Personalities | Jane’s Addiction | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1985–91, 1997, 2001–04, 2008–present)

The charismatic Perry Farrell formed Jane’s Addiction in Los Angeles in 1985, Dave Navarro (guitar), Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums) completing the line-up. Musically the band compacted punk, rock and elements of funk and jazz best showcased on Ritual De Lo Habitual (1991). Although Farrell instigated the Lollapalooza travelling festival, the band fractured just as they were hitting the big time in 1991; re-formations in 1997 and 2001 were followed by albums and tours.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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