Published Nov 21, 2012The lead-up to Jane's Addiction most recent album was a bit of a rocky one, as the band cycled through bass players before releasing The Great Escape Artist to lukewarm reviews. The veteran alt-rockers are hoping for better luck this time around, as frontman Perry Farrell already has a heap of new songs to choose from.
The singer has been bed-ridden for the better part of the last two months following a recent surgical procedure, and he's spent his time penning a reported 60-plus songs. The 53-year-old told Rolling Stone, "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 gel and come together probably this time next year."
He described the new material as "a nightmare, a fairy tale, all mixed in one," noting that it marks a departure from the themes of The Great Escape Artist. "It didn't make a big enough splash," he admitted of the 2011 album, continuing, "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."
Considering that the band have only released two albums in the past 20 years, it comes as good news for fans that the wait until the next album might not be so agonizing.
In the meantime, Jane's Addiction covered "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones for the newly released Sons of Anarchy soundtrack Songs of Anarchy: Vol. 2.
They previously covered the same song for their 1987 live debut. Listen to that previous version below.