Perry Farrell Jams with Taylor Hawkins at Lollapalooza Chile
FILE - This Nov. 8, 2011 file photo shows singer Perry Farrell of the rock band Jane's Addiction performing at the launch party for the video game "The Elder Srolls V: Skyrim" in Los Angeles. Lollapalooza, starting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, on Chicago’s lakefront will have well-known headliners, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic heavyweights, Avicii and Justice, will play main stage show this year. Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell said he looks at his more than 130-artist lineup as a guide to what’s happening in music. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
The Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins brought a host of surprises to Lollapalooza Chile yesterday, not least by showing up in the first place and unexpectedly performing on the Kidzapalooza stage with this Seventies rock cover band Chevy Metal. Fellow Foo Fighter Nate Mendel also joined the band onstage, but Hawkins got a big treat himself when Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell stepped up to the mic. Ferrell led Chevy Metal into Jane's Addiction's "Mountain Song" from their 1988 album Nothing's Shocking, and Hawkins – a huge Jane's Addiction fan – pounds away behind the kit with a big, gleeful grin.
"I've been lucky enough to play with some of my heroes – just another day in rock & roll fantasy camp for Taylor Hawkins," the drummer tells Rolling Stone. "It was an honor to perform with Perry, the man who changed rock & roll for the better."
Lollapalooza will visit Chicago's Hyde Park from August 2nd to 4th. Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, the Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the Killers and a reunited Postal Service are among the acts set to perform.