Eric Avery is one of the unsung heroes of the alternative rock movement in the late 80s and early 90s. As one of the two founders of Jane’s Addiction, Avery along with Perry Ferrell helped define the So-Cal sound that brought light to bands like Sublime and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, bringing the era of hair metal to an end. Now, nearly 20 years removed from Jane’s apex, Avery is striking out again with a self-produced solo album, Help Wanted. In this episode of Rehearsal Space, Eric discusses the disillusion that led him to leave Jane’s Addiction and how his interest in technology brought him back into the musical fold. He goes on to discuss the inspiration and production technique that went into Help Wanted.
Producer: Mike Raffensperger, Matthew Hendershot
Director of Photography: Claudia Woloshin
Editor: Matthew Hendershot, Megan Cunningham
Production Assistant: Katie Camosy