Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell says he’s been inspired by President Joe Biden. During an appearance on The Electric Theater With Clown, the Internet show hosted by Slipknot‘s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Perry explained that he has friends and family all over the political spectrum, and has found it more difficult to connect with them.
Blabbermouth translated some of Farrell’s chat in which he said, “What I’m finding today is that what we need is we need strong men that have to tell it like it is. We need strong men. We need strong leaders. So as much as I wanna talk about the ‘wild thing’ — I do; I really do. I hate talking about the bulls***, our countrymen turning on each other. We should be ashamed of ourselves.”
Farrell went on to say, “Joe Biden, I’m inspired by him, He’s in his 80’s (sic), and he’s willing to take on the world. Imagine — he’s got all these knuckleheads in his way, trying to get in his way, trying to make Covid harder to heal. He’s got a pandemic he walked right into. The man’s. . . tough. And he says, ‘I’ll take it on.’”
Out now is Perry Farrell’s career-spanning box set, The Glitz; The Glamour, “a 35-year retrospective of Perry Farrell’s life, music and art that looks into his world outside the works of Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros, to focus on 68 tracks worth of Perry’s Alt-Rock rarities and heart-pounding artistic explorations.”
Not too long ago, Perry Farrell told us that he counts himself lucky to have found his place in the world through Jane’s Addiction: “Well, y’know, I still cherish being in Jane’s Addiction, as hard as it is, y’know? I can’t say that my band and I are friends, and there was a time we didn’t like each other at all, but I would say that I love being in Jane’s Addiction so much, it overrides any kind of like shortcomings I might see in them and they might see in me.”