Tom Morello: ‘Jane’s Addiction are more influential than Nirvana’

Rage Against The Machine guitarist says band are 'furiously rocking' - video

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has stated that he believes that Jane’s Addiction, not Nirvana, are the band responsible for leading “rock out of the hair metal wilderness of the ’80s”.

The Pulse Of Radio has reported that the guitarist made a speech at Jane’s Addiction‘s induction into the Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood last Wednesday (June 1). A fan-shot video of the speech can be viewed below.

Nirvana often gets credit for being the first ‘alternative’ band to break through, the band that changed music,” said Morello. “That’s just not true. It was Jane’s Addiction: inspiring, intelligent, furiously rocking and artistically deep.”


Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell reacted to Morello‘s speech by stating: “That speech made me sound so damn good, I don’t need to look in the mirror ever again. Just play that over and over every morning.”

Jane’s Addiction are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album, ‘The Great Escape Artist’, which is due out later this year.