Oct. 19--HIGHLAND -- Los Angeles alternative rock act Jane's Addiction may have released a live album in July but bassist Chris Chaney has yet to hear it.
"To be honest, I don't even have a copy of it yet," said Chaney in a recent interview about the pioneering group's "Live in NYC" album.
When asked if he liked it: "My answer would be, 'Probably.' "
"I don't know if it's the best show in the history of Jane's Addiction, but I remember the gig being fun," he said. "You always have nervous energy when you're taping and recording. In general, I'm happy with every show we have."
Jane's Addiction performs Thursday night to a sold-out San Manuel Casino with opening psychedelic rock and pop act Portugal. The Man.
Additional tickets could be released closer to the show or those interested can try ticket resellers. Attendees must be ages 21 and older to enter the casino.
The group is known for its popular and critically acclaimed albums "Nothing's Shocking" from 1988, which sold more than 1 million copies, and "Ritual de lo habitual." The latter album sold more than 3 million copies in 1990 off the strength of singles like "Been Caught Stealing" and "Stop!"
The band's date at San Manuel will be after the band's short week run in South America.
"It was just a gate offered to us that made sense," Chaney said of the upcoming show. "We love playing locally."
Chaney added he is proud his band will soon receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "It's a real honor," Chaney said. "They're honoring the band for their catalogue of work and influence. The guys in the band can't believe it. Everyone's thrilled about it. I can't really put it into words other than that. It's part of history."
Chaney said he can't forget the band's original bassist Eric Avery and his contributions to the band.
"I'm a big fan of his basslines. I pay a real tribute to the basslines. I play as close as my ear will allow to hear what he did. It's a replication of what he did," he said. "That's what the songs did. Those songs were written around those basslines. He wrote the baseline to 'Three Days' when he was 13 years old."
In his friendship with Avery, there is mutual respect, Chaney added.
"Music is not a competition," he said. "I just look at the beauty of it all. Eric called me to play upright bass when he did a solo record a couple of years ago. There's no weirdness there, he's an influence for sure."
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