Bassist Eric Avery quits Nine Inch Nails

Being in Nine Inch Nails must be a pretty complex affair so it’s no surprise to hear that bassist Eric Avery has left the band.

A founding member of Janes Addiction so used to madness, Avery made his decision known to the world via a post on Facebook, saying…

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.

The band will replace him and will  play Reading and Leeds Festivals this August, as well as Lollapalooza in Chicago and Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this summer, with more tour dates to be announced.

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