Jane's Addiction Reunite with Eric Avery, Tease New Music

The co-founding bassist last played with the band in 2010, having rejoined for their 2008 reunion

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 18, 2022

What a Farrell-forward news week: after we learned Porno for Pyros are working on their first new music in 25 years, it appears that Jane's Addiction are in the same fresh-material fishing boat — and founding bassist Eric Avery is apparently back on board.

In a video first posted to the band's Twitter account yesterday (August 17), Farrell and Avery are jamming together in the studio, the latter laying down what we can only assume (since the sound is obscured) is a tight bass groove.

Further confirmation of the reunion came from Avery reposting an Instagram photo from Farrell's wife Etty Lau, where drummer Steve Perkins can be seen in the studio alongside the pair. Avery captioned it: "It's on!"

A post shared by Eric Avery (@ericaveryinsta)

You heard the man; this is seemingly not a one-off session. This could also mean that Avery will also be in the Jane's live lineup when they tour North America with Smashing Pumpkins this fall, including Canadian stops in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Vancouver.

The bassist co-founded the band with Farrell in 1985. Though they originally broke up in the early '90s, Avery was present for their reunion in 2008, when he rejoined the outfit until 2010. Chris Chaney has been handling the majority of Jane's bass duties in his absence, meanwhile Avery has played with the likes of Alanis Morissette, Garbage and potential tour-mates Smashing Pumpkins.

Jane's Addiction have yet to follow up their last studio album, 2011's The Great Escape Artist.

See the soundless video shared by the band below.

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