The Jane's Addiction pair argue over their band's split
Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro has revealed the reasons why the band split for a third time.
The Los Angeles rockers originally split-up in 1991, then briefly reconvened in 1997 before reforming properly in 2002.
They released one album of new material – ’Strays’ in 2003 -before promptly splitting again.
Singer Perry Farrell recently claimed that the band began falling apart when Navarro started hosting the reality show ’Rock Star’, claiming: “My band broke up basically over reality TV, and I just couldn’t believe it.”
However, posting on his blog Navarro rejected the frontman’s claim, saying: “The timeline just doesn’t make sense. I didn’t even get a call about the idea of ’Rock Star’ until The Panic Channel (Navarro’s side project) was recording a demo with Brian Virtue.
In the post Navarro also quoted Farrell‘s boast that “I brought Jane’s Addiction to life, it is only fitting that I am the one to bury her”, before taking issue with the claim.
“OK. So which is it?” asked Navarro in the blog. “’Rock Star’? He broke it up? We did? Either way it was four years ago so I think it’s about time to let it go.”