TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek Joins Jane's Addiction For a Stint

1:23 AM PST 01/05/2011 by THR staff

The indie rock player and producer, who worked on Scarlett Johansson's 2008 debut, will join the Jane's creative team as bassist and co-writer.

Producer and TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek is joining Jane's Addiction for a stint, reports Spinner. The recent L.A. transplant, who's also worked with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Scarlett Johansson, producing her 2008 debut, will play bass and write with the band for their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album, due out this summer. Producer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters), will be part of the creative team, according to the site. 

Last year, Jane's Addiction began work on their first new studio album since 2003, with Duff McKagan, formerly of Guns 'N' Roses, more recently with Velvet Revolver, on bass. He left the band in September 2010 citing "creative differences." Since then, there's been little information on the progress of the album, and not much to be gleamed from a statement released by Jane's frontman Perry Farrell which read, "Dave [Navarro], Steve [Perkins] and I 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."

Said Navarro: "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."

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