Christina Fuoco of the Phoenix New Times caught up with Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins about the group’s comeback effort ‘Strays’. “We’re very proud of it. We had a good time making it. That’s the beginning of being proud of it. It’s people having fun,” Perkins says of the record. “I think the trick with Jane’s Addiction is making sure that four different personalities have four different things to say on each song. [Producer] Bob Ezrin taught us to cut the fat and focus. Jane’s Addiction has always had four different personalities, and we bring that honesty to the table in the sessions. That’s how you get that song that’s polyrhythmic. Jane’s has always had that dynamic — the peaks and valleys that take you on a journey.”
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