JANE’S ADDICTION performed last night (Thursday, October 6) on ABC-TV‘s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”marking the pioneering alt-rock band’s first late-night TV performance in eight years.
On the show’s outdoor stage, the band — frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass — played the transfixing “Irresistible Force”, a Top Ten hit on the alternative rock chart, and then “Stop!”, one of its classic songs.
You can watch the entire program at this location. The “Stop!” performance can also be seen below.
JANE’S ADDICTION will release its new album, “The Great Escape Artist”, on Tuesday, October 18 via Capitol. Spun through a kaleidoscope of tightly wound riffs, hypnotic harmonies, booming beats, and an unmistakable howl, the record announces the beginning of the next chapter for the alternative rock torchbearers.
The writing process began in 2010 and by early 2011 the band entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Rich Costey. Their intent was to travel a different road, and consequentially they paved an entirely new path for alternative music at large. Costey introduced Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins to TV ON THE RADIO‘s Dave Sitek with the hopes of getting him involved somehow. After a couple of lab sessions, the chemistry was obvious. Sitek stepped into the role of a songwriter and a bass player for the album with Navarro, and touring bassist Chris Chaney, also sharing four-string duties.
Sitek helped the band evolve their alchemy, expanding the sound even more. Farrell described Sitek‘s distillation of electronic textures, bombastic rock, and crazed punk to Rolling Stone magazine declaring, “He’s like a scientist, and he’s not afraid of making a monster.”