Burbank, California (PressExposure) December 14, 2009 -- A Cabinet of Curiosities, the recently released Janes Addiction dvd from Rhino received a Grammy nod. The 52nd annual Grammy awards take place on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles and alt rockers Janes Addiction are looking to take home something for the mantle. While 2009 may be remembered by rock fans as the year the Zeppelin Tour failed to materialize (they always have the Led Zepplin box set to console themselves with), itâs also the year that the original lineup of Janes Addiction -Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Eric Avery- toured for the first time in 17 years.
In what could be a resurgence of alt-rock at the Grammy Awards, a recently released Janes Addiction dvd from Rhino titled A Cabinet of Curiosities has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. This may be the most fanfare around a Rhino collection since 2007âs massive Led Zepplin boxed set undertaking garnered considerable critical and fan enthusiasm.
2009 has been one of the more unpredictable years for rock music fans. Weâre still in the midst of what seems to be a mania for reunions; perhaps as rockers age, they need to top up their retirement funds and thatâs enough for them to put aside old animosities and hit the road (along with the prerequisite musical rereleases), but the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The Police led the charge last year and even the Bee Gees (minus one, of course) have speculated about touring, causing a resulting spike in Bee Gees cd sales. Neil Young is on the road, Nine Inch Nails toured for the final time. AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles were all packing arenas in 2009. Led Zeppelin reunited briefly last year and then Robert Plant kept us guessing for months this year before finally quashing our hopes and continuing his solo tour instead, leaving classic rock fans to continuing listening to their Led Zepplin box set in lieu of seeing the British superstars performing live in concert.
In recognizing the janes addiction dvd, along with the three accompanying CDs that form Rhinoâs A Cabinet of Curiosities Limited Edition Boxed Set, alternative rock acts are making a return to the Grammy Awards after years of pop music domination. While Janes Addiction CDs may never have sold in the massive numbers that Justin Timberlake or older acts like Bee Gees cds continue to rack up, the band became a symbol of the alt-rock scene and over the top lead singer Perry Farrell, with his Lollapalooza music festival, became a rock icon. A Cabinet of Curiosities chronicles the history of Janes Addiction, including demos, rare recordings, live versions and 30 previously unreleased tracks. The Janes Addiction dvd captures the group with candid home movies, all eight music videos from the Ritual de lo Habitual and Nothingâs Shocking releases and three previously unreleased live performances filmed in 1990 for MTV Italy in Milan.
About The Author: Julie Tranton writes about pop culture and the music industry (everything from bee gees cds to Nine Inch Nails videos). Julie was one of those rooting for a Janes Addiction reunion and she gave Rhinoâs A Cabinet of Curiosities DVD release from Janes Addiction two thumbs up in her review of the deluxe edition boxed set. However, she still lists Rhinoâs led zepplin box set as her all time favorite, citing the mini album replica format, high quality printing and comprehensive track list as making the set an unbeatable collectorâs item.