JANE'S ADDICTION frontman PERRY FARRELL still holds out hope his
LOLLAPALOOZA festival can continue - days after cancelling the music event.
The rocker was "heart-broken" to pull the plug on this year's (04)
festival, following poor ticket sales, which was set to stage acts such as
MORRISSEY, SONIC YOUTH, PJ HARVEY and THE PIXIES in venues across America.
Farrell says, "There are a few paths we are considering. I am getting
letters back from many musicians, letting me know that if there is a
possibility of becoming active, they will come on board again. Our position is
"We can only be saved by the creative ideas we come up with. We feel like
a team gathered around their coach, who is coming up with a play for the final
seconds of a game."
Some critics cited the acts billed behind lacklustre tickets sales, saying
morose rocker Morrissey and The Pixies would not appeal to middle America,
where some of the gigs were scheduled.
Farrell explains, "I must state that my ambition was never to rip the
dollar from the hands of 'pop culture.'
"I'm an enthusiast. I cheer what I consider to be excellent. Mine is to
present the alternatives of life that I experience and enjoy. I give people
credit for being smart and, at the very least, curious."