Bassist ERIC AVERY Quits JANE'S ADDICTION
Bassist Eric Avery has quit JANE'S ADDICTION.
After JANE'S reunited for a third time in late 2008 — with Avery on board for the first time since the band originally broke up in 1991 — and toured last spring with NINE INCH NAILS, the group began feuding once again as it tried to record new music.
Now, according to Avery, the fun has come to an end — at least for him.
"That's it," he writes on his Twitter profile. "With equal parts regret and relief, the JANE'S ADDICTION experiment is at an end."
Avery did not participate in the 1997 and 2001 reunions, but was replaced at different points by Flea, Martyn LeNoble and Chris Chaney.
JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell recently told Spinner that it's "very likely" the band will have a new member following Avery's departure. The three remaining original members — Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins — have begun writing new music with a "mystery bassist," who has been identified as VELVET REVOLVER and ex-GUNS N' ROSES bass player Duff McKagan. Songs for the first new album under the JANE'S moniker since 2003's "Strays" are starting to come together. "We've got one great song so far called 'Top Dog'," Farrell told Spinner.
JANE'S ADDICTION just completed its participation in Australia's Soundwave Festival, which wrapped up earlier tonight (Monday, March 1) in Perth.
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