Jane’s Addiction was inducted into the historic Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood on Wednesday. Band members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins appeared for the special ceremony at the Hollywood Guitar Center store on Sunset Blvd., with Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello giving the induction speech.
Guitar Center’s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B.
Jane’s Addiction’s hand prints will reside alongside the hand prints, signatures, and faces of other accomplished musicians and innovators including Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C and Queen, among numerous others.
Over the course of their 25-plus year career, Jane’s Addiction merged alternative and rock like no one before, becoming the first alternative rock band and creating a new sound and attitude in the process.
Writing the rulebook for alternative music and culture through their combination of genre-defying classic songs and trademark cinematic live experience, Jane’s Addiction has sold over seven million records in the U.S. alone, garnering Grammy nominations and spearheading the movement of modern American festival culture by launching and headlining Lollapalooza.
2011 marks another momentous year for Jane’s Addiction, with the band set to tour the world and release a new album, The Great Escape Artist (Capitol) produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek brought on as part of the creative team.
Just a few weeks ago, Jane’s Addiction performed a very intimate semi-acoustic set at the store that was filmed in 3D for the Guitar Center Sessions series. The program will air on September 25th at 9PM ET/PT exclusively on DirecTV. If you are a subscriber, you can find it on channel 101 and in 3D on channel n|3D. They will be making an MP3 of the band’s performance of Jane Says from this show available to download for free from the Guitar Center Sessions site soon.