In some ways, they are both relics of a bygone era. But on Saturday at Lollapalooza, Jane’s Addiction and Tom Morello reminded children of the ’90s that they can still bring it with the requisite fury.
Jane’s welcomed the Rage Against the Machine guitarist to the stage for a rousing, rip-roaring rendition of “Mountain Song,” one of the centerpiece tunes of their second major release, 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking. It wasn’t the first time Morello, also the lead guitarist of Audioslave and currently dabbling in side projects as diverse as Prophets of Rage with fellow Ragers Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk as well as Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and X Ambassadors, has played the song with Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and company.
The most well-known example probably came in 2009 when he joined blink-182′ Travis Barker and Guns N’ Roses’s Slash for a rendition at a show in L.A. Morello also professed his love and admiration for the band when inducting them to the Guitar Center Hollywood’s Rock Walk in 2011.