JANE’S ADDICTION INDUCTED TODAY
INTO GUITAR CENTER’S HISTORIC ROCKWALK
SPEECH IN HONOR OF ALT-ROCK PIONEERS
PERRY FARRELL, DAVE NAVARRO AND STEPHEN PERKINS
AT SPECIAL CEREMONY IN HOLLYWOOD BAND ALSO PERFORMED IN HONOR OF TIM BURTON THIS PAST
AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART FOR THE OPENING OF
A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE DIRECTOR’S CAREER
As they gear up for the late summer release of THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records)--their first studio album in eight years--alternative rock pioneers JANE’S ADDICTION--Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins--were inducted today (June 1) into the historic Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood, CA 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 handprints will reside alongside the handprints, 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.
At the event, it was revealed that JANE’S ADDICTION is the newest artist to be featured as part of the innovative “Guitar Center On-Stage” program, which offers one unsigned artist or band the career-altering chance to open for one of the world’s greatest rock bands. The winner of “Guitar Center On-Stage: Jane’s Addiction” will open for the band as part of their summer album launch tour. In addition to the opening slot, the winner will also receive $20,000 in new gear from Gibson and Epiphone, a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree and a mentoring session from Prospect Park management. “Guitar Center On-Stage: Jane’s Addiction” is the third installment of the innovative program. Previous editions of “Guitar Center On-Stage” featured Motley Crue and KISS.
Meanwhile, JANE’S ADDICTION rocked the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) this past Saturday night (May 28) when they performed at a party in honor of Tim Burton for the opening of “Tim Burton,” a 700-work retrospective of the esteemed director’s career. (JANE’S ADDICTION, big fans of Burton, asked if they could play in his honor when they heard about the event, and he loved the idea.)
Firing up their pre-single teaser song “End To The Lies” as well as their classics “Mountain Song,” “Ted Just Admit It,” “Jane Says” and (at Burton’s request) “Stop,” the band—Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney—played outdoors in the LACMA plaza, in front of a mural that was a set piece from the Burton film Ed Wood and Farrell performed in the Mad Hatter costume that Johnny Depp wore in another Burton film Alice In Wonderland. Watching the packed show near the front of the stage was Burton, whom the band brought up at the end to toast his special night in front of some 700 attendees including actors from Burton films.
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