JANE’S ADDICTION TO SPLIT?

A statement appears online claiming it's all over for the legendary US rockers....

The long-term future of Jane’s Addiction appears uncertain this afternoon (June 23) with rumours abound they’re to split.

The band, who reformed in 2002 after ten years apart and released ’Strays’, an album of new material in 2003, have been on a hiatus for much of this year.

A statement has been published online said to be from all the band members, apart from singer Perry Farrell saying that their “volatile combination” means they will be no more.

The statement on Navarro’s website reads: “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.

“After 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 realise 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.

“We 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.”

A UK spokesperson for the band was unable to confirm the authenticity of the posting.

Jane’s Addiction are considered one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years. Their albums ’Nothing’s Shocking’ and ’Ritual de lo Habitual’ are both modern classics, and a noted influence on bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and [a][/a].