Perry Farrell

A primary force in the rise of the alternative music scene of the early 1990s, Perry Farrell was the singer for Jane's Addiction, a ferociously inventive hard rock act that produced such modern rock hits as "Jane Says," ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1959 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (12)

Married to Rock 2010 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

We Live in Public 2009 (Movie)

("Stop!") (Song)

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

("Go All the Way") (Song)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

("Three Days") (Song)

Torque 2004 (Movie)

("True Nature") (Song)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

("Streets On Fire") (Song)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

("Just Because") (Song)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

("Be Caught Stealing") (Song)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

("Been Caught Stealing") (Song)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

("So What!") (Song)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

("Three Days") (Song)

Dudes 1988 (Movie)

lyrics("Mountain Song") (Theme Lyrics)
Actor (10)

Children of the Revolution 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Road 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Host

Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

M2: Music Television Launch Hour 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift 1993 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)
Director (1)

The Gift 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A primary force in the rise of the alternative music scene of the early 1990s, Perry Farrell was the singer for Jane's Addiction, a ferociously inventive hard rock act that produced such modern rock hits as "Jane Says," "Been Caught Stealing" and "Stop. " The band garnered a sizable following on the Los Angeles club scene in the late 1980s with its high-volume blend of punk, metal and hazy psychedelics anchored by Farrell's forceful wail and striking visual presence. Their major label debut Nothing's Shocking (1989) established a beachhead for alternative music within the mainstream, with Farrell and Jane's Addiction among its leading proponents, but by 1990, the band had collapsed under the strain of drug-fueled in-fighting. Farrell immediately launched Porno for Pyros, which adopted much of the same sonic palette as its predecessor, but with less spectacular results; by 1997, he was back with Jane's Addiction for the first of numerous reunion tours and albums. Along the way, he also launched the massively popular Lollapalooza festival, which spread the gospel of alt-rock across the country each summer by introducing new and established acts to a wide audience. Though Farrell's efforts outside of Jane's Addiction, and even his subsequent reunions with the band rarely matched the potency of those early albums, his impact upon the musical landscape of the early '90s was virtually unmatched.

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