Satellite PartyThe band was initially formed as a collaboration between Farrell and Extreme member Nuno Bettencourt, however Bettencourt departed from from the project in July 2007. Other members currently include Carl Restivo (bass) and Farrell s wife, Etty Lau Farrell (backing singer and dancer).
This was followed by an additional performance at Lollapalooza 2005, held in Grant Park in downtown Chicago on July 24, 2005. The band s debut album, Ultra Payloaded, was released on May 29, 2007, with contributions from artists such as John Frusciante and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, electronic dance pioneers Hybrid and Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook., since June 6, 2006. The album includes a lost song titled Woman in the Window with vocals by the late Doors frontman Jim Morrison. However, current contributing guitarist(s) and drummer(s) are unclear. .
Tony Kanal of No Doubt filled in on bass and Steve Ferlazzo of DramaGods was on keyboards. Satellite Party is an alternative rock band conceived by current Jane s Addiction and former Porno for Pyros frontman Perry Farrell following the demise of Jane s Addiction in 2004.
I truly do believe in the songs and music on the album, and I wish Perry Farrell and any musician that remains on tour all the best.” Drummer Kevin Figueiredo also left, for unexplained reasons. Silvertide guitarist, Nick Perri, and drummer, Jordan Plonsky, joined the band for the remainder of the tour. The band has since parted ways with Columbia Records. Satellite Party have recently been working on new material.
Perry Farrell now remains the only permanent member. The group made its debut appearance in Los Angeles at the Key Club on July 18, 2005. The album itself was preceded by the single, Wish Upon a Dog Star, under the collaboration with Hybrid s lead track off their I Choose Noise LP, Dogstar. In late July 2007, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt left the band, stating, I have always felt uncomfortable with the direction of the lineup and live show.