Jane's Addiction Go High-Tech

Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins recently talked to Billboard.com about the progress being made on the band's new album.

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Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins recently talked to Billboard.com about the progress being made on the band's new album. The two both stressed that the follow-up to 2003's Strays will be very different from anything the alt-rockers have done before. It's a completely different direction for Jane's Addiction, Navarro said. However, it still sounds very much like Jane's Addiction We probably have more material for this record than we've ever had for any record, which is a pretty great place to be. Perkins talked about how the band has been assisted by co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek, saying that the TV on the Radio member opened up my eyes to a lot of new ideas as a drummer, especially in regards to technology. Although Navarro called Sitek a stabilizing force for Jane's Addiction, he also said that he wasn't the band's new, full-time bassist contrary to reports. Navarro, Perkins and Perry Farrell have been without a fourth member since the departure of Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver), who replaced Eric Avery. So, when is the album going to come out? Perkins and Navarro said they'd love to see a summer release, followed by a tour, but that nothing is concrete. I've learned my lesson not to predict the future, especially in terms of this band, Navarro said. This is one of the most enjoyable journeys that I've been on in many, many, many years, and as a result I'm really not all that concerned about timetables and rushing to get this stuff out. Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.

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    AaronianKenrod
    " Navarro, Perkins and Perry Farrell have been without a fourth member since the departure of Duff McKagan" the previous story on this site was naming Sitek as the bassist....proofread in future?
    JimBonJovi
    Sitek is just the studio bassist for the new album. Chris Chaney will probably fill in for live performances like he did in Aspen on New Year's Eve.
    Alice2Mudgarden
    This album will be nothing to get excited about, solely because Eric Avery will not be contributing. Eric Avery was the person who gave Jane's Addiction their sound. Without him, Jane's Addiction is incomplete (for example, "Strays"). "Strays" was a mediocre album with mediocre, cookie cutter sound, nothing compared to their original work.
    slaveskinJACKET
    AaronianKenrod wrote: " Navarro, Perkins and Perry Farrell have been without a fourth member since the departure of Duff McKagan" the previous story on this site was naming Sitek as the bassist....proofread in future?
    Although Navarro called Sitek a stabilizing force for Janes Addiction, he also said that he wasnt the bands new, full-time bassist contrary to reports.
    Proofread before post?
    AaronianKenrod
    @slaveskinJACKET okay, i didn't say what i meant correctly. i was just pointing out the last JA related story on here was naming the new bassist and this one says he isn't.