Jane's Addiction

Jane’s Addiction Recently Hit The Studio, But Dave Navarro’s Ongoing Battle With Long COVID Has Presented Some Challenges


Multi-platinum alternative rockers Jane’s Addiction entered a Los Angeles, CA studio last month with the production team of James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depche Mode) and Pete Robinson. The group, who reunited with returning bassist Eric Avery this year, laid down three new songs together, sans guitar tracks.

The band’s guitarist Dave Navarro has been sidelined with long COVID-19 symptoms since this past December and was forced to sit out the band’s touring this year as a result. In his place Jane’s recruited both Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer while on the road. Daniel Ash of Bauhaus fame also filled in.

With it currently unclear if Navarro will be physically up to the demands of tracking a whole record, the Jane’s camp are pondering putting out an open invitation to all of the aforementioned guitarists to potentially contribute to the new songs. Chatting recently with, Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell commented:

“I don’t know who will end up recording the guitar tracks, but I’d love to see Dave, Troy, Josh and Daniel contribute — all the guys on the tour that really stuck it out.”

Jane’s Addiction‘s last studio album was 2011’s “The Great Escape Artist“. Their last full-length with Eric Avery was 1990’s “Ritual de lo Habitual“.

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