June 6, 2006

Farrell’s Satellite Party signs with Columbia

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Jane's Addiction frontman
Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Party has signed with
Columbia, which will release its self-titled debut album later
this year.

The project boasts guest appearances by Red Hot Chili
Peppers members Flea and John Frusciante, as well as New Order
bassist Peter Hook.

"It's going to be a solid group with both female and male
players," Farrell told Billboard.com, "and it's going to be
very live and very powerful. But we want to add a nice, healthy
dose of female energy into it, especially female voice, because
it's wonderful for chorus. We're chock full of great, grand

Among the tracks set to appear on the album are intended
first single "Dogstar," "Hard Life" (which features
Frusciante)," "Milky Avenue" and "Awesome." Live versions of
the latter two cuts, taped at the band's debut show during last
summer's Lollapalooza, can be streamed from Satellite Party's
Myspace.com page.

Farrell told Billboard.com he hoped to perform with
Satellite Party at the 2006 edition of the festival, which will
be held August 4-6 at Chicago's Grant Park.