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Jane's Addiction

"End to the Lies"

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April 18, 2011

Getting the newest edition of Jane's Addiction off the ground hasn't been easy: Former Guns n' Roses bassist Duff McKagan recently quit the band after just six months. He was replaced by TV on the Radio sound whiz Dave Sitek, whose art-dude mitts are all over the first track from the band's first album in eight years. Over a sleek bass line and shards of post-punk guitar noise, Perry Farrell fights to relocate his Eighties-shaman form, singing, "You only become more like yourself," and nearly proving it.

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