Trent Reznor fails to stop Jane’s Addiction ‘butting heads’

Perry Farrell admits the reformed band are bickering

Jane’s Addiction‘s Perry Farrell has admitted that he and bassist Eric Avery, who originally left the band in 1991 and has rejoined the band to tour later this year, have been “butting heads”.

The frontman explained that Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor had attempted to act as a “referee” between the two band members, although he had not been wholly successful.

Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails are set to play tour dates and festival appearances together later in 2009.

“I’m not going to tell you it’s been all smooches and hugs,” Farrell told Reuters. “But it shouldn’t be because that would be a bore.”

He added: “I just talked to Eric man-to-man. We’re different people, that’s okay. I’m overjoyed that we’re working together. I don’t care that we butt heads as long as when we hit the stage we blast on people.”

Speaking about Reznor‘s mediating attempts, he added: “He did his best to be both producer and psychologist. I wish he would’ve produced a little more, but he was a little gun shy after seeing us explode on each other in the studio. He became the referee for a day and after that day I think he was done.”

He the explained that the band would release a new single, ‘Embrace The Darkness’, free on the internet.

“We don’t have a record label to have to worry about putting together something that they can charge for,” he said. “I think we should put the songs out and keep writing and be creative.”

Jane’s Addiction reformed to play at the NME Awards USA last year, then played at the Playboy party at Austin’s South By Southwest festival last month.