Green Day have been busy lately. In addition to filling in for Jane's Addiction at the Not So Silent Night gig in their native Nor Cal on Dec. 9, since Jane's had to bail due to a severe illness that has befallen a member of Stephen Perkins' family, the band also wished Metallica a happy 30th anniversary in the most creative of fashions. Forget a generic Hallmark greeting card or an e card. Green Day sent their fellow Nor Cal statesmen a musical video – a cover of the Misfits' 'Hybrid Moments.'
In October of this year, Jane's Addiction returned to play at the John Anson Ford Theater in Los Angeles for the first time since performing seven sold out shows at the venue in 1989 to promote their classic first studio album, 'Nothing's Shocking.' Below is an exclusive premiere of a brand-new webisode documenting the group's historic return to the John Anson Ford Theater.
Jane's Addiction have just announced the winner for their remix competition, where the band challenged their fans to create their own interpretation of 'Irresistible Force,' the first official single from their latest album 'The Great Escape Artist.' The winner of the competition received $1,000 along with their interpretation being released by Jane's Addiction themselves.
Here we go! Jane's Addiction are back and ready to take the hard-rock world by storm with their fourth album, 'The Great Escape Artist.' To celebrate the release, Loudwire is teaming up with Ultimate Classic Rock and Capitol Records to give away a beautiful Paul Reed Smith 24 electric guitar in wood-grain orange (pictured above) that's signed in silver marker by all four members of the band: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney.
Perry Farrell's voice was hurting last week when Jane's Addiction rolled into New York for two shows at the intimate Irving Plaza. But the singer sounded just fine when the band turned up on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' on Monday (Oct. 24) to perform 'Underground,' the opening cut from their new album, 'The Great Escape Artist.'
On-again, off-again alt-rockers Jane's Addiction are locked in to play CBS' 'Late Show With David Letterman' tonight (Oct. 24). Frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass, will likely perform a song off their recently released 'The Great Escape Artist,' the group's first studio album since 2003.
Jane's Addiction have been called many things since forming in Los Angeles way back in 1985, but prolific is not one of them. Over the course of a quarter-century, Jane's have managed to release a grand total of just four studio albums -- and that's including their latest, 'The Great Escape Artist,' which drops today (Oct. 18). That said, don't mistake that lack of quantity for an absence of quality.