Are Janeís Addiction done again, perhaps this time for good? It looks to be the case. Dave Navarro has posted on 6767.com, the website for his new band, a long message about Janeís and what has been going on with them. Itís signed ìDave, Stephen (Perkins), and Chris (Chaney), which makes it read like theyíve disbanded Janeís and started anew without Perry Farrell, who is spending all his time trying to rectify the Lollapalooza cancellation situation. The new band is set to feature ex-Skycycle frontman Steve Isaacs on vocals. Read the statement from Navarro in its entirety below.
ìOK. We know we can’t avoid this anymore so we will give it our best shot. What’s the deal? The deal is that it simply didn’t work out. Sometimes things just don’t work out. In all honesty, we have broken up and rejoined roughly four times over the years. Perhaps that should shed some light as to where we are now. We really don’t know. We do know that we really gave it everything we had this time and we actually made a really great record after so many years of silence. That was definitely a great thing and we are all proud of it. We were able to do a lot of shows and travel and see the world again. We had some amazing times. Why didn’t it work out? So many reasons. Some of them over 15 years old, some of them new and none of them worth mentioning. Maybe we are just a volatile combination. Maybe that is why we were so great. The bottom line is that we are all extremely creative and motivated people and I know we will all continue to create and work on many different projects.
ìAfter 20 years, just like in any relationship, you have your highs and lows and some amazing memories that can never be replaced. We were able to create great music together, and for that… We feel blessed. But sometimes relationships don’t work, no matter how much time or energy you put into them… and at that point… you realize it is healthier to go your separate ways than to keep trying to recreate the magic of the early years. Sometimes people grow apart in the relationship, it is nobody’s fault really… just a fact of life… an inevitable creative dissolution. Sometimes the best creative relationships are the most combustible and they aren’t meant to last forever.
ìWe know this doesn’t answer all of your questions, but hopefully it answers some of them. We would personally like to say, “thank you” for all of the love and support you have shown us over the years, we greatly appreciate it and we love you.î