Jane’s Addiction Backstage Warmup At Bottle Rock
Though we were anticipating a one-on-one interview with Stephen Perkins a half hour before Jane’s Addiction’s set at the Bottle Rock Festival in Napa, California, what we got was even better. As the band’s artist rep led us through their backstage camp and into a small tent, we were amazed to discover the whole band jamming on muted instruments in an intimate space the size of a living room. With only a few close friends and family milling around outside, we felt like we’d stumbled into an inner sanctum not meant for outsiders. We were instructed to focus the camera in on the drummer, but the small space meant we were still treated to screen time from guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney, and singer Perry Ferrell.