Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Guitarist Dave Navarro of the reunited original lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION has issued the following update:
"After many years of different versions of JANE'S ADDICTION, [bassist] Eric Avery has re-claimed his position. We have had the honor of working with some great bass players over the years... Flea, Martyn Le Noble and Chris Chaney... But the JANE'S sound was never complete without Eric. With Eric holding down the bottom, the JANE'S rhythm section is once again complete. It's almost as if he and Perk [JANE'S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins] live together symbiotically, to create a singular overwhelming sonic onslaught that ebbs and flows like a musical ocean. Perk and Avery not only bring out the best in each other, their ability to lock and weave with one another challenges and inspires me as a guitarist.
"Since our reformation, we have been spending a lot of time with Trent [Reznor, NINE INCH NAILS mainman] in the rehearsal studio and in the recording studio, working on new stuff, addressing some old stuff, and more importantly, creating a friendship and working relationship. It's rare that touring partners have an opportunity to spend so much time together creatively before a tour. Regardless of the collaborative outcome, our time with Trent has brought forth a new focus and sense of purpose that we plan to share with you on a nightly basis. NIN and JANE'S are vastly different bands, for sure, but we have always had a connection as a result of our time together on [the first Lollapalooza tour in 1991] and various shows together. NIN/JA shows have always been 'events' more than anything. Back in the day, JANE'S was winding down as NIN was taking off. Our musical lives crossed each other at a very important time in music. A time where artistry and live performance meant something more. A time when the corporate structures took notice of the value in what was happening, but hadn't yet destroyed it. Touring with NIN is an invitation for us to recapture that spirit that was at a time, inspiring, dangerous and emotionally compelling, as they have always maintained the same integrity that brought me to love music in the first place."
Professionally filmed video footage of the reunited original lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION performing "Whores" on February 16, 2009 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles can be viewed below (courtesy of Pitchfork.tv).
JANE'S ADDICTION will play its first major show at the eighth Sasquatch! Music Festival, set to be held May 23-25 at the Gorge in Quincy, Washington.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:13 PM