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5 Videos To Honor Jane's Addiction's Walk of Fame Star

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Sure the camera will get the images, but it's still a little shocking. The influential band Jane's Addiction will be immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 30.

Formed in 1985 with Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitars), Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums), Jane's toiled the clubs in Los Angeles releasing a self-titled live album on Triple X records before releasing Nothing's Shocking in 1988 and Ritual De Lo Habitual in 1990.

The band broke up in 1991. Farrell became known for creating Lollapalooza and fronting the band Porno for Pyros along with Perkins. Navarro had a brief stint in Red Hot Chili Peppers. Avery worked with various bands and auditioned to be Metallica's bassist following the departure of Jason Newsted.

The band had a habit of reuniting and breaking up again and releasing an album and touring and breaking up. They first reunited in 1997 with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers replacing Avery in support of the compilation Kettle Whistle. They released Strays in 2003 and The Great Escape Artist in 2011.

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Jane's star will be in front of Playmates of Hollywood at 6436 Hollywood Blvd. The ceremony will take 11:30 a.m. and will be streamed on walkoffame.com.

So to honor the band, here are some videos of notable songs from their ouevre. Just a warning. Some of these videos might be a tad bit NSFW-ish given Farrell's proclivity of using a woman's exposed breasts in his artwork.

Of course, there's their big hit "Been Caught Stealing".

There's also "Stop":

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But to their lesser-known songs, here's the epic "Three Days"

Off their first album there is "Mountain Song":

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And my personal favorite, "Ted, Just Admit It..."