Jane's Addiction May Record New Music with Josh Klinghoffer Due to Dave Navarro's Long COVID

Bauhaus's Daniel Ash and Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen could also contribute

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Dec 19, 2022

Jane's Addiction have reunited for a tour and recording sessions, but guitarist Dave Navarro has been sidelined with a case of long COVID. Now, the band have confirmed that they are forging ahead with recording — and, due to Navarro's health, their next project may instead feature former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Bauhaus's Daniel Ash and/or Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen.

The classic lineup of singer Perry Farrell, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins have recorded three new songs with producers James Ford and Pete Robinson. The songs are still awaiting guitar, however — and Farrell suggests that this may be contributed by Klinghoffer, Van Leeuwen and Ash, all of whom filled in on guitar at different points during Jane's Addiction's fall tour.

"I don't know who will end up recording the guitar tracks, but I'd love to see Dave, Troy, Josh and Daniel contribute — all the guys on the tour that really stuck it out," Farrell said in a new interview with Alternative Press.

Avery said of the tour, "This time out, there was a real connection between the people on stage that I haven't felt since 1986. We were all pulling in the same direction, and it was surprising in many ways. I think it's really important for us to write new material."

Perkins expressed a similar enthusiasm to write new material: "The only reason to do it again is to create new music, and now with Eric involved, we are all inspired again."

If Jane's Addiction make an album without Navarro, that would be a first: he's played on all four of their past studio albums, the most recent being 2011's The Great Escape Artist.

Navarro has been dealing with long COVID for a year, since December 2021.

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