In a new interview with Jay Mohr, Perry Farrell claimed that former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery blocked Jane’s Addiction from releasing the two songs they recorded with Trent Reznor producing in 2009: Embrace The Darkness and I’ll Protect You.
Farrell said, “There have been Jane’s Addiction songs that were really good that they didn’t want to do at all. I have two of them right now in the can.”
He described the conflict he had with Avery during the Reznor sessions, “It’s not even the lyrics, [Eric Avery and I] got into an argument about parts. A particular chord. As far as I’m concerned, the way it goes with music today, how easy it is to record music, try it. Don’t sit there like [in a baby voice] “Oh I don’t know I don’t want to because that’s not what I, I wouldn’t.” Look man why don’t we do this? Give me 5 minutes, have a little confidence. If we don’t like it [fine], but give me a chance here let me try it.”
Farrell added, “At the end [Eric Avery] didn’t enjoy that I would say, “Hey can we try this chord? I hear this one chord.” He would get all huffy, like he didn’t want to try it. The song got recorded anyways, Trent Reznor recorded them actually, so it would have been fuckin awesome. But he vetoed it and wouldn’t let the songs out.”