Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will not play with Jane’s Addiction during their reunion later this year.
Flea first sat in with the band during a 1997 reunion, after original Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery opted out of performing. When the group decided to reform again for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival later this month, Flea was again invited into the fold. But Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell plans to keep the band together a little longer, taking it on the road as part of his Jubilee summer festival, starting in July. With the Chili Peppers still writing material for their follow-up to 1999’s Californication, Flea opted out of the longer-term commitment.
Martyn Le Noble, who previously worked with Farrell in Porno for Pyros, will take on bass duty for Jane’s Addiction for Coachella, as well as during the Jubilee festival.