Launch Radio Networks reports: Former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell's new project, the SATELLITE PARTY, released its debut disc on Tuesday (May 29), titled "Ultra Payloaded". The CD is a loose concept record about an organization called "the Solutionists" that wants to use music to change the world for the better. Farrell told Launch that the idea came to him after JANE'S ADDICTION began falling apart while guitarist Dave Navarro started hosting the "Rock Star" reality series. "My band broke up basically over reality TV, and I just couldn't believe it," he said. "So I thought, like, rock and roll has never been about kissing ass and a contest. You know, rock and roll is self-expression. It's defiance. It's freedom. So I started to write about a group of people, they call themselves the Solutionists, that take matters into their own hands in this do-it-yourself world where basically the media has given up on the future."
The SATELLITE PARTY also features former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, while the album contains guest appearances from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, BLACK EYED PEAS singer Fergie and others, as well as what may be the last known recording made by late DOORS vocalist Jim Morrison.
"Ultra Payloaded" is packaged in "an entirely eco-friendly" digipack made exclusively out of recycled paper, while the disc itself is carbon-neutral. All the estimated carbon dioxide produced by the manufacture and shipping of the record will be offset by the construction of renewable energy projects.
The band will perform on CBS-TV's "Late Show with David Letterman" on June 5, and has scheduled a residency on "Last Call with Carson Daly" for June 12, June 13, June 14 and June 15. The group will also perform in August at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival, of which Farrell is one of the organizers.