Something's Shocking: Eric Avery Decides He Can Deal With Being In Jane's Addiction For One Night
After the success of his great Lolla lineup, Perry Farrell has something else to hoot about: Original Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery has agreed to play a show with the band for the first time since 1991. Yes, right around the time "punk broke." It's for the U.S. NME Awards at the El Rey Theatre in L.A on 4/23, where the guys are receiving the "Godlike Genius Award." Past UK Godlike winners include The Clash, New Order, Primal Scream and Manic Street Preachers (UK). NME's reasoning for giving it to JA:
[They've] done more than any other band to introduce American alternative music to the mainstream, founding the touring Lollapalooza Festival and giving what frontman Perry Farrell refers to as the 'alternative nation' a real cultural focus and voice.
Before this Avery's rejected the idea of a reunion to work on his own post-Addiction sounds, a la Help Wanted, released a week ago on Dangerbird. Yeah, we've barely heard of it either. Smart p.r. move, Avery! We kid. Actually, he makes good level-headed sense in his blog post about the decision: - Source