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Overview (4)

Born in Queens, New York, USA
Birth NameSimon Bernstein
Nicknames Peripheral
The Godfather
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Perry lived Miami,as a child, then later ended up in Los Angeles, where he became the lead singer of "Jane's Addiction". Perry also founded "Lollapalooza" in 1991.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jibberella 71

Spouse (1)

Etty Lau (8 March 2002 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (18)

Released the album 'Song Yet to be Sung' in 2001.
Is an avid surfer.
Designed and made all the cover art for all of Jane's Addiction's albums.
Frequently writes songs about women. Dated and lived with Casey Niccoli for nearly ten years. She was the inspiration for many classic Jane's Addiction songs (including "Classic Girl" and "Been Caught Stealing"). The song "Three Days" was about the last weekend the couple spent with another girl (and lover) called Xiola Bleu, who later died of a heroin overdose. The song "Then She Did..." is about Xiola and his late mother.
His favourite place to relax is the beach.
His mother comitted suicide when he was four years old.
Is a vegetarian and a supporter of the "Free Tibet" campaign (and various other human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and the 3rd world "Drop The Debt" campaign.)
Named his post-Jane's Addiction band "Porno For Pyros" after watching the LA riots on TV.
Named his traveling alternative music and arts festival "Lollapalooza" after a make of Italian icecream he saw advertised on late-night cable TV.
Reformed Jane's Addiction in 2001 (minus original bass player Eric Avery.) An album of all-new Jane's material is expected in late summer 2002 and will co-incide with the bands first international live dates in nearly 12 years.
Father of sons Yobel (with ex-girlfriend Christine Cagel) and Hezron Wolfgang (with wife Etty).
Released five albums with his band Jane's Addiction, which broke up in the early 90s and subsequently reunited only to fall apart once again.
Released two albums with his band Porno for Pyros. The self-titled debut was released in 1993 followed by 'Good God's Urge' in 1996.
Released a solo record 'Song yet to be Sung' in 2001 which followed the 1999 compilation release 'Rev', which featured Porno for Pyros, Jane's and solo tracks.
His third son, Izzadore Bravo, was born on October 9th 2004 at 8:01am, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz.
Announced that Janes Addiction has once again broken up after their most successful debut on the Billboard charts with "Strays" He said the band has problems functioning as a unit and that he hopes they will record again someday, but was thankful for the success of "Strays" and that all the band members remain friends. [May 2004]
Has recorded 20 songs for the new Jane's Addiction album, to be titled 'Strays' in Los Angeles with producer Bob Ezrin. The band currently includes original members Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, as well as bassist Chris Chaney, who replaces original member Eric Avery. A full-scale world tour and headlining gig at Lollapalooza 2003 will follow the album's release. [February 2003]
Jane's Addiction reunited again at the first-ever NME Awards USA, with the classic original lineup. This was the first performance with original bassist Eric Avery in over 15 years. [April 2008]

Personal Quotes (3)

The music of Joy Division hit me. I only found out about them after Ian Curtis died. This fellow was so saddened by love. I thought, 'This is what a broken heart sounds like.' I could not stop playing that music.
I'm not interested in the money. I prefer to draw from the spirit world.
Inside the clubs, it's all right; outside we get the shit kicked out of us.

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