Jane’s Addiction has been without guitarist Dave Navarro for months, and it looks like he won’t be returning to the band’s touring schedule any time soon.

Perry Farrell, Eric Avery and Stephen Perkins issued a joint statement today (January 27) on the status of Navarro. The statement reads as follows:

“We’d like to address the questions surrounding Dave and the upcoming Jane’s shows. As a band we are in a great place, writing new music, and the bond is tighter than ever. We all hope Dave can be out playing with us;when he feels healthy and ready.

For the near future, our brother Josh Klinghoffer will jump in for the upcoming shows on the West Coast, South America and some additional international shows, soon to be announced. We want to thank you all for being there with us over these thirty some odd years. 

You know, we’re going to keep throwing it down for you.”

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In September 2022, Navarro pulled out of Jane’s then-upcoming tour with the Smashing Pumpkins due to dealing with effects from long COVID. In December 2022, Farrell told Alternative Press the band has three new songs that just need the guitar tracks recorded. Farrell also told the outlet that in addition to Navarro, the band is “keeping an open invitation” to the three guitarists who stepped in for Navarro on the tour to contribute to those songs. Those three guitarists include Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen, former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and Bauhaus’s Daniel Ash.

“I don’t know who will end up recording the guitar tracks, but I’d love to see Dave, Troy, Josh and Daniel contribute — all the guys on the tour that really stuck it out,” said Farrell.

Van Leeuwen appears to be game to record telling Alternative Press, “There’s a connection there, and it’s a no-brainer. I’d like to see what they do with Dave, but if they have a plan, I’m going to show up when I can to be a part of it.”


27 Albums that Turn 35 in 2023

A number of albums that turn 35 in 2023 are among some of the biggest albums released in the ’80s, let alone 1988.

In 1988, Metallica, Bon Jovi and U2 continued to show their dominance with the release of major albums. The world was also introduced to Jane’s Addiction and Soundgarden via their debut albums. A number of other major artists released albums including R.E.M., AC/DC, Poison, Van Halen and more.

Here are 27 albums that turn 35 in 2023. Enjoy!

  • Soundgarden - ‘Ultramega OK’

    Released on October 31, 1988.

  • Megadeth - ‘So Far, So Good…So What!’

    Released on January 19, 1988.

  • Jane’s Addiction - ‘Nothing’s Shocking’

    Released on August 23, 1988.

  • Keith Richards - ‘Talk Is Cheap

    Released on October 3, 1988.

  • Metallica - ‘...And Justice for All’

    Released on September 7, 1988.

  • U2 - ‘Rattle and Hum’

    Released on October 10, 1988.

  • Living Colour - ‘Vivid’

    Released on May 3, 1988.

  • R.E.M. - ‘Green’

    Released on November 7, 1988.

  • Iron Maiden - ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’

    Released on April 11, 1988.

  • Sonic Youth - ‘Daydream Nation’

    Released on October 18, 1988.

  • Travelling Wilburys - ‘Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1’

    Released on October 25, 1988.

  • Slayer - ‘South of Heaven’

    Released on July 5, 1988.

  • Robert Plant - ‘Now and Zen’

    Released on February 29, 1988.

  • AC/DC - ‘Blow Up Your Video’

    Released on January 18, 1988.

  • Van Halen - ‘OU812’

    Released on May 20, 1988.

  • Poison - ‘Open Up and Say…Ahh!’

    Released on May 3, 1988.

  • Guns N’ Roses - ‘GN’R Lies’

    Released on November 29, 1988.

  • David Lee Roth - ‘Skyscraper’

    Released on January 26, 1988.

  • Lita Ford - ‘Lita’

    Released on February 2, 1988.

  • Cheap Trick - ‘Lap of Luxury’

    Released on April 12, 1988.

  • Erasure - ‘The Innocents’

    Released on April 10, 1988.

  • Judas Priest - ‘Ram It Down’

    Released on May 13, 1988.

  • Cinderella - ‘Long Cold Winter’

    Released on July 5, 1988.

  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - ‘Up Your Alley’

    Released on May 23, 1988.

  • Patti Smith - ‘Dream of Life’

    Released in June 1988.

  • Bon Jovi - ‘New Jersey’

    Released on September 19, 1988.

  • The Bangles - ‘Everything’

    Released on October 18, 1988.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.