Greg Prato of Billboard.com reports: Eric Avery, whose bass parts were a signature element of JANE'S ADDICTION's early classics, will release his solo debut this spring. "Help Wanted" is due April 8 via the Dangerbird label and features guest appearances by Flea, FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins and GARBAGE vocalist Shirley Manson.

"They're all friends of mine, so it was kind of an informal invite," Avery tells Billboard.com. "I played about two-thirds of the music, aside from the drums."

According to Avery, the album draws on a wide variety of influences. "I've always had really eclectic musical taste — FLIPPER, JOY DIVISION, BLACK FLAG, YES and BRONZE," he says. "The only cohesive aspect to the record is that it's really eclectic."

Read more at Billboard.com.


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