Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction, Deconstruction, Alanis Morissette)

Courtesy of Fender Com


As a founding member of Jane’s Addiction, Eric Adam Avery balanced Dave Navarro’s glam-metal inclinations and Peretz Bernstein’s sinewy vocal phrasing with passages that served as a rhythmic anchor and harmonic counterpart.


Eric waxed two influential studio sides with Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990) before they initially split in 1991.  The band reunited without him in 1997, and 2001.  Eric briefly rejoined in 2008, but left for good in 2010 citing tensions with Farrell.


Aside from Jane’s Addiction, Avery has embarked on several experimental projects wherein he moved to piano, synthesizer, and guitar – most notably a project dubbed “Deconstruction” with Dave Navarro, and with another collective which worked under the moniker “Polar Bear.”


Deeply inspired by Peter Hook of Joy Division / New Order, Avery has returned to the bass chair anchoring artists including Peter Murphy, Garbage, and Alanis Morissette.  To date he has waxed three solo slabs.


Eric’s weapon of choice is Fender.


Eric Avery Sound & Vision…


Jane’s Addiction:


“Been Caught Stealing”


“Jane Says”




“LA Song”




Solo Eric:


“All Remote No Control”




Alanis Morissette: