Tuesday, January 04, 2011

TV On the Radio's Dave Sitek Joins Jane's Addiction

Dave Sitek will be the fifth Jane's Addiction bass player
TV On the Radio's guitarist and producer is taking on a new role. He is joining Jane's Addiction as its newest bass player. Dave Sitek is the band's third bassist in the last two years and fifth overall. His new stint in the band follows Duff McKagan's (Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver) brief time in the band. Jane's Addiction is scheduled to release a new album in the summer of 2011.

Personally, I think this is a great move. Jane's has been thoroughly uninteresting since its initial break-up; and the one album of new material since then, Strays, sucked. While guys like Duff and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) are more high profile, Sitek is a very forward thinking musician and artist. If Jane's is going to break any new ground and be musical innovators again, they need someone like Sitek. I am very curious how this will turn out.

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