Lollapalooza /ˌlɒləpəˈluːzə/ is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and EDM bands and artists and comedy performances and craft booths. It has provided a platform for non-profit and political groups and created in 1991 by Janes Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997 and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America, in 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, but poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2011, the company Geo Events confirmed the Brazilian version of the event, the music festival hosts more than 160,000 people over a two or three day period. Lollapalooza is broadcast live and globally on Red Bull TV and its earliest known use was in 1896. In time the term came to refer to a large lollipop. Farrell, searching for a name for his festival, liked the euphonious quality of the term upon hearing it in a Three Stooges short film.
Paying homage to the double meaning, a character in the festivals original logo holds one of the lollipops. The word has caused a slang suffix to appear in event-planning circles as well as in news and opinion shows that is used synonymously with other suffixes like a-go-go, o-rama. The suffix palooza is often used to imply that an event or crowd was made over that term, e. g. Parks-apalooza, Nipple-apalooza. Another key concept behind Lollapalooza was the inclusion of non-musical features, performers like the Jim Rose Circus Side Show, an alternative freak show, and the Shaolin monks stretched the boundaries of traditional rock culture. There was a tent for display of art pieces, virtual reality games and it was at Lollapalooza where Farrell coined the term Alternative Nation. Punk rock standbys like mosh pits and crowd surfing became part of the canon of the concerts, after 1991, the festival included a second stage for up-and-coming bands or local acts. Attendee complaints of the festival included high ticket prices as well as the high cost for food, grunge band Nirvana was scheduled to headline at the festival in 1994, but the band officially dropped out of the festival on April 7,1994.
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobains body was discovered in Seattle the next day, Cobains widow, Courtney Love, made guest appearances at several shows, including the Philadelphia show at FDR Park, speaking to the crowds about the loss, singing a minimum of two songs. In 1996, who had been the soul of the festival, decided to focus his energy to produce his new project, ENIT. Moreover, festival cofounder Farrell felt that Metallicas macho image violated his peaceful vision for the festival, Farrell quit the tour in protest. Responding to the controversial Metallica tour, Lollapalooza made efforts to revive its relevance to audiences, the festival booked eclectic acts such as country superstar Waylon Jennings in 1996, and emphasized heavily electronica groups such as The Orb and The Prodigy in 1997
Etty Lau Farrell
Etty Lau Farrell is a vocalist for the band Satellite Party and one of the stars of the show Married to Rock. She works as a dancer in the film and music industry. Etty was born in Hong Kong, moved to Bellevue, Washington. Etty met husband Perry Farrell while a dancer on Janes Addictions 1997 Relapse tour. Subsequently, she had been a dancer on Janes Jubilee tour in 01, Strays tour at Lollapalooza in 03, as well as Perry Farrells solo project. The two married in June 2002 and they have two sons together and Izzadore Farrell. The Janes Addiction songs Wrong Girl, Superhero, To Match the Sun, Etty Farrell is currently a background vocalist with Satellite Party, a Farrell side project. On November 7,2010, Farrell debuted on E. channels new series, Etty Lau Farrell at alivenotdead. com Etty Lau Farrell on Myspace
Perry Farrell is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the frontman for the alternative rock band Janes Addiction. Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza as a tour for Janes Addiction in 1991. Farrell continues to produce Lollapalooza with partners William Morris Agency and C3, Farrell has led the alternative rock groups Porno for Pyros and Satellite Party. He is the person who has performed at all twelve Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivals to date. Born as Peretz Bernstein in Queens, New York City, New York, he spent his years in Woodmere, Long Island. His father was a jeweler and his mother was an artist who committed suicide when Farrell was three, an event noted in the Janes Addiction songs Then She Did and Twisted Tales. According to a Howard Stern interview on June 3,1997, Farrell believes aliens visit him and he accepts the knowledge and his early musical influences included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Sly & The Family Stone and James Brown.
Soon after, he discovered David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, following graduation from high school, Farrell moved to California in the early 1980s to live as a surfer. There, he lived in his car and made money working construction, Farrell has been sighted at premier surfing destinations throughout the world, most notably Bali, in 2001. In 2002, Farrell married Etty Lau Farrell, a dancer and singer who has performed in all the Janes Addiction shows since the 1997 Relapse tour. The couple now have two sons together, Hezron Wolfgang and Izzadore Bravo. He became the frontman for the Post-punk band Psi Com in Los Angeles, and traveled in a community of area musicians including the bands X, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone. Psi Com broke up around 1985 and Farrell met Eric Avery through mutual friends, the two began jam sessions which would become the initial foundation for Janes Addiction. It was during this period that Bernstein chose the pseudonym Perry Farrell for himself as a play on the word peripheral, Janes Addiction made its name in mid-1980s LA by building up a rabid fan base with legendary, high-energy shows in small LA rock clubs.
Janes Addiction, prior to their first break-up, released three albums Janes Addiction, Nothings Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual, a B-sides album from the Ritual sessions, titled Live and Rare was released in Japan. Late in 1991, Janes Addiction broke up due to tensions over differing ideologies mostly centering on drug use. Around this time, as mentioned in the SPIN Magazine article about their Ritual tour, apparently for amusement, Farrell would tease audiences with news of his supposed health and would neither confirm nor deny its truth. In 1993 Farrell and his ex-girlfriend Casey Niccoli released a film called Gift that featured Janes Addiction, Gift was released by Warner Brothers
Janes Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Janes Addiction launched with a live self-titled debut album in 1987 and quickly caught the attention of Warner Bros. The bands following first two studio albums, Nothings Shocking and Ritual de lo habitual, were released to widespread critical acclaim. As a result, Janes Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the Alternative Nation, the bands initial farewell tour, in 1991, launched the first Lollapalooza, which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival. The band briefly reunited in 1997, with Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in 2001, a second reunion took place, with Martyn LeNoble—and Chris Chaney—occupying the role of bass guitarist. In 2003, the band released its third studio album, Strays. In 2008, the bands original line-up reunited and embarked on a world tour, Eric Avery, subsequently left the band in early 2010 as the group began work on new material.
The band released its fourth studio album The Great Escape Artist in 2011, with Chaney returning to the band for its recording, Janes Addiction formed out of the remains of frontman Perry Farrells previous band, Psi Com. In mid-1985, Farrell was searching for a new player for the faltering Psi-com when he was introduced to Eric Avery. The new band was dubbed Janes Addiction in honor of Farrells housemate, Jane Bainter, in its early incarnation, Janes Addiction went through four guitarists and featured Matt Chaikin, formerly of Kommunity FK, on drums. After Chaikin failed to show up for rehearsals, Farrell began seeking a new drummer. Averys younger sister Rebecca suggested her boyfriend Stephen Perkins, Avery was uncertain because of their differing tastes in music, but eventually relented. After Perkins was hired, the drummer and Rebecca Avery promised to get their friend Dave Navarro into the group, based on Perkins recommendation, the band auditioned Navarro and subsequently hired him. Janes Addiction became a sensation on the Los Angeles club scene, the band soon gained interest from a variety of record labels.
While the group had decided to sign with Warner Bros, Janes Addiction insisted on releasing its debut on independent record label Triple X Records first. The bands manager negotiated the largest advance up to that point, in January 1987, the band recorded its debut record Janes Addiction during a live performance at the Roxy Theatre at a cost of $4,000. Before the album was released, Janes Addiction supported British band Love, in late 1987, the band opened for former Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy at the now demolished Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach. In January 1988, Janes Addiction went into the studio to record its major debut and follow-up to Janes Addiction