To help out on new album

TV On The Radio musician Dave Sitek has joined Jane’s Addiction to work on their new album.

Based in Brooklyn, Dave Sitek has arguably helped to define the sound of American rock music over the past decade. TV On The Radio are vastly influential, while Sitek has produced a huge range of acts.

Releasing a solo album last year, Dave Sitek has now joined West Coast rockers Jane’s Addiction. Currently without a full time bass player, the group are set to be joined by the influential producer.

Set to work with Jane’s Addiction on their forthcoming album, it is unlikely that Dave Sitek will tour with the band. When the group played a show on New Year’s Eve former member Chris Chaney re-joined on bass.

Speaking to Spinner, Jane’s Addiction confirmed that Dave Sitek would become their new bass player. He replaces Duff McKagan, with the one time Guns N Roses icon’s stint ending after only a few weeks.

The band are working on a new album, the follow up to the 2003 set ‘Strays’. Duff McKagan left part way during the recording process, citing “creative differences”.

Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Glasvegas) it appears that the band are floundering. Largely refusing to comment, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell recently stepped out to confirm that the band are “fully immersed in the process of making modern music. It has been a great experience thus far, and the results have so much potential”.

Guitarist Dave Navarro continued: “This process has been both inspiring and incredibly freeing. The events over the last year have proven themselves to be a necessary part of the journey as they have led us to our current creative team and direction.”

There is no release date for the Jane’s Addiction album.

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