Los Angeles rockers letlive are giving a fans a full taste of their latest album…
- Posted on May 20th 2011 2:00PM by Steve Baltin
After all of this, the band may have ended up with the best situation, with Sitek on the album and Chaney, who played on 'Strays' and toured with the band multiple times, playing live. It is a win-win, as they can utilize both bassists, with Farrell telling Spinner he hopes to do at least three special shows with Sitek playing the new album live while Chaney will handle the remainder of the tour.
But there is a catch. "I have to keep [Chris] away from Queen, who want him and they're not gonna get him unless we're not doing anything. Then they can have him," Farrell tells Spinner. How is he going to keep Chaney from playing with one of the greatest rock bands of all time? "I'm getting him on the record and then he's gonna come out with us for eight months."
That all sounds great, but we have a better idea: let Chaney play with Queen, as long as they share the bill with Jane's. Farrell, for his part, takes the idea one step further. "Queen, TV on the Radio and Jane's Addiction," he says. "Would you see that?"
Farrell, who has a pretty good track record of putting acts together with his work with Lollapalooza, also has a pick for Queen's next lead singer: "George Michael. I love George Michael. How about this, next year for Lolla, Queen, Jane's, George Michael, 2012."
Before that 2012 bonanza, Lollapalooza will have a pretty great lineup this year with Eminem headlining. Farrell has never met the hip-hop superstar, but they do share a common acquaintance: Farrell's wife, Etty. "Etty, during the era of video, was his principal actress in one of the songs he did with Dr. Dre," Farrell says. "They did a video and Etty was the girl that he hypnotized on a bed and took advantage of her."
Obviously, being a headliner for the 20th anniversary of Lolla is a huge deal and Farrell believes Eminem's appearance will be great for everyone involved. "It's going to be a really special experience for everybody, including him."