DUFF MCKAGAN Performs With JANE'S ADDICTION For First Time; Video Available

March 31, 2010

According to JanesAddiction.org, a re-tooled JANE'S ADDICTION — featuring bassist Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) — performed last night (Tuesday, 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 frontman Perry Farrell recently told Spinner that it's "very likely" the band will have a new member following Avery's departure. The three remaining original members — Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins — have begun writing new music with a "mystery bassist," who has been identified as McKagan. Songs for the first new album under the JANE'S moniker since 2003's "Strays" are starting to come together. "We've got one great song so far called 'Top Dog'," Farrell told Spinner.

JANE'S ADDICTION completed its participation in Australia's Soundwave Festival on March 1 in Perth.

Photo credit: Todd Newman

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