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Perry Farrell Blames Reality TV for End of Jane's Addiction

June 14, 2007 12:43 PM ET

Earlier this week, former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro posted a rant on his blog about the nasty comments Perry Farrell had made on Navarro's TV show 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave. Navarro took issue with the Farrell's notion that the reality show had broken up the reformed Jane's Addiction. Perry said this to Rock Daily in a statement:

"During the summer of 2003 Jane's Addiction released the album "Strays" our first studio recording in 10 years which went to #1 with the single "Just Because." After the release of the record, Jane's did only one American tour and one European tour;.[sic] Dave convinced the group- excluding myself, to stop touring; which was very premature as we had the rest of the world to cover and should have returned to America and Europe at least one more time. During the course of our record cycle Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra had gotten themselves a reality television show entitled "Till Death Due Us Part," which filmed in LA. I wanted to continue touring the world with the band in support of our record; and Dave wanted to stay in LA to continue filming his reality show. And that is why Jane's Addiction split apart."

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