Janes Addiction Information
Alternative rock band Janes Addiction is set accompany Nine Inch Nails on their farewell tour. Forming in Los Angeles, California in 1985, the band was one of the first early 90's alternative rock groups that were able to gain mainstream success in the United States. Their first album "Nothing's Shocking" was released in 1987. The album led them to open for Iggy Pop and The Ramones. The following year the band was nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental at the Grammy Awards.
After recording their second album "Ritual de los Habitual" in 1989, they were able to headline a North American tour with the support of the Pumpkins, Pixies, and Primus. Soon after bassist Eric Avery and drummer Dave Navarro decided it was time for a change and went their separate ways. It wasn't until 2001 when the band reunited; releasing the album "Strays." After touring extensively through 2003, the group split again and did not come together again until April 23, 2008, where they performed at the first-ever NME Awards. During their breakup a Greatest Hits album was released titled "Up from the Catacombs - The Best of Jane's Addiction." Band member Stephen Perkins referred to the album as "merely the first of a three tier project."
In 2009 the band released some new tracks and set out on the road to tour with longtime friend Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. And in 2011 the band released a new album entitled â€œThe Great Escape Artistâ€. They are currently on tour in support of their latest album and have discussed the possibility of returning into the studio to do a follow up.