Dave Navarro reacted to Jane’s Addiction not making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a year ago after being nominated, and failing to even be nominated this year in a new LA Mag interview. He was asked if he expected Jane’s Addiction to be inducted when they were nominated.
“I didn’t. At the time we didn’t have that in our minds by any means. One of the things that resonated with our fan base at the time is that we were very much counter-culture, very against the grain. Being honored by something that appears from the outsider’s point of view to be something very much of the grain, seems like kind of a conundrum.
But, if you look at some of the bands who have been inducted, it’s an incredible honor to be named alongside bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin–bands that we really admired and looked up to. I was actually there, with Ozzy, when Black Sabbath was inducted, and that was the same year that the Sex Pistols were inducted and they didn’t show up. They basically wrote a “fuck you” letter to the Hall of Fame that was read at the ceremony. So they stayed true to form.”