On this day in rock history, Jane’s Addiction reunites at the 2008 NME Awards at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The performance would mark the first time in seventeen years that the original Jane’s Addiction lineup (Perry Farrel, Stephen Perkins, Dave Navarro, and Eric Avery) not only performed with each other, but were side by side in general.
For those who were fortunate enough to see this legendary reunion at the NME Awards, they were able to witness a momentous moment in Rock history as Jane’s Addiction performed many hit songs from “Stop!” to “Jane Says”. The band saw this opportunity as a way to pay tribute to their hometown since Los Angeles is where it all began for them in 1985. In addition to proving to the Rock community that they haven’t lost their touch, Jane’s Addiction was honored at the award ceremony for the 2008 Godlike Genius Award. Due to that, this day will always be remembered as a milestone for the band Jane’s Addiction and will go down as the day they honored their legacy instead of trying to recreate it.