Stephen Perkins

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Stephen Perkins
Birth name Stephen Andrew Perkins
Born (1967-09-13) September 13, 1967 (age 46)
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Drums, percussion, steel pan
Years active 1986–present
Labels Triple X, Warner Bros., EMI, Capitol, Epic, CyberOctave, Sanctuary, Blood Stained Stars
Associated acts Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Banyan, The Panic Channel, Infectious Grooves, Methods of Mayhem, Nine Inch Nails

Stephen Andrew Perkins (September 13, 1967) is an American musician and songwriter. A drummer and percussionist, he currently plays with Jane's Addiction and Hellflower.[1]

Following the dissolution of Jane's Addiction, Perkins continued to play with frontman Perry Farrell in the rock band Porno for Pyros. He also has a solo project called Banyan, and in the 1990s was involved in Lil' Pit with Mike Watt. In 1992, he appeared as percussionist on Rage Against the Machine's self-titled first album and in 1995, contributed percussion to the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "One Big Mob" on their album One Hot Minute (fellow Jane's Addiction member Dave Navarro was the guitarist for the Chili Peppers during the making of that album). Perkins also played drums on the Nine Inch Nails album The Downward Spiral on the track "I Do Not Want This". In addition to Banyan, Perkins worked with Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, Jane's Addiction bass player Chris Chaney and singer/guitarist Steve Isaacs on a project entitled The Panic Channel from 2004 until 2007. Perkins was also involved with members of Suicidal Tendencies in their Infectious Grooves side project, as well as Hellride, a Los Angeles-based Stooges cover band. Jane's Addiction reunited and played at the NME Awards in April 2008, and have since played a few club shows.

Biography[edit]

According to Perry Farrell's comments during a Jane's Addiction show in Tel Aviv on Sept. 1, 2011, Stephen, whose Hebrew name is Shlomo, celebrated his Bar Mitzva on Aug. 31st 1980. The next day, he got his first drum set - the date of the show marking the 31st anniversary of Stephen playing the drums.

Discography[edit]

Jane's Addiction

Infectious Grooves

Porno for Pyros

Banyan

Perry Farrell

The Panic Channel

Hellflower

  • 2010 Us You

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hellflower". American Voodoo Records. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 

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