"El Ritual de Jane's Addiction" - Book coming out in a few days!

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"El Ritual de Jane's Addiction" - Book coming out in a few days!

Post by Fabriziorock » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:16 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm a journalist from Argentina. Some time ago I told you about a book that I was writing: the first Spanish-bio of Jane's Addiction, mostly based on the Ritual era.
The book is finally done and it's coming out in Argentina, Spain and several Latin American countries in the next few days. It's already printed and it was done after 100hs of exclusive, brand new interviews with the whole band and lots of involved characters (see below).

EL RITUAL DE JANE'S ADDICTION

Fabrizio Pedrotti
Forewords by Perry Farrell and Mike Portnoy. Photos by John Eder, Steve Speller and AJ Barratt

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Some of the interviewees: Perry Farrell, Eric Avery, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Chino Moreno (Deftones), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins), David J. (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets), Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers), Martyn LeNoble (Porno for Pyros), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Neil Strauss, Casey Niccoli, Dave Jerden, Chris Cuffaro, Ted Gardner, Ronnie Champagne, Paul V., Jane Bainter, Tom Recchion, Inger Lorre, Thomas Johnson, Karyn Cantor, T. Quake Mark, John Shenale, Geoff Stradling, Brian Virtue.

Some translated info from the backcover:

"Ritual de lo Habitual", the album that Jane's Addiction published in 1990, was one of the most important of its decade. It took alternative music out of university radios and achieved its massive diffusion, but also predicted the explosion of grunge -which would happen next year with Nirvana- and was a decisive influence for groups like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

This book recounts the creating process of an album full of egos wars, heroin overdoses, chaotic shows, censorship and problems with the police. It was an extreme and unusual album for the time, for its sound and its themes related to sex, suicide, racism and AIDS. "Ritual de lo Habitual" installed the group as a referent, achieved double platinum and gave birth to the festival that would change the music business: the Lollapalooza.

From more than a hundred hours of interviews, conducted over five years with the complete band (Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery and Stephen Perkins), as well as managers, producers, related artists and friends; and with access to unpublished documents, the author reconstructs for the first time an exciting musical adventure. And fundamentally, it answers a key question: why did Jane's Addiction create its masterpiece while its members went through the worst moment of their lives?

"Someday I will publish my autobiography, and this book will help me refresh my memory."
-Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction).

"Very rarely, the plot behind an album is as exciting as its songs."
-Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins).

You can find more info and follow the book here:

Follow on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/436 ... -addiction

The post on Facebook, if you want to share: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... &__tn__=-R

The book's fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/elritualdejanesaddiction/

PS: There's a special mention to this forum at the very end! ;)

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Post by favorite 77 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:36 am

Hola, Fabrizio.

¿Será posible adquirirlo en amazon España?

Aquí tienes a un futuro lector.

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Post by helicine » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:18 pm

congrats!
janesaddiction.org

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Post by Fabriziorock » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:50 pm

favorite 77 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:36 am
Hola, Fabrizio.

¿Será posible adquirirlo en amazon España?

Aquí tienes a un futuro lector.
Sí, claro. Allá vas a poder comprarlo en formato físico en varias librerías y tiendas. No sé si específicamente en Amazon, pero en unos días sale el primer envío con libros para España. La información exacta la vamos a publicar en la fanpage de Facebook, así que sugiero que te unas y quedes atento. Por suerte hay muchos interesados en España.

Muchas gracias por el apoyo.

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Post by Fabriziorock » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 pm

helicine wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:18 pm
congrats!
Thanks. Let me know if you want to upload it to the "Books" section of the website, it would be great.

Here are some more pictures of the finished books! They are already being sold in some stores in Argentina and there's a special mention to JA.org at the end.

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Post by helicine » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:14 am

Yeah, I need to add this and a few other things that are missing from the discog - I seem to only remember I need to do that stuff when I'm not able to do it right at that moment.
janesaddiction.org

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Post by Fabriziorock » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:58 pm

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So I met with Perry and I gave him some copies of the book. He was really happy and thanked me several times. As you know, he did the foreword and was interviewed for it, along with the band.
So now I feel the mission is completed! :)

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Post by Fabriziorock » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:01 pm

favorite 77 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:36 am
Hola, Fabrizio.

¿Será posible adquirirlo en amazon España?

Aquí tienes a un futuro lector.
Hola, Favorite. El libro ya está en España desde la semana pasada, y por suerte le está yendo muy bien.
Te paso el link de una de las librerías donde podés encargarlo: https://www.lenoir.es/rock/2815-el-ritu ... ction.html

¡Muchas gracias!

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Post by Mike » Sat May 25, 2019 11:12 am

Is there or will there be an English translation release of your book?
"The quality of mercy is not strained, it dropeth as the gentle rain from heaven."

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Post by Fabriziorock » Wed May 29, 2019 9:19 pm

Mike wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:12 am
That's the idea. I don't know when it will be translated, but I'm sure it will eventually happen.
I'm really looking forward for an English version, so (almost) everyone can read it! We're working on something.

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