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Jane’s Addiction

Band
1986 / Present
United States United States

Overview

Members

Eric Avery
Present
Chris Chaney
Present
Perry Farrell
1986 - Present
Dave Navarro
1986 - Present
Stephen Perkins
1986 - Present

Discography

Studio Album

1988
Album has 9 releases
1990
Album has 10 releases
2003
Album has 7 releases
2011
Album has 3 releases

Single

1990
Album has 3 releases
1991
Album has 1 releases

EP

2009
Album has 1 releases

Styles

History

Jane's Addiction was an influential alternative rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1986. The band's name refers to Jane Bainter, a now ex-heroin addict, who was a housemate of the band. The band dissolved in the early 1990s, and returned in the early 2000s, before breaking up yet again. The band was influenced by punk, gothic rock, metal, funk, hard rock, and psychedelic styles; lead singer Perry Farrell once described the band as a cross between Duke Ellington and Bad Brains.

Formed out of the ashes of frontman Perry Farrell's previous band, Psi-com, Jane's Addiction is often compared to iconic '70s rockers Led Zeppelin. In the summer of 1985, Farrell was searching for a new bass player for the faltering Psi-com when he was introduced to Eric Avery. Although Farrell and Avery worked well together, Psi-com disbanded before they managed to play live with their new bassist. Later, Eric's sister introduced the duo to Stephen Perkins. Following this fortuitous introduction, Perkins suggested his friend (and Dizastre bandmate) Dave Navarro might be a suitable guitar player for the new band, dubbed "Jane's Addiction" in honor of Farrell's housemate, Jane Bainter. With this lineup, the band released three albums: Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking, and Ritual de lo Habitual.

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