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Garbage Album Features Two Guest Bassists
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Garbage Album Features Two Guest Bassists

Garbage has released its sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, the group’s first since 2012’s Not Your Kind of People. The band, which released its eponymous debut in 1995, has retained its original personnel throughout the years: Duke Erikson, Butch Vig, Steve Marker and vocalist Shirley Manson. All the members play a variety of instruments and produce. Vig, perhaps most...

Eric Avery Quits Nine Inch Nails
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Eric Avery Quits Nine Inch Nails

Photo by acidpolly Eric Avery has announced he’s parting ways with the newly revamped Nine Inch Nails, citing exhaustion from touring with Garbage. The band, whose lineup was unveiled in late February by creator Trent Reznor, has not named a replacement. “It’s with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I’m pulling out of NIN,” Avery wrote on his...

Trent Reznor Reinvents Nine Inch Nails, Promises Touring
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Trent Reznor Reinvents Nine Inch Nails, Promises Touring

Trent Reznor has announced the return of Nine Inch Nails after a four year hiatus with the promise of extensive touring for the next two years. The band’s revival includes an interesting lineup, including former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery and King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew. “I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some...

Jane’s Addiction Releases “The Great Escape Artist”
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Jane’s Addiction Releases “The Great Escape Artist”

After nearly two years of writing and with the help of three bassists, Jane’s Addiction have released The Great Escape Artist. The new record is their fourth studio album and their first since their 2008 reunion. After the departure of Eric Avery in 2010, Jane’s Addiction began writing the album, enlisting the help of former Guns ‘N Roses bassist Duff...

Chris Chaney Joins Jane’s Addiction For Tour Dates
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Chris Chaney Joins Jane’s Addiction For Tour Dates

Chris Chaney will be joining Jane’s Addiction for their upcoming tour dates, spanning North America and Europe. The band will be trekking in support of their newly announced album The Great Escape Artist, due September 27, 2011. The bass role has been up in the air for Jane’s Addiction over the last year since Eric Avery’s departure. After a six-month...

Dave Sitek To Sit In On Next Jane’s Addiction Album
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Dave Sitek To Sit In On Next Jane’s Addiction Album

The saga of the bass position in Jane’s Addiction continues as the group revealed that TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek will be contributing on the four-string for their next release, due out this summer. According to Spinner, the producer/multi-instrumentalist will also be writing material with the alternative rockers, but will likely only be a band member as far as...

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Eric Avery Quits Janes Addiction

Though it may not come as a surprise, it is official: Eric Avery has once again quit Jane’s Addiction. The bassist, who rejoined the band in 2008, announced it via his Twitter profile. “That’s it,” He writes. “With equal parts regret and relief, the janes addiction experiment is at an end.” This came just hours after Jane’s Addiction finished its...

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Duff McKagan rumored to be writing and recording with Jane’s Addiction

Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan is reportedly writing and recording with the group Jane’s Addiction, according to fan web site Xiola.org. The news following a twitter post from original J.A. bassist Eric Avery, saying “fyi, to answer the question directly, i am not writing with janes addiction.” Jane’s Addiction reunited with the original lineup in late...