a) Perry Farrell
b) Pete Yorn
c) Stewart Copeland
d) Steve Vai
e) all of the above!
Ok, the answer is “a,” but in spirit, it was “e.” Perry was rockin’ his reedy little heart out at Tom Morello’s Axis Of Justice show in LA on Tuesday night alongside all those fine artists (as well as Davey Havok and Jerry Cantrell) when he was suddenly inspired to get a little impromptu session together with Jane’s Addiction. The Jane’s Addiction of 1997. Of Kettle Whistle. With Travis Barker replacing the otherwise occupied Stephen Perkins.
Of course I accepted the invitation and immediately rolled over to joined Perry, Flea and Travis Barker for an impromptu Mountain Song. So much fun and for such a great cause. Plus, it gave Perry and I an opportunity to perform again in front of a public audience before hitting the awards show next Wednesday. I have had the good fortune throughout my years as a guitarist to share the stage with some unbelievable talents, but there is no one in the world that I feel more comfortable and at home with musically than Perry Farrell.
At the risk of offending the Jane’s fanbase, I find that last statement kind of sad.
April 15, 2008