Revolver magazine spoke with Perry Farrell about the new Jane’s Addiction album ‘The Great Escape Artist’, their first new record in eight years, and how many fans might expect something heavier from the group. “I don’t know if anyone will say it doesn’t rock enough,” Farrell said. “If anybody who is an old Jane’s fan is going to cast judgment on it, they might say it’s different. But it’s punchy and powerful as sh**.”
Farrell also talked about the quick departure of bassist Duff McKagan, which apparently was chalked up to the former Guns N’ Roses member becoming too domesticated to tolerate Perry and Dave Navarro’s rock ‘n roll lifestyle. Dave Sitek has since filled the slot. “I’m a guy who likes to come to work late and have a bottle of wine in my hand,” the singer confessed. “He’s not that guy anymore, so he didn’t appreciate that. Dave is a wild man, and I think it was annoying to him.”
Jane’s Addiction release ‘The Great Escape Artist’ this fall on Capitol Records.