Only five months after joining, Duff McKagan will be leaving the ranks of Jane’s Addiction due to musical differences.
“Hey we wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record,” the band said in a recent email newsletter. “We love the songs we worked on with him – and the gigs were a blast – 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.”
It seems that the decision is a result of McKagan wanting to focus on his own band. The ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist has just finished recording a new album for Duff McKagan’s Loaded, and the group is currently searching for a new label.
Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell also posted well wishes to McKagan on Twitter:
“JANE’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.”