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07/03/03: Jello Jealous Again at Black Flag Show
Here is what happened during the Rollins Band show at the Fillmore on Tuesday night:

Henry Rollins enlisted Keith Morris to tour with him and the guys in Mother Superior that are also the musicians for the Rollins Band. They perform Black Flag songs. All proceeds go to raise money for DNA testing for the West Memphis Three (www.wm3.org).

They are also promoting the recording, Rise Above, that features various singers (Lemmy, Ice-T, Hank III, QOTSA, etc.) singing Black Flag songs. All proceeds of Rise Above benefit the West Memphis Three.

As they tour, they ask different singers to join them on stage for a song. The song Jello performed was Jealous Again. Jello also pulled the winning raffle ticket for a clear body Dan Armstrong Dan-electro guitar. All of the people that participated on the Rise Above record signed it, including Jello.

P.S. It was a blast, the crowd roared like a lion when Jello got to the stage. And yes, Jello dove into the crowd at the end of the song. Awesome! He wore his WM3 t-shirt too.


06/24/03: Jello Wants Your Help : Wesley Willis vol. 3

A note from Jello:

"Hello! I'd like to talk more about the latest ugly chapter in the increasingly Kafka-esque DKs,Inc. nightmare, but our attorney's have me under a strict gag order not to shoot my mouth off until the next round of court hearings.

Meanwhile, its full speed ahead on a mid-Fall release of the long-awaited Wesley Willis' "Greatest Hits, Volume 3" CD. We would like your input & help in putting this new album together.

We don't think studio recordings exist of some of his more recent classics. Does anyone out there have good live recordings of any of these songs?:

George Bush is a Stupid Asshole
Osama Bin Laden
Michael Jackson
Look Out For The Turd Burglar
Get Your Brains Splattered
I'm Hoo Riding on You
Thou shallt Not Kill
Mothra

He also wrote an entire album abot his struggle with Leukemia. Did he perform any of that on the last tour?

We only want these if the sound quality is good, "the rock band is aw-some-" and Wesley is fired up.

Other hot performances and between-song monologues are welcome too. (I'd still like to hear those early cassette tapes he sold in subway stations in the early 90's.)

Other nominations are welcome but I'm already at a logjam of over 40 winners. Got any good photos? Wesley tattoos? (I saw 2 in one day (!) in Denver awhile back.)

To submit material:

CDRs, pictures of Wesley and your Wesley tattoos:

ATR
PO Box 419092
San Francisco, CA
94141
attn. Wesley Willis Volume 3 Submission

MP3s to : info@alternativetentacles.com

With the world on a hellride and demons here at home his spirit is more uplifting and refreshing than ever.

Stay off the Hell Bus,

Jello Biafra"


06/20/03: Jello Biafra Appeal Denied in Lawsuit Filed by Other ex-Dead Kennedys

We are shocked that the California State Court of Appeals has denied our appeal in an unpublished opinion, and sent the dispute back to San Francisco Superior Court for further hearings. Those hearings will give us an opportunity to prove facts different from those claimed by the other ex-Dead Kennedys. So, unfortunately, this dispute is far from over. We are far from giving up. Stay tuned.

Sadly this means we need your support now more than ever. If interested, please help us out through the Alternative Tentacles Legal Defense Fund, http://www.alternativetentacles.com/page.php?page=atlegalfund


06/18/03: Jello Celebrates 45th Birthday
Jello Biafra celebrated his 45th birthday yesterday at a BBQ party thrown in his honor. It was a small gathering of friends and Alternative Tentacles employees (current & former) at someone's house in Berkeley, CA. One surprise was the accordion player who was invited who played a bunch of Dead Kennedys' songs off of Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables as well as some Devo songs along with the obligatory Happy Birthday To You.

05/30/03: DK vs. Biafra Appeal

The case of Jello Biafra vs. Dead Kennedys was back in court again today. As you may recall, Biafra filed an appeal against the outcome of the trial, which gave their rogue corporation, Decay Music, total control of Dead Kennedys' catalog. This is the decision that stripped AT of any rights to sell DK's albums and shut Jello out of any say in DK matters. Today, in San Francisco Superior Court, after two years of stalling and delays by the other side, three appellate judges listened to oral arguments in the appeal. We are now awaiting their verdict, which we are told could take days, weeks, or possibly even months.


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