After reuniting last year for the six-week Jubilee 2001 Tour,
Jane’s Addiction are back in the studio working on their first new
LP of all new material since 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual.
In fact, the outing was the band’s impetus for recording, according
to drummer Stephen Perkins.
“We weren’t even sure that we liked each other anymore, and we
decided we loved each other again!” he says. “It’s fun to recreate
the old stuff in a live situation, but it’s so much better to
create new music.”
And, compared to the band’s late Eighties/early Nineties heyday,
the current vibe is very upbeat, according to the band. “Our
friendships are so solid now,” says Perkins. “It’s a great feeling
to get to see each other everyday, and know we’re going to create
Teaming with veteran producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Aerosmith),
the band has already laid down the frameworks for eight tracks.
“We’re having a great time with him,” says singer Perry Farrell.
“We’re trying to get him to join the band, and we’re trying to get
him to dress differently.” The foursome hopes to release the
product of these sessions sometime this fall or winter, but no
label is set.
Also up in the air are the future plans for Farrell’s
hibernating Lollapalooza festival. “God willing, one day it’s gonna
happen,” he says. “We’re working on a new concept for
festival-goers. It’s going to take from now until next year to
develop . . . we hope. We’re working fast and furious, but it’s
going to take some time.”