Lollapalooza festival founder and JANE’S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell tells RollingStone.com in a new interview that whileis “honored” to have METALLICA as one of this year’s Lollapalooza headliners, he wasn’t always a fan of the band. “I was very angry the first time they played Lollapalooza [in 1996],” he reveals. “I helped create the genre alternative, and alternative was against hair metal, teased-out hair, spandex, bullshit 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.”

Farrell went on to admit that he was “kind of harsh” on METALLICA almost twenty years ago. “[METALLICA was] not the first group that I didn’t want to play Lollapalooza, because I have an obligation to my patrons,” he said. “I’m all about genuine, authentic, heartfelt, the real deal. So I was not sure about METALLICA back in those days. It’s my fucking party and I’ll have who I want.”