Following the recent departure of bass player Eric Avery, Jane’s Addiction have wasted no time welcoming Guns ‘N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan to the fold.
The line-up change came after Avery again left the band, this time shortly after the group’s appearance at last month’s Soundwave Festival. The introduction of McKagan has been speculated within music circles for some time. Noise Creep reports that McKagan appeared live with the band for the first time on Tuesday. “Jane’s Addiction appeared live for the first time with McKagan during frontman (sic) Perry Farrell’s 51st birthday party at Les Deux in Los Angeles. The band’s set included a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’,” Noise Creep writes.
In related news, Jane’s Addiction front man Perry Farrell told Spinner last month that the band was well underway with writing new material. "We’ve got one great song so far called ‘Top Dog’…It’s obviously early in the process, but fans will be able to get some new Jane’s music soon, sort of,” he told Spinner.
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