Eric Avery will rejoin Jane's Addiction
for their reunion at the upcoming NME
Awards in Los Angeles. Warring bandmates Perry Farrell
and Dave Navarro
agreed to bring the group together for a fourth reformation at the awards on April 23, where the band will receive the Godlike Genius Award and play three songs.
But Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins originally had refused to confirm they'd be taking part. But Perkins has since agreed to play with his old bandmates-- and now Avery has signed up.
The appearance will mark the first time the original members of the group have played together since 1991.
Avery was replaced by Red Hot Chili Peppers
when the band first reunited in 1997.
In a statement from Avery, the bass player explains, "I've chosen to reject the prospects of reuniting in the past for personal and philosophical reasons. I have always considered reunions to be a way to make a quick buck, and it sells short my own experience of it the first time around. The reason I started to even consider this is because it's honoring the past instead of trying to recreate it."
-Jane's Addiction Pictures
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