Thursday, June 23, 2005

Perry Farrel Ups the Ante

Here's a little more on the new Perry Farrell project from

Perry Farrell will utilize next month's revived Lollapalooza festival to unveil his new music/theater project, Satellite Party. He will be backed by former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal and percussionist Gabriele Corcos and will play material intended for the group's as-yet-untitled 2006 debut album. "It's about a group of artists; fine artists, filmmakers, street performers and musicians," Farrell tells of the concept. "They hang out and put on these crazy parties. One of the crazy parties turns into a full riot and the guy who organizes them gets hurt and sent to the hospital.

"There, he meets this beautiful night nurse," he continues. "While listening to the radio together in the evenings as he's recuperating, he gets a vast visitation of energy through the radio, which is pretty much an invitation to a satellite party. Their souls leave, as do other souls on earth, because that certain station pulls them up to a party with a galaxy of stars."

At Lollapalooza, Farrell will present "excerpts" from the full story, which on record will feature contributions from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and John Frusciante, the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie, Farrell's former Porno For Pyros bandmate Peter DiStefano and electronica outfit Hybrid, which features New Order bassist Peter Hook. "The music is a hybrid," Farrell says. "It combines elements of house with hip-hop and rock. Then, you twist it a little bit with theater."
I think this one falls into the unbearably Advanced category, and I can't wait to hear it. Billboard also says that he is going to sing three acoustic songs ("People Are Strange," "Touch Me" and "The Crystal Ship") with the Doors Of The 21st Century for the new VH1 series "Decades Rock." This guy's good.

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