Last month, original bassist Eric Avery announced his latest departure from Jane’s Addiction. Reporting on Avery’s exit, Rolling Stone speculated on who the new bassist might be, citing some evidence that it might be founding Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan. That guess turned out to be absolutely right. Jane’s announced yesterday that Duff is now a member of the band.
Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro both posted a photo of McKagan rehearsing with the band on their respective Twitters. The band’s publicists also issued a statement saying that Jane’s is now at work on a new album, tentatively scheduled for a winter 2011 release on Capitol. They’ll also tour the world around the time the album drops.
Rolling Stone reports that last night, Jane’s Addiction debuted their new lineup at Perry Farrell’s 51st birthday party in Los Angeles.