Jane’s Addiction

Formed 1986.
Jane’s Addiction

Biography

Jane's Addiction is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. The band's original line-up featured lead singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and percussionist Stephen Perkins. After breaking up in 1991, Jane's Addiction briefly reunited in 1997 and again in 2001, both times with Avery declining to participate. In 2008, the band's "classic" line-up, featuring Avery, reunited and embarked on a world tour. Avery subsequently left the band in early 2010 as the group began work on new material.

Jane's Addiction was one of the first bands to emerge from the early 1990s alternative rock movement, and gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United States. Their initial farewell tour launched the first Lollapalooza which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival. As a result, Jane's Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the "Alternative Nation." The band was ranked 35th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Great Escape Artist

    The Great Escape Artist 2011

    Reviewed by Andrzej Lukowski
    Serviceable, but Jane’s missed their chance to make a third great LP decades ago.
  2. Review of Strays

    Strays 2003

    Reviewed by Peter Davis
    'Just Because' comes at you like a dazzling, rocking freight train grinning from...