Dave Navarro spoke with LA Weekly about the return of Jane’s Addiction and their new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’, the significance of the venues on their upcoming tour, the group’s tumultuous history, the writing and recording process, playing smaller venues, his internet radio show, and more.
“It was about keeping our fans satiated and we wanted to keep going,” Navarro said about deciding to create new material. “It’s like any relationship. If you’re in a relationship and you and your partner don’t create new experiences and have new things to bring into it, it’s gonna die. I think that another tour just playing ‘Mountain Song’ and ‘Jane Says’, wouldn’t be of interest to us, and wouldn’t be of interest to anybody else. It’s evolve or die. We love playing the old songs, don’t get me wrong, but we’ve added the new stuff, and already it’s ignited a sense of urgency and made the flow of the sets feel fresh and new.”