Jan. 3 — Lollapalooza godfather Perry Farrell, who walked away from the festival last year because he felt it wasn’t alternative enough anymore, is now rumored to be coming back as a consultant for next summer’s tour. Reports have the Porno For Pyros’ centerpiece returning to provide guidance for the midway, but steering clear of the musical aspects of the show.
Farrell may also soon be at the center of a reunion of three-quarters of his old band, Jane’s Addiction, when Porno plays New York City and Los Angeles later this month.
Ex-Jane’s member (and current Red Hot Chili Pepper) Dave Navarro is said to be planning to join Farrell and his Porno/Jane’s bandmate Stephen Perkins for a few select stops on the upcoming leg of the Porno For Pyros tour. Navarro’s fellow Pepper Flea (who once guested on a Jane’s album) will also reportedly stop by to roundout the line-up.
Farrell and this Porno/Jane’s/Chili Peppers concoction has already logged some studio time, recording
a track for the upcoming Howard Stern film, “Private Parts.”