"Jane's Addiction" was an American rock band, named in reference to Jane Bainter, an ex-heroin addict who was a housemate of the band. The band formed in the late 1980s, dissolved in the early 1990s, briefly toured in 1997 and then returned in the early 2000s. The band was influenced by punk, gothic rock, metal, funk, hard rock, progressive rock, and psychedelic styles; singer Perry Farrell once described the band as a cross between Duke Ellington and Bad Brains.
Ranked #35 in VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/62187/episode_wildcard.jhtml?wildcard=/shows/dynamic/includes/wildcards/the_greatest/hardrock_list_full.jhtml&event_id=862768&start=61
Formed out of the ashes of frontman Perry Farrell's previous band, Psi-com, Jane's Addiction is often compared to iconic '70s rockers Led Zeppelin. In the summer of 1985, Farrell was searching for a new bass player for the faltering Psi-com when he was introduced to Eric Avery. Although Farrell and Avery worked well together, Psi-com disbanded before they managed to play live with their new bassist. Later, Eric's sister introduced the duo to Stephen Perkins. Following this fortuitou...
|years active|| 1985 – 1991|
2001 – 2004
|country||Los Angeles, California|
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members|| Perry Farrell|