This is not the first time Jane's Addiction have covered the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy For the Devil" as it was on their original self-title live album back in 1987 under the name "Sympathy". So this new release is for the soundtrack of the TV show "Sons of Anarchy".
This version has Perry using a swirling vocal effect over the beginning of the song, which works quite well and is a different approach to the first time they covered it. As per usual guitarist Dave Navarro provides great guitar work throughout the song. The track has a real electronic feel which is in keeping with the sound of their last album "The Great escape Artist" which used a lot of electronics.
So with Perry Farrell promising a new album in 2013 that's going to be theatrical this cover version will have to tide us over till then.