This years NME awards (which is on April 23) will reunite Janes Addiction for one night at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. The band will also receive the coveted Godlike Genius Award.
It’s still unclear whether original bassist Eric Avery or replacement Chris Chaney will play but Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins are all confirmed.
According to NME:
Jane’s Addiction are joining the likes of The Clash, New Order, Primal Scream and Manic Street Preachers, who are among the acts to have picked up the Godlike Genius prize at the UK awards.
NME has decided to give the band the award this year â€“ the first time the awards are being held in the US â€“ to recognise the fact that Jane’s Addiction have done more than any other band to introduce American alternative music to the mainstream, founding the touring Lollapalooza Festival and giving what frontman Perry Farrell refers to as the “alternative nation” a real cultural focus and voice.
For more on the first US NME Awards go here.