Perry Farrell is an American musician, best known as the frontman for the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction in 1991; it has since evolved into an annual destination festival. Farrell continues to produce Lollapalooza with partners William Morris Agency and C3. Farrell has led the alternative rock groups Porno for Pyros and Satellite Party. He is the only person who has performed at all twelve Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivals to date, having appeared under five different names. DJ Peretz and The Chemical Brothers are the only names to have appeared on the festival's lineup card more than four times.
Born as Perry Bernstein in Queens, New York, he spent his grade-school years in Woodmere, Long Island, and moved to Miami, Florida with his family during his teens. His father was a jeweler; his mother was an artist who committed suicide when Farrell was three, an event later noted in the Jane's Addiction songs "Then She Did" and "Twisted Tales." According to a Howard Stern interview on 3 June 1997, Farrell believes aliens visit him and he accepts the knowledge and spirituality they bring.