Jane’s Addiction: 50 Things You Didn’t Know

Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
1. Jane's Addiction's farewell tour in 1991 marked the first Lollapalooza, an alternative rock showcase.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2. The band formed in Los Angeles in 1985. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
3. The band was ranked 35th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
4. Jane's Addiction formed out of Perry Farrell's previous band, Psi Com. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
5. Drummer Stephen Perkins joined the group through a recommendation by his girlfriend, bassist Eric Avery's younger sister Rebecca.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
6. Dave Navarro joined the group through recommendation by Rebecca Avery and Stephen Perkins. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
7. Avery was at first hesitant to admit Perkins in to the group because he was worried about differing music tastes.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
8. "Jane's Addiction" was named in honor of frontman Perry Farrell's friend Jane Bainter, who was addicted to drugs. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
Dave Navarro At Maxim Magazine Heats Up Los Angeles With The Pussycat Dolls
Dave Navarro At Maxim Magazine Heats Up Los Angeles With The Pussycat Dolls
9. In their early stages, Jane's Addiction went through 3 different guitarists, all of which left the band due to drug addiction and trouble showing up to rehearsals.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
10. Before releasing their debut album in 1987, Jane's Addiction supported British band Love and Rockets. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal
11. The band recorded Jane's Addiction, their debut album, during a live performance at the Roxy Theatre.  Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
12. The band's first studio album, Nothing's Shocking was released in 1988, but due to lack of airplay on MTV and radio, the album only sold about 200,000 copies. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Keep Memory Alive Foundation's 13th Annual Charity Gala
Keep Memory Alive Foundation's 13th Annual Charity Gala
13. "Mountain Song" was released as a single in 1988, but MTV refused to air the song's music video due to a scene containing full frontal nudity. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
14. In its early days, the band opened for Iggy Pop and The Ramones. 6/22/01 Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
15. In 1989, Jane's Addiction began recording the album Ritual de lo Habitual. Dave Navarro later said he had barely an recollection of working on the album due to his addiction to heroin. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
16. The band's 13 month tour to support Ritual de lo Habitual, according to Perry Farrell, was "half the reason we wound up unable to stand one another. The other half is that I am an intolerable narcissist who can't get along with anyone." Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
17. Jane's Addiction's farewell tour, the first ever Lollapalooza in 1991, included Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Living Colour, Ice-T & Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes, Fishbone, and Emergency Broadcast Network. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5
18. During the first Lollapalooza tour in 1991, Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro got into a fight onstage and began violently bumping each other mid-song. They walked off stage but came back on for an encore, during which they began fighting again resulting in Navarro throwing his guitar into the crowd.  Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
19. Jane's Addiction has played at Lollapalooza over 25 times. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
20. For most of the Ritual tour, Avery and Navarro retreated to their hotel rooms directly after the shows in order to abstain from the partying that Farrell and Perkins were involved in. According to Spin Magazine, "...they have simply learned that they cannot use drugs of any kind anymore without becoming slaves to them, and that slavery is death." Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
21. After the break up of Jane's Addiction, Farrell and Perkins went on to form the band Porno for Pyros. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
22. Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1993. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
23. Photos taken on a tour in 1997, as well as a Saturday Night Live Appearance, showed Farrell at the worst stages of his addiction. Appearing on stage without a shirt, Farrell looked frighteningly emaciated with his arms the thickness of no more than a broomstick with the overall look of someone in the advanced stages of starvation.  Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
24. In 2001 the band recorded Strays, the third studio album and first time recording in over ten years. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
25. The song "Just Because" off of Strays, was the biggest single for the band ever, landing at number 72 on the Billboard 100 charts. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-show
26. The song "Superhero", off of Strays, garnered much attention for the band as it was the theme song of HBO's hit series Entourage.  Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
27. The band went on a worldwide tour in 2003 in support of Strays, but broke up again at the end of the tour for the same reasons as the 1991 break up.  Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast
28. In 2006, Perry Farrell, his wife Etty Lau Farrell and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt formed The Satellite Party. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
MTV20: Live and Almost Legal-rehearsals
29. Also in 2006, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Steve Isaacs and Chris Chaney formed The Panic Channel. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
30. Eric Avery released a solo album, Help Wanted, in 2008.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
31. On April 23, 2008, Jane's Addiction performed at the New Musical Express Awards with the reunited original line-up of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery, and Stephen Perkins. This was the first performance with bassist Eric Avery since 1991. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
32. The newly reunited Jane's Addiction accompanied Nine Inch Nails on their summer 2009 tour.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
33. Jane's Addiction had to cancel plans to play at Australia's Splendour in the Grass festival due to an arm infection, most likely of drummer Stephen Perkins. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
34. After Jane's Addiction returned to Australia to play at the Soundwave Festival in February 2010, Avery left the band immediately following the festival, stating: "That's it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane's Addiction experiment is at an end." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
35. Upon returning from the Soundwave Festival in Australia, Farrell stated "Everyone is so excited to get home now and start working on a new record and a show. I wrote a song today, "The Great Escape Artist" and I am going to write at least three more on the way back to LA. All I keep thinking is; this is the beginning of ...something that already feels great; I cannot wait." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
36. In 2010, after Avery's definite departure from the band, Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan joined the band, only to leave 6 months later in September 2010.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
37. In October 2010, Eric Avery released a 16-part online video interview revealing his thoughts on his time spent with J.A., to which Navarro stated there were some inaccuracies.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jane's Addiction Performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
38. J.A.'s next studio album, The Great Escape Artist, is set to release on October 4, 2011 and will feature T.V. On The Radio guitarist and producer Dave Sitek, although he will not be touring with the band. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
39. Jane's Addiction played at Lollapalooza in Chile in April 2011, where they premiered their new single "End to the Lies" off of The Great Escape Artist. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
40. On August 3, 2011, the band released a second single entitled "Irresistible Force" to be included on The Great Escape Artist. Watch the video in on of the links below. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Dave Navarro and  Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
41. Jane's Addiction was scheduled to perform at August 30th, 2011's Reading and Leed's Festival, but cancelled due to Perry Farrell losing his voice. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Dave Navarro of  Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction performs at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
42. At 2011's 20th Annual Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Perry Farrell announced plans for the inaugural Lollapalooza Brasil Festival on April 7-8, 2012 at the Jockey Club in São Paolo.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
43. Jane's Addiction has been summarized as "both a product and a victim of their time." (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
44. On his Instructional Guitar DVD Navarro tells how he started playing guitar at the age of 7 after hearing a Jimi Hendrix song at a skate park. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Lords - Show
45. Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins were childhood friends. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
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!st Annual U.S. NME Awards - Show
46. After the departure of Guns N' Roses' original guitarist Izzy Stradlin in August 1991, Navarro was the first choice of lead singer Axl Rose to replace Stradlin. However, despite four attempts to have him come in and play with Slash, he never showed up. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Warners Premiere Of "Batman Begins" - Arrivals
47. Perry Farrell's real name is Peretz Bernstein. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
!st Annual U.S. NME Awards - Show
!st Annual U.S. NME Awards - Show
48. Perry Farrell married Etty Lau Farrell, a professional dancer who has performed in all the Jane's Addiction shows since the 1997 Relapse tour, and they have two sons named Hezron Wolfgang and Izzadore Bravo.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
!st Annual U.S. NME Awards - Show
!st Annual U.S. NME Awards - Show
49. Says Farrell of his wife, "Etty and I have been working together since 1997. The very first time I saw her come in and shake her... ponytail, I hired her and I fell in love with her on the spot. We travel together and we have a collective memory. So in another words, I don't remember anything and she just reminds me of everything. So we share this memory bank. And it ain't a bad thing waking up with a hot chick in your bed every day." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
!st Annual U.S. NME Awards - Show
!st Annual U.S. NME Awards - Show
50. Eric Avery's father is actor Brian Avery, best known for his work in The Graduate playing Carl Smith. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Dave Navarro and  Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas"
UNIVERSAL CITY - DECEMBER 14: Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction perform at "KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas" at Universal Amphitheatre on December 14, 2003 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
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