Peretz Bernstein is a Queens, New York City-born American musician, singer as well as a song-writer who is perhaps best known for being the front-man of the alternative rock band “Jane’s Addiction”. and is popularly known by his stage name “Perry Farrell”. He has been active in his profession since 1981.
One of the most successful and prominent musicians in America, one may wonder how rich is Perry Farrell at the present? As estimated by sources, Perry counts his wealth at an amount of $50 million in mid-2016. Of course, he has managed to amass this fortune being a musician for more than 30 years. He has been prominent in the field as a part of various bands as well as a solo artist during his career.
Perry Farrell Net Worth $50 million
Queens, New York City raised Perry was born on 29 March 1959, and was brought up in a Jewish family by his father, a jeweler as his mother died by committing suicide when he was only three years old. After matriculating from high school, Perry moved to California in order to pursue a career as a surfer. However, while surfing Perry also started his career in music as the front-man for the band “Psi Com” in 1981. As a member of “Psi Com”, Perry travelled with bands such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Minutemen. When the band broke up in 1985, Perry joined with Eric Avery to form another band named “Jane’s Addiction”, which became very famous and earned a wide fan-base in the 1980s, as they released albums including “Jane’s Addiction”, “Ritual De Lo Habitual” and more.
Perry is still a part of the band “Jane’s Addiction” even though the band has broken-up four times. In 1992, Farrell formed a new band named “Pornos For Pyros”, and worked with bandmates Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefano and Martyn LeNoble. The band released successful albums like “Good God’s Urge” and “Pornos For Pyros”., but when the band broke up in 1998, Farrell started his solo career, and released the album “Song Yet To Be Sung”. His song “Go All The Way” was featured on the soundtrack of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson-starring Hollywood movie “Twilight”. He is also well known for creating the music festival named “Lollapalooza”, along with his friends Marc Geiger and Ted Gardner, before their band Jane’s Addiction dissolved for the first time in 1991.
Regarding his personal life, 57 years old Perry is married to Etty Lau Farrell, a professional dancer since 2002. The couple has two sons together. For now, Perry enjoys his career as one of the most successful and prominent musicians in America while his present net worth of $50 million caters to his and his family’s daily lives.
Along with being a successful musician, Perry is also known to be an environmentalist and social worker. Notably, he donated earnings form one of his concerts for the release of Sudanese slaves in 2001, being a member of Christian Solidarity International. Other of his notable works include his meeting with then British Prime Minister Tony Blair to talk about global warming, and fund-raising for a New York non-profit organization “Road Recovery” which helps the youth battling with addictions.
Jane's Addiction reunited again at the first-ever NME Awards USA, with the classic original lineup. This was the first performance with original bassist Eric Avery in over 15 years. [April 2008]
Has recorded 20 songs for the new Jane's Addiction album, to be titled 'Strays' in Los Angeles with producer Bob Ezrin. The band currently includes original members Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, as well as bassist Chris Chaney, who replaces original member Eric Avery. A full-scale world tour and headlining gig at Lollapalooza 2003 will follow the album's release. [February 2003]
Announced that Janes Addiction has once again broken up after their most successful debut on the Billboard charts with "Strays" He said the band has problems functioning as a unit and that he hopes they will record again someday, but was thankful for the success of "Strays" and that all the band members remain friends. [May 2004]
His third son, Izzadore Bravo, was born on October 9th 2004 at 8:01am, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz.
Released a solo record 'Song yet to be Sung' in 2001 which followed the 1999 compilation release 'Rev', which featured Porno for Pyros, Jane's and solo tracks.
Released two albums with his band Porno for Pyros. The self-titled debut was released in 1993 followed by 'Good God's Urge' in 1996.
Released five albums with his band Jane's Addiction, which broke up in the early 90s and subsequently reunited only to fall apart once again.
Father of sons Yobel (with ex-girlfriend Christine Cagel) and Hezron Wolfgang (with wife Etty).
Reformed Jane's Addiction in 2001 (minus original bass player Eric Avery.) An album of all-new Jane's material is expected in late summer 2002 and will co-incide with the bands first international live dates in nearly 12 years.
Named his traveling alternative music and arts festival "Lollapalooza" after a make of Italian icecream he saw advertised on late-night cable TV.
Named his post-Jane's Addiction band "Porno For Pyros" after watching the LA riots on TV.
Is a vegetarian and a supporter of the "Free Tibet" campaign (and various other human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and the 3rd world "Drop The Debt" campaign.)
His mother comitted suicide when he was four years old.
His favourite place to relax is the beach.
Frequently writes songs about women. Dated and lived with Casey Niccoli for nearly ten years. She was the inspiration for many classic Jane's Addiction songs (including "Classic Girl" and "Been Caught Stealing"). The song "Three Days" was about the last weekend the couple spent with another girl (and lover) called Xiola Bleu, who later died of a heroin overdose. The song "Then She Did..." is about Xiola and his late mother.
Designed and made all the cover art for all of Jane's Addiction's albums.
Is an avid surfer.
Released the album 'Song Yet to be Sung' in 2001.
Inside the clubs, it's all right; outside we get the shit kicked out of us.
I'm not interested in the money. I prefer to draw from the spirit world.
The music of Joy Division hit me. I only found out about them after Ian Curtis died. This fellow was so saddened by love. I thought, 'This is what a broken heart sounds like.' I could not stop playing that music.