Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction

Imagine, for a moment, a world in which Jane's Addiction never existed. Nothing's Shocking was never released in the summer of '88. Lollapalooza never launched three summers later. Perry Bernstein remained on the East Coast, never boarding that Greyhound Bus and heading across country to Los Angeles like so many dreamers and visionaries before him did. What kind of world would that be?

August 2013 marks 25 years since the release of Nothing's Shocking — an album like no other then, and like few others now, as influential as it is. Many critics were puzzled in '88 upon first hearing those 11 songs. "A classic love 'em or hate 'em outfit," Rolling Stone observed. "The band is great. And it is also full of shit. Often at the same time." The music runs from proggy pomp ("Up the Beach"), to stripped-down, barking punk ("Idiot's Rule," "Had A Dad"), to thundering hard rock ("Mountain Song," "Ocean Size"). It's dubby and doomy one moment ("Ted Just Admit It," which features samples of dialogue from serial killer Ted Bundy) and sweet and pastoral the next ("Summertime Rolls"). There's whimsy inside ("Standing in the Shower Thinking"), hilarity, too (the faux lounge-jazz of "Thank You Boys"), and… there's "Pigs In Zen." How does one even describe "Pigs in Zen" except to ask, "What other songs are like 'Pigs in Zen?'" Oh, yes, and it also contains modern rock's "Free Bird" — the sad, sweet, and eternal "Jane Says," a steel-drum-driven pop gem that everyone can sing along to. The riff and the chorus are in our DNA a quarter-century on. Jane's Addiction is still a frighteningly powerful live band and an ever-exploring recording act. Original members Farrell, Dave Navarro, and Stephen Perkins reunited in 1997, then again in 2001, and released a third studio album (fourth if you count the live 1987 self-titled release, known to most fans as "Triple X," for the indie label that released it) Strays, which features current Jane's bassist, Chris Chaney, and was produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd's The Wall). In 2011 The Great Escape Artist was released to critical acclaim. "It sounds like a band re-vitalized," Spin raved, while Billboard called the album "a dynamic collection that features some of the band's best work."

So again, take a moment and imagine a world in which Jane's Addiction never existed. It'd be a less exciting place to live, wouldn't it? Here is a band that helped keep rock and roll unpredictable, inspiring, dangerous, and constantly moving forward. As it should be.

Jane's Addiction News

Remaining Radio Show Onsales!

  

Albuquerque, Denver and Phoenix! You’ve waited patiently since the announcement of this year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival for tickets to go on sale. We can finally say that you can buy tickets TODAY (Friday, July   Read More  ►

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LOCURA FESTIVAL!

  

We’re happy to announce 106.7 KBPI in Denver is bringing you the first annual Locura Festival at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and more! Tickets on sale July 12   Read More  ►

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REVOLT ON THE RIO GRANDE!

  

ALBUQUERQUE! The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival wil be a part of KZRR 94 ROCK + 104.1 The Edge’s inaugural Revolt On The Rio Grande 8/30-31 @ Isleta Amphitheater! Tickets will go on sale July 12   Read More  ►

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PHOENIX ON SALE JULY 12!

  

PHOENIX! Your patience will finally pay off. We’re pleased to announce that the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will once again be a part of 98 KUPD’s Desert Uprising!! It’ll be Sept 13-14 at Ak-Chin   Read More  ►

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EXCLUSIVE: Songs We Want To Hear on UPROAR

  

EXCLUSIVE: Songs We Hope to Hear at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival By: Rick Florino There are some classic bands gracing the main stage of the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Believe   Read More  ►

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UPROAR on Operation Kick Ass Festival

  

San Diego! The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will be part of Rock 105.3‘s inaugural Operation Kick Ass Festival, taking place September 14-15 at Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista. Tickets go on sale this   Read More  ►

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Seattle on sale now!

  

SEATTLE! Tickets are on sale NOW for KISW 99.9′s Pain In The Grass! Don’t forget, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival makes up Day 2 (September 7) of the fest! Click HERE to buy your   Read More  ►

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SEATTLE! Pain In The Grass Show Added!

  

We’re happy to announce that the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival lineup will serve as the September 7 date of KISW’s Pain In The Grass at The Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA! Tickets will   Read More  ►

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2013 UPROAR Lineup!

  

Welcome everyone to the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival!! This year’s lineup is LITERALLY LEGENDARY . Without further ado, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Lineup is: Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage: Alice   Read More  ►