Alternative Rock legends, Jane’s Addiction, are gearing up to release their latest studio album, The Great Escape Artist– their first in eight years! Can I get a “Woooo”!?
And, if you think a new record is exciting stuff, there’s more, because Jane’s Addiction kicked off their comeback year with an induction to the historic Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood, CA. Of course, we’ve got all the awesome details after the jump, including their new single “End To The Lies” and information on how to win a chance to open for Jane’s Addiction on tour!
The new album, The Great Escape Artist, is slated for a late Summer release, via Capital Records. To produce the album, the iconic trio of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, tapped Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) and brought TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek into the mix as part of the album’s creative team.
In addition to he exciting news of their new album, Jane’s Addiction also recently debuted the video for their single, “End To The Lies”from the new album, which was directed by the Emmy Award-winning ShadowMachine Films.
Navarro comments on the director, saying “I’m really happy to work on this video for “End To The Lies” with Alex. He clearly gets what Jane’s Addiction is about and the roots of where we came from. We came up in a very artistic community—this video encompasses that through merging LA streets and street artists with sexuality and the beauty of music. There is no better way to define what this band has always been about.”
The video depicts superimposed performance images of the band wildly colliding with an eye-popping array of dark, sexy, and haunting imagery. Take a look and listen for yourself!
And, if you’re an unsigned musician, take note: Jane’s Addiction and the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, Guitar Center, are partnering up to offer an unsigned artist a chance to open for the band through the innovative Guitar Center On-Stage program.
One unsigned artist will get the career-altering opportunity to open for Jane’s Addiction as part of their summer album launch tour in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago as well as $20,000 in new gear from Gibson and Epiphone, a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree and a mentoring session from Prospect Park, the management team behind Jane’s Addiction. Unsigned bands nationwide can submit their music now HERE.
Navarro commented on the contest saying, “What they’re doing here at Guitar Center, this opportunity for young bands, is essential,” Navarro continues,“It should happen more often because we love being able to give back to emerging bands.”
Watch the video about Guitar Center On-Stage: Jane’s Addiction below and submit your band now!
Also, be sure to check out the band’s on Facebook HERE and HERE on Twitter, as well as their official website HERE to stay up to date on all the latest happenings. Good Luck to all you aspiring musicians!