Jane’s Addiction Reunite At NME Awards

All four original members of Jane’s Addiction performed together for the first time in too long at the El Rey last night. The occasion was the NME Awards USA, where the legendary LA band accepted a Godlike Genius Award (joining godlike alumni Clash, New Order, and Primal Scream). Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Eric Avery (the holdout since ’91) played “Jane Says,” “Mountain Song,” “Ocean Size,” and “Stop.” Reuters reports that Farrell thanked the crowd by “alternately guzzling from a bottle of red wine and dispensing its contents to fans in the mosh pit.” Sounds like a show. Here’s some shaky cam of “Ocean Size,” from a dude rocking out in the front row.

UPDATE: And “Stop”/”Mountain Song”

The award winners…

BEST BAND: The Killers
BEST TRACK: The Killers “Tranquilize”
BEST LIVE BAND: My Chemical Romance
BEST ALBUM: Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace
BEST NEW BAND: Vampire Weekend
BEST NEW LIVE ACT: Vampire Weekend
BEST NEW SOLO ARTIST: Mark Ronson
BEST INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARITST: Kate Nash
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND: Arcade Fire
BEST INTERNATIONAL LIVE BAND: Arcade Fire
BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM: Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
BEST INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Klaxons “Golden Skans”
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL BAND: Klaxons
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACT: Klaxons
BEST VIDEO: Justice “D.A.N.C.E.”
BEST FILM: Juno
BEST TV SHOW: Heroes
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST: Santogold
BREAKTHROUGH TRACK: MGMT “Time To Pretend”
CLASSIC ALBUM: The Lemonheads It’s A Shame About Ray
INSPIRATION AWARD: Mick Jones
GODLIKE GENIUS AWARD: Jane’s Addiction [pic by Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS]

Mick Jones got the best prize.