Perry Farrell (born Peretz Bernstein on 29 March 1959) is the frontman for the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction in 1991; it has since evolved into an annual destination festival. Farrell continues to produce Lollapalooza with partners William Morris Agency and C3. Farrell has led the alternative rock groups Porno For Pyros and Satellite Party.
I am happy these days. My life and family are in full bloom. Tomorrow Jane's receives an award (The Elmer Vallentine Award) from The Sunset Strip Music Festival team and the City of West Hollywood,
It’s given to artists who have had a long lasting impact on the Sunset Strip and the history of the music scene of Los Angeles.
Past Honorees have included The Doors, Joan Jett, Slash, and Ozzy Ozbourne.
The Tribute will take place tomorrow (Friday) at the House of Blues on Sunset.
Red carpet starts at 7pm.
Saturday we literally stop the traffic on Sunset Blvd., performing Nothing's Shocking in it's entirety on the street.
Here are some pics from our gig at Chicago's Riotfest this past weekend. It was raining in a torrent as we performed. I was feeling very Gene Kelly- stomping in the puddles on stage; a happy fella- "Just Singin' And Dancin' In The Rain"...
Friday 19th of September 2014 12:19:34 AM
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People that I really looked up to have died recently. Jay Adams, Robin Williams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. But there was a man by the name of Peter Grosslight who was the president of William Morris Music Word Wide who just passed away from pancreatic cancer. He was the best talent agent on the earth. Really was. The world is less as the result of his death. I realized from Peter's passing that there are some men who are just blessed with abilities above others. It's not a matter of working harder. It's savwafair. Peter ran WME effortlessly. He was wise and calm. I never saw him act defeated or angry. He drank in his office and smoked hard the whole time I knew him. That may have been our common ground. He took a real joy creating Lollapalooza with Marc Geiger and I. I looked forward to our meetings sitting around the big table every week. Always listened to my wild ideas and thought about how they could work out. You could count on an honest- thought out assessment. It didn't hurt me too badly when he said something was not doable. He understood entertainment law better than anyone I've ever met. We were strange partners in that he was a lawyer, 15 years my senior; wore pink or yellow sweaters with pleated pants. Loved playing golf and hunting pheasant. We would have dinners together every once in a while at his suggestion. At the end his life- his whole family joined us. Yes Peter Grosslight is irreplaceable. So I have reached a big conclusion tonight. If there is no one living who can replace Peter, I will just have to grow up now and aspire to be the man he was. The truth is I haven't tried as hard as I could have. I haven't cared as much as I should have. Now is the time.
Saturday 30th of August 2014 04:45:22 AM