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MEMBERS: Perry Farrell ~ Steve Perkins ~ Eric Avery ~ Dave Navarro
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BIRTHDAYS: Perry Farrell (March 29, 1959) ~ Steve Perkins (September 13, 1967) ~ Eric Avery (April 25, 1965) ~ Dave Navarro (June 7, 1967)
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BIGGEST LP: Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Perry Farrell of Jane's Addictionbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction formed in 1986 in Los Angeles fronted by Perry Farrell (formerly of Porno For Pyros) along with Steve Perkins on drums, Eric Avery on bass, and Dave Navarro on guitar. Farrell also went on to start the successful package tour Lollapolooza in 1990.

1988...

button.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction released Nothing's Shocking with the favorite "Jane Says."

1989...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (Nothing's Shocking).

1990...

August
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitualbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction released Ritual de lo Habitual.

1991...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance (Ritual de lo Habitual).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video ("Been Caught Stealing").

1992...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction were nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song (songwriter) and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Been Caught Stealing").

1993...

October
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Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos" included "Been Caught Stealing" at # 17.

1997...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes includes "Been Caught Stealin'."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Previously unreleased music by Jane's Addiction hit the stores - the LP, Kettle Whistle, contained rare tracks, live recordings, demos, and a new track by the band, "Kettle Whistle."
button.gif (123 bytes) A North American tour followed until the end of November with a new configuration of members: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Flea (original bassist Eric A declined the "reunion").

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Critics of Rolling Stone named the 'Relapse Tour' the Best Tour of the Year.

1998...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Farrell won a temporary restraining order to stop Internet sales of a home sex video. Farrell was seeking $90 million in damages as well as an injunction to keep the video and/or video portions of the Internet.

2000...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Kettle Whistle was certified gold.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock includes Jane's Addiction at # 35.

2001...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Videos includes "Been Caught Stealing" at # 47.

2003...

July
Jane's Addiction - Straysbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction were back with a new LP - Strays - and back with the Lollapalooza tour during the summer.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for a week with "Just Because."
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Strays was certified gold.

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Readers of Rolling Stone named Jane's Addiction as the Most Welcome Comeback.
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Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 309: Nothing's Shocking, # 453: Ritual de lo Habitual.

2004...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Just Because").

June
Jane's Addiction - Straysbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jane's Addiction announced they were again breaking up - a few days after it was announced that the Lollapalooza tour was cancelled.

2006..

September
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Up From The Catacombs: The Best Of Jane's Addiction was released.

2009...

April
Jane's Addictin - 'The Great Escape Artist'button.gif (123 bytes) The box set Cabinet Of Curiosities was released (Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone).

2011...

October
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The Great Escape Artist.



LPs
Jane's Addiction Live Jane's Addiction
Released: 1987
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "Trip Away" - "Whores" - "Pigs In Zen" - "1%" - "I Would For You" - "Jane Says" - "Rock & Roll" - "Sympathy" - "Chip Away"
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking Nothing's Shocking
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: August, 1988
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 103
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Up The Beach" - "Ocean Size" - "Had A Dad" - "Ted, Just Admit It..." - "Standing In The Shower... Thinking" - "Summertime Rolls" - "Mountain Song" - "Idiots Rule" - "Jane Says" - "Thank You Boys" - "Pigs In Zen"
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual Ritual de lo Habitual
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: August, 1990
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 19
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Stop" - "No One's Leaving" - "Ain't No Right" - "Obvious" - "Been Caught Stealing" - "Three Days" - "Then She Did..." - "Of Course" - "Classic Girl"
Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle Kettle Whistle
Released: November, 1997
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 21
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Kettle Whistle" - "Ocean Size" (Demo Version) - "My Cat's Name Is Maceo" (Edit) - "Had A Dad" (Outtake) - "So What!" - "Jane Says" (live) - "Mountain Song" - "Slow Divers" (live) - "Three Days" (live) - "Ain't No Right" (live) - "Up The Beach" (live) - "Stop!" (live) - "Been Caught Stealing" (Outtake) - "Whores" (live) - "City Song" (Soul Kiss Version)
Jane's Addiction - Strays Strays
Released: July, 2003
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 4
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "True Nature" - "Strays" - "Just Because" - "The Price I Pay" - "The Riches" - "Super Hero" - "Wrong Girl" - "Everybody's Friend" - "Suffer Some" - "Hypersonic" - "To Match The Sun"
Jane's Addiction - Strays Up From The Catacombs: The Best Of Jane's Addiction
Released: September, 2006
Tracks: "Stop!" - "Ocean Size" - "Whores" - "Ted, Just Admit It" - "Ain't No Right" - "Had A Dad" - "Superhero" - "Been Caught Stealing" - "Just Because" - "Three Days" - "I Would For You" - "Classic Girl" - "Summertime Rolls" - "Mountain Song" - "Pigs In Zen" - "Jane Says" (live)
Jane's Addictin - 'The Great Escape Artist' The Great Escape Artist
Released: October, 2011
Tracks: "Underground" - "End To The Lies" - "Curiosity Kills" - "Irresistable Force" - "I'll Hit You Back" - "Twisted Tales" - "Ultimate Reason" - "Splash A Little Water On It" - "Broken People" - Words Right Out Of My Mouth"
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