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Jane’s Addiction Recording With Dave Sitek


Jane’s Addiction have been hard at work on their first album since 2003’s Strays. And now Perry Farrell and his crew have roped in an new collaborator: TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. The multi-instrumentalist (and producer of albums for his own band, plus efforts from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, and others) will be playing bass and writing songs with Jane’s for the still-untitled LP, according to Spinner. Co-produced by Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse), the album is due out this summer.

It’s been a tumultuous past few years for Jane’s Addiction. Founding bassist Eric Avery abruptly quit the band in March, after re-joining two years earlier for their reunion tour. The band replaced him with Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan in April — only to have him split after five months on the job.

Still, Farrell says Jane’s Addiction — which still features longtime members Dave Navarro (guitar) and Stephen Perkins (drums) — is functioning just fine. “Dave, Steve, and I are fully immersed in the process of making modern music,” Farrell said in a statement. “It has been a great experience thus far, and the results have so much potential.”