According to The Pulse of Radio, the original lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION headed into the studio on Monday (January 18) to begin writing new material, although it's too early to say whether this will result in the band recording its fourth full-length studio album. According to Stereokill.net, singer Perry Farrell revealed the news by responding to a fan's question about whether the group would write new songs at the band's Facebook page, writing, "Monday we get together to write new music and craft a future."This is the second time since reuniting in the fall of 2008 that JANE'S ADDICTION has attempted to begin work on a new project. The band entered a studio last spring, but Farrell told The Pulse of Radio that it didn't work out too well that time. "You know, I'll be honest with you," he said. "We started to record and things got kind of ugly (laughs). You know, it's one of those things where the headbutting really came out when we tried to write and people were like, 'Well, I don't like that . . . ' But you know what? I'm very patient, because it's only been, what, 18 years, so I can't expect things overnight to be perfect."
The original lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION, which features Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Eric Avery, regrouped in the fall of 2008 and toured last spring with NINE INCH NAILS. It was the first time the original quartet had performed together since 1991. Two other reunions in 1997 and 2001 did not include Avery. Avery's participation in the new recording sessions has been thrown into doubt as well, following his non-appearance at a JANE'S ADDICTION gig on New Year's Eve and his absence from a recent band photo. He has been confirmed to perform with the group on an Australian tour next month.