Perry Farrell: Been Trying To Get Wife Into Threesome For Years


Perry Farrell addresses the threesome question: Some women fans want to know if they could join him and his wife romantically.

“Well, I’ll tell you what, I've been trying to talk my wife into the very same thing for years. I’m still trying. I should give it a go. She’s weakening,” he told me.

Farrell’s wife heard him say this, since she was right next to him. She objected, “Nah-uhn.”

He laughed and joked, “Don’t listen to her!”

Farrell was joking about not listening to his wife, Etty Farrell. He credits his wife for, among other things, opening his eyes to celebrating birthdays in a joyous way, instead of alone on drugs. (There’s a tad more on that in one of my two Friday columns in the Review-Journal.)

So he'll be celebrating his birthday at the Bare pool at Mirage on Saturday, along with both his bands, Jane's Addiciton and Porno for Pyros, and his friends Billy Idol, Slash, Tom Morello, Billy Morrison and Juliette Lewis.

Turning 50 in March made Farrell feel as if he could act more grown-up, certainly for parenting. But he continues to feel and act young, he says.

“That’s the way I’m living it. I’m out there doing my thing — making music, partying, swinging with the girls.”

So the fun-loving Farrell issues one request for people who go to Saturday’s show: “Come to my party and bring a good mood, at the very least.”

Does he want to receive gifts? Yes. What gifts? He laughs and answers:

“I don’t think you can put it in the paper.”

Showtime is 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $115 (792-7777).