Jane’s Addiction have seemingly announced the return of their original bassist Eric Avery in a new in-the-studio video. The bassist himself took to his Instagram account and posted a picture playing the bass guitar in the studio.
Eric Avery teases four new songs
He revealed that four new song ideas have been discussed.
His caption read: “Today marks the end of our current sessions. Four promising new song ideas. Big thanks to you all for all the kind words of support. It leaves me feeling inspired. Honestly. It produces the best kind of pressure, your passion leaves me determined to do all I can for Jane’s Addiction.”
Avery is a founding member of the band. He hasn’t been a part of Jane’s Addiction since 2010, having rejoined the band for their 2008 reunion. Chris Chaney has played bass for the band since Avery’s 2010 departure. Avery has also played with Garbage, Alanis Morissette, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails during his career.
The Jane’s Addiction Twitter account also shared a new 10-second video on August 17 which appeared to show Farrell and Avery working on music in the studio. While the clip doesn’t feature any audio other than guitar feedback, Avery can be seen playing bass while Farrell lays down some vocals
Back in April, the band’s frontman Perry Farrell voiced his hope that Jane’s Addiction would record new music at some point in 2022. The band are yet to follow up their 2011 studio album ‘The Great Escape Artist’, although they have released a number of live records in recent years, as well as the standalone single ‘Another Soulmate’ in 2013.
— Jane's Addiction (@janesaddiction) August 17, 2022