Derailed: Jane’s Addiction Continue On (with Duff?)

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop

This might be old news and I’m not really sure I even care, but I did find this interesting.  Jane’s Addiction is writing material for a new album.  It seems this reunion tour was not just a one-off thing.  I missed the tour and I am bummed about that.  They came through Denver with Nine Inch Nails and I would have loved to have gone for nostalgia sake if nothing else.  But it was either go running around Central America or the show…and I stand by the decision I made!

But the real news is that Perry, Dave and Steve are writing this material with someone other than Eric Avery.  They are writing it with a new bassist.  Eric has confirmed this via twitter where he wrote “fyi, to answer the question directly, i am not writing with janes addiction.” He has left the band once again.

So, who is this bassist?  Well, the rumors flying around Jane’s fan site, xiola.org, are that it’s Duff Mckagan.  The original bassist for Guns ‘N Roses!  Whether this is true or not, and whether this bassist is will actually be a part of the band has yet to be confirmed by Perry and crew.

There are mixed reactions among fans.  Some feel they should change the name of the band.  But hell, if Axl can still go by G ‘N  R, you’d think that 3 out of 4 members who recorded the only Jane’s albums that matter…Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual…should be able to keep their name!