Monday, June 23, 2014

Jane’s Addiction to be honored at Sunset Strip Music Festival

Jane’s Addiction will be honored with the Elmer Valentine Award at the 2014 Sunset Strip Music Festival, set for September 20 and 21 in West Hollywood, California.

The honor, which celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Strip, sees the band join a distinguished list of former honorees, including Ozzy Osbourne (2009), Slash (2010), Motley Crue (2011), The Doors (2012) and Joan Jett (2013).

"It all started for me back when my big brother used to tell me about The Strip, and about the amazing scene where artists like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison blew people's minds by pioneering a new sound and influencing culture in a more exciting way than ever before. Complete with massive crowds from all over the world streaming through the streets and flocking to The Strip just trying to be part of it all," says frontman Perry Farrell. "So when it came time for Jane's to record our first album we told Warner Brothers that before we could even release a studio record we had to make a live record on The Strip, and we even recorded it at The Roxy, because we knew that it had to embody that inspiration that came from the heart of that scene. We are very proud to come from this heritage and are truly honored by the Valentine Award."

Jane’s Addiction will receive the Elmer Valentine Award at an invitation-only event at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on Friday, September 19.

Following the Friday induction ceremony, Jane’s Addiction will headline the first day of SSMF on Saturday, September 20 and play "Nothing's Shocking" in its entirety.

Popular Australian electronic music duo Empire Of The Sun will headline day two of the festival on Sunday, September 21.

Full details regarding the festival can be found at

Since launching its career with its first live performance at The Roxy in 1985, Jane’s Addiction has continued to influence the sound and artistic spirit of rock and roll on the Sunset Strip and beyond.

This year the group is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its groundbreaking album "Nothing's Shocking", and original members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins continue to pave the way for alternative rock bands worldwide.

See also:

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