JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's decision to go their separate ways less than a year following the release of their first album of original material since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", 2003's "Strays".

"The band went astray, falling into shallow holes," Farrell told Rolling Stone. "There was no consideration for the legacy she had built up over the years. JANE was getting stripped of her majesty."

"My separation came about because this legendary band was taken over by new owners," Farrell continued. "Music that was once relevant and graceful had become clumsy as a circus seal tooting his horns . . . JANE doesn't strip for anyone but me. I brought JANE'S ADDICTION to life, it is only fitting that I am the one to bury her.

"I wish for JANE'S ADDICTION to be remembered as one of the seminal bands of her era," says Farrell. "She laid a foundation for unbridled underground music to rise up on. The newly coined 'alternative music' came on to replace a stale music scene. We encouraged people to make scary choices."

With regards to his future plans, Farrell said, "I am staying the course," he says. "At my pace, I have twenty more years in which to perform. I ponder that my greatest achievements still lay ahead."


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