Jane’s Addiction Drummer Stephen Perkins’ New Instructional DVD

Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins has a new two-disc DVD coming out later this month. The DVD titled Hands, Feet, Mind, and Soul features instruction on how to play eleven Jane’s Addiction classics. Tracks included are: Trip Away, Whores, Pigs In Zen, 1%, Ted, Just Admit It…, Stop!, Mountain Song, Been Caught Stealing, Idiots Rule, Had A Dad, and Ain’t No Right. The DVD has a running time of over three hours and will be available to order on the Drum Channel site. Checkout the preview below.

Rich Costey named as Jane’s Addiction’s Next Producer

BlabberMouth has announced that Rich Costey will be producing the upcoming Jane’s Addiction album, tentatively due in early 2011 on Capitol Records.  Rich Costey produced Dave Navarro’s solo album Trust No One.

Costey has also previously worked with bands such as Rage Against The Machine, who Jane’s Addiction recently played two shows with in Europe, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Mew and others.

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Jane’s Addiction – Live Voodoo Announced

AltSounds has posted an article about the official announcement of the upcoming Jane’s Addiction DVD and Blu-Ray titled Live Voodoo.  Set to be released on August 30, 2010, this video will feature the Jane’s Addiction 2009 Halloween concert at Voodoo Fest in City Park in New Orleans, LA.  This video will feature the entire concert, as all thirteen songs performed are included in the disc’s track list.

The disc will also include bonus footage of 1% and Ocean Size filmed in Los Angeles in the fall of 2008, and a featurette from the NME Awards show as well as a photo gallery.

Check out the entire article after the jump.

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Jane’s Addiction In The Recording Studio

Jane’s Addiction have been busy writing new music this spring and late last month they entered the studio to begin recording. While we’re still a ways off from hearing the new music we can at least have a peek at the process.

Jane's Addiction in the studio

There are more photos posted in our forum. Photo credit: Todd Newman

The Recording Process Has Begun

There have been tweets and facebook posting keeping us up to date on the writing process since Jane’s Addiction began work on new material earlier this year. Dave mentioned on his Dark Matter show last night that the band were in the studio yesterday working on pre-production and that no tape rolled. Today however Dave tweeted the following:

Tracking guitars in the studio with Jane's Addiction


Perry Reveals Possible Title of Next Jane’s Album

Spinner.com has a quick interview with Perry where he mentions a possible title for the next Jane’s Addiction album, due in 2011.  That title is “The Great Escape Artist”.  Perry also talks about some of the other songs the band has been working on, once again mentioning the tracks Top Dog and also revealing another working song titles Oh Magic and The Art Of The Great Escape.  You can check out the entire article here, or after the jump.

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Perry and Dave Make It Official

I was told last week by Perry that writing and work would be in full effect starting this week. Today both Perry and Dave made it official via Twitter. Jane’s Addiction have begun work on a new album.

From Perry:

Today the first day of writing for Jane’s. We are meeting up in the city weekdays. Today’s my first drive. I love LA, but it’s roads agony.

From Dave:

http://twitpic.com/1968rn – Jane’s Rehearsal Space

Jane's Rehearsal Space

New JA Releases Next Week

Just a reminder, the Jane’s Addiction box set Cabinet of Curiosities comes out next Tuesday.  There are two main flavors, a regular and limited edition version.  Musically, the two versions are identical, but the limited edition version has a few extras inside the box for die hard collectors.  This version is limited at 7500 numbered copies, and there are rumors that pre-orders have already claimed most of them.  Also, Best Buy has a their own special edition which includes a bonus disc containing four live tracks taken from the Irvine Meadows Lollapalooza shows on July 23rd and July 24th, 1991.

Also coming out next week are Rhino Record’s vinyl reissues of Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual.  Both are being released on high quality 180 gram vinyl.  This is the second time Ritual has recieved the 180 gram vinyl treatment, but I believe it is the first time for Nothing’s Shocking. These are must haves for vinyl afficinacondos, and die hard Jane’s fans alike.

Edit: The non limited-edition “slipcase” version of the Cabinet of Curiosities box set is due May 5th.

Rhino ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities’ Listening Party

Rhino is offering a sneak peek listening party of a half dozen tracks from the soon to be released A Cabinet of Curiosities Box Set. The tracks they are steaming are: “Mountain Song” (Radio Tokyo demo), “Classic Girl” (demo), “Been Caught Stealing” (12″ remix), “L.A. Medley” (live), “Ain’t No Right” (live) and “Ocean Size” (live). You can listen here. Continue reading