Fender bassist Eric Avery has quit Jane’s Addiction, announcing his departure via Twitter early Monday morning after the band wrapped its world tour in Australia.
“That’s it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane’s Addiction experiment is at an end,” tweeted Avery.
Avery co-founded the band in 1985, and then rejoined the group in 2008 for their first reunion since splitting in 1991.
I spoke to Avery back at the 2010 Fender Showcase in January, asking him how the 2009 world tour had gone.
“It was interesting––it was a lot of things. We are sort of a pretty f**ked up family. It’s true, and our particular brand of f**ed up-ness is pretty well documented, but the shows were great. They were really great. There was a really great response and energy to it and playing with Nails (NIN) was really great, too. “As long as we can stand each other, that’s (keep playing) what we’re doing,” he said. “So far, so good.”
I guess the good ran out.
Former Guns & Roses Duff McKagan is rumored to be his replacement.