Maxim and Wired.com conducted an interview with guitarist Dave Navarro of alternative rock pioneers JANE’S ADDICTION before the band’s show last night (Monday, July 25) at Terminal 5 in New York City. You can watch the chat below. Not only was the performance streamed live on YouTube, but it was also the first 3D user-generated concert event. Attendees — including more than 200 lucky ticket holders selected by LG and JANE’S ADDICTION — were the first to be able to film the show on brand new LG Thrill 4G Devices, and then these films are combined into one special 3D 60-minute documentary film which will be premiered on the LG Thrill 3D YouTubechannel on August 4.
JANE’S ADDICTION will debut its new single, “Irresistible Force”, on Tuesday, August 2 on the KROQ morning radio show “The Kevin Bean Show”. The song, which will be available through all digital outlets August 3, is taken from the band’s much-anticipated new album, “The Great Escape Artist” (Capitol Records). Marking the first new studio album by in eight years by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, it is due out Tuesday, September 27. The album also features “End To The Lies”, a pre-single teaser track which the band made available to their fans as a free download this past April.
For “The Great Escape Artist”, JANE’S ADDICTION joined forces with producer Rich Costey (MUSE, FRANZ FERDINAND, INTERPOL), with TV ON THE RADIO‘s Dave Sitek on the team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV ON THE RADIO, YEAH YEAH YEAHS and THE FOALS, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album. The band, with Chris Chaney on bass, will be touring throughout 2011.
Meanwhile, JANE’S ADDICTION announced an exclusive show at Koko in London on August 30, to follow their headline appearance on the Radio 1/NME stage at Reading and Leeds festivals. The show sold out within minutes of going on sale.