The Jane's Addiction frontman tells Rolling Stone: "I was very angry the first time they played Lollapalooza," he admits. "I helped create the genre alternative, and alternative was against hair metal, teased-out hair, spandex, bullsh*t rock music.
"Metallica, in my estimation at that time, wasn't my thing. I was into alternative and punk and underground. My friends were Henry Rollins and Gibby Haynes and Ice-T."
He has now changed his tune: "[Metallica was] not the first group that I didn't want to play Lollapalooza, because I have an obligation to my patrons. I'm all about genuine, authentic, heartfelt, the real deal," he says. "So I was not sure about Metallica back in those days. It's my f***ing party and I'll have who I want." Now he says, "I like their music." Read more here.
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