Perry Farrell Shares The Story Of Leaking David Bowie’s Phone Number
Perry Farrell recently recalled the time when he accidentally gave away David Bowie’s phone number in a featured article on Louder Sound.
As you may know, Perry Farrell reveals his admiration for David Bowie every time possible as he has greatly inspired Farrell’s music career. Back when Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016, Farrell was among the ones who were devastated upon hearing the news. Following his death, Farrell said in a statement that he placed him on a godlike level, and it was a privilege to witness him perform. He even said he would pay a million dollars to revive the iconic musician.
In a featured Louder Sound article, Perry Farrell revealed the records, artists, and performances which are significant to him. While talking about the first song he performed live, he recalled when he leaked David Bowie’s phone number. Farrell said that back when he met the music icon he also lost his phone in the back of a limo, and this resulted in the driver texting and annoying Bowie.
Farrell then said that when Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti invited him to perform in a tribute show, he thought he would make it up to Bowie. Sadly, he couldn’t make amends as he died two weeks before the event.
In the Louder Sound article, Perry Farrell said:
“Before my first band, Psi Com, I was a David Bowie impersonator. Ziggy Stardust was the first song I ever performed in front of people. I did get to meet him, but I kept fucking up and leaked his address and his phone number out. I would do stupid shit like losing my phone in the back of the limo that was taking me to the airport. The next thing he knew, he was getting a text and it wasn’t from me.
I had a chance to make it up to him though. Tony Visconti was putting on a tribute show in New York City and asked me to perform. I thought we’d be able to hang out and it would all be water under the bridge, but then he passed away two weeks before. He was one of my heroes.“
Calling him his hero, Farrell covered numerous songs of Bowie with Jane’s Addiction as well. For instance, in 2020 for the Lollapalooza live stream event, he teamed up with David Bowie’s keyboardist Mike Garson to perform Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust.’