According to Reuters, JANE'S ADDICTION has parted ways with bassist Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) after only five months of working together. "We wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record," the band said via email. "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."Added JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell in a Twitter posting, "JANE'S wishes Duff much luck with his band LOADED. What a fun time we all had working together. Look out for his record and tour this fall." DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED recently finished recording its new album at a Seattle-area studio with veteran rock producer Terry Date (SOUNDGARDEN, PANTERA, DEFTONES) and is currently seeking a new label home. The band parted ways with Century Media Records after releasing one EP (2008's "Wasted Heart") and one full-length album (2009's "Sick") through the label. JANE'S ADDICTION has just released its first-ever concert DVD and Blu-ray, "Live Voodoo", via Eagle Rock Entertainment. According to a press release, "Live Voodoo" "captures a musical celebration at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans in 2009. Filmed on Halloween night, the reunion of the original lineup — guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, drummer Stephen Perkins, and ever-enigmatic frontman Perry Farrell — proved they still have that flawless, ferocious flair that conquered the hard rock world of the late Eighties/early Nineties. Setting in motion a lasting alt-rock legacy, they are seen performing staples predominantly from their first two albums. The band worked their magic over the crowd, proving that a JANE'S ADDICTION show is more than just a concert — it's an experience." JANE'S ADDICTION has tapped Rich Costey as producer for the band's next album, tentatively due out in the winter of 2011 on Capitol. Costey's extensive experience in the studio includes album production for such bands as MUSE and FRANZ FERDINAND as well as having studio credits for engineering, programming and mixing for WEEZER, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, DOVES and JURASSIC 5, among others. JANE'S ADDICTION — which wrote the rule book for alternative music and culture through a combination of genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic live experience — is now in Los Angeles working on the new CD, having returned from potent concerts overseas in at the Gelredome in The Netherlands (with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and GOGOL BORDELLO) and Rock In Rio in Madrid, Spain (with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and CYPRESS HILL). JANE'S ADDICTION debuted a brand new song, "Another Soulmate", during an intimate one-off Cinco de Mayo concert on May 5 at Bardot, Hollywood in Hollywood, California. The Corzo-sponsored event marked the official live debut of McKagan.
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