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.
When I was a little boy I would run errands for my father around NYC. He entrusted me to walk with gems and precious metals up and down the gold district- which is W 47th Street; right near Times Square. The United Nations is also right there. I got a thrill knowing that there was valuables in my pockets; passing all the grown ups who would have died to take my gems away from me. Yes sometimes I had diamonds on me that needed to be set into gold rings... Yes the area around Times Square always gave me a thrill, but the CBGB Festival which was set up right on the street was perhaps the greatest thrill of my life. It was a homecoming- the street was shut down filled with people as far as the eye could see and we were performing. I couldn't resist falling into the mass of native New Yorkers, my long lost family; and letting them carry me away.
Friday 24th of October 2014 02:12:21 AM
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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