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Name: Jane's Addiction                                                         
Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA                                           
Jane's Addiction was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 
1985. For most of its career, the band comprised vocalist Perry Farrell, bassist
Eric Avery, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins. After breaking 
up in 1991, Jane's Addiction briefly toured in 1997, reunited in 2001 and then 
parted in 2004. The band's varied musical style was influenced by punk, heavy   
metal, gothic rock and psychedelic rock.                                       
Jane's Addiction was one of the first of the burgeoning alternative rock       
movement to gain mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United
States. Their initial farewell tour launched the first Lollapalooza festival, an
annual touring alternative rock showcase. As a result, Jane's Addiction became 
icons of what Farrell dubbed the "Alternative Nation" during the 1990s.