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Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Meeting

Postby blackcoffee » Thu May 21, 2015 1:38 pm

From Rollingstone:

Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Meetings
Singer also shares thoughts on Lollapalooza headliners Paul McCartney and Metallica
By Kory Grow May 21, 2015


Lollapalooza is still two months away, but festival founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is already getting excited about headliners Paul McCartney and Metallica. "I was so influenced by Paul McCartney and the Beatles that, when I was in kindergarten, I faked a British accent and told everyone I was from England," he tells Rolling Stone at a tasting event for Dobel tequila, for which he's a spokesman. "I was born in 1959 and can sing every Beatles song."

While Farrell says he's also "honored" to have Metallica as a headliner, he didn't always feel as positive about the band. When the metal group took part in the 1996 edition of Lollapalooza, Farrell was skeptical about how they would fit in. "I was very angry the first time they played Lollapalooza," he admits. "I helped create the genre alternative, and alternative was against hair metal, teased-out hair, spandex, bullshit rock music. Metallica, in my estimation at that time, wasn't my thing. I was into alternative and punk and underground. My friends were Henry Rollins and Gibby Haynes and Ice-T."

These days, he thinks he was "kind of harsh" on the group back then. "[Metallica was] not the first group that I didn't want to play Lollapalooza, because I have an obligation to my patrons. I'm all about genuine, authentic, heartfelt, the real deal," he says. "So I was not sure about Metallica back in those days. It's my fucking party and I'll have who I want." Now he says, "I like their music."

Farrell also shared his feelings about the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. "Look, they're scraping together things," he says. "He's gone now, so you can't very well ask him to do another take, can you? He's very high. And if it was me, I would have said, 'I need a change of clothing.' But I thought he was a very gentle soul and who knows what would have become of him had he lived."

The singer did, however, recall a few times that he crossed paths with the Nirvana frontman. "I met him briefly," he says. "I must admit, I got high with him in the basement of the Palace when he came to Los Angeles, and I hung out with him at one of the MTV awards shows... We had a mutual respect.

"I think the cat had the right idea, he had the right attitude, " Farrell continues. "Except only one thing: I love life. You have to kill me. I will never kill myself. That's the only difference."

Outside of touring with Jane's Addiction and prepping for Lollapalooza, the singer is working on a mystery project that he hopes will be his "shining and greatest achievement in life." Farrell says it's not a Jane's Addiction project, but that the band will "test-pilot" it and it will launch within a year. "We will be breaking ground," Farrell says. "It's very music-centric, but it is inclusive of technology, film, theater and even the gastronomic arts. It's going to be the greatest thing I've ever done."

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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby blackcoffee » Thu May 21, 2015 1:38 pm

everyone start your watches so we can prove him wrong about when "mystery project" rolls out.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby cricket_bows » Thu May 21, 2015 2:33 pm

It's going to be the greatest thing I've ever done.


Yobel just died a bit inside.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Hype » Thu May 21, 2015 2:52 pm

Perry Faked A British Accent Farrell wrote:I was so influenced by Paul McCartney


That is the worst thing I've ever heard come out of Perry's mouth. Paul is the worst Beatle in every way that matters.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Artemis » Thu May 21, 2015 3:07 pm

"We will be breaking ground," Farrell says. "It's very music-centric, but it is inclusive of technology, film, theater and even the gastronomic arts. It's going to be the greatest thing I've ever done."


I'm thinking a murder mystery dinner theatre type of show?? Or something like Tony & Tina's Wedding ? :lol:
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Pandemonium » Thu May 21, 2015 5:17 pm

The not so shocking thing is, Metallica has turned out to have infinitely more personal and artistic creed despite their sundry screwups than Perry will ever have.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Noonesshocking » Thu May 21, 2015 6:45 pm

Good thing he didn't refer to the secret project by name or talk about what it was last the time he talked to rolling stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... r-20140115
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby creep » Thu May 21, 2015 7:29 pm

blackcoffee wrote:He's very high. And if it was me, I would have said, 'I need a change of clothing.


:conf: :dunce:
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Six7Six7 » Thu May 21, 2015 8:21 pm

blackcoffee wrote:From Rollingstone:


when I was in kindergarten, I faked a British accent and told everyone I was from England,"


:lol: :crazy:

at a tasting event for Dobel tequila,


:lol: :jasper:

"I was born in 1959 and can sing every Beatles song."


Bullshit. You can't even sing every Jane's Addiction song. And there's only like like 35 of them and some don't even have lyrics. Yet you STILL skip them when playing an entire tour dedicated to the album those instrumentals are on.

"I helped create the genre alternative,


1. Goth and college music existed long before you got there.
2. No you didn't. You just cashed in on it.

I was into alternative


Did you create it or were you into it? You can't be "into" something that you created, idiot.

You either created the scene, or you got there after it was already happening. You can't have both.

My friends were Henry Rollins and Gibby Haynes and Ice-T.


Ahhh, see, there's the truth. Finally. So your FRIENDS were into alternative, and all convinced you to put them on Lollapalooza. So you didn't create alternative, you showed up late to the party and everyone else had to tell you what was cool so that you could put them onstage and make a million bucks off of it.

Fuck you, Perry. Sellout.

I'm all about genuine, authentic, heartfelt, the real deal," he says.


So I married a plastic golddigger that I have to bribe with shoes, purses, and vacations to keep loving me. And then at the end of the day, I still post on my FB saying things like "I don't know if she actually loves me"

You're an idiot.

"So I was not sure about Metallica back in those days. It's my fucking party and I'll have who I want."


Or more precisely, you'll have who your friends tell you to invite. Because you have no fucking clue what's cool or what people want to hear. Which is why you're a DJ playing shitty house music when all the kids want to hear dubstep.


"I think the cat had the right idea, he had the right attitude, " Farrell continues. "Except only one thing: I love life. You have to kill me. I will never kill myself. That's the only difference."


You're a fucking asshole.

How the fuck you do you know he didn't love life? People in pain don't kill themselves because they don't love life, they kill themselves because they don't want to be in pain anymore.

Get fucked, Perry. Shithead.

Outside of touring with Jane's Addiction and prepping for Lollapalooza, the singer is working on a mystery project that he hopes will be his "shining and greatest achievement in life." Farrell says it's not a Jane's Addiction project, but that the band will "test-pilot" it and it will launch within a year. "We will be breaking ground," Farrell says. "It's very music-centric, but it is inclusive of technology, film, theater and even the gastronomic arts. It's going to be the greatest thing I've ever done."


You can just call it Kind Heaven. We already know. You've been talking about it for 3 fucking years, ever since you became obsessed with "immersive entertainment" 4 fucking years ago and rolled that bear onto the stage at the Jane's Addiction gigs. We get it: stupid pixelated videos of shit you found online, dumb music you found online, dumb video screens with dumb pictures you found online, and your anorexic elderly wife walking around with a cane trying to make herself the center of attention.

You're doing Styx' Mr. Roboto in 2015. Congratulations.

It sucked when you rolled it out with Jane's, and it's going to suck when you roll it out with your talentless wife singing too.

I'm glad Ink Master is entertaining. You couldn't pay me to watch the crap Perry is working on.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Pandemonium » Thu May 21, 2015 8:27 pm

Six7Six7 wrote:.....rolled that bear onto the stage at the Jane's Addiction gigs.

(snip)

You're doing Styx' Mr. Roboto in 2015. Congratulations.


Excellent.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby tcrock » Fri May 22, 2015 6:19 am

6767, dude seriously get out of your basement and go outside for a while.......and try to get over the fact that you jerked off to Perry once, there's doctors that can help you with that I think.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby bman » Fri May 22, 2015 7:52 am

Here's what I hate. Every single time that Janes is on tour Perry is always talking about some non existent non janes project. Perry, you will remain relevant be making some really good Janes songs. They have obvious chemistry on stage and still perform at a high level/ I with they could take that energy and actually write a few new songs. That's when people will care again.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Hype » Fri May 22, 2015 8:17 am

bman wrote:Perry, you will remain relevant be making some really good Janes songs.


Even if that were possible (which it isn't), this still wouldn't be true, because 30 year old bands fronted by 60 year old men don't remain relevant. They can be legendary, and/or still respected, but it's not possible to maintain relevance (in any sense of that term) when there is an entire new generation of human beings on the planet (and several billion more humans than there were 30 years ago) whose interests and focus and culture have moved on. The Jane's Addiction that drew me in as a teenager wasn't "relevant", it was a legend from before my time. When it tried to become relevant again, I got excited, like all the other fans of the legend, and I suppose I couldn't have known better.

No one expects the new music from Ray Davies or Donovan or even Bob Dylan to be "relevant". The best possible outcome is that it's good music that even non-fans and young people can appreciate even as they pay far more attention to actually relevant bands and artists (and pop-culture icons of questionable talent).

Frankly, it was weird to be a Jane's Addiction (or Porno) "fan" in 2003. It's even weirder to expect relevance in 2015.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Larry B. » Fri May 22, 2015 8:23 am

6767, that might be your best post ever.

In other news, please let us bathe on the glory of this:

Perry Farrell wrote:(...) even the gastronomic arts.


So basically, a restaurant. Or selling Dobel jelly-shots at your DJ sets. Fucking idiot.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Six7Six7 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:32 am

tcrock wrote:6767, dude seriously get out of your basement and go outside for a while.......and try to get over the fact that you jerked off to Perry once, there's doctors that can help you with that I think.


tcrock, dude seriously the Perry worship has to stop. He's an out of touch wackjob and it's just kind of sad to be defending his bad decisions at this point.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Six7Six7 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:32 am

bman wrote:Here's what I hate. Every single time that Janes is on tour Perry is always talking about some non existent non janes project. Perry, you will remain relevant be making some really good Janes songs. They have obvious chemistry on stage and still perform at a high level/ I with they could take that energy and actually write a few new songs. That's when people will care again.


Bingo.

+7 points for bman.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Six7Six7 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:35 am

Larry B. wrote:
Perry Farrell wrote:(...) even the gastronomic arts.


So basically, a restaurant. Or selling Dobel jelly-shots at your DJ sets. Fucking idiot.


Or he shows up and does an inteview with that fat redhead chef where he eats crackers and cheese and talks about how much alcohol he drinks because he's always partyin'
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby bman » Fri May 22, 2015 10:17 am

Perry should realize that his core audience is 35-45 year olds who remember Jane's Addiction. That's it. He's not going to find a new audience with his dance music, or his DJ stuff, or any of these immersive theater ideas. People are showing up to these shows. There's an audience who would really be interested in hearing new stuff. I have no idea why they always fail to capitalize on that. After this little run the Farrells are off to Hawaii for a month! Would it kill them to write a few songs in June and then play them on the July tour? The problem is that these guys just don't give a fuck anymore.
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Re: Perry Farrell Talks New Mystery Project, Kurt Cobain Mee

Postby Everybody's Friend » Fri May 22, 2015 10:58 am

bman wrote:...The problem is that these guys just don't give a fuck anymore.


Yet you'll willingly shell over hundreds of dollars to support them shitting all over their fans....?

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Postby Six7Six7 » Fri May 22, 2015 11:14 am

bman wrote: The problem is that these guys just don't give a fuck anymore.


No, I think the 3 guys playing instruments give a fuck.

Here's a video from when the School of Rock kids showed up in Philadelphia.



Notice there are 3 members of Jane's Addiction in the jam room jamming.

Notice that the drummer relinquished his seat and is singing.

Notice the singer of Jane's Addiction is nowhere to be found.
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