Perry Farrell Was 'Very Angry' Over Metallica Booking (A Top Story)

On Monday Perry Farrell Was 'Very Angry' Over Metallica Booking was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Lollapalooza organizer Perry Farrell says he was " very angry" when this year's headliners Metallica played his festival for the first time back in 1996 but is now "honored" to have them play the festival.

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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