[[Jane's Addiction ]] with Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins in 1985. After the original dissolution of the band in 1991, he participated in side projects such as Deconstruction (with Dave Navarro) and Polar Bear. He also served as a recording and/or touring bassist for artists such as Alanis Morissette, [[Peter Murphy]] and Garbage.
Avery toured alongside Nine Inch Nails in 2009 when the original lineup of Jane's Addiction was the co-headliner for the NIN/JA leg of the [[Wave Goodbye Tour]]. He was also present when the band recorded two of its earliest songs, with [[Trent Reznor]] producing, for the [[NINJA 2009 Summer Tour EP|EP]] that promoted the tour.