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Duff McKagan Leaves Jane’s Addiction After Just Five Months

With most bands it’s the perennial struggle to hold on to drummers, but with L.A. rockers Jane’s Addiction, the problem has always been holding to their bottom end . And now Reuters reports that bassist Duff McKagan has left the band after just five months in the job.

Despite playing a few gigs and working on new material for the band’s first album in seven years , the former Guns N’ Roses bassist has quit after citing the age old problem of “musical differences.”

Jane’s Addiction said in a statement released via e-mail, “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.”

It is understood that McKagan will now concentrate on his band, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, who recently finished working on their new album with Soundgarden and Pantera producer Terry Date.

Loaded are in the process of finding a new home after parting ways with Century Media Records who released the band’s debut album, 2009’s ‘Sick.’