Los Angeles, California

Jane’s Addiction front man and the creator of Lollapalozza doesn’t fuck around with pretexts: instead of a dutifully completed Google doc, the creative brief arrives with an incantation on the chabad, a vivid dream recollection, and an extended peroration on the end times.

One of the world’s great impresarios and the kindest-hearted rock star you’ll ever meet, I worked closely with Perry on an expansive, visionary lp, Kind Heaven Orchestra. Perry seems like a veritable font of the kind of innovation that will transform the very nature of entertainment.