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.
Jane’s Addiction Announce 2012 Theatre Tour Dates and Venues
Jane's Addiction has announced a North American tour to support their new album 'The Great Escape Artist.'
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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, ‘The Great Escape Artist’ – Album Review
Jane's Addiction end an eight year absence from the record making game with 'The Great Escape Artist,' an album surprisingly light on guitars that instead finds the band dabbling in electronic-influenced alternative rock.
Dave Navarro Admits He’s Not a Shredder, Prefers to Write Music
Dave Navarro is not a shredder. No, seriously. The Jane's Addiction guitarist will tell you that much. In fact, he did say just that. He has revealed that he'd rather write music on guitar instead of working on scales or technique and trying to improve his shreddability.
Jane’s Addiction New Album ‘The Great Escape Artist’ Streaming for Free at iTunes
Not sure if the new Jane's Addiction album is worth your time and money? Give it a listen before deciding. The band has just opened up 'The Great Escape Artist' for streaming at iTunes. It will remain a free stream -- no strings attached -- until the album's release date on Oct. …
Sting, Judas Priest, Jane’s Addiction Take Over Late Night Television
Sting, Blondie, Jane's Addiction and Judas Priest are going to give late night television another shot of adrenaline, when classic rock artists take over your televisions again this week.
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 Unveil ‘The Great Escape Artist’ Cover Artwork
Fans waiting patiently for the Oct. 18 release of Jane's Addiction's fourth studio album, 'The Great Escape Artist,' have a little something to help bide their time: the disc's front cover artwork to stare at.
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…