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.
When Tom Morello Pretended to Be in Jane’s Addiction
“The lights go down, the crowd roars and out onstage comes me in a Dave Navarro wig.”
The Day Five Hard-Rock Bands Released Career-Altering Albums
Aug. 21, 1990, was a busy day.
Perry Farrell Recruits Jane’s Addiction and Pearl Jam Alumni
Kind Heaven Orchestra announce debut concert for Nov. 30, with second show and album to follow.
Perry Farrell Says Jane’s Addiction Will Return Next Year
The singer plans to put his band and his side project Porno for Pyros together for a Las Vegas art experience.
Awesome, Awkward or Angry? Rating 5 Potential 2017 Rock Hall Reunions
No matter how you feel about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there's no denying the excitement of witnessing former bandmates back onstage at the ceremony.
How Jane's Addiction Challenged All With 'Ritual de lo Habitual'
They embraced by a new breed of listener who was ready for a radical change in America’s late-'80s music scene.
Guns N' Roses vs. Jane's Addiction - Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One
Two of rock's most dynamically sleazy frontmen face each other in the first round of this month’s 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame competition.
Jane’s Addiction Welcome Porno for Pyros’ Peter DiStefano at Chicago Lollapalooza Aftershow
Chicago is the center of the music universe this week, at least where U.S. music fans are concerned, as Lollapalooza gets its annual spotlight. While they weren't part of the actual Lollapalooza lineup, Jane's Addiction did make an appearance in Chicago Saturday night.
Court Repeals Death Sentence For Man Who Killed Dave Navarro’s Mother
One of the oldest men on California's death row has been given new life. John Riccardi, who was convicted in the 1983 killing of Dave Navarro's mother Connie, was taken off of a list of inmates scheduled for execution after a judge determined he was denied a fair trial.