JANE'S ADDICTION appeared in the second episode of "Guitar Center Sessions", a high-definition 3D television series for DirecTV.A clip of JANE'S ADDICTION performing the song "Jane Says" from the "Guitar Center Sessions" episode can be viewed below. JANE'S ADDICTION's appearance on "Guitar Center Sessions" was taped in May 2010 and featured the band performing a handful of songs and taking part in an interview with the show's host. According to JanesAddiction.org, the band discussed its roots, past breakups, the addition of bassist Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES), writing new songs and much more. The live performances included semi-acoustic versions of "Ain't No Right", "Been Caught Stealing", "Jane Says", "City" (marks the first time since 1988 that the guys performed this track) and a new song called "Broken People". "With 'Guitar Center Sessions' we feel that we've created an opportunity that will inspire and help musicians," Dustin Hinz, Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing for Guitar Center, said in a press release. "For the show it was key that we create an intimate environment," he added. "The audience . . . makes this a unique television experience geared towards helping musicians become better at their craft." Bassist Duff McKagan parted ways with JANE'S ADDICTION in September after just five months of playing with the group. The VELVET REVOLVER and ex-GUNS N' ROSES member joined the band earlier this year after it split with founding bassist Eric Avery. In an email, the other members of JANE'S ADDICTION stated, "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." With VELVET REVOLVER on hiatus since 2008, McKagan recorded and toured with LOADED before joining JANE'S ADDICTION. He and LOADED recently completed recording a new album in Seattle.
JANE'S ADDICTION quietly reunited in late 2008 for a third go-round, only with founding bassist Eric Avery on board for the first time since the band originally split in 1992. However, Avery left late last year and McKagan stepped in to play a few gigs and work on the band's new album.
JANE'S ADDICTION just released its first-ever concert DVD and Blu-ray, titled "Live Voodoo".
There's no word yet on when the new JANE'S ADDICTION album will come out or what it will be called.