Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell & Dave Navarro Excited About Rock Hall Nomination

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesJane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and his longtime musical partner, guitarist Dave Navarro, are proud to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

Architects of the 1990s Alternative Rock sound, the band members are first-time nominees for the Rock Hall.  Speaking to Forbes, Farrell says being voted into the Hall would represent a level of respect missing since people stopped paying for music.  He explains, “There was more respect for Britney Spears than there was for half the groups that came out during her era because she made money. I want to bring respect and affluence back to music.”

Farrell also thinks it was an advantage to have formed a group as opposed to being a solo artist, and to be “part of the last batch of musicians that recorded on vinyl” because such an arrangement is not cost-effective these days. Instead of having “replaceable” band members, Farrell tells Forbes, “I wanted to be a great group…I looked at the great groups and wanted to make one, I wanted to be a part of one.”

For his part, Navarro says the nomination represents being part of the era of Lollapalooza, the groundbreaking touring festival conceived by Farrell. The guitarist tells Forbes, “We came up in an important time in music history and…with a lot of bands that really altered the landscape of what was happening in rock music and alternative music.” Navarro adds, “There was a lifestyle attached to a lot of the things that really changed my creative process.”

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in December, with the 32nd Annual Induction Ceremony slated for April 17, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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