Alternative rock pioneers JANE'S ADDICTION received the 2,509th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, in the category of "Recording," on Wednesday, October 30 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. Located at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of Playmates Of Hollywood, the event was live-streamed exclusively at WalkOfFame.com.
Emcee Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce helped JANE'S ADDICTION unveil the star.
Video footage of the ceremony can be seen below.
"We are excited to honor our hometown guys on our famous Walk!" stated Hollywood Walk Of Fame producer Ana Martinez. "They are one of the most popular rock bands around and we expect many fans at this exciting event," she added.
The Hollywood Walk Of Fame comprises more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.
The Walk Of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. It is a popular tourist destination, with a reported 10 million visitors in 2003.
JANE'S ADDICTION released a concert document called "Live In NYC" on June 25. The set was issued on DVD/CD, Blu-ray and double LP vinyl, as well as standalone DVD and CD. The show was filmed and recorded at New York City's Terminal 5 on July 25, 2011, while the band was touring in support of its first studio album in eight years, "The Great Escape Artist".
"The Great Escape Artist" sold around 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"The Great Escape Artist" is JANE'S ADDICTION's first all-new studio effort since 2003's "Strays", which opened with more than 110,000 units to enter the chart at No. 4.
"The Great Escape Artist" is only JANE'S ADDICTION's fourth album of original material in 20 years.
The current JANE'S ADDICTION lineup features original members Stephen Perkins, Perry Farrell on vocals and Dave Navarro on guitar.
Although founding bassist Eric Avery initially returned to the band when it reactivated in 2009, he quit the following year.
Dave Sitek of TV ON THE RADIO played bass on and co-produced the new record, while Chris Chaney has returned as touring bassist.