Adam Bravin, aka Adam 12 of She Wants Revenge, spoke with Spinner about his encounter with President Obama during a fundraiser at House of Blues in Los Angeles, where he served as a DJ. “I’ve met numerous musicians and celebrities before, but I have to admit, I was more nervous to meet President Obama than I had ever been before,” Bravin said. “As he walked through a set of curtains from another room at the House of Blues, the energy in the room I was in completely changed, everyone could feel it. I tried to play it cool, debating in my head what to call him, what to say, etc. I was first in line to meet him and take a photo, he walked over, looked me in the eye, shook my hand and we exchanged a few words. It was kind of a blur, very surreal, very intimidating and very humbling.”
She Wants Revenge just posted their first new music in four years this week with a music video for ‘Take the World’, directed by band member Adam Bravin (DJ Adam 12). The track continues the group’s dark, synth and bass-heavy sound and is the first in a series of webisodes in advance of their new album, due out late May 2011 on Eleven Seven Records. Remixes for ‘Take the World’ will be coming out in the next few weeks, as well as additional videos for new tracks.
She Wants Revenge frontman Justin Warfield tells Cincinnati City Beat that he has no animosity toward any of the staff at Geffen Records after the band was released by the label, suggesting he knew their major label deal would be temporary. “I think the point where it really started to go bad was at the end of the tour for our first record, and we wanted to open for this great band, Placebo, in Europe,” Warfield explained. “It was a great opportunity, we had played some great sold-out shows in Europe already and we had even more fans since then who had heard us online. But it was the fourth quarter of the business cycle and Geffen basically pulled our touring support. Nobody ever said the name ‘Gwen Stefani’ but we knew that’s where the money went, and if that was how it was going to be when we were on the radio every day, we knew they really wouldn’t be there for us when we (weren’t on the radio so much). It’s a very short-term business model, like a government who refuses to sign the Kyoto treaty because they don’t think global warming will affect them or their children. It was just clear there was no room for little bands like us. But now we make our own future. Geffen helped us find our fan base and we still have that.”
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Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge checked in with the group’s MySpace friends on Saturday (January 5) with the following bulletin:
We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year, thank you for all your NYE messages, and thank you for all my birthday wishes on Dec. 30th, that was very sweet…
This year we are planning on doing some very special things for all of you, we will let you know what they are very soon…
Right now, we are in the process of planning our touring schedule for 2008, we will let you know this, as well, as soon as possible…
I’m still in the studio, banging away at my solo record, “City of Women”, an album filled with my favorite female vocalists (pretty crazy who’s on it) and have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds to a battered women’s shelter fund…
It really is all about the women….
Thank you all again for all the love and support, it really does mean a lot to us…
’til death do us part,
She Wants Revenge are out with the video to their new single ‘Written in Blood’, from the album ‘This is Forever’, out October 9th. Watch it below.
30 Seconds to Mars, Broken Social Scene, Of Montreal, Patti Smith, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reverend Horton Heat, She Wants Revenge, The Redwalls, The Shins, and Wilco performed at Lollapolooza on August 6th at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. Check out pictures from PRPhotos, FilmMagic, RexFeatures, GettyImages, and WireImage. Watch several clips from the event at YouTube.
Art Brut, Deadboy and the Elephantmen, Scissor Sistors, She Wants Revenge, The Cribs, The Rogers Sisters, and The Stills performed at Village Voice’s 6th Annual Siren Music Festival in Brooklyn, New York on July 15th. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Rock acts on television this week include Secret Machines, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; Be Your Own Pet, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; the Like, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Tuesday; Hard-Fi, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, who performs on ‘The View’ on Wednesday; Widespread Panic, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday; She Wants Revenge, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; Echo & the Bunnymen, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday; Wolfmother, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday; Sonic Youth, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ on Friday; Three Days Grace, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday; and HIM, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.
Rock acts on television this week include Fall Out Boy, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday; The All-American Rejects, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Tuesday; She Wants Revenge, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; ‘American Idol’ season four runner-up Bo Bice, who performs on ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; Avenged Sevenfold, who are on ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; People in Planes, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday.