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.
35 Years Ago: 'Nothing's Shocking' Nearly Ends Jane's Addiction
With tensions running high, the band briefly broke up while recording their debut studio album.
Jane’s Addiction Hire Josh Klinghoffer as Dave Navarro Stand-in
They’d never toured without their guitarist until last year.
Jane’s Addiction Will Keep Going Despite Dave Navarro’s Illness
Perry Farrell, Eric Avery and Stephen Perkins could complete new album with guest guitarists.
Jane's Addiction Sets High Bar at Tour Kickoff: Set List + Review
Original bassist Eric Avery is in, guitarist Dave Navarro is out for joint tour with Smashing Pumpkins.
Taylor Hawkins Helped Jane's Addiction's Classic Lineup Reunite
Late Foo Fighters drummer helped Eric Avery return after years of estrangement.
Dave Navarro Will Sit Out Upcoming Jane's Addiction Tour
Guitarist says he hasn't fully recovered from long COVID.
How Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros Suddenly Came Alive
Things have gotten interesting for both of Perry Farrell's bands lately.
Jane’s Addiction to Start Recording New Music
Frontman Perry Farrell reports sessions will take place ahead of tour with Smashing Pumpkins.