08/09/05: Jello Biafra and the Melvins Europe dates off!
Bad news for a great reason!
Jello Biafra and the Melvins have been forced to cancel their August 18 Pukkelpop Festival appearance in Belgium and other dates that were in the works. Drummer Dale Crover's wife is expecting their first child, due September 4th. Late in the game it became obvious Dale needs to stay with her until the baby comes, especially if it's early. We wish them all the best!
Some US dates are in the works for later this fall and overseas in spring and / or summer. Meanwhile brace yourselves for more Biafra / Melvins recordings on the follow-up album, "Sieg Howdy" out late September!
06/15/05: Jello and Napalm Death duet for tsunami victims!
Jello Biafra has guest vocals on the Napalm Death song, "The Great And The Good" on their brand new record, "The Code is Red... Long Live the Code"!
The tune was also released as a limited-edition 3 band benefit single for Indian Ocean Tsunami relief . The other two tracks are from The Haunted ("Smut King") and Heaven Shall Burn ("Strassenkampf" [a Die Skeptikercover]). The bands and Jello Biafra wrote liner-notes for the single, which is limited to 1000 copies.
03/28/05: Jello on "This American Life" on "Frankenchrist"
Jello appears on the National Public Radio show "This American Life" this week on an episode about knowing one's enemies. Jello speaks with Michael Guarino, the prosecutor in the DKs "Frankenchrist" trial. You can catch it this week on your local NPR station or on-line here (it's the episode named "Know Your Enemy" aka Episode 285).
You can also check out more info about the Frankenchrist trial on the second Jello spoken word record, "High Priest of Harmful Matter". There's an excerpt from this release in the TAL episode too!
12/16/04: Huge new Jello Interview in Arthur!
Check out the new Arthur (#14) for a huge interview with Jello. You can order a copy of the magazine here!
From their site:
"God Bless Jello Biafra: The former Dead Kennedy and veteran firebrand has returned to musicmaking with a car bomb of a new album, recorded with the Melvins. Sorina Diaconescu talks with Mr. Biafra in the direct aftermath of the Nov. 2 election about freedom, surveillance, pranks and selling out. Photography by W. T. Nelson. "
12/15/04: Jello NOT in Australia
Just in case you've been seeing e-mails about Jello, Noam Chomsky, Winston Smith, and others being held captive in Australia, here's the truth. None of those people are being held in Australia, as far as we know. Jello is not even near the continent of Australia. He hasn't complained about any broken arms or skin cancer from being held captive under the hot Aussie sun, so he ought to be in great form tomorrow night @ his San Francisco spoken word show!
Here's one of the e-mails we received @ AT, exactly as it came into our inbox. Enjoy!
"Subject: CHOMSKY SHERMAN BIAFRA SMITH AND OTHE DISAPEARED ACTVISTS FOUND BUT STILL HELD CAPTIVE BY ASIS
Dear revolutionaries, I have recently discovered that
our comrades, Sherman Austin, Noam Chomsky, Jello
Biafra, Winston Smith as well as CNT organisers and
other revbolutionaries from Canada have been captured
by ASIS, Australian Security Intelligence Service and
are being held in the upper yarra vally located just
south of Melbourne. This is not a cruel joke and this
is not a myth. After discovering that these people had
gone missing after arrivinfg in australia led me to
discover that it is an aryan conspiracy that involves
every authority figure in Australia. From the PM to
the x police chief of Victoria. They are being held
out bush in the sun and have received skin cancers.
Biafra has had his limbs brocken and we fear Noam may
be dead. This is an internation call to action, and we
are encouraging everybody who has revolutionary aims
in life to cxome to Australia IN NUMBERS. These people
are still alive and are being made slave to ASIS and
its disapearance network. We fear for ALL of our
comrades and we need international support to help
free these people from there ASIS slaveholders. I will
be in touch with as much information as i can gather
before i too am disapeared and drowned in a river n
the upper yarra.
THIS IS NO JOKE!
Please this needs as much independent medfia
attenmtion as possible they are stil alive and we need
international support for these people PLEASE HURRY!
Please forward this onto as many lists as you can and
create as much media attention as possible DON'T delay anymore"