Jane’s Addiction inducted into the Guitar Center Rockwalk

Alternative Rock pioneers Jane’s Addiction are preparing the release of their first studio album in eight years. The new album titled, The Great Escape Artist (Capitol Records) is slated for a late Summer release. The iconic trio of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, and Stephen Perkins tapped Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) to produce the new record, and also brought TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek into the mix as of the album’s creative team.

In addition to a new record on the horizon, Jane’s Addiction kicked off their comeback year with an induction into the historic Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood, CA. With an induction speech from Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Jane’s Addiction was forever immortalized amongst music legends like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley, and more.

Jane’s Addiction 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 best known for “Robot Chicken” animated television series. 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. Fans can check out the video now on VEVO.

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 at, http://www.GConstage.com. 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 over at YouTube and submit your band now.

For more information on Jane’s Addiction as well as updates from the band, make sure to check out the band’s official website, www.janesaddiction.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Look for The Great Escape Artist coming out this late summer 2011!


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