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Alanis Calls On Flea, STP Guitarist & Others On 'Under Rug Swept'

(12/13/01, 12 p.m. ET) -- Alanis Morissette's forthcoming album Under Rug Swept is locked in for a February 26 release. It features guest appearances from Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo, former Jane's Addiction bassist/guitarist Eric Avery, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who played bass on her monster hit "You Ought To Know."

The first single from the new album, "Hands Clean," hits radio in mid-January. "I like the idea of him 'speaking' to me from the past and my responding from the present," said Morissette in a statement. "It was really healing and empowering for me to be able to have that virtual dialogue. My songs often inspire me to be more courageous and authentic in my day-to-day life as the process of writing a song leads to a clarity and courage that I have, at times, a more challenging time accessing outside of the songwriting and artistic process."

Morissette and her management team are assembling dates for a worldwide tour to commence upon the release of Under Rug Swept. The tour will start in North America, but dates were unavailable at press time.-- Darren Davis, New Yor