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History of Rock & Roll

History of Rock & Roll

Perry Ferrell in History of Rock & Roll

Perry Ferrell (1959- ) is one of the founding members of the rock group Jane's Addiction, which was first created in the 1980s and has recently disbanded. Ferrell has also been a member of the group Porno for Pyros, a collaboration with his Jane's Addiction bandmate Stephen Perkins.

Inspired by a music festival he attended in California, Perry Ferrell, front man for the rock band Jane's Addiction, organized Lollapalooza, a series of concerts featuring a diverse mix of performers. The music exhibition was the first of its kind to tour throughout the United States and Canada and became a huge success, boosting the popularity of a new generation of rock bands such as Jane's Addiction, Living Colour, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, L7, Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins, as well as provocative hip-hop groups such as Ice T & Body Count, Cypress Hill, Wu Tang Clan, and The Roots.

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