Slipknot's hard-hitting, aggressive metal anthems are getting the lullaby treatment…
- Posted on May 11th 2011 1:46AM by Benjy Eisen
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"Welcome to Google-palooza," joked singer Perry Farrell. Of course, most people in the audience weren't actually affiliated with Google; they just hoped to be. But no matter -- Farrell sprinkled the eight song set with talk of the corporation that hosted the 5,000-person event.
"I've got a great idea," he said, at one point. "Well, they had the Mormons. Why not the Google-ites? We can kinda attach ourselves to religion, or think of something, and somebody can find something online that says we're the prophets! Think about it. Think about the money." Few people in the room full of developers, programmers and tech-geeks actually thought about it, or had any idea what he was talking about.
But it was really all good -- the universal language of rock 'n' roll took over and the music proved a worthy translator. Jane's Addiction delivered their show-stoppers, including 'Been Caught Steeling,' 'Jane Says,' and 'Mountain Song,' with the same grandiosity they do at large amphitheaters and festivals around the world. Their new song, 'End to the Lies,' even fit right in with the old ones and their new touring bassist, Chris Chaney, fit right in with the band.
Thus, they carried the same message that was prevalent throughout the entire conference -- the future has arrived. And it's fun.