Friday evening, during a private event held at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, legendary alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction were honored by the Elmer Valentine Award, annually given to artists who left a distinct mark on the history of the iconic Sunset Strip. Among previous honorees listed such celebrated musicians as Motley Crue, Joan Jett, Slash, and The Doors.
West Hollywood mayor John Heilman and several council members presented the award to the band, whose current line-up consists of front man Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro (guitar), Chris Chaney (bass), and Stephen Perkins (drums).
Event featuring red carpet guest appearances of Tony Hawk and Billy Morrison, was hosted by KROQ’s Ted Stryker. The artwork marking the 25th anniversary of band’s legendary album “Nothing’s Shocking” was also presented to the band as part of the celebration.
While Jane’s Addiction were not prepared to play any music during the event, they however, performed two songs after Perry Farrell gathered everyone on stage.
Among artists playing Jane’s Addiction songs in band’s honor were Dead Sara, Queen Caveat, and Will Love.
“Nothing’s Shocking” is going to be played in its entirety on Saturday night at Sunset Strip Music Festival.
Complete gallery of the event, including first day of SSMF 2014 can be found here