Navarro Sheds Light On The Panic Channel’s Bassist Situation

Dave Navarro answered eight questions from fans on his blog at 6767.com on Tuesday (May 22), including one asking whether Siggy Sjursen be a permanent replacement in The Panic Channel for bassist Chris Chaney. “Well, you can never replace Chaney… He is the man,” Navarro responded. “Siggy is also the man but his time for touring is a little more flexible. Chris is a family man with two kids and we totally respect that. When he declined to do our last tour, it was completely understood and there were no hard feelings at all. In fact, Perk, Chaney and I played together just the other night and had a killer time. I always jump at the chance to play with him. Plus, I luck out because Chris is a core member of Camp Freddy and I get to rock with him all the time. So Siggy is no replacement, but we will be moving forward with him as TPC, if that makes any sense.” The full post at 6767.com has since been removed.

The Panic Channel Prepare For Tour

The Panic Channel guitarist Dave Navarro posted the following message on his blog at 6767.com on Thursday (January 4): “(Siggy of Powerman 5000) So The Panic Channel started up rehearsals yesterday for our upcoming tour with Supernova. It was our first day with Siggy on bass and I have to say that the guy is insane on that thing! We will miss Chris Chaney on this leg of the tour, but we all understand that family comes first! Meanwhile, Siggy has it all wired and has brought his own flavor to the sound and stage. Plus, he is just cool as hell. Anyway, for our shows with Supernova, we have a 45 minute set. We do have some longer club shows on our own when Supernova has days off, but for the most part, we will be hitting it and quitting it. For the die hards: If there are any particular songs you would like to hear in the 45 minute set, let us know now. Our plan is to pretty much just go hard and loud for all of it, with maybe an acoustic Outsider as a palate cleanser. As for Supernova… I saw them in Vegas and I have to say that they are awesome. Tommy, Lukas and Gilby really have something there and their new bass player is holding it down as if he has been there the whole time. It’s gonna be a really fun tour to see… Certainly to be on!”

Navarro Not Sweating The Panic Channel Slow Sales

MTV News spoke with Dave Navarro about The Panic Channel’s debut album, ‘(ONe)’ selling just over 13,000 copies. “If I’m playing somewhere with these guys, I’ll be happy,” he said. “Music has to be something you love, because it’s such a fu**ed up business right now that, if you don’t love it, you’re just going to spin your wheels and make yourself crazy. Fortunately, I love it to the point where I care less about outcomes.” Read more.

Coupla Questions: The Panic Channel

Steve Isaacs and Dave Navarro of the Panic Channel spoke with MuchMusic.com in a Coupla Questions interview. Asked about the story behind the band’s name, Navarro responded, “It’s more of a commentary on the state of the media right now in terms of everything that’s being shoved down our throats, this hysteria and panic and chaos. Rarely the top story – if it bleeds, it leads. It’s a commentary on that. At the same time there’s a spiritual aspect of it in terms of channeling our own personal panic and chaos through the music as a release.”

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On TV: The Panic Channel, Razorlight, Anti-Flag

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Rock acts on television this week include The Panic Channel, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Razorlight, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday; Anti-Flag, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Cartel, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; Mellowdrone, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Friday; and the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.

The Panic Channel Visit The Playboy Mansion

Dave Navarro checked in on his blog at 6767.com on Saturday (August 12). “Yesterday at the Playboy Mansion, all of us in The Panic Channel had a really amazing time,” he writes. “The Tom Leykis Show was a lot of fun. He was totally cool and didn’t ask me ANYTHING personal. I knew there was a reason I have been a listener for over ten years. Now when you hear Playboy Party you think decadence and celebrities and naked girls, etc., but that is only when it’s a Heff thrown party. Yesterday’s soiree was more of a contest winner and radio related thing, but it was still fun. We played three songs, Left To Lose, Teahouse of the Spirits and Said You’d Be flanked by a couple of face to face interviews with Tom. Even though it was a radio sponsored event, I still got a chance to hang with Heff and his Girls Next Door for a few minutes. That guy still appears at everything Playboy related. He is a total sweetheart and couldn’t be a more gracious host.” The full post at 6767.com has since been removed.

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