Eric Avery, the new Bassist for Nine Inch Nails, and one of the founding members of Jane's Addiction, has just announced he will no longer be joining Nine Inch Nails on their upcoming tour. This unfortunate news comes just 3 months after Trent Reznor welcomed him into the band. Fortunately, the parting of ways was amicable and really just dealt with Avery feeling overwhelmed after his recent tour with Garbage, and looking ahead to the grueling tour NIN was setting up.
Here is what Avery had to say:
"It's with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I'm pulling out of NIN. I know. Its been a tough call and I don't know if it's the right one. But I really want to focus on my musical life here in LA, on film work in particular. As the tour dates kept growing… I just got overwhelmed. I just got home from a year of heavy travel with Garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that Nails demands… fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. Go get 'em gentlemen."
I am sure that Trent Reznor will have this quickly sorted, and I can not wait to see them for the first time this summer at Jay-Z's Made In America Festival, where they will headline. Check back for more news on the situation as it unfolds.