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Infectious Grooves Show Set For Hollywood

Mike Muir
Mike Muir
I went to Space Camp as a kid. No, I don’t come from wealth — like some metal bloggers, whose parents bankrolled them for a year so they could quit their day jobs and devote all of their time to promoting their dream.

Believe it or not, when the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City first opened, there was this ginormous astronaut on display, constructed entirely of Legos. My cousin entered a contest where you had to guess the number of Legos it took to make the giant spaceman. The person closest to the correct answer would win a trip for two to Space Camp.

That lucky son-of-a-gun picked the exact number!

I mention this only because my introduction to Infectious Grooves came through Space Camp, and a kid named Rob from Delaware or some shit. Anyways, he didn’t shower once the whole week we were there, and donned the same Infectious Groove shirt the whole time, too.

He even played the band for me; as a Jane’s Addiction fan, I was interested to hear them.

All these years later, the original Infectious lineup — Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s, and Dean Pleasants from Suicidal — will team with Faith No More’s Jim Martin (filling in for original guitarist Adam Siegel) for a reunion gig next year.

It is set for January 31 at Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood, California, as part of the legendary venue’s month-long 50th-anniversary celebration.

That should be rad.

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