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Porno for Pyros reuniting for Welcome to Rockville in place of Jane’s Addiction

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Jane's Addiction will no longer be playing Welcome to Rockville this weekend, but festivalgoers will still get to see Perry Farrell.

In a statement posted to the Welcome to Rockville Facebook page, Farrell shares that Jane's won't be able to play due to guitarist Dave Navarro suffering from a "long bout" of COVID-19. In their stead, Farrell is reuniting his band Porno for Pyros.

The PfP lineup for the performance will include original members Farrell, Stephen Perkins and Peter DiStefeno, as well as bassist Mike Watt of the seminal punk band Minutemen.

Porno for Pyros was founded by Farrell and Perkins, who also plays drums in Jane's, after the "Been Caught Stealing" outfit broke up in the early '90s. The group released two albums before calling it quits in 1998.

In 2009, the original PfP lineup — which also included bassist Martyn LeNoble — reunited to play Farrell's 50th birthday party. The lineup featuring Watt then got back together in 2020 to play a couple songs on the Lollapalooza 2020 streaming concert, which was held in lieu of the usual in-person festival due to the pandemic.

The Welcome to Rockville performance will mark the first full, public, in-person Porno for Pyros show in 26 years.

Welcome to Rockville takes place May 19-22 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Headliners include Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses, KISS and Korn.

If you had your heart set on seeing Jane's, you can catch them during their recently announced tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, which launches in October.

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