Pop Quiz: Jane’s Addiction

Aidin Vaziri | Barring any more breakups – hey, the band has had a few – Jane’s Addiction is set to headline Live 105’s Not So Silent Night on Friday at Oracle Arena. Celebrating its first new studio album in eight years, “The Great Escape Artist,” the full-time rockers (and part-time reality show stars) will put an exclamation point on an eclectic concert that also inludes Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Young the Giant and Bush. We spoke with Jane’s guitarist Dave Navarro, 44, from his Los Angeles home.

Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction
Q: You haven’t made an album together in a few years. Was it difficult getting reacquainted in the studio?
A: No. We had been together and performing for a number of years prior to this. I don’t have any anecdotes about the making of the album. It was just in the studio. But I’ll tell you we are pretty psyched about this San Francisco gig.
Q: Jane’s Addiction isn’t the first name to pop up when I think about the holidays. Do you guys actually celebrate anything?
A: Music is a year-round art form that’s celebrated at any time. I don’t think any of the other bands on that bill are going to be performing Christmas carols.
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