Matt Zane to Perform Suspension on Dave Navarro Webcast

LOS ANGELES - Self-proclaimed alt-porn pioneer Matt Zane is up to his old suspension tricks again. The maker of Backstage Sluts will promote his latest movies Radium and Tattooed and Tight on Aug. 9 with a live stunt on "rocker" Dave Navarro's internet-only TV show, 'Spread Entertainment'.

Zane will be suspended in mid-air by four steel shark hooks as part of a live show at The Dragonfly (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.), where Navarro tapes his webcast. Zane, the maker of Backstage Sluts, will be joined by Pleasure Productions contract girl Tera Wray, who appears in both Tattooed and Tight and Radium.

"The last time people saw me do this was before a jumbo-tron and 40,000 people," said Zane, referring to his performance with Society 1 at the 2005 Download Festival in Donington, England (pictured). During his band's 40-minute set, Zane was suspended 30 feet in the air and swung out over the crowd. A music video from that set appears for the first time on DVD in Radium.

This time, Zane said, observers "will get to see the piercings in a very intimate setting." The live demonstration will include piercing, rigging and tandem swinging with Wray and Zane.

Zane met Navarro at the Rainbow Room (where else?) following a Tattooed & Tight DVD signing at Hustler Hollywood. Zane said Navarro was "turned on" to Tera Wray and the movie by mutual friend Luci Suicide.

Constructs of Ritual Evolution (CoRE), the same group that conducted the England suspension, will suspend Zane at Thursday's event. CoRE has also done piercings and suspensions with illusionist Criss Angel of 'Mindfreak' fame.

Spread Entertainment's webcast will include interviews with Zane and Wray. The segment is scheduled to go live on Thursday from 8-9 p.m. PST.