Launch Radio Networks reports: Perry Farrell has enlisted contributions from BLACK-EYED PEAS singer Fergie and members of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS for his new project, the SATELLITE PARTY, according to MTV.com. The band's debut album, which is due out early next year, includes appearances from CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, ex-CHILI PEPPERS and PEARL JAM drummer Jack Irons, PORNO FOR PYROS guitarist Peter DiStefano and JOY DIVISION bassist Peter Hook, in addition to "London Bridge" sexpot Fergie. The album also boasts a guest from beyond the grave in DOORS frontman Jim Morrison, whose voice is heard on two spoken-word poems that are believed to be the last recordings ever made of Morrison's voice.
Farrell said about the eerie inclusion, "I have been granted permission by the Morrison estate to produce these two poems that may have been Jim's last recordings as far as anyone knows." He added about the recordings, "It sounds as though Jim Morrison were watching us today and commenting on the world today...It leaves a person almost dumbstruck."
The SATELLITE PARTY, which also features former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, is Farrell's third outfit following PORNO FOR PYROS and his first and most famous band, JANE'S ADDICTION. The latter group broke up for the second and presumably final time in 2004.
Farrell is also a co-founder of the Lollapalooza festival and is beginning to work on the lineup for the 2007 event, scheduled for next August in Chicago.