Looks like Nine Inch Nails will be looking for a new bassist as Eric Avery announced he was quitting the band last night.
The band member, who is the founder of Jane's Addiction, admitted that he felt overwhelmed after their recent tour with Garbage and couldn't commit to another year on tour. Avery took to Facebook to make the announcement 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.'
After splitting up four years ago Trevor Reznor reformed the group with a new line up earlier this year. The reformed line up included Eric Avery, King Crimson's Adrian Belew and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv. NIN are set to play festivals in Reading and Leeds as well as Lollapalooza and Jay-Z's Made in America festival this summer. Reznor also recently hinted that fans might hear some new material at the concerts. 'There isn't any new material to play except from a couple of tracks Adrian and I started experimenting on that were intended to go on a greatest hits record. We decided to push that back to 2014, and there's no new record scheduled at this point.'