Iconic rockers Jane's Addiction are back in 2003 with
their first all-new album in more than a decade, "Strays."
Driven as always by their flamboyant frontman Perry
Farrell and backed by guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer
Stephen Perkins and new bassist Chris Chaney, Jane's
Addiction with their rock balled "Suffer Some"
make it into the radio.wazee Spotlight this week.
"It's been a process like making wine,"
says Farrell of the band's return, "As a team
we are stronger than ever. The objectives we have
to work with are much greater. And there's a necessity
the world is more desperate, so in a bizarre
way, it's more exciting, and much more challenging."
The band that exploded out of Los Angeles' gritty
music scene of the mid-'80s is currently on tour in
the U.K. For complete tour dates and information be
sure to check out their official website at www.janesaddiction.com.
Jane's Addiction's new material follows on where their
international smash album "Ritual De Lo Habitual"
left off. After numerous relapses and shattered reunions,
the band is now mentally clean and physically reconnected
for their 2003 reunion; and the new 'Janes' are healthier
and more determined to change the world. Says Farrell:
"Our scope is a lot wider now. We're still on
the road, but it's no longer about 'What can I do
tonight?' It's more like, 'What can I do with the
entire world tomorrow?'"
"I think the celebrations are bigger now,"
says drummer Perkins. "We're married and have
kids. You can take those kinds of great victories
into the music, and you don't have to party all night
to get there anymore."
Says the all-grown-up and more conscious Farrell:
"When you get to be a father, then you come to
realize that the earth is yours for the moment. You've
rented it from your kid. And you've gotta prepare
it, kind of like you're making a birthday party. You're
setting things up, making sure the trees are right,
making sure there's real great grass. The scope is
real wide. You can still party, man. But you just
gotta make sure to keep the ocean blue." Jane's
Addiction's latest single "Suffer Some"
follows the huge global success of the new album's
lead single "Just Because."