Published Sep 07, 2010Throughout the course of their numerous reunions, Jane's Addiction have had a rotating cast of bassists, including Flea and journeyman session player Chris Chaney. Earlier this year, we reported that ex-Guns N' Roses bass man Duff McKagan had joined the group as they set about working on new material. Now, Jane's Addiction are without a bassist once more, as they have reportedly parted ways with McKagan.
Slicing Up Eyeballs points to a tweet by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, who wrote, "Jane's wishes Duff much luck with his band Loaded. What a fun time we all had working together. Look out for his record and tour this fall."
In a subsequent email to Billboard, the band said, "Hey we wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record. We love the songs we worked on with him - and the gigs were a blast - but musically we were all headed in different directions. From here Duff is off to work on his own stuff so we wish him all the best."
For Jane's Addiction fans, this announcement has a silver lining: although the group are currently short a bassist, this confirms that they are still hard at work on studio album number four.
Based on Farrell's comments, it looks like we can also expect new material from McKagan and Loaded soon.