Porno For Pyros Quietly Hit The Road

Changing their plans, as usual.

Now that the "Jane's Reunion" talk has died down a bit, Porno for Pyros are

quietly sneaking back onto the road for a series of performances starting next

Wednesday (February 26).

The band, who scuttled plans earlier this month

for a series of shows with their pals in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist

Flea and ex-Jane's guitarist Dave Navarro (after the reunion talk was blown way

out of proportion), will play the David Letterman show on Grammy night (Feb.

26), with the Chili Peppers duo in tow.

The next night (Feb. 27), the pair

will also join them for a performance of "Hard Charger" outside Madison Square

Garden before the premiere of the Howard Stern movie Private Parts. The

other pre-movie performance will come from Stern himself, who will be joined by

Rob Zombie on the song "The Great American Nightmare."

The Porno for Pyros

song, which, if you haven't heard it yet, is very reminiscent of the

classic Jane's Addiction sound...



The Porno for Pyros song, which, if you haven't heard it

yet, is very reminiscent of the classic Jane's Addiction sound and one

of the coolest songs on the soundtrack, is the first single from the

collection, which also features a surprisingly tight Ozzy Osbourne/Type O

Negative cover of Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men," a great song from

Flea, Dave Navarro and Chad Smith of the Peppers with LL Cool J called "I Make

My Own Rules" and a cover of the Kinks' "Tired of Waiting for You" by Green

Day.

The band, with Flea, but not Navarro, will then play a show at the

Roseland Ballroom in New York on Friday (Feb. 28), and another on Saturday

(March 1) at the Capitol Ballroom in Washington, D.C. A source at Porno's

management told ATN that the band will do "sporadic touring" over the next few

months, with "a week or two here and there," since they haven't yet started

work on their next album.

Ironically, when Porno's dates were canceled in

January (including a planned benefit to raise money for the college fund for

the daughter of guitarist Peter DiStefano, who underwent chemotherapy treatment

for cancer last fall) the official word was that it was to allow them to

concentrate on recording a new album. As of yesterday, our management source

said the band want to take some time off after these shows "to travel and wind

down," and to allow leader Perry Farrell to work on Lollapalooza and his new

on-line record label, Insect World.

There is also a possibility that a

Porno's tune will show up on the soundtrack to the next Batman movie,

whose title track is reportedly being penned by the Smashing Pumpkins.