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Perry Farrell Didn’t Think Too Highly Of Metallica In The Past

In the lead up to Lollapalooza, Perry Farrell has been giving a number of different interviews, but in his most recent chat with Rolling Stone, he offered up some very interesting thoughts on one of this year’s headliners, Metallica.

When Metallica first took the Lollapalooza stage in 1996, Farrell was “very angry” that the band were even on the bill.  Farrell cited how he “helped create the genre alternative” (very modest, BTW) and how the genre “was against hair metal, tease-out hair, spandex, bulls*it rock music.  Metallica, in my estimation at that time, wasn’t my thing.”

Okay…we’ll give Perry the benefit of the doubt that Metallica wasn’t his thing, but to lump them in with hair metal stereotypes?  That’s where we have a problem, but we’re glad he’s seen the error of his ways…or at least realized how much of a draw Metallica is on the festival circuit.



Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.