JANE’S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has slammed the band’s former bassist, Eric Avery, for recently exiting NINE INCH NAILS after Avery was named one of Trent Reznor‘s new bandmates earlier this year.
Speaking on the latest episode of Navarro‘s online radio show “Dark Matter”, the guitarist said: “I’m looking forward to the 12-hour YouTube session of [Eric] dishing the dirt on why [he quit NINE INCH NAILS]. ‘Once again I am mesmerized by my inability to follow through with anything.'”
Navarro continued: “This guy has constantly talked shit about me, Stephen [Perkins, JANE’S ADDICTION drummer] and Perry [Farrell, JANE’S ADDICTION vocalist], and quit our band twice to, quote unquote, pursue all of these really intense solo creative artistic outputs. All these different mediums that he’s going to, get into or whatever, where is it? Where’s all the shit that he’s doing? I don’t know. I wouldn’t be so vocal about it if he didn’t do a feature-length film talking shit about all three of us.”
He added: “[Avery] quits JANE’S. He got thrown out of GARBAGE, he got rehired by GARBAGE, he’s in NAILS, now he’s out of NAILS. I mean, what the fuck is the problem here? You know what I mean? Me, Perk and Perry have managed to put everything aside for 30 years.”
He concluded: “The guy’s entitled to do whatever the fuck he wants to do, and it’s fine, but keep your fucking mouth shut. I don’t really care. You can quite every band in the world …
“Here’s the thing. I’m talking mad shit. The reason why is he opened the door. He opened the door with the feature-length film. He goes to people that I know and work with in the music business to talk shit about me and Stephen. He talks to people who work at musical equipment manufacturers, like that shit’s not going to get back to us? Come on. It’s just pussy shit, whatever.
“I don’t wish him any harm. I have a lot of fond memories with him. But if you’re going to fucking open your mouth about the inner workings and dynamics of something that has been very, very good to you for a lot of years, and then not follow through on anything else, you’ve got it coming.”
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Avery reunited with JANE’S ADDICTION for the band’s third go-round in 2008, only with the bassist on board for the first time since the group originally split in 1992. However, Avery left in late 2009 and Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) stepped in to play a few gigs and work on the band’s latest album.