You waited years for Jane’s Addiction's new album, then waited a bit longer when Perry Farrell and the boys delayed the release date for ‘The Great Escape Artist,’ their first disc since 2003’s ‘Strays.’ Now, you're getting some good news, as the band is now streaming the disc for free online at iTunes ahead of its Oct. 18 drop date.
Guitarist Ben Weinman of experimental metal outfit the Dillinger Escape Plan has begun a side project with Mastodon singer-guitarist Brent Hinds, ex-Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery and ex-Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen. Weinman wrote about the new project earlier today (Sept. 16) via the Dillinger Escape Plan's blog.
It’s been eight years since Jane’s Addiction have unleashed a new studio album on the world, so what's a few more weeks then? ‘The Great Escape Artist’ -- their first since 2003’s ‘Strays’ -- was originally due to drop Sept. 27, but due to unspecified reasons the disc’s release was recently pushed back to Oct. 4. Now, an updated press release reveals that it won’t be out until Oct. 18.
Throat issues were the root cause of Jane's Addiction being forced to bow out of the Reading Festival in the UK on Saturday, Aug. 27. Apparently, colorful and flamboyant frontman Perry Farrell had such a serious sore throat that he could barely make a sound. Literally! Even the doctors said so.
Dave Navarro and Marilyn Manson are blood brothers of sorts, and not in the way you might think. Although the two are friends and Navarro played guitar on Manson’s 1998 release ‘Mechanical Animals,’ it’s the Jane's Addiction guitarist's bathroom pranks that may have left Manson a little perplexed.