In 1997, Jane’s Addiction brought forth a disc of rarities and outtakes called Kettle Whistle. They’re up to those tricks again. Drummer Stephan Perkins is in the embryonic stages of a live box set and DVD for the legendary alt/metal rockers.
“We’re working on it,” Perkins explained. “As far as the packaging and the content, it’s going to be loaded. We’re hoping to step it up into kind of a more ‘collector’s item’ sort of situation. As far as the content, I’ve got a whole six or seven boxes full of stuff. We’re going through it with Warner Bros., and seeing what’s appropriate — what’s usable as far as, ‘How far do we want to go with lo-fi?’ In a perfect world, I would hope to see it out by the summer, but I don’t think that’s possible. Maybe fall.”
Also in the works is a DVD containing Jane’s Addictions previously issued home videos Gift, Soul Kiss and Three Days as well as extras. “How they’re actually going to slice it up is being discussed,” he says. “But there is a lot of visual footage and a lot of audio footage. I’ve got a lot of stuff nobody’s seen — home footage. And when Warners takes a look at stuff in their vault, we’ll see what they pull out.”
With all this activity, could there be a reunion of either Jane’s Addiction or Porno for Pyros, the band born from Addiction’s ashes? According to Perkins,”There is talk always about it, but I guess talk is one thing. To really sit down, make it happen and rehearse — we’re not up to that point anywhere.”http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003700531