Fact: A tribute gig for late keyboardist Isaiah 'ikey' Owens will be held in Austin, Texas on Monday (01Dec14). The former Mars Volta instrumentalist passed away after suffering a heart attack in October (14) while on tour with Jack White. Local musicians will perform at the free concert, called Songs In The Key Of Ikey Owens.
Fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is teaming up with members of disbanded rock band The Mars Volta for their new project Antemasque. Guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala have recruited Flea along with former The Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch for their new project, and they posted a video of a rehearsal on Twitter.com on Tuesday (08Apr14).
Quote: "We were up for our third Grammy this last week and didn't win again, but I have to say that The Mars Volta, who did win, is one of my fave bands and they do deserve it, 100 per cent, so congrats from me to them." Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx is a gracious loser.
Quote: "(It involved) a lot of playing in front of overweight people eating hot dogs in the front row." The Mars Volta frontman CEDRIC BIXLER-ZAVALA wasn't inspired opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on tour earlier this year (07).
Quote: "It wouldn't be to hurt him, it would be to try and knock some sense into him as most parents tend to do with their kids." The Mars Volta singer CEDRIC BIXLER on why he wants to start a fight with US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH.