CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 and Blackbox frontman Damon Ranger takes a trip down memory lane with Jane’s Addiction.
As they get prepared to launch their new record “The Great Escape Artist,” they wanted to go back to their roots and do a series of intimate club shows, which they haven’t done in 23 years.
In 1988, Jane’s Addiction did their first two-night stand at the Metro with a little unknown band called the Smashing Pumpkins opening up the show for them over Thanksgiving weekend. They played two more shows there on Sept. 24 and 25 and spoke exclusively to CBS 2’s Damon Ranger about playing club shows like the ones at the Metro.
Jane’s Addiction singer and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro remember the weekend in 1988 at the Metro very well.
It was their first time out of L.A. and, as Perry says, “it was the coldest day of recollection that I’ve ever had.”
Watch more of Damon’s interview with Perry Farrell and Dave Novarro below: