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  • Born

    29 March 1959 (age 59)

  • Born In

    Queens, New York, New York, United States

Perry Farrell has been the frontman and big creative force behind several alternative rock bands, and was also the founder of Lollapalooza.

He joined Psi Com in 1983, and they released the Psi Com EP in 1985, only to split up later that year. Jane's Addiction followed shortly thereafter, releasing their first album, the live self-titled album Jane's Addiction in 1987 on indie label XXX Records. Warner Bros. won a bidding war to sign the band, and in 1988 they released their first studio album, Nothing's Shocking. The follow-up to that ground-breaking album would be the equally well-received Ritual de lo Habitual in 1990. But the group would split up in 1991 due to friction between him and the band. Then in 1992 he formed Porno For Pyros and released two albums in 1993 and 1996. They eventually split up in 1997, and he pursued a solo career. Jane's Addiction eventually would reunite for a while, only to split up again.

His latest project is called Satellite Party, started in the summer of 2005 which found him playing with former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Gabriele Corcos, playing in his revived Lollapalooza festival. Intention to release an album in 2006 was announced, as was a new Porno For Pyros album for the same year. It should be an interesting year if all that comes to fruition.

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