Spinner confirmed the news late last night, adding that it appears that Sitek will only assist on the Jane's record and won't become a permanent member of the alt-rock group. Beyond playing bass, it appears that Sitek will also help write and produce the record, which still does not have a name and will be Jane's Addiction's first studio album in eight years.
This project will certainly be a change of pace for Sitek, who has been busy producing a new generation of alternative artists, like Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But perhaps Jane's decided that Sitek was exactly the person they needed to help propel them into the future. That future may come as soon as this summer, which is when the record is expected to drop.
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