Wednesday 3 March 2010, 11:53 | By

Eric Avery quits Jane’s Addiction (again)

Reunions & Splits

Bassist Eric Avery has announced that he has left Jane’s Addiction.

A founder member of the band, Avery originally quit in 1991, leading to the break-up of the group. Despite a number of reunions featuring the three other members, Avery held out until 2008 when he joined the band for a performance at the first US NME Awards, where they were awarded the Godlike Genius prize. In 2009, they embarked on a co-headline tour with Nine Inch Nails, which was meant to signal their return to life as a full-time band, though frontman Perry Farrell has revealed on several occasions that attempts to write and record new material have been fractious.

Avery recently hinted that he would not be working with the band on any new material, and on Monday, following the completion of their recent Australian tour dates, announced that he was quitting the band once again.

He said via Twitter: “That’s it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane’s Addiction experiment is at an end”.

Meanwhile, Farrell said via Facebook: “This was perhaps the best ending to a tour we’ve ever experienced together. Everyone is so excited to get home now and start working on a new record and a show. I wrote a song today, ‘The Great Escape Artist’, and I am going to write at least three more on the way back to LA. All I keep thinking is: ‘This is the beginning of something that already feels great; I cannot wait’”.

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