Lollapalooza is a wrap for 2022, but stand-out moments like this Led Zeppelin cover are still making the rounds.
Lolla founder Perry Farrell is always a big feature at the festival. It is his show, after all. His primary outfit, Jane’s Addiction, was originally set to take the stage in Chicago. But with guitarist Dave Navarro still struggling with long COVID, Jane’s Addiction’s dates for the foreseeable future will be handled by Perry’s secondary outfit, Porno For Pyros. Here’s hoping Navarro is back to his old self and that Jane’s Addiction is ready to go when the band comes to town this October to headline TD Garden. You can enter to win tickets to that one here. But let’s get back to Lolla.
Led Zeppelin Cover, Live at Lollapalooza
Jane’s Addiction are hitting the road with Smashing Pumpkins for their U.S. tour. Head Pumpkin Billy Corgan is a Chicago boy. So of course he was in town and on board for a live collaboration. The Led Zeppelin cover they settled on? “When The Levee Breaks,” from 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV. Which is also a cover. You see, the original version was first recorded in 1929 by two Chicago blues legends: Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy. So the hometown love continues.
I’ve shared the full Porno For Pyros set below. If you want to just watch Corgan shredding with Farrel and company on “When The Levee Breaks,” fast-forward to the 37 minute mark. And since I’m big Porno For Pyros fan and since their two albums have that summer vibe and since it’s summer time, I’ve shared a few choice cuts of theirs from back in the ’90s. The more I think about it, the more I’m thinking maybe it won’t be such a bad thing if Porno For Pyros has to sub in for Jane’s Addiction this fall…