Janes Addiction, the band that singlehandedly relit rocks fuse in the 90s, is back just when theyre needed most. STRAYS, the first all-new Janes Addiction collection in more than a decade, is set for release in July 2003, coming as the bands most extraordinary expression to date. Driven, as ever, by Perry Farrells flamboyant lyricism, guitarist Dave Navarros flash virtuosity, and the inspired engine-room of drummer Stephen Perkins and new bassist Chris Chaney, STRAYS is Janes Addiction at the peak of their potency.
Its been a process like making wine, says Farrell says of the bands return. As a team, we are stronger than ever. The objectives we have to work with are much greater. And theres a necessity the world is more desperate, so in a bizarre way, its more exciting, and much more challenging.
The bands not-so-secret weapon for the STRAYS sessions was legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Renowned for his work with such artists as Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd (among many others), Ezrin and his longtime engineer Brian Gummo Virtue brought a wealth of experience and wisdom to the proceedings.
Janes Addiction will also sit atop the bill for Lollapalooza once again, having brought back the tour for the summer of 2003. Joining them on the main stage will be Audioslave, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Jurassic 5, the Donnas and A Perfect Circle. Just like the original, the goal is to exhilarate and inspire a sense of community in an increasingly disparate rock audience.