AUG 27: CHEAP TRICK APPEARANCE
Art will be performing a few songs with Cheap Trick tomorrow night (Sat.,
Aug. 28) in Rockford, IL.
The show is Cheap Trick's 25th Anniversary bash and is scheduled to include guest
appearances from other musicians.
AUG 11: THE TRUTH ABOUT AUSTIN
RollingStone.com's recent story about files being charged against members
of Everclear was about half-accurate. Yes, those events transpired. The police
even went to the venue that night. But the police determined that night that the
woman had not been harmed, and no charges were filed.
These charges may exist. But, if they do, neither Art nor Brian has yet been
contacted by anyone in Austin.
From Capitol Records:
August 10, 1999
For Immediate Release
EVERCLEAR: AUSTIN, TEXAS INCIDENT
Because there have been numerous conflicting statements in the media and
on the Internet regarding the incident which occurred during Everclear's
July 31st performance at the Music Hall in Austin, Texas, the band feels
compelled to issue the following account of the incident.
During Everclear's performance, audience members were repeatedly throwing
objects up on stage. Lead singer, Art Alexakis, had been hit twice by such
objects and warned the crowd against continuing this behavior. Shortly
thereafter, Art was hit in the face by a glass full of liquid which was
again thrown from the audience. Art was hurt and, accordingly, Everclear
stopped playing and left the stage. A few minutes later security walked
backstage and informed the band that a young woman had identified herself
as the person who had thrown the glass (apparently, the audience had
identified her as the thrower and had convinced her to confess so that the
show would continue). As the band returned to the stage to resume the
performance, security brought the woman in question out of the audience in
order to eject her from the premises. As she neared the stage area, she
started screaming, cursing and spitting at Art and the band. A member of
the band's touring crew, agitated by this woman's behavior, poured water on
her. She grabbed his leg and tried to pull him off the stage. He pulled
his leg free, pushing her away. Security ejected the woman from the venue
and she later called the local police. The police interviewed witnesses,
including the band, and told the band that they had determined that no
injury had occurred to the woman and that there had been no wrong doing on
Everclear's behalf. The police sent everyone home. The band is not aware
of any criminal charges having been filed against them.
AUG 4: DRC PREMIERE AND VH1 SPECIAL
The Detroit Rock City world premiere will be held this Monday, August 9 in
Los Angeles. Everclear and KISS will be performing at a party after the
movie screening. (Members of Cheap Trick are also scheduled to make an
VH1 will be covering the event, which will take place in
Westwood near the UCLA campus. The VH1 show will probably include
Everclear's live performance of "The Boys Are Back In Town," some live
performances by KISS, interviews, and other highlights from the premiere
VH1 will air the DRC special on the following dates (all times EDT
8/11 11:30 pm
8/12 4:30 pm
8/13 8:30 pm
8/17 12:30 am
8/19 6:00 pm
AUG 4: MTV DRC SPECIAL
MTV is going to air a half-hour DRC special called "Rock 'N Ride." The
new Everclear video will air during this show. MTV will show
"Rock N Ride" on the following dates (all times EDT/PDT):
8/7 6:30 pm
8/8 10:30 pm
8/10 7:30 pm
8/14 10:30 pm
AUG 4: DETROIT ROCK CITY
The Detroit Rock City soundtrack was released yesterday and should be
available in your local CD store. It features Everclear's version of
Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town".
The movie opens nationwide on August 13.
AUG 4: DRC RADIO CONTESTS
Various radio stations around the country are holding contests for
listeners to win a trip to LA next week to attend the DRC premiere and party
on Monday. No list of cities/stations that are participating in this contest
is available. Listen to your local rock station to see if they are holding
such a contest.
AUG 4: EVERCLEAR ON LETTERMAN
Everclear will be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman on
They will be performing "The Boys Are Back in Town".