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Jane's Addiction

Formed 1986.
Jane's Addiction

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Jane's Addiction is an American rock from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass).

Founded by Farrell and bass guitarist Eric Avery, following the disintegration of Farrell's previous band Psi Com, Jane's Addiction was one of the first bands from the early 1990s alternative rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United States. The band's first two studio albums, Nothing's Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990), were released to widespread critical acclaim, and an increasing cult fanbase. As a result, Jane's Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the "Alternative Nation." The band's initial farewell tour, in 1991, launched the first Lollapalooza, which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival.

The band briefly reunited in 1997, with Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea replacing Avery on bass guitar. In 2001, a second reunion took place, with Martyn LeNoble - and later Chris Chaney - occupying the role of bass guitarist. In 2003, the band released its third studio album, Jane's Addiction, before dissolving again the following year.

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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...
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