House of Pain is an Irish-styled American hip hop group from New York that released three albums in the 1990s before lead rapper Everlast left to pursue a solo career. The group’s name is a reference to the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. The group is best known for their 1992 hit single “Jump Around”, which reached high chart positions in United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Everlast teamed up with DJ Lethal and high school friend Danny Boy to form House of Pain in 1991, and the group signed to Tommy Boy Records. Their 1992 self-titled debut album went multi-platinum, mainly due to the success of “Jump Around”. Fashioning themselves as rowdy Irish-Americans, they toured with various hip hop and alternative rock bands after their breakthrough. Their second album, Same as It Ever Was, was released in 1994 and achieved Gold status.

The group broke up in 1996 but reformed temporarily in 2010 and 2011, after the trio had been members of supergroup La Coka Nostra for several years.
House of Pain reunited in 2017 for a 25th Anniversary Tour. The tour included shows in DC, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and California.[37]

Between reunions and projects together, Everlast continues with his solo career, while DJ Lethal still works with Limp Bizkit, and in 2019 Danny Boy opened The Outsiders House Museum dedicated to both the novel and the film The Outsiders.