janesaddictionJane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction helped pave the way for alt-rock's eventual mainstream acceptance. The Los Angeles act's first two records -- 1988's "Nothing's Shocking" and 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual" -- are considered among the best and most influential of the genre. Singer Perry Farrell originally disbanded his group in 1991 at the height of its popularity, but not before organizing a suitable tour as a send-off. That event became Lollapalooza, the notorious traveling music festival that was hailed as the MTV generation's Woodstock. Since then, the quartet has reformed numerous times for various albums and tours.

"One time in Chicago I was kicking (heroin) really hard. So as opposed to just giving up, I faked a heart attack. I faked a heart attack and then I faked that it was a fake. The truth of the matter is that I couldn't really stand up that well. So it might have been dramatic, but it couldn't have sounded very good. Honestly, in the day, you could get away with a lot of the drama thing."

— Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction


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