Well, that didnâ€™t last long: Just five months after Janeâ€™s Addiction announced former Guns Nâ€™ Roses rocker Duff McKagan as a new member, the band has decided to part ways with the bassist.
â€œHey we wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record,â€ Janeâ€™s Addiction said in an email, Reuters reports. â€œWe love the songs we worked on with him â€” and the gigs were a blast â€” 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.â€
McKagan was brought on board to briefly perform with the band, and help with new material for an upcoming album â€” the first in seven years for Janeâ€™s Addiction. According to frontman Perry Farrellâ€™s Twitter, the bassist has other plans for the future: â€œJaneâ€™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.â€
McKagan was the bandâ€™s fifth bassist since Janeâ€™s Addictionâ€™s formation in 1985. So who should next occupy the vacated spot? Token?