DAVE NAVARRO Confirms DUFF MCKAGAN Has Joined JANE'S ADDICTION
Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) has officially joined JANE'S ADDICTION as the group's new bassist, JANE'S guitarist Dave Navarro confirmed during last night's (Wednesday, March 31) live broadcast of his weekly Internet radio show called "Dark Matter".
The entire two-hour program is now available for streaming using the audio player below. (Note: Navarro's confirmation of McKagan's addition to JANE'S can be heard around the eight-minute mark.)
The new lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION performed Tuesday night (March 30) at singer Perry Farrell's 51st birthday celebration at Les Deux in Los Angeles, California. The band's set included a cover version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love", fan-filmed video footage of which can be viewed below.
McKagan stepped in when JANE'S ADDICTION founding bassist Eric Avery dropped out of the group for a second time earlier this year.
Several photos of JANE'S ADDICTION working in the studio with McKagan can be viewed at JanesAddiction.org.
After JANE'S reunited for a third time in late 2008 — with bassist Eric Avery on board for the first time since the band originally broke up in 1991 — and toured last spring with NINE INCH NAILS, the group began feuding once again as it tried to record new music.
Avery did not participate in the 1997 and 2001 reunions, but was replaced at different points by Flea, Martyn LeNoble and Chris Chaney.
JANE'S ADDICTION completed its participation in Australia's Soundwave Festival on March 1 in Perth.
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