Jane's Addiction Makes A Date In The Studio
Pioneering modern rock act Jane's Addiction has made plans to begin work on its first studio album since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual," which hit No. 19 on The Billboard 200 and sported the No. 1 ModPioneering modern rock act Jane's Addiction has made plans to begin work on its first studio album since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual," which hit No. 19 on The Billboard 200 and sported the No. 1 Modern Rock Tracks chart hits "Been Caught Stealing" and "Stop." According to a source, the band is "going into the studio to see how it goes -- nothing [is] guaranteed." Sessions are expected to begin in March with an as-yet-undisclosed producer.
As on the band's reunion tours in 1997 and 2001, bassist Eric Avery will not be present. This time around, he will be replaced by Martyn Le Noble, who previously served in frontman Perry Farrell's post-Jane's band, Porno For Pyros. Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins have recorded together just once since the group's initial demise in 1991, when they reassembled with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea to cut a handful of new songs for the 1997 odds-and-ends set "Kettle Whistle."
It is not known if any further live dates are in the works, although rumors have circulated that the band may be interested in performing on this summer's reactivated Lollapalooza tour, which Farrell co-founded and which the original Jane's lineup headlined on its last major tour in 1991.
In related news, Navarro plans to record a second Capitol solo album, which will be the follow-up to last year's "Trust No One." That set was surprise hit, selling 195,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and spawning the No. 12 Modern Rock Tracks chart hit "Rexall."