Infectious Grooves is a funk metal supergroup led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. It also features former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel, ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo (now in Metallica), and Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. To date, the project released four albums between 1991 and 2000.
Though Muir’s sense of humor was often obvious with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves often brought out a goofier type of humor, incorporating comedy skits involving a reptilian lover named Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson the third. A costume of Sarsippius was later created and appeared at the band’s live shows.
The Infectious Grooves were on hiatus between the release of their fourth album, 2000’s Mas Borracho and 2007, while the band’s personnel were busy with other projects. According to Muir, Infectious Grooves had been working on new material. In April 2008 the band began a one-month tour across Europe, featuring Stephen Bruner on bass, Eric Moore on drums, Dean Pleasants and Tim Stewart on guitars.
The original lineup for Infectious Grooves reunited for the Orion fest in June 2013, with ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin filling in for Adam Siegel.