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October 29, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In these uncertain and increasingly freaky times, people soothe their nerves with the familiar. For some, it's comfort food like mashed potatoes and chocolate. For others it was Saturday's reunion show by hometown heroes Jane's Addiction, which served a similar purpose for the fans who filled just over half the Hollywood Bowl--once they got past an often unfocused and mercifully truncated set by Courtney Love, that is.
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October 22, 2011 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jane's Addiction's new album, "The Great Escape Artist," was still a work in progress last May when the band appeared on an outdoor stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jane's was the musical entertainment at an exhibition opening for director Tim Burton's work as an artist and filmmaker, and singer Perry Farrell was dressed for the part, wearing the Mad Hatter's Victorian top hat and coat from Burton's reimagined "Alice in Wonderland....
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April 25, 1993 | JONATHAN GOLD
PORNO FOR PYROS "Porno for Pyros" Warner Bros. * * * Ever since Jane's Addiction perversely broke up a couple of years ago, smack in the steepest segment of the band's upward arc, people have wondered about the nature of singer Perry Farrell's replacement project, Porno for Pyros, which was rumored to be a sort of laid-back ethnic-influenced thing in the vein of the French group Les Negresses Verte.
HOME & GARDEN
March 23, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Alternative rocker Perry Farrell of the band Jane's Addiction has listed his home in Venice for $1.6 million. It was designed for the musician by architect Steven Ehrlich, who transformed the original bungalow on the site into a modern, Asian-influenced house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,203 square feet. A two-story barrel vault ceiling runs the length of the building, which has an open plan, a loft office and a roof-top terrace. A glass wall slides into a pocket wall, linking indoor and outdoor space.
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October 22, 2011 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jane's Addiction's new album, "The Great Escape Artist," was still a work in progress last May when the band appeared on an outdoor stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jane's was the musical entertainment at an exhibition opening for director Tim Burton's work as an artist and filmmaker, and singer Perry Farrell was dressed for the part, wearing the Mad Hatter's Victorian top hat and coat from Burton's reimagined "Alice in Wonderland....
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January 2, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Perry Farrell, the lead singer of Jane's Addiction, is nothing if not audacious. Early in the band's New Year's Eve performance at the old Embassy Hotel Auditorium, Farrell expressed his pride in being back home in Los Angeles for the Addiction's first major local appearance since the release last summer of the group's Warner Bros. debut album "Nothing's Shocking." "This is the best place to be," he told the audience. "We've got the Lakers, the Dodgers . . . and Jane's Addiction."
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March 17, 1991 | STEVE APPLEFORD, Appleford writes regularly about music for Westside/Valley Calendar.
If mainstream success hasn't exactly been chasing after Jane's Addiction before, the popularity generated by their newest Warner Bros. album has certainly helped the eclectic hard-rock quartet make up for lost time. The mystery now for fans and industry watchers lies in how long the band, which emerged from Hollywood in 1986, can last to enjoy this wider acceptance.
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December 21, 1990 | NEIL FEINEMAN
Dressing down reached new heights at the Jane's Addiction concerts at the Hollywood Palladium this week. Lead singer Perry Farrell's repeated references to the '60s from the stage were reflected in the audience; many dressed as if they had stumbled in from a San Francisco be-in.
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June 24, 1990
I found Patrick Goldstein's piece "Farrell Is Addicted to Not Covering Up His Covers" (June 10) extremely disturbing. I cannot believe what is happening concerning censorship. I was outraged when I went into a record shop a few years ago in search of Poison's "Open Up and Say Ahh" and instead of finding the original album cover, I found a "more suitable" version. The album cover was altered because the original version was allegedly "too satanic." I sympathize with Percy Farrell of Jane's Addiction.
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September 29, 1991 | Steve Hochman
BREAKUP II?: The future of Jane's Addiction was cloudy at best even before word came last week that guitarist David Navarro had been approached by Guns N' Roses about sitting in for road-weary Izzy Stradlin if he decides to drop out of GNR's two-year world tour. For months, there have been rumors about Jane's Addiction calling it quits--and the band's representatives are describing its shows last week in Honolulu as its last--"at least for a long while," in the words of one.
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October 2, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
Four songs into Pearl Jam's Wednesday night performance at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Eddie Vedder shifted his weight from one foot to the other, as if to maintain his balance atop something moving fast. Lead guitarist Mike McCready leaned back hard; Stone Gossard, on rhythm, hunched forward. Bassist Jeff Ament kept his head down as if holding on to an invisible mooring line. Matt Cameron cast himself as the storm's eye -- back straight, face calm as he beat out a spray of drum notes. After nearly two decades and hundreds of shows, the most resilient group in alternative rock has become something simple at its core: a surf band.
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December 30, 2002 | Geoff Boucher
If you're lucky enough to have a ticket for the New Year's Eve show by Jane's Addiction at the Wiltern, prepare yourself for an extravagant swirl of an event that uses the lobby as part of its party stage. "It's what you would expect of Perry," says Adam Schneider, the band's manager, referring to lead singer Perry Farrell, who has a penchant for the fiery and the flamboyant.
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October 29, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In these uncertain and increasingly freaky times, people soothe their nerves with the familiar. For some, it's comfort food like mashed potatoes and chocolate. For others it was Saturday's reunion show by hometown heroes Jane's Addiction, which served a similar purpose for the fans who filled just over half the Hollywood Bowl--once they got past an often unfocused and mercifully truncated set by Courtney Love, that is.
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April 15, 2001 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Holy Lollapalooza! Jane's Addiction's plan to play the Coachella Festival on April 28 has blossomed into a full reunion for the band, which now will also headline an ambitious summer tour-and maybe make a new album.
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December 1, 1997 | SANDY MASUO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Judging by the response to Jane's Addiction's current reunion tour--sold-out shows across the country, including two at the Universal Amphitheatre--the Los Angeles quartet's appeal hasn't faded much in the six years since it disbanded. On Friday, a near-mint Jane's Addiction (with Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea subbing for original bassist Eric Avery, who declined the reunion invitation), treated some 6,000 ecstatic fans to an evening of inspired excess.
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October 30, 1997 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Just another Thursday night in Hollywood: As Marilyn Manson and actress Rose McGowan split a bottle of red wine in a corner booth, Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha chatted with fellow guitarist Dave Navarro and friends at a neighboring table. Actor Ed Norton was on the dance floor with most of the members of Fishbone, and Flea was waiting barside while a fan bought him a beer.
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April 22, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
Don't be surprised if you hear about sightings of Black Flag's ghost around the John Anson Ford Theatre, where Jane's Addiction opened a seven-night stand Thursday. The defunct Black Flag did more to define Los Angeles rock in the '80s than any group other than X and Motley Crue as it explored dark and unsettling themes with a visceral force that could be labeled truly frightening. While the independent South Bay outfit built a fiercely loyal, if unlikely, coalition of previously warring heavy metal and punk fans, it never moved beyond a cult status in rock.
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January 10, 1994 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Remember way back to last summer's "Lollapalooza '93"? For anyone nostalgic for those bygone days, the experience was re-created in remarkably detailed miniature at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday. All the key elements were in place: the parking nightmares . . . the long lines . . . the security hassles . . . the sweaty crush of the crowd. . . . And, oh yeah, the music.
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