This page will provide the latest official news from Ipecac Recordings. Please be sure to read through these articles before contacting Ipecac Recordings with a question that may be answered here.
A special twisted treat for the people in the UK. The Melvins will be doing a mini tour providing a live soundtrack to 3 films by ultra cool filmaker Cameron Jamie.
"American artist and filmmaker Cameron Jamie’s investigations into violent suburban rituals are revealed in his new films Spook House and Kranky Klaus — urgent, unaffected and alarming journeys into the heart of vernacular culture. Spook House and Kranky Klaus will be screened with Jamie’s earlier film, BB, and accompanied by specially created live soundtrack music from legendary US rock band, The Melvins. "
We regret to report that the new Fantômas release, "DELIRIUM CORDIA" has been postponed. The extra special fancy packaging is proving quite complicated and will not be able to get it done in time. Stay tuned for the new release date soon.
Seems you New Yorkers really enjoyed the Patton/Rahzel shows, so they decided to fly around and do a few more! Check out the calendar section.
DESERT SESSIONS not to be confused with DESSERT SESSIONS, 9& 10 is out now!
This is one amazing collaboration from the damaged mind of Josh Homme (Queens of the blah blah blah). Guests like PJ Harvey, Dean Ween, Twiggy Ramirez and more add to the tweakiness.
Mondo Generator (Nick Oliveri from.....) US tour dates in the calendar section now!
As some of you may have noticed we have removed the BBS. Unfortunately we had little choice. Too many people turned it into a haven for negativity. That is not what our label is about. We hope someday to try it again. Maybe a few of those idiots will grow up or head over to the MTV chat room. Ipecac is about music and other forms of art. It is not a home for racism, sexism, hatred and violence. You can find that in a lot of the world's political front offices. We appreciate the support from most of you but could care less about the support of the few morons who feel real big when typing at a keyboard. We will keep you up to date through the news section.
best, Ipecac Crüe
Hey all! Just a few hundred tickets left to the fabulous Halloween show!
Notice the limited edition vinyl in our store? We were able to get our hands on a few more Melvins Trilogy sets and some Queens of the Stone Age "Songs For The Deaf" vinyls.
Desert Sessions out in early October. This thing is amazing! A video coming too. Fantômas out in mid October and kid 606 out in early November. What a year!
By the way, we made a decision not to post any samples from Fantômas DELIRIUM CORDIA. Bottomline, this record blows. If you heard it first, you would never buy it and we need all the sales we can get because illegal downloading is KILLING us. Be a sucker...buy it the day it comes out!!!!
Trick or freakin Treat?
Halloween. Oct 31 at the Greek Theatre in LosAngeles
Masters of Reality
the Queens of the Stone Age
sorry, no ticket info yet.......get in line
Tickets for the Australian Geek Show tour go on sale September 13th
This is the Geek Show to end all Geek Shows
TOMAHAWK, MELVINS & FANTôMAS on one stage!!!!!
Here are the details:
> ADELAIDE: VENUE*TIX Phonecharge 8225 8888
> CIB Ticketing Phonecharge 8232 1484
> MELBOURNE: Ticketek Outlets & Phonecharge 132 849
> Missing Link ph) 9254 5507
> Gaslight ph) 9650 9009
> Polyester ph) 9419 5137
> BRISBANE: Ticketek Outlets & Phonecharge 131 931
> The Arena ph) 3252 5278
> Rocking Horse Records ph) 3229 5360
> Skinny's Music ph) 3229 2389
> SYDNEY: Ticketek Phonecharge 9266 4800
> www.ticketek.com <http://www.ticketek.com>
> Fishtix ph) 9410 1444 and all Fish Record stores.
> Red Eye Records ph) 9299 4233
> PERTH: 78 Records ph) 9322 1498
> Mills Fremantle ph) 9335 1945
> Beat Karrinyup ph) 9446 5839
> Planet Mt Lawley ph) 9328 7464
Hey NYC! What's happening? I'll tell you what. September 7th at the Knitting Factory, Mike Patton & Rahzel (the Roots) are doing 2 very special shows on stage together, at 8pm & 10:30pm. Tickets are only $15 and will go fast!
Knitting Factory, NYC; Sept 7 8 & 10:30 $15
Patton & Rahzel - Back to School!!!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: R.I.P. WESLEY WILLIS
Dear Friends and fellow Wesleynauts,
We are deeply saddened to report that one of our artists, Wesley Willis passed away yesterday, Thursday, August 21st. Wesley will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege to know him, as well as the fans who have been fortunate enough to experience his genius.
Wesley was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) at the end of 2002, and had to undergo emergency surgery on June 2nd to identify the source of, and to suppress internal bleeding. It is not clear if this bleeding was related to his leukemia or not, and the exact cause of death is still unknown. Wesley had been recovering at a Hospice in Illinois, and since the surgery his health had declined.
His songs were simultaneously disturbing, hilarious, blunt, and intoxicating. Wesley's sheer excitement and unaffected honesty about every cultural phenomenon, defined his music as truly individual, and truly punk rock. Wesley released well over 50 albums - 3 of which are on Alternative Tentacles, and a 4th, entitled, Wesley Willis Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (LP/CD) had already been scheduled for release in October of this year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WESLEY WILLIS 1963-2003
A letter from one of his biggest fans, Jello Biafra:
We lost Wesley Willis some time before 9PM Chicago time August 21, 2003. Word is he died peacefully. The likely cause may be heart failure. Wes had been battling leukemia for less than a year.
No services are planned as of yet. There will probably be a memorial concert, or at least a gathering in his honor in Chicago in the near future. We will let you know.
Wesley will go down as one of the most unique songwriters and entertainment personalities in history. His music, lyrics, drawings, insight and the way he put them together are like no one else. Ever. There will never be another.
As I got to know Wes, what really struck me was his sheer will power, his unrelenting drive to succeed and over come his horrifically poor background, child abuse, racism, chronic schizophrenia and obesity among other things. He was the most courageous person I have ever known.
Yet through it all he had such a deep, all-encompassing love of life. Little things, big things. He loved bus rides. He loved watching trains. He loved writing songs about how much he loved his friends. He loved travelling to new towns so he could headbutt new friends. Is there any band he saw that escaped being in their own song about how much he loved their show? He was so warm, so sweet, so giving. He could be a handful when he came to visit; but as soon as he left, we¹d miss him immediately.
As his long time friend Dennis Cooper said, "No More Demons." The voices in Wesley¹s head can¹t yell at him and put him down any more.
Wes was deeply religious. He was afraid that if he died he would no longer get to go see bands play. If there is a hereafter I hope he¹s right up front as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, his beloved Otis Redding and his dear friend Bradley from Sublime "storm the stage" as the crowd "roars like a sea monster." All opening for Wesley, of course.
It will be hard now that he¹s gone, but I¹m not going to let myself stop enjoying the funny stuff, or the look on people¹s faces when they first hear "Rock n Roll McDonalds," or the memories of the good times and Wesley¹s many adventures. He wouldn¹t want it any other way.
There are many down times when all I have to do is think of one of Wes¹s songs, something he said or simply marvel at his Wesley-isms, and the clouds part and a smile comes to my face. I think he does that for a lot of people. He always will.
Rock over London
Rock on Chicago
Sail on, Wes. I love you.