Jane’s Addiction

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Jane's Addiction and Smashing Pumpkins Tour

By Alex Kluft Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction kicked off the opening night of their tour at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. This dream 90’s tour will end at the Hollywood Bowl on November 19th. For Jane’s Addiction, this was…

Modern Drummer
Oct 12, 2022

Chris Hornbrook of Dhani Harrison

Howdy MD people! Chris Hornbrook here, drummer for Dhani Harrison, doing a little road update from our big summer tour, opening for Jeff Lynne’s ELO. We’re out with them for about a month and a half (twenty shows altogether to…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2019

Anthony Citrinite of The Collective and MeetHook in On The Beat

Dear MD and fellow drummers! My name is Anthony Citrinite and I have been lucky enough to play drums professionally for many years with a number of great bands including Boston, Coheed & Cambria, and currently with Embers Only. Some…

Modern Drummer
Jan 29, 2019

Stephen Perkins on Jane’s Addiction’s Twenty-Fifth-Anniversary Ritual De Lo Habitual Shows

  Modern Drummer Online caught up with Stephen Perkins while he was prepping for a clinic tour and some dates with Jane’s Addiction, commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the group’s watershed album Ritual De Lo Habitual. Just like when you…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2016

The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 3 With Stephen Perkins

Modern Drummer speaks to the drummer with Jane’s Addiction following a series of concerts dedicated to the band’s classic album Nothing’s Shocking. Perkins gives insight into the group’s creative process and shares what it was like coming up on the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 27, 2015

Stephen Perkins and Rock Against MS Present...

“Beat MS” Drum Circle Sunday, August 10 1st Drum Circle For Healing The Paramount Ranch 2901 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, California Special guest artists will join the circle! Admission is free! Stephen Perkins, drummer of Jane’s Addiction, will lead the Beat…

Modern Drummer
Aug 8, 2014

Influences: Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins

As Jane’s Addiction continues its successful Theatre of the Escapists tour, a new generation of fans is being hipped to the ecstatic tribal glam event that is a Jane’s show—and to the uniquely galloping drumming approach of Stephen Perkins. In…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2012

Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction Discusses His Forthcoming Art Collection, Time

On November 15, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins will present his first foray into the world of visual art with Time, the second collection in the Art of Drums series. Drums is the brainchild of SceneFour, a Los Angeles–based creativity…

Modern Drummer
Nov 11, 2011

Brian Tichy: Bonzo Tribute

(June 2011 Issue) On September 25, 2010, the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of John Bonham, Whitesnake’s Brian Tichy assembled a cast of eighteen top-notch drummers at Hollywood’s Key Club to pay tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer. According…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2011

Stephen Perkins: Jane's Addiction

by Waleed Rashidi Talking with Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, you get that honest-to-goodness vibe that the Los Angeles–based rock musician’s life is way more than merely hitting the skins for the duration of a show or recording session. See,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2009

Stephen Perkins: A Drummer's Life Less Ordinary

by Ken Micallef With several projects going at the moment–including two bands, a performance DVD, and several clinic appearances–it’s clear that no one is more committed to drumming than Stephen Perkins. An enchanted sprite flailing the drums like a demented…

Modern Drummer
Oct 15, 2006

Stephen Perkins

The candle that burns twice as brightly burns half as long. That saying seems appropriate when discussing the flare-out of a staggeringly influential band like LA's alternative rock pioneers Jane's Addiction. "We had a moment in 1986 when music was…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004