Kravitz, after four songs into the show. The audience cheered after she accepted. The “Smooth” hitmaker told in a statement, “Cindy and I are blessed to have found each other. Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful.” “I look forward to expressing that incredible energy through my music, and in helping to tip the balance toward more love in the world with what Cindy and I share.” This will be his second marriage. He was previously married to Deborah, but the 34-year union ended in divorce

Celebrities And The Fragrances They Wear

paris_cancanRed carpet, book signings, glam parties & movie premieres have magic in the air, but also perfume! Perfume choices reflect qualities of the celebrity clients who waft them! Every year, perfume designers release new creations & compete for the attention of the public & the stars that intrigue the world. Some are passing favorites, while some classics still rule.  Charlize Theron is said to love the magnolia, rose, cinnamon, peachy blend that lifts out of the vanilla & sandalwood bottom notes of Dolce Vita by Christian Dior. An overwhelming classic, no doubt. Kate Hudson, Vanna Bonta & Renee Zellweger love ANGEL perfume, designed by Thierry Mugler. It’s all about essences of honey, chocolate, and caramel and is blended with notes of vanilla, patchouli, and sandalwood … Extremly Intense!  Vanna Bonta also loves Eau du Ciel, a subtle interpretation of innocence in rosewood, violet, Florentine iris and lime blossom; “delicate as the shiver of an angel’s wing.” Zents, one of the newest fragrances on the scene & which uses only natural essences, was picked by Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie & Sharon Stone -to name a few- in preparation for Oscar night! Uma Thurman was the first person ever to receive “Fresh”, heliotrope, linden blossom, cucumber & green apple give the perfume its innocent & pure scent. The line also boasts actress Julia Roberts as a client who loves “Ore”, a deep, spicy and alluring blend of iris, bay laurel, coriander, jasmine, and patchouli. The style is described as fiery and euphoric. Below is just a small list of the celebrity fragrances they carry. Each one is listed buy the celebrities name an which fragrance they were.

Angelina Jolie: Love in White by Creed Perfume for Women, Spring Flower by Creed Perfume for Women, 24 Faubourg by Hermes Perfume for Women.

Alica Keys: J’adore by Christian Dior Perfume for Women, Gucci Eau de Parfum II by Gucci Perfume for Women.

Arnold Schwarzeneggar: Bijan by Bijan Cologne for Men.Habit Rouge by Guerlain Cologne for Men.

Anna Pavlova: Gucci Envy by Gucci Perfume for Women, Gucci Rush by Gucci Perfume for Women.

Antonio Banderas: Diavolo by Antonio Bandera Cologne for Men, Sprit by by Antonio Bandera Cologne for Men, Boss by Hugo Boss Cologne for Men.

Ashton Kutcher: Millesime Imperial by Creed Cologne for Men, Unforgivable by Sean John Cologne for Men.

Ashley Olsen: Subtil Pour Femme by Salvatore Ferragamo Perfume for Women, J’adore by Christian Dior Perfume for Women.

Barbara Walters: Angel by Thierry Mugler Perfume for Women, Delicious by Gale Hayman Perfume for Women.

Beyonce Knowles: True Star by Tommy Hilfiger Perfume for Women, True Star Gold by Tommy Hilfiger Perfume for Women, Burberry Weekend by Burberry Perfume for Women.

Britney Spears: Burberry London by Burberry Perfume for Women, Curious by Britney Spears Perfume for Women, Fantasy by Britney Spears Perfume for Women, In Control Curious by Britney Spears Perfume for Women, Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears Perfume for Women.

Cameron Diaz: Happy by Clinique Perfume for Women, I Love Love Cheap and Chic by Moschino Perfume for Women, Samsara by Guerlain Perfume for Women.

Brooke Shields: Gendarme by Gendarme Perfume for Women, Samsara by Guerlain Perfume for Women.

Carlos Santana: Carlos Santana by Carlos Santana Cologne for Men, Bvlgari AQVA Pour Homme by Bvlgari Cologne for Men.

Charlize Theron: Eau De Dolce Vita by Christian Dior for Women, Enjoy by Jean Patou Perfume for Women, J’adore by Christian Dior Perfume for Women.

David Beckham: Silver Mountain Water by Creed Colgone for Men, David Beckham Instinct by David Beckham Cologne for Men, Intimately Beckham by David Beckham Cologne for Men.

Demi Moore: Vera Wang Princess by Vera Wang Perfume for Women, Vera Wang by Vera Wang Perfume for Women.

Donald Trump: Green Irish Tweed by Creed Cologne for Men, Dolce Gabbana by Dolce & Gabbana Cologne for Men.

Jessica Simpson: Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture Perfume for Women, Escada Rockin’ Rio by Escada Perfume for Women, DKNY Be Delicious by Donna Karan Perfume for Women.

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Rock Prophecies wins Best Documentary

cheap-trickoldImagine seeing bands like Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones long before they became famous. Legendary Rock photographer Robert Knight did just that, and has the photos to prove it. ROCK PROPHECIES explores Robert’s amazing career and follows him on his quest to help the bands of today become the Rock legends of tomorrow. When Robert stumbles upon Tyler Dow Bryant – a 16-year old guitar phenom from Texas – he’s convinced he may have found the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Robert risks his reputation and career and takes a chance on Tyler. The two then set off on an unbelievable journey to take their own shot at making history. ROCK PROPHECIES just won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2009 AFI Dallas Film Festival. It also received the highest combined vote total collected of any film playing at that festival. Dallas’ WFAA-TV film critic Gary Cogill said, “ROCK PROPHECIES is a remarkable film and one of my favorite films at the AFI Dallas Film Festival this year.”  The film features interviews and performances from Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Slash, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Steve Vai, among others, and is an official selection screening in competition at the Nashville Film Festival on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30pm at the Regal Green Hills Theatre. Knight, Bryant and director John Chester will stick around afterwards for a brief Q+A, followed by an after-party at 12th and Porter, with performances by Tyler Dow Bryant and Sick Puppies. A second screening is set for Wednesday, April 22 at 9:30pm at Regal Green Hills. “It’s a true story about having a dream, and how to fulfill that dream,” Knight says of ROCK PROPHECIES. “For that matter, it’s the story of fulfilling other peoples’ dreams, too.” While building relationships with established guitar royalty, Knight has always managed to keep his finger on the cultural pulse, leaping at the opportunity to photograph and promote emerging talent such as blues-rock star Joe Bonamassa, and rising bands Sick Puppies, The Answer and Panic At The Disco. Since Robert became involved, Sick Puppies has scored a hit single and viral video smash with “All the Same” and “Free Hugs,” The Answer has opened for AC/DC’s 2009 world tour, and Panic at the Disco’s debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, has sold 2.2 million copies. A film by John Chester and produced by Tim Kaiser, ROCK PROPHECIES was shot in multiple locations across the U.S. and England. For more information:

Athlete confirmed for Guilfest

athlete2Athlete, The Wailers, Nouvelle Vague, Imelda May and Eat Static all confirmed for Guilfest. Athlete, who are confirmed to appear on the main stage at GuilFest on Saturday 11th July, came to prominence making their own brand of British Indie music in 2003 with their debut album, Vehicles and Animals, producing hugely popular singles such as “You Got the Style” and “El Salvador”. The album earned a Mercury Music Prize nomination and went on to sell over 250,000 copies. They played their first live session on UK radio on the Dermot O’Leary Show, BBC Radio 2. Their second album, Tourist enjoyed even greater success. Driven by two No1 radio airplay hits (‘Wires’ and ‘Half Light’) ‘Tourist’s double-platinum sales well exceeded those of ‘Vehicles And Animals. The band’s ‘Wires’ single was also named Best Contemporary Song at the prestigious Ivor Novello awards. Going from strength to strength, Athletes third album also proved very successful, hitting the number 5 spot in the UK albums charts. Athlete have embarked on tours all over the world, playing their music to huge crowds and their 4th album is expected in Summer 2009.

The Wailers, the most legendary reggae group of all time, are set to bring their unique flavour of Dub/Reggae to the GuilFest Main Stage, supporting Happy Mondays on Sunday 12th July. Together with former lead singer Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, Kenny Chesney, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition – still led by original bassist and musical director Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett to this day – the Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East.

Nouvelle Vague, the ground-breaking French project, who take a unique twist on classic punk, post punk and new wave hits reinterpreted in a bossa nova style, will headline the 2nd Stage on Friday 10th July. After the huge worldwide success of their eponymous debut album, released in 2004, (with over 200,000 copies sold at last count) the band’s subsequent albums ‘Band A Parte’, (2006) and ‘Late Night Tales’, (2007) have taken the group even further. Their versions of “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode and “Teenage Kicks” by the Undertones have been used in major UK TV adverts, while their version of Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’ has been featured ion adverts for TLC’s show LA Ink.

Imelda May will be wowing the GuilFest crowds on the 2nd Stage on Saturday 11th July. Imelda was crowned 2008’s Best Female Newcomer at the prestigious Irish World Newspaper Awards and it’s not much of a stretch to see more acclaim ahead in 2009. She has shared stages with such megastars as Van Morrison and the Scissor Sisters, and provided vocals for a character in the forthcoming American gangster movie ‘Dark Streets’. Her shows have a reputation for being impassioned, all-or-nothing events. ‘Love Tattoo,’ her debut album, which is almost entirely self-written, has the same unbridled feel, whether she’s getting her teeth into a massive rockabilly party track or a sleazy after-midnight torch number. In 2008 Imelda found herself on ‘Later With Jools Holland,’ wowing an audience who included Jeff Beck, Elbow and Roots Manuva. Beck, in fact, made a point of telling Holland that he was only there to see her!

Eat Static, who headline GuilFest’s Funky End dance Tent on Friday 10th July, were formed in 1989 by Ozric Tentacles drummer Merv Pepler and keyboard player Joie Hinton as a separate creative outlet for the diverse range of electronic music that the pair were writing. Always intended as a live band, Eat Static can legitimately claim to be one of the UK’s first live techno outfits, cutting their teeth at many of the ‘orbital’ raves of the early 90′s. Since that time, Eat Static have played hundreds of gigs in the UK, Europe, the USA (touring with Moby and BT) and the Far East. These shows included a number of appearances at all the big UK and European festivals including Glastonbury and Dance Valley in Amsterdam. Tickets are on sale now, available on-line at or by calling Ticketline on 0871 424 0050.

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