Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell took aim at record labels and talked about the band’s performance at the Beale Street Music Festival 2012 in an interview with Fuse TV.
“I blame the record companies, because I feel that most of the record companies are really lame, and they’ve done their best to destroy reall good music,” Perry said about the shift in music from albums to singles. “I don’t say that begrugingly because I’m in a good place. I’ll be fine, but the young musicians are the ones that aren’t getting signed because they’re not pop idiots, and that’s the sad part about it. They’re trying to find a pop sensation to appeal to tweens, whoever is gonna buy the record. Who buys records anymore? Tweens, because they don’t know any better, they don’t know how to steal a record yet.”
Perry added that while labels aren’t signing alternative rock bands anymore, “If you go to a festival, those people are filling the bill. So it’s really the record companies that are a bunch of losers and don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction is out with the video to his new single ‘Nasty Little Perv’, off CBS’ ‘NCIS’ soundtrack. Watch it below.
Samantha Ronson checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace on Thursday (August 7), discussing her chance to DJ at Lollapalooza in Chicago last weekend. “I posted a few pics – but haven’t explained them yet,” Ronson writes. “A friend of mine hit me up to tell me that Perry Farrell wanted to get in touch with me – that alone was pretty f***in cool – being the fan that I am – anyway – he asked me to DJ with him in his tent at Lollapalooza – I didn’t ask any questions – just said yes – I had no idea what exactly he wanted me to do – but I went and met with him the day of and he just said to do what I wanted – can’t really beat that – so I played a set before he performed some songs – it was crazy – being on stage with him – even crazier was then watching him perform with his special guest… SLASH! Yup – Slash! It was sick – They performed ‘Jane Says’ and the crowd sang along to every word – I don’t think I blinked the whole time! It was ridiculous – I still smile thinking about it – corny, I know – but true! It was literally one of those moments where you feel like it’s Christmas! I got to meet Slash- yup! Ha – I know I sound like a total dork – but I don’t care – I’ve been a fan of his since forever – I generally make it a rule to stay away from anyone I admire – so as not to be disappointed – but I didn’t and I wasn’t! I had met Perry Farrell before when I was dj’ing but didn’t really talk to him – basically coz I get really shy around people like that – so the day off I was pretty nervous – but he was sooooo sweet and nice and cool – I could probably ramble on and on – but I will save you the superlatives!” The full post at myspace.com/samantharonson has since been removed.
Perry Farrell spoke with Blender about his new band Satellite Party, what to expect at their concerts, his wife, collaborating from beyond the grave with legendary Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison, and awesome boots. Video at Blender.com has since been removed.
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party performed in concert on Monday (June 11) at the Academy in Manchester, England. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Perry Farrell was featured on XM Satellite Radio’s Artist Confidential on Sunday (June 3) at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Perry Farrell of Satellite Party visited ‘The Sauce’ on May 9th at FUSE Studios in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Perry Farrell gets eco-friendly with his Satellite Party with Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others. Watch Farrell’s interview with Artisan News Serice, where he talked about working with Fergie and Hybrid on the band’s debut album, at YouTube.
Perry Farrell’s new band Satellite Party are out with the video to their first single ‘Wish Upon A Dog Star’, from the band’s debut album ‘Ultra Payloaded’, out May 29th. Watch it via Yahoo! Music below.
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Slash of Velvet Revolver, Tom Morello of Audioslave, and Perry Farrell performed with The Doors at the band’s 40th Anniversary at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on November 8th. Check out pictures from RexFeatures, GettyImages, and WireImage (arrival / show and backstage).