News that KISS bassist and notorious lothario (if you take his word for it) Gene Simmons was making an appearance on The Huffington Post Live for a Q&A stoked the feminist fire of Black Lips. The Georgia group took the opportunity to call Simmons out while donning KISS-like face paint. Though the majority of questions
Seven albums in for Black Lips, Underneath The Rainbow had the potential to fall completely flat. It’s been roughly three years since the last record from the Atlanta flower punks, the longest wait for fans since their inception. We could have heard the stale, aging partygoer incarnation of the band. Thankfully, we’re far from that.
Jared Swilley, bassist for flower punk band Black Lips, isn’t going to let the big 3-0 slow him down, even though he’s given up the casual fight. In fact, he’s adamant nothing is going to tire out him or the band, not even the latest version of “fuck the system” — whatever that may be
Black Lips, the hell-raising rock’n’roll quartet from Atlanta, make their welcome return to Australia this March. Already announced for Golden Plains and Adelaide Festival, this national tour marks the third by the Lips following their raucous inaugural dates way back in 2007.
As reported previously among these pages, the Black Lips have been cooped up recording a new album with Mark Ronson, nearly killing him in the process. The results of those sessions is the Black Lips’ sixth album Arabia Mountain, which is now available to stream in full over at Grooveshark. As Spin note, Arabia Mountain
Producer supremo Mark Ronson has revealed that he ‘nearly died’ whilst working with the Black Lips on their forthcoming album Arabia Mountain.