Jane's Addiction is an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985.
The band's original line-up featured Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums).
Jane's Addiction was one of the first bands to emerge from the early 1990s alternative rock movement to gain mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United States. Their initial "farewell" tour launched the first Lollapalooza festival, an alternative rock showcase. As a result, Jane's Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the "Alternative Nation".
The "Jane" in the band Jane's Addiction was an allusion to Farrell's housemate, Jane Bainter, drug use. According to Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction, Jane was a college graduate with a good job which supported her heroin habit. (Bassist Eric Avery had the whore for a girlfriend who supported the band financially in the early days.) Dave Navarro had considered calling the band "Jane's Heroin Experience" as a homage to the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jane (who wasn't thrilled at first with the band's "tribute" to her) is the subject of their song "Jane Says".
After breaking up in 1991, Jane's Addiction briefly reunited in 1997 and again in 2001 minus Avery who declined to participate. In 2008, the band's "classic" line-up, featuring Avery, reunited and embarked on a world tour. Avery subsequently left the band again in early 2010 as the group began work on new material. To date, they have released three studio albums and a fourth is due in August 2011.
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Up From the Catacombs: Best of Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction- Live Voodoo DVD
Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction