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Jane's Addiction Reunion As Likely As "Commercial Space Flights"

August 20, 2008 9:00 AM ET

Despite their brief reunion at the NME Awards earlier this year, don't expect to see a full-on Jane's Addiction reunion anytime soon. Asked recently if the Nothing's Shocking stars are planning to get back together, singer Perry Farrell said "There's as much likelihood of that happening as there being commercial space flights." At least the Jetsons have something to look forward to. Talking about that one-off gig back in April, Farrell added "It was both fun and horrible. It's like having a girlfriend that you have always been in love with and you'll always be in love with but you don't quite get along with. You're still in love with her and every time you get together, you end up throwing food at each other."

Farrell's recent quotes are staggeringly more pessimistic than when we talked to him at Lollapalooza. There, Farrell said "I'm not opposed to it like I used to be... All that hell and effort and tumult still sounds worth it to me." Bassist Eric Avery was never keen on a reunion either, saying at the time "I have always considered reunions to be a way to make a quick buck, and it sells short my own experience of it the first time around. The reason I started to even consider this is because it's honoring the past instead of trying to recreate it."

More Perry Farrell
Perry Farrell Talks Lollapalooza Memories, Plus Backstage Photos
Perry Farrell Talks Lollapalooza Slate, State of Jane's Addiction
Original Jane's Addiction Lineup Reunites for Awards Show

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