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Show Alert: Alain Johannes w/ IRONTOM, The Mighty Stef @ Dragonfly 2/26

Alain Johannes has been one busy man over the past year.  He’s been working with Queens of the Stone Age on their upcoming album, and has also been holed up in the studio with Brody Dalle working on a project that we hope will come to fruition this year as well.  Alain has also been playing with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players- the supergroup that has been assembled by Grohl to support the release of his documentary Sound City about the famous Los Angeles recording studio.  We love seeing Alain play in his supergroups of the moment (Sound City Players, Them Crooked Vultures), but there’s something undeniably pleasing about seeing Alain perform solo.  You can see him in February at Dragonfly in Hollywood. (more…)

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Alain Johannes premieres video for original song “Time For Miracles”

Over two years ago, Alain Johannes lent his song writing skills to Adam Lambert for the track “Time For Miracles”.  Alain’s given it the proper treatment today with the release of his version on iTunes and a music video to accompany it.  Seeing as Lambert’s video for the song involved a promo for the movie 2012 and featured falling asteroids, we think Alain’s interpretation gets more to the point of the song.  Check it out here! (more…)

Watch Black Box Revelation record My Perception in Los Angeles with Alain Johannes

Almost a year ago, Black Box Revelation went into the studio in Los Angeles with one of our favorites musicians and producers, Alain Johannes.  From these recording sessions, Black Box Revelation came away with My Perception, their excellent album from 2011.  Produced by Alain Johannes, the album is one of the best of this year.  Celebrate their new release with some studio footage from these recording sessions. (more…)

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Listen to Mark Lanegan’s new track “The Gravedigger’s Song”

Mark Lanegan has been working diligently with Alain Johannes for a good part of this year on Mark’s new album Blues Funeral.  Alain has been busy with other projects as well (yes, Queens of the Stone Age) and touring with Chris Cornell on the Songbook tour.  Lanegan has been playing shows around the world, and even had a stop at the Masonic Lodge in Hollywood a few months ago.  Finally, the pieces have come together and we have a release date for Mark Lanegan Band’s new release Blues Funeral.  Hear the first track “The Gravedigger’s Song” here. (more…)

Contest: Win tickets to see Arthur Channel’s debut performance @ The Viper Room on 10/27

Debut shows for new bands only happen once.  It’s a special moment for the band and fans- a moment to see a group come together for the first time to present their music to waiting ears.  This Thursday we are giving you the chance to be a part of that moment with Arthur Channel.  We have a few sets of tickets to give away for Arthur Channel’s debut show at The Viper Room on October 27th.  The new band features Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Eleven), Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eleven), Jon Greene, and Greg Richling (The Wallflowers). (more…)

Show Alert: Arthur Channel @ The Viper Room 10/27

The newly formed band Arthur Channel features a reuniting of original Eleven members Alain Johannes and Jack Irons.  The band is prepping a release for early 2012, but they are ready to bring their live performance to the stage next week.  You can catch the debut performance from this band at the intimate Viper Room on Sunset.  The bill also includes Acidic and Golden State.  Ticket information available after the jump. (more…)

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Alain Johannes announces new band Arthur Channel featuring Jack Irons, Jon Greene, & Greg Richling

It’s not every day that a new band is announced, and especially not one with artists with a pedigree like this.  Everyone welcome Arthur Channel with open arms.  The band features the reunion of Alain Johannes and Jack Irons- the original drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the drummer for the iconic Los Angeles band Eleven.  The band is rounded out by Jon Greene on vocals and guitar and Greg Richling of the Wallflowers on bass.  That’s a pretty awesome lineup, and one that already has a song for you to check out!  Put your ears to “Vapor” after the jump. (more…)