Jane's Addiction

American rock band

Jane's Addiction is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band started in 1985. The band first broke up in 1991, and created the Lollapalooza tour. The band spent some time touring in 1997, before reuniting in 2001. They then broke up again in 2004, before reuniting once again in 2008. The band's members are currently vocalist Perry Farrell, bassist Eric Avery, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins.[1] As well as alternative rock, the band have been described as art rock[2] and hard rock.

Jane's Addiction
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell (2010)
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell (2010)
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresAlternative rock
Art rock
Hard rock
Years active1985–1991
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
EMI/Capitol Records
MembersPerry Farrell
Dave Navarro
Eric Avery
Stephen Perkins
Past member(s)Chris Brinkman
Matt Chaikin
Ed Dobrydnio
Martyn LeNoble
Chris Chaney

As of 2024, Jane's Addiction has not released an album since 2011, but they may release one soon. Perry Farrell has discussed this multiple times since January 2023.


  • Jane's Addiction (1987)
  • Nothing's Shocking (1988)
  • Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)
  • Strays (2003)
  • The Great Escape Artist (2011)


  1. William Ruhlmann, Greg Prato Jane's Addiction > Overview. Allmusic. Accessed September 2, 2008.
  2. Essi Berelian's "Rough Guide to Heavy Metal", p. 168