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- Posted on Aug 6th 2009 1:30PM by Steve Baltin
Another band that almost didn't make it was Farrell's own Jane's Addiction. Apparently, the elbow infection that sidelined drummer Stephen Perkins and forced them to cancel their Australian tour left the Lolla gig in a precarious position. "I didn't know it would be cool at all. I went to visit him in the hospital and it looked like he had a water balloon on his elbow," Farrell says. "When he got home he went to the doctor and the doctor said, 'I have to put you in the hospital because of where you've been. You might have flesh-eating disease.'"
Now, very few times are you going to hear someone say, "Luckily it was only a staph infection," but when it's a choice between that and flesh-eating disease, you'll take staph infection every time. As a result, Jane's will be there in Chicago on Sunday night, though it's been a rough road to get there. "We haven't even been able to rehearse, which Steve Perkins is the last guy to call off rehearsals anywhere in the world," Farrell says. "He'll show up anywhere, anytime to play drums. But he was told by the doctors he's got to just play at show time and that's it."
Have no fear though, the band has still been preparing for a show Farrell promises will be legendary. "So we've been rehearsing dancers for Jane's and putting together the show with the other production elements. We're bringing in a whole gang of new production elements, theatrical elements for the live show."
We can't wait.