Jane’s Addiction is an American alternative rock band from L.A., California formed in 1986. They broke up in 1991, but briefly returned to tour in 1997 before vanished once again. They officially returned in 2001, before breaking up yet again in 2004. In April 2008 the original lineup reunited for the first time for a performance at the NME Godlike Genius Award show.

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Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass).

Founded by Farrell and bass guitarist Eric Avery, following the disintegration of Farrell's previous band Psi Com, Jane's Addiction was one of the first bands from the early 1990s alternative rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United States. Jane's Addiction launched with a live self-titled debut album in 1987 and quickly caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records. The band's following first two major-label studio albums, Nothing's Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo habitual (1990), were released to widespread critical acclaim, and an increasing cult fanbase. As a result, Jane's Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the "Alternative Nation". The band's initial farewell tour, in 1991, launched the first Lollapalooza, which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival.

The band briefly reunited in 1997, with Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, replacing Avery on bass guitar. In 2001, a second reunion took place, with Martyn LeNoble—and later Chris Chaney—occupying the role of bass guitarist. In 2003, the band released its third major-label studio album, Strays, before dissolving again the following year.

In 2008, the band's original line-up reunited and embarked on a world tour. Eric Avery, however, subsequently left the band in early 2010 as the group began work on new material. The band released its fourth studio album The Great Escape Artist in 2011, with Chaney returning to the band for its recording and subsequent tour.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Nothing’s Shocking Jane’s Addiction 5 9
1990 Ritual de lo habitual Jane’s Addiction 4 10
2003 Strays Jane’s Addiction 3 7
2011 The Great Escape Artist Jane’s Addiction 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live and Rare Jane’s Addiction 1
2006 Up From the Catacombs: The Best of Jane's Addiction Jane’s Addiction 2
2009 A Cabinet of Curiosities Jane’s Addiction 1
Last Fixx Jane’s Addiction 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Jane’s Addiction Jane’s Addiction 5 3
1997 Live '86: The First Recording Jane’s Addiction 1
2013 Live in NYC Jane’s Addiction 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Been Caught Stealing Jane’s Addiction 3
1990 Stop! Jane’s Addiction 3
1991 Classic Girl Jane’s Addiction 1
1997 So What! Jane’s Addiction 2
2003 True Nature Jane’s Addiction 1
2011 Irresistible Force Jane’s Addiction 1
Just Because Jane’s Addiction 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 NIN|JA 2009 Tour Sampler Nine Inch Nails / Jane’s Addiction / Street Sweeper Social Club 4 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Kettle Whistle Jane’s Addiction 5

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