According to Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction was named in honor of the drummer in his first band (Psi Com), who "had a business smuggling canaries into the country from Tahiti. He would drug them and then swallow them. He overdosed on the canaries and died on the plane."
[The story, of course, is bogus.]
[The name of Farrell's next band ("Porno For Pyros") was inspired by the LA riots. The inspiration for the name of Farrell's traveling alternative music and arts festival, Lollapalooza? A brand of Italian ice cream which he saw advertised on late-night cable TV.]