Eric Avery, Flea and Martyn LeNoble all appeared at the 5th Annual Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session in Malibu, CA this past weekend. Christy Borgman of L.A. Woman Photography was there and has allowed us to post some of the pictures she took from the event. You can check them out here!
A very Happy Birthday to Stephen Perkins who turns 43 today.
As we reported yesterday, Duff McKagan has left Jane’s Addiction. Duff spent the last month recording a new album with his band Loaded, and maybe the rest of the guys knew what was coming. Today Perry posted the following on his Facebook page:
I met with an inspiring fellow tonight. Someone whom I admire for his creativity, and off beat genius. We listened to passionate music together. I found myself aroused… I can’t tell you who he is. He recommended we listen to Henrik Gorecki The 3rd symphony w/ Dawn Upshaw singing. It overcame me…
Does the band already have someone in mind to fill this important vacancy in the band? It sounds like it:
I love Rich Costey. We are about to add a new collaborator to our team that I met with tonight. This person is a genius, and an innovator. I will tell more in 10 days time…
Duff McKagan, who joined Jane’s Addiction six months ago, has left the band apparently to focus on his band Loaded. Yesterday, Perry posted the following 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.
The following is from NME:
Duff McKagan has left Jane’s Addiction after spending six months as part of the band.
The departure of the bassist, who was in Guns N’ Roses from 1985 to 1998, was announced via an email from the band to fans, reports ABC News.
“We wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record,” the band wrote. “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.”
McKagan had worked on Jane’s Addiction’s forthcoming new album, which will be their first in seven years, and had played some shows with them.
McKagan joined the set-up when he replaced Eric Avery, who left Jane’s Addiction last March.