Ben Weinman Offers Update on Supergroup with Members of MASTODON, THE MARS VOLTA, JANE'S ADDICTION
- Posted by RobInjection on September 20, 2011
You may recall we got really excited a few months ago when Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds revealed that he is working on a project with Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and ex-Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery. We haven't heard much of anything since then about the project up until Ben Weinman issued a lengthy blog update on the Dillinger site, which shed some more light on the project. Here's the good stuff:
“To all of you who have been asking me about my project with Brent Hinds, Eric Avery, and Thomas Pridgen, I will also be posting some song snippets in the coming weeks starting with a little something Eric Avery and I have been working on. Eric and I plan on locking ourselves in my studio for days without food or sunlight. I can’t believe the guy who wrote the “Mountain Song” bass line is gonna be sleeping on my floor. I’m sure Brent and I will have some pretty serious sessions on tour in Nov. as well. We will keep you informed.”
How convenient that Hinds and Weinman will be on the road for an entire month. Surely, there will be downtime between shows where the two will jam out on some music. Part of me feels they put this tour together just as an excuse to jam. Not that I'm complaining. Check out tour dates here.