Capitol drops The Panic Channel; somewhere an angel gets its wings

Posted May 12th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 1 Comment

No surprise here. Blabbermouth is reporting that Dave Navarro’s post-Jane’s Addiction travesty is “parting ways” with Capitol. Well, that’s how Navarro puts it in an official statement. “Parting ways” is putting it lightly. The Panic Channel’s debut sold a whopping 8,000 copies in its first week to land at number 108 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. And then it disappeared, never to be heard from again. If Navarro wants to call this shocking turn of events “parting ways”, I suppose that’s true on some level, as ways were indeed parted, but, to put it more accurately, Capitol dropped that shit as hard as it could. In his statement Navarro goes on to slam the “current state of the record business” and ending his band’s “personal slavery to a failing corporate industry.” It’s all so very transparent and desperate and sad. Your band sucked. It sold an embarrassing amount of records for a major label act. It got dropped. Now you have to save face by acting like you’re relieved that your mouth has been unceremoniously slapped off the corporate teet.

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