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 …
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…

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