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Jane’s Addiction Songs From Trent Reznor Sessions Won’t Surface

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Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell recently sat down for an extensive interview with Jay Mohr. The comedian/radio host has a podcast called Mohr Stories, and the two chatted on a variety of subjects, including Farrell’s revelation that some of the band’s work with Trent Reznor overseeing the process was completed, but will never see the light of day because of former member Eric Avery. You can listen to the entire interview here (as tipped by Alternative Nation).

Over the years, Jane’s Addiction has had its conflicts, and in recent years Farrell has feuded with former bassist Eric Avery. Farrell talked to Mohr about their issues, explaining, “Originally I left Jane’s Addiction because I didn’t like Eric Avery, to be honest with you. I just didn’t enjoy being around the guy. The truth is, I didn’t want to hang out. I didn’t want to write music, I didn’t want to travel, I didn’t want to see the miserable face…”

After exiting the band back in 1991, Avery rejoined Jane’s Addiction in 2008. In 2009 they had a recording session with Reznor, when Avery and Farrell clashed again.

“It’s not even the lyrics, we got into an argument about parts,” Farrell recalls. “A particular chord. As far as I’m concerned, the way it goes with music today, how easy it is to record music, try it. Don’t sit there like, ‘Oh I don’t know, I don’t want to because that’s not what I, I wouldn’t.’ Look man, why don’t we do this? Give me five minutes, have a little confidence. If we don’t like it [okay], but give me a chance here, let me try it.’”

Even with all the strife, they managed to finish a couple tracks. “The songs got recorded anyways, Trent Reznor recorded them actually, so it would have been f–kin awesome,” Farrell says. “But he (Avery) vetoed it and wouldn’t let the songs out.” Avery left the band again in 2010.

As far as the current incarnation of the group, a few weeks ago Farrell revealed he had recorded material for several of his projects, including Jane’s Addiction. The band just released the concert album ‘Live in NYC’ last month.

Next: Perry Farrell Dividing Creative Time Between Three Projects

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