Jane Addiction’s Bassist Resigned from the Band
Rock band Jane’s Addiction now has one less member. :(
Duff McKagan –who’s also former Guns N’ Roses member– had said goodbye to his other bandmates in Jane’s Addiction, as the band released their official announcement on Monday.
The 46-year-old bassist was only five months filling the oft-vacated post, had already performed a few concerts with the band, and worked on new material for its first album in seven years, but sadly, musical differences cut short his contract.
As the band said via email, “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.”
Jane’s Addiction has been through five bass players since it formed in 1985, while the rest of the quartet’s lineup is unchanged. Original member Eric Avery has come and gone twice, most recently replaced by McKagan in March after an Australian tour.
The curly-blonde haired musician is best known as a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, contributing such songs as “Paradise City” and “It’s So Easy” to one of the biggest bands of the early 1990s. After several years of hiatus to fight with drug addiction, in 2002 he joined forces with two other Guns alumni to form Velvet Revolver (sadly, the band split in 2008).
McKagan last year recorded and toured with his new band, Loaded. Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell tweeted that McKagan plans to issue a follow-up album and return to the road in the fall.
Although we’re sad about the separation, we send all the best wishes to McKagan and also Jane’s addiction!
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