Jane’s Addiction got its star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles last Wednesday (October 30th). The star, the 2509th installed on the Walk of Fame, is located at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard. The 30-minute ceremony featured speeches from Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, X‘sJohn Doe and Doors drummer John Densmore, as well as Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney, drummer Stephen Perkins and frontman Perry Farrell. A private reception took place after the ceremony at new Hollywood club Dirty Laundry.
Frontman Perry Farrell told Rolling Stone about the induction, “I think it’s awesome, but at the same time you have to remember it’s only a sidewalk. At the end of the day we’re talking about a sidewalk (laughs). But I’m really happy to be a part of Hollywood’s sidewalk.This is the truth: I try to ignore accolades and trophies. It’s really not why I do it at all, however, to be left out of accolades and trophies is crushing, it’s killing of the spirit. To be included is all I can ask for. I want to be included in the great musicians that have ever lived in Los Angeles.”
- Jane’s Addiction, which has broken up and reunited several times since forming in 1985, most recently released its fourth studio album, The Great Escape Artist, in 2011.
- Dave Navarro told us a while back how much Jane’s contributed to his own personal development since the band’s formation in 1985: “Rarely do I acknowledge how much I’ve grown as a person. It’s like, when I was 17, all I cared about was playing loud rock guitar solos. That was pretty much it. And then, you know, Perry had a lot of experience in music, and he’s an incredible artist. And so he taught me a hell of a lot about music and what it can do and what true creativity’s about.”
- The group released Live In NYC last June on DVD/CD, Blu-ray and double LP vinyl, as well as standalone DVD and CD.
- Jane’s Addiction also issued a new song called “Another Soulmate” in August to coincide with a series of summer tour dates.