Jane's Addiction Biography

Jane's Addiction

rock group

To many, Jane's Addiction epitomized the alternative rock scene that developed during the mid-1980s. Merging elements of punk and metal among other styles, the band's first release, Nothing's Shocking (1988), yielded the minor hit “Jane Says,” but their follow-up album, Ritual de lo Habitual (1990), proved to be the band's real commercial breakthrough and produced the band's biggest hit, “Been Caught Stealin'.” Jane's front man, Perry Farrell also developed the summer festival concert format that has become so popular recently. Created in 1991 and named Lollapalooza, it proved wildly successful, but marked the final performances of Jane's Addiction, which split after the tour. The band—minus Avery, who was replaced by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers—reformed in 1997 for an album and concert tour.

Perry Farrell

(Perry Bernstein)
lead singer
Born: 3/29/1959
Birthplace: Queens, New York

After the breakup of Jane's Addiction, Farrell continued to organize Lollapalooza for the next few years before forming Porno for Pyros whose biggest hit was Pets (1992).

Dave Navarro

Born: 6/7/1967
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

After the demise of Jane's Addiction, Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Stephen Perkins

Born: 9/13/1967
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Perkins joined Porno for Pyros.

Eric Avery

Born: 4/25/1965
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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