It’s been 25 years since Perry Farrell kicked off the annual freak show of Lollapalooza. The definition of “freak” has changed a lot since then. Back in 1991 it was still strange to have blue hair and a bunch of tattoos. All of the imagery that made Jane’s Addiction so outlandish back in the day … Continue reading Lollapalooza 2016: Has it really been 25 years?
Lollapalooza: the great granddaddy of music festivals. Or would that be Woodstock? Or Monterrey? Or Newport? Maybe Lolla is just the weird uncle of music fests. Who’s not even that weird anymore. Lolla is your uncle whose basement used to smell funny, but now he’s just a regular old guy who wears golf shirts. Or … Continue reading Looking back at Lollapalooza 2012
Jane’s Addiction The Great Escape Artist (Capitol) “You never really change like they say” Perry Farrell says on “End To The Lies” from Jane’s Addiction’s latest The Great Escape Artist, “You only become more like yourself” like some sage realist speaking from the years of toil his band has endured in the past two decades. … Continue reading Jane’s Addiction – The Great Escape Artist
The level of commerce that is associated with rock and roll is something that is best not thought about. It’s sort of like the old line that you never want to go into the kitchen of a restaurant—regardless of whether it has three Michelin stars or it is a McDonald’s—because you’re likely not to have … Continue reading Just Try Not to Listen
One man’s report from the dank depths of Perry Farrell’s pride and joy. Lollapalooza 2009 was hot and damp and generally less-than. But try the Falafel Pita and steer clear of Dave Navarro’s ego, if you can.
Perry Farrell is struggling to keep the recently reunited Jane’s Addiction together before they’ve even kicked off their summer touring schedule. It seems the reasons the band broke up in the first place are still there and not even mediation by Trent Reznor can help. “He did his best to be both producer and psychologist,” … Continue reading Perry Farrell on Jane’s, Reunions In General
The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot got the scoop on the 2009 Lollapalooza headliners: Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys and a reunited Jane’s Addiction are expected to headline the fifth annual Lollapalooza Aug. 7-9 in Grant Park. Though promoters would not confirm the information Friday, multiple sources inside the industry said the three headliners are a … Continue reading Lollapalooza Parties Like It's 1992