Jane's Addiction Reunites For NME Awards USA
All four original members of Jane's Addiction performed together for the first time in 17 years at the El Rey last evening. The event was the NME Awards USA, where the groundbreaking LA band took home a Godlike Genius Award.
Singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins hit the stage at the inaugural NME Awards in Los Angeles with bass player Eric Avery, who had declined to play with the band since it first broke up in September 1991. They performed four tunes, including "Mountain Song" and an acoustic version of "Jane Says" for an excited crowd of about 400 people at the El Rey Theatre.
Here is some shaky footage of the band performing “Ocean Size” at the event...
Here are the rest of the winners…
BEST BAND: The Killers
BEST TRACK: The Killers "Tranquilize"
BEST LIVE BAND: My Chemical Romance
BEST ALBUM: Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace
BEST NEW BAND: Vampire Weekend
BEST NEW LIVE ACT: Vampire Weekend
BEST NEW SOLO ARTIST: Mark Ronson
BEST INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARITST: Kate Nash
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND: Arcade Fire
BEST INTERNATIONAL LIVE BAND: Arcade Fire
BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM: Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
BEST INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Klaxons "Golden Skans"
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL BAND: Klaxons
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACT: Klaxons
BEST VIDEO: Justice "D.A.N.C.E."
BEST FILM: Juno
BEST TV SHOW: Heroes
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST: Santogold
BREAKTHROUGH TRACK: MGMT "Time To Pretend"
CLASSIC ALBUM: The Lemonheads It's A Shame About Ray
INSPIRATION AWARD: Mick Jones
GODLIKE GENIUS AWARD: Jane's Addiction