Jane's Addiction

Jane’s Addiction were part of the new wave of bands that came out of Los Angeles in the mid 1980s that weren’t quite sure where they belonged. Were they punk? Hard rock? Metal? Alternative? They were a little bit of all these things, which helped make them one of the most influential groups of the era. In frontman Perry Farrell they had a singer who wasn’t shy about letting his freakiness flow; in Dave Navarro they had a guitarist who bridged Sunset Strip’s glam-metal style with punk bite and metallic energy. Jane’s debut album, ‘Nothings Shocking,’ remains an essential work from the period, a powerhouse set of stinging rockers that never lets up. On their follow-up record, ‘Ritual de lo Habitual,’ they expanded into multi-suite epics that explored the psychedelic shades of their music. It all eventually became too much for the group, which has broken up and reunited a few times since.

10 Best Jane’s Addiction Songs
The best Jane's Addiction songs reveal a side of the band that classic rock fans might not know. Jane’s is rightly recognized as a cornerstone of 1990s alternative boom. But more precisely, Jane’s was the last great, larger-than-life classic rock band. In recent …
Perry Says Jane’s Addiction Enjoying Intimate Club Gigs
Jane's Addiction are in the middle of a three-city, six-show tour of small venues to promote the band's fourth studio album, 'The Great Escape Artist,' which drops Oct. 18 -- and frontman Perry Farrell promises the gigs will be appropriately intimate affairs. "This is go…
Jane’s Addiction, ‘Irresistible Force’ – Video Review
The new single from Jane's Addiction relies on more electronics than fans are used to, so it stands to reason the video for 'Irresistible Force' would find peace with a similar theme. While it's anything but peaceful, the four-minute long clip is an adventure in graphic design that is at once puzzli…
Jane’s Addiction Cancel Reading Festival Appearance
Jane's Addiction were slated to perform at the UK's famed Reading Festival on Saturday, Aug. 27, but were forced to cancel at last minute. And no, it had nothing to do with travel issues related to Hurricane Irene, which pounded the East Coast over the weekend. Singer Perry Farrell was aff…
Jane’s Addiction Posts 3D Concert Documentary Online
When Jane's Addiction invited fans to a free show at Terminal 5 in New York City on July 25, they also recruited some lucky people to take part in the world's first-ever, user-generated 3D concert film. Art and technology merged when 100 attendees were allowed to capture the show from all …

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