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Stephen Perkins

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Among rock’s most talented and skilled drummers, Stephen Perkins’ tribal and powerful drumming design served as a primary component for the wide-ranging audio of alt-rock greats Jane’s Dependency. Soon after co-founding the group within the middle-’80s with vocalist Perry Farrell, bassist Eric Avery, and guitarist Dave Navarro (the second option which Perkins is at a thrash metallic music group with previously), Jane’s Dependency became the chat of the LA underground as their unstable and high-energy stage display, gender-bending appear, and sonic mixture of punk, funk, metallic, jazz, and haunting ballads strike a nerve having a different rock and roll crowd. Even though quartet only released three albums throughout their first tenure jointly (1987’s live self-titled debut, 1988’s Nothing’s Stunning, and 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual), they still left an indelible impression in the rock and roll world, assisting to bring in alternative music to some wider viewers and starting the doorways for other rings that were shortly to follow within their wake (Nirvana, Device, etc.). After headlining the inaugural Lollapalooza tour in 1991 (which Farrell got arranged), Jane’s Obsession split. Perkins stuck with Farrell, nevertheless, because they enlisted bassist Martyn LeNoble and guitarist Peter DiStefano because of their brand-new task, Porno for Pyros. As the fresh clothing didn’t match the achievement of its forerunner, the group released two influenced and well-received albums — 1993’s self-titled launch and 1996’s Great God’s Desire — before splitting up aswell. Perkins reunited along with his previous Jane’s Dependency mates (sans Avery) for a set of successful reunion trips in 1997 and 2001(that have been preceded by way of a live/demonstration arranged, Kettle Whistle, that was published by Perkins). Furthermore to his Jane’s Dependency duties, Perkins is really a very much in-demand program drummer (financing his skills to albums by Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Trend Against the device, WITHOUT DOUBT, Nine Inch Fingernails, and the Crimson Hot Chili Peppers), in addition to indulging in the all-star experimental clothing Banyan with previous Minutemen bassist Mike Watt . Banyan released a set of albums by the entire year 2001: 1997’s self-titled debut and 1999’s Anytime in any way. Perkins was also a short person in the funk steel clothing Infectious Grooves (playing on the 1991 debut The Plague WHICH MAKES Your Booty Move), manned the drum package for Tommy Lee’s Ways of Mayhem 2000 tour, and spends his free time offering drum treatment centers and hosting music therapy classes for the bodily impaired (and developing percussive musical instruments for his very own firm, Perkana Percussion).

Quick Facts


Full Name Stephen Perkins
Profession Actor, Drummer, Composer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Percussionist
Nationality American
Spouse Cindy Juarez
Music Songs Jane Says, Been Caught Stealing, Mountain Song, Sympathy, Just Because, Pets, Classic Girl, Get Naked, Ocean Size, Irresistible Force, Summertime Rolls, Stop, Tahitian Moon, Punk It Up, Ted, Just Admit It…, I Would for You, Then She Did, True Nature, Therapy, Pigs in Zen, End to the Lies, Three Days, Up the Beach, Kimberly Austin, Sympathy for the Devil, Had a Dad, Ain’t No Right, Cursed Female, Idiots Rule, Standing in the Shower... Thinking, Sex Is Violent, You Lie... and Yo Breath Stank
Albums Nothing's Shocking, Ritual de lo habitual, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves, Porno for Pyros, Good God's Urge, Kettle Whistle, Anytime at All, Methods of Mayhem, Strays, Up from the Catacombs – The Best of Jane's Addiction, NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler, A Cabinet of Curiosities, The Great Escape Artist, Jane's Addiction, Rhino Hi-Five: Porno For Pyros
Movies Behind the Player: Stephen Perkins, Behind the Player: Tim Skold, Encino Man, Jane's Addiction: Live Voodoo


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Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Castello Cavalcanti 2013 Short
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special segment "What the Oscars would mean to me: Fantastic Mr. Fox", as Steve Perkins
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 edited by
Charlie and Lola 2008 TV Series 14 episodes

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toot & Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas 2006 Video digital facilities
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail 2006 digital facilities
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance 2005 Video digital facilities
Angelina Ballerina 2003 TV Series technical supervisor - 7 episodes
Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On 2002 TV Movie technical supervisor

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suffragette 2015 first assistant editor
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 associate editor
Black Mirror TV Series assistant editor - 1 episode, 2013 post production supervisor - 1 episode, 2013
Frankenweenie 2012 associate editor
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 unit editor

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toot & Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas 2006 Video color supervisor
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail 2006 color supervisor
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance 2005 Video color supervisor
War Game 2002 Short line tester

Thanks

Thanks

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Whirlwind 2010/I Short special thanks

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