Bassist Eric Avery is probably best known as one of the co-founders of Jane's Addiction. Avery embarked on a number of projects after the breakup of the band in 1991, such as co-founding Deconstruction with fellow Jane's Addiction alum Dave Navarro and starting his own band, Polarbear, in 1994. After auditioning for a spot in Metallica following the departure of former bassist Jason Newsted, Avery began concentrating on a solo career. His debut album, Help Wanted, was released in April 2008. ~ Katherine Fulton, Rovi