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.
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.