Calling in from his post at Lollapalooza Brazil, Perry created the festival in 1991 as a farewell extravaganza for his band Jane’s Addiction. After weeks of speculation, rumors, and an eventual leak of the lineup, Perry explained the frustration of not being able to officially announce the lineup first. “It’s a pain in the butt, it’s like you want to ask someone to marry you and your friend jumps in and says ‘hey he’s going to ask you to marry him’, you don’t want to hear it from that person,” he said.
Perry also discussed some of the bands playing this year at the three-day-festival like The Cure, who have never played at Lollapalooza before. “Yeah everyone is super excited for The Cure, they are like a fine wine, their songs have grown graceful and better with age.” “If you would have told me in the early 90’s that New Order and The Cure would both be playing, I would freak out,” Perry said. The Brooklyn native was also excited to have the French band Phoenix return to the festival after headlining in 2010. “Yeah, they have a good happy vibe, and the sound altogether equals a good time and a party, and Lollapalooza to me is a party that you don’t want to miss.”