Lollapalooza Founder Perry Farrell Says He Hates EDM
Lollapalooza is set to power through its 25th anniversary next weekend, and the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot took a look at the festival’s evolution from a one-off touring event to a permanent fixture of the city’s summer calendar.
Perhaps the most entertaining revelation was festival founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell’s opinion of electronic dance music: He hates it.
“I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils,” Farrell told Kot. “I can’t stand what it did to what I love, which is house music, which was meditative, psychedelic — it took you on a journey. … I sometimes cringe at my own festival.”