Find out what the likes of Klaxons, Kelly Osbourne and Alice Cooper got up to in Los Angeles
The first-ever NME Awards USA came to a close tonight, with many of the stars voicing their appreciation for the rock ‘n’ roll event before heading off into the Los Angeles abyss for a variety of after-parties.
With many attendees determined to bring the rock vibe direct to Hollywood, CA, Mark Ronson deemed it appropriate to add his own personal festive effects to the event by ripping up every piece of paper he could get his hands on.
“I’ve been throwing things around all night,” Ronson cheerily told NME.COM “This is the only awards show I’ve ever been to where I feel like the coolest person in the room.”
Grabbing the superstar producer for a red carpet photo opportunity involved tearing him away from a chat with Albert Hammond Jr, Fabrizio Moretti, Stef Halperin and Jamie Reynolds.
“That would have been a great photo opportunity, two Strokes, two Klaxons and me,” Ronson said as he agreeably followed us to the red carpet for press duties.
“I just met Alice Cooper and he knew my name!’ Wentz exclaimed. “I can’t believe he knew my name!” Wentz then laughingly added: “I think someone whispered it to him beforehand.”
Actress Sienna Miller dashed past reporters on the red carpet and spent the night hanging with buddies model Agyness Deyn and Kelly Osbourne. Miller was spotted dancing up a storm to Carbon/Silicon after presenting the Inspiration Award to frontman Mick Jones.
After innumerable shout-outs from the audience for Jane’s Addiction, the excitement came to a crescendo at the close of the awards, with all four original members taking to the stage for quick speeches before performing a moving selection of their legendary hits, prompting the crowd to rush to the stage.
MGMT, Mick Jones, Vampire Weekend, Albert Hammond Jr, Fabrizio Moretti, Danny Masterson, Donovan Leitch and The Killers all gleefully rocked out to Jane’s, with Masterson deeming the occasion “awesome, legendary and amazing”.
As a horse-tail wearing Perry Farrell yelled “We’re gonna show them what LA is all about, motherfucker!,” Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio and Chris Tompson tried to work out how old they were when ‘Jane Says’ was originally released (we make it 1987, so 21 years). “I think we were three or four when this song came out”, Baio mused, in between singing along.
Generously pouring red wine for the audience members who held up their cups during their set, Perry Farrell told the audience that “walking down Hollywood Boulevard wearing a tail is scary”, prompting massive applause, while Mark Ronsonre-appeared after his earlier on stage tumble when he stormed Tom MySpace‘s award presentation.
Following the show, the indie-rock-meets-Hollywood mingling reached fever pitch when Har Mar Superstar came face-to-face with infamous porn star and doppelganger Ron Jeremy, and the pair posed for a sure-to-be classic NME photo together.
As the festivities wound down at the El Rey, the VIPs moved en-masse to Hollywood club 86 where MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Har Mar Superstar, The Strokes, Jamie Reynolds, Agyness Deyn, Danny Masterson and many more partied till curfew.
At closing time, much of the party split in two, with half heading for Fabrizio Moretti‘s house in Silver Lake and everyone else ending up at Kelly Osbourne‘s place near the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Strip.
Fab’s intimate affair saw an impromptu duet from Agyness Deyn and Har Mar Superstar, while Boom Bip‘s Brian Hollon tried to stop his dog from drinking the canned Tecate beer that party-goers left lying around.