August 22, 2001 |
Clocking in at roughly five minutes, it's indulgently long by the standards of radio. Most of it is a mere two chords, played with merry-go-round monotony. It was never released as a single, nor did it get a promotional push courtesy of an MTV-ready video. But somehow, "Jane Says" just won't die. The song, by California's pre-grunge pioneers Jane's Addiction, pops up incessantly on radio stations nationwide.
April 25, 1993 |
Perry Farrell has turned his back on the restaurant table and buried his nose in a rock fanzine as his two new band mates, guitarist Peter DiStefano and bassist Martyn Le Noble, sit beside him and try to describe the pressures that come with being the successors to Farrell's old band, Jane's Addiction. "The expectations of the world, yeah, I feel it in my stomach," says DiStefano, 26. "People have high expectations. Like our first show, it's like everybody's already there checking us out.
October 26, 1997 |
Jane's Addiction's new concert stage is a fanciful riot of tall banners, parasols and giant flowers, tribal masks and bent-pole gazebos. At the right is a garland-strewn deejay booth, at the left a curtained shower. Platforms that will be stationed throughout theaters where the band plays echo the tropical motif.
June 17, 2001 |
Mick has his Keith. Axl had his Slash. Bono has his Edge. And in Jane's Addiction, Perry Farrell has his Dave Navarro. These are the guitar-hero sidekicks, the foils to the front men, tight-lipped conjurers who let their fingers do their talking. Not too often does one step out of that role with a substantial words-and-music statement of his own, but more than 10 years after L.A. legend Jane's Addiction broke up, Navarro is finally ready to give it a shot.
August 8, 2006 |
DAVE NAVARRO sits on a throne during "Rock Star: Supernova," CBS' summer school of Reality Rock, entertaining those in "American Idol" withdrawal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September. Directing the interactions between the show's contestants and the hard rock supergroup they're vying to front, he's as relaxed on network TV as a half-clothed man with multiple piercings and tattoos could possibly be.
July 18, 1991 |
Perry Farrell, front man of Jane's Addiction, was hardly a force in the rock marketplace three years ago when he recorded these lyrics to "Standing in the Shower . . . Thinking." Standing in the shower thinking About what makes a man an outlaw or a leader, I'm thinking about power . . . The ways a man could use it or be destroyed by it.