Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction Join Forces On Free Ninja EP

Scott Lapatine | March 20, 2009 - 12:43 pm

Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction are calling their new working relatinship NINJA. Clever. When photos of Trent hanging out in his studio with Perry Farrell, Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins, and Dave Navarro surfaced last month we suspected more was afoot than a co-headlining victory tour with Street Sweeper. Turns out they laid down some old Jane’s songs, and wrote some new ones too.

Trent Reznor and Alan Moulder served as producers. Farrell tells Billboard:

“Just to get some creative juice flowing, we went into the studio for about two weeks. We had the idea to re-record two tunes, just because they’d never been done officially in the studio. And we had some fun writing some new things. A handful that are close to finished, but not quite done. But there’s no rush to put anything out at this point.”

You can download the Ninja EP now (in MP3, FLAC, M4A, or WAVE format) at for the cost of a valid e-mail address. Tracklist:

01 Jane’s Addiction – “Chip Away”
02 Nine Inch Nails – “Not So Pretty Now”
03 Street Sweeper – “Clap For The Killers”
04 Jane’s Addiction – “Whores”
05 Nine Inch Nails – “Non-Entity”
06 Street Sweeper – “The Oath”

No album is planned. “The idea is to introduce one or two songs into this touring cycle along with the ones everybody loves and knows,” Farrell says.

Attendees of SXSW’s Playboy/C3 party in Austin last night got to see the revived line-up in action. Billboard reports that the set consisted of only songs from Ritual De Lo Habitual and Nothing’s Shocking. It was an amazing night and everybody killed it, according to Dave Navarro’s Twitter. This is what it looked and sounded like, via

“Mountain Song”

“Been Caught Stealing” (watch Perry grab the camera)

Jane’s 3CD+DVD rarities box A Cabinet of Curiosities is out 4/1 via Rhino. Tour starts 5/8 in West Palm Beach — itinerary here.