Jane's Addiction To Begin Work On New Album In 2013

A few days after releasing their new cover version of The Rolling Stones' Sympathy For The Devil, comes the news that Jane's Addiction might be getting back into the studio sooner than expected.

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In a recent interview, frontman Perry Farrell discussed his plans to record a new album that wouldn't exactly follow in the steps of last year's The Great Escape Artist. Farrell said he would like to start working on it in early 2013, stating: "I haven't written this much or been this prolific since I started when I was in my 20s. It's been coming out fantastic. I'm super excited. Everything will really start to jell and come together probably this time next year."

According to Antiquiet, on the decision to distance himself from the original idea of a sequel to The Great Escape Artist, he commented: "I had thought that it would be a great idea. However, I just came up with this other twist to doing the next record. At this point I want to start fresh with a fresh angle," adding that the record "didn't make a big enough splash. If it would have made a bigger splash I would have continued."

Jane's Addiction's fifth LP, which the singer briefly described as "a nightmare, a fairy tale, all mixed in one," can likely be expected in late 2013.

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    Great news! I didn't think The Great Escape artist was bad.... But I also don't think they met their full potential on that album. I hope their new effort is more uptempo and heavier. I'm definitely looking forward to this.
    Yea!! Great Escape Artist really grew on me. I know this next album will be even better. With or without Avery
    I think it was better with Avery... He was the fourth voice and had a great style along with some of the most memorable basslines like Three Days and Ted Just Admit it..
    Im probably in the minority, but i really liked The Great Escape Artist, it got me into the band and is still one of my favourite albums of 2011.
    It cannot be worse than 'Escape Artist', which was as lame as was 'Load' with Metallica years ago. The only way is up!
    Does he mean it's not going to be another album full of songs bitching about Eric Avery?
    I thought that Great Escape has some old Janes in it... But it was a step up from Strays.. Which I thought was horrible. Hopefully they can get back to the epic songs like Ritual and... Nothings Shocking.
    Great Escape Artist had some solid, well-written songs, I think it was mainly the polished quality that put people off (much like Strays). If they didn't have the legacy of Ritual and Nothing's Shocking to compare to, I think those albums would have been much better received. Tracks 6-9 on Ritual are just one of the most freakishly awesome sequences on a rock album ever, I don't think they'll ever replicate that level. Bands are almost always more exciting when they're on lots of drugs too.