By Brock ThiessenAs we suspected, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has been producing tracks for Jane's Addiction. In fact, starting today (March 20) at the tour-mates' new website, ninja2009.com, you can freely download two new Reznor-helmed Jane's tracks, "Chip Away" and "Whores," both of which originally appeared on the group's 1987 self-titled live album and have now been re-recorded for a new digital EP.
"Just to get some creative juice flowing, we went into the studio for about two weeks," Jane's front-man Perry Farrell told Billboard. "We had the idea to re-record two tunes, just because they'd never been done officially in the studio. And we had some fun writing some new things. A handful that are close to finished, but not quite done. But there's no rush to put anything out at this point."
However, if you think this will lead to an entire new Jane's Addiction album with Reznor producing, that seems unlikely. When asked if fans could expect such a new record, Farrell replied, "I don't think so. For me, the idea is to introduce one or two songs into this touring cycle along with the ones everybody loves and knows."
Along with the new Jane's addiction recordings, the new downloadable tour sampler features the previously unreleased NIN's songs "Not So Pretty Now" and "Non-Entity," as well as a pair of tracks from tour openers Street Sweeper, the new project by Rage Against the Machines guitarist Tom Morello and the Coup's Boots Riley.
Here's the tracklisting for the new EP, as well as the tour dates for the co-headlining Jane's Addiction/NIN tour:
NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler:
1. Jane's Addiction: "Chip Away" 2. Nine Inch Nails: "Not So Pretty Now" 3. Street Sweeper: "Clap for the Killers" 4. Jane's Addiction: "Whores" 5. Nine Inch Nails: "Non-Entity" 6. Street Sweeper: "The Oath"
5/8 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre 5/9 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre 5/10 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre 5/12 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center 5/14 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion 5/15 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion 5/16 Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater 5/18 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl 5/20 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine Meadows 5/22 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre 5/23-25 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival 5/26 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 5/27 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre 5/29 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion * 5/30 Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center 5/31 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Center 6/2 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre 6/3 Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheatre 6/5 Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront 6/6 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center 6/7 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 6/9 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion 6/10 Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion 6/12 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre