Jane’s Addiction Receive Honorary Award

Jane’s Addiction Receive Honorary Award From The Sunset Strip Music Festival

Perry Farrell and Jane's AddictionDave Navarro and Jane's AddictionWritten by Allie Jorgen

The Sunset Strip Music Festival honored Alternative Rockers Jane’s Addiction with the Elmer Valentine Award at the House of Blues in West Hollywood on Friday, September 19, with a special private event.

The award was created in 2008 by the festival to honor Lou Adler, Mario Maglierei and Elmer Valentine, founders of the Whisky-A-Go-Go, The Roxy and the Rainbow, venues that became the core of the Sunset Strip and its musical legacy. Jane’s Addiction now joins a distinguished list of former honorees including Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Motley Crue, The Doors and Joan Jet.

Jane’s Addiction recorded its debut record during a live performance at the Roxy Theater in 1987 and are regarded as one of the most influential acts in alternative music. Some of the artists influenced by Jane’s Addiction include Tool, Korn, Limp Bizkit, The Smashing Pumpkins and Candlebox.


The band was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2013.
The award evening began with the Red Carpet arrival of celebrities and musicians and was highlighted by the arrival of Dave Navarro who made his way through the maze of press photographers and video interviewers, and Perry Farrell who arrived with his beautiful wife Etty Lau Farrell as they continued down the line of photographers, pausing briefly to talk with the press.

The emcee of the ceremony, was KROQ’s Ted Stryker, who shared the stage with KROQ’s Rodney Bingenheimer, Skateboarder Tony Hawk and Mario Maglieri, owner of the Whiskey-A-Go-Go and Rainbow Bar & Grill, each sharing their thoughts on Jane’s Addiction and Maglieri, talking about how they helped to bring about a new thriving music scene on the Sunset Strip. Jane’s Addiction performed for the eager crowd, and the evening ended with a succession of bands playing one or two songs in their honor. The honorees would go on to headline the Sunset Strip Music Festival the next day.