Jane's Addiction, circa 2010

The members of Jane’s Addiction this week effectively confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in rock ‘n’ roll: namely that former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has replaced original member Eric Avery, who earlier this month left the reunited band for the second time in 20 years.

Although no formal announcement has been made, photos of the band rehearsing material for a new album with McKagan (including the one above) were posted to fan site JanesAddiction.org this week (and tweeted by both Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro).

And last night, the reconstituted band made its public debut, performing at Farrell’s 51st birthday party at Les Deux in Hollwood. In the rough video clip after the jump, McKagan and the rest of Jane’s can be seen playing Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”

See video of Jane’s Addiction with Duff McKagan after the jump…

Video: Jane’s Addiction, featuring Duff McKagan, 3/30/10

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