Perry Farrell on EDM: ‘I Want to Vomit It Out of My Nostrils’
Over the years, Lollapalooza has continued to evolve as a festival, but festival founder Perry Farrell is not exactly beaming over some of the changes musically that have come along over the years. When Lollapalooza re-launched in 2005, the Jane's Addiction singer says he was honored to have a stage named after him, and the fact that it featured dance music was also appealing, but he admits in a new interview with the Chicago Tribune that he's not thrilled with some of the music coming from the "Perry's" stage these days.
"When they said they wanted to name a stage after me, I was honored," Farrell says. "I like the adulation. But now you say, 'Perry, what's going on with your area here?' Believe me, I've got questions myself. I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils. I can't stand what it did to what I love, which is house music, which was meditative, psychedelic — it took you on a journey. … I sometimes cringe at my own festival."
The singer says that while he may not be a fan of electronic dance music, doing away with it is not necessarily easy. "You'd have to do away with pop to escape it, and if you want to do a festival you can't do away with pop," says the singer.
He goes on to add, "The only way to change things is by changing things myself. At my new project, there will be great house music. I hope I will keep EDM at the door. They will be turned away." Read more about Farrell's new project by clicking the red button below.
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