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Avery Rejoins Jane’s Addiction For NME Awards

Eric Avery will rejoin his former bandmates in Jane’s Addiction for the first time since 1991 at the U.S. NME Awards, to be held April 23 at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre.

At the event, Jane’s Addiction will be presented with the Godlike Genius Award and play three songs with its original lineup of Avery, frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins.

Avery was replaced by Flea when the band reunited in 1997, and later by Martyn LeNoble and Chris Chaney as Jane’s continued to tour and record a new studio album, 2003’s “Strays.”

“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,” Avery said in a statement. “The reason I started to even consider this is because it’s honoring the past instead of trying to recreate it.”

Avery recently released his first solo album, “Help Wanted,” via Dangerbird Records.