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Before there was alternative rock in the 1990s definition (a.k.a. grunge), Los Angeles originals Jane’s Addiction were forcefully merging the realms of art rock and glam rock, heavy metal and punk, mainstream and underground with their volatile fusions of musical style and substance. Formed in 1985 by vocalist Perry Farrell and bassist Eric Avery, Jane’s Addiction took its name from Farrell’s then roommate before solidifying its classic lineup with the arrival of drummer Stephen Perkins and guitar hero-in-waiting Dave Navarro. Together, the foursome took the L.A. club scene by storm and eventually settled a bidding war by signing with Warner Bros. for a historic advance. But first the band insisted on releasing their eponymous debut album (recorded live at the Roxy, on the Strip, for under $4,000) through Triple X Records, before their attentions turned to preparing their eclectic sophomore breakthrough, Nothing’s Shocking. This sold modestly throughout 1988, becoming a critically acclaimed sleeper hit, until it earned a surprise Grammy nomination for best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, on the same controversial ballot that saw Jethro Tull defeating Metallica for the gold hardware. But the changing tides of musical fashions and Jane’s Addiction’s would soon creative daring converged with uncanny timing in 1990, when their third opus, Ritual de lo Habitual seemed to capture the musical zeitgeist of the emerging Generation X, as the band headlined the first ever Lollapalooza festival, conceived by Farrell. Shockingly, Jane’s Addiction also preemptively announced their breakup around this time, and astutely left their ardent following clamoring for more. Farrell and Perkins soon formed Porno for Pyros while Navarro eventually replaced John Frusciante in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But the allure of financial rewards and the mending of personal fences eventually revived Jane’s Addiction (with Chili Peppers bassist Flea subbing for Avery) for 1997’s “Relapse” tour and Kettle Whistle live LP. This set the tone for occasional third millennium reunions (including a brief return by Avery between 2008-10) that have produced two studio albums in 2003’s Strays and 2011’s Escape Artist, as well as several arena-packing tours. Jane’s Addiction may now clearly inhabit the musical mainstream, but their cutting edge aesthetics will always provide an unbreakable thread back to their underground origins.

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Jane’s Addiction Commemorate ‘Sterling Spoon’ Anniversary With Vinyl Box Set

Jane's Addiction will offer two of their biggest albums and a wealth of live material as part of the 6-LP 'Sterling Spoon' vinyl box set.

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Jane’s Addiction Rock With Tom Morello + Jimmy Chamberlin at Lollapalooza

Jane's Addiction were joined by Prophets of Rage's Tom Morello and Smashing Pumpkins' Jimmy Chamberlin onstage at Lollapalooza over the weekend.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Perry Farrell on EDM: ‘I Want to Vomit It Out of My Nostrils’

In a new interview, Jane's Addiction leader and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell admits he's not a fan of the EDM music that often appears on Lollapalooza.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Jane’s Addiction Bring Their ‘Ritual’ to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y.

Check out our review and photo gallery of Jane's Addiction's July 17 show in Port Chester, N.Y.

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Perry Farrell: Jane’s Addiction to ‘Test Pilot’ New Las Vegas Project

Perry Farrell has teased a new project in Las Vegas dealing with live music where Jane's Addiction will serve as the 'test-pilot' act.

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Fresh Clean Media

Jane’s Addiction to Play ‘Sterling Spoon’ Anniversary Tour With Dinosaur Jr. + Living Colour

Jane's Addiction will hit the road for the 'Sterling Spoon' anniversary tour, celebrating the 25th anniversaries of 'Ritual de lo Habitual' and Lollapalooza.

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Ethan Miller / Karl Walter / Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Jane’s Addiction, At the Drive-In, Deftones + More to Rock 2016 Shaky Knees Festival

Jane's Addiction, At the Drive-In and Deftones are among the big names playing the 2016 Shaky Knees Festival.

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James Stafford, Loudwire

Aftershock Day 2: Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, Deftones + More Close the Fest

Day 2 of Aftershock had more of an alternative feel, with Faith No More, Jane's Addiction and Deftones leading the way.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Dave Navarro Produces ‘Mourning Son’ Documentary About His Mother’s Murder

Dave Navarro has created a film called 'Mourning Son' about his mother's murder and how it affected him that's coming to Video on Demand in December.

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Foo Fighters Perform Jane’s Addiction Tracks With Perry Farrell, Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ With Jack Black

While playing the legendary Forum, Foo Fighters invited out Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell to jam 'Had a Dad' and 'Been Caught Stealing.'

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