Linda Perry and her band 4 Non Blondes will all get together for a one night reunion for An Evening With Women, an event held by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center on May 10.
Perry said when she tried to get other singers for the event, they were busy. Then she decided to call her former band mates.
“The thought was kind of sweet. I was like, ‘Oh, why don’t I just for the night, just for this one event, one time only, call up the band and see if they want to be part of this?’” she said. “It’s perfect, actually. It actually makes sense right now.”
The band was formed in 1989 and split up during the recording of their second album. Perry doesn’t keep in touch with the members.
“I don’t talk to them at all,” she said. “I have no idea what Christina (Hillhouse) has been up to. I don’t know what Dawn’s (Richardson) been doing. Roger (Rocha) I’ve seen in the mix of things here and there. Not in a million years would I be thinking this would be happening.”
Though the band split, Perry, who recently married Sara Gilbert, continued to write hits for artists like Christina Aguilera, Pink and Gwen Stefani. She is looking forward to giving back.
“An Evening with Women is all of us giving heart, passion, time and self,” she said. “I want to be of service and what better way than to create an evening raising awareness by celebrating life, music and community. The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center has done so much for so many. It’s important to me that they continue helping people, and they need all the support they can get.”
Last year, Sia, Ozzy Osborne and Kathy Griffin performed at the event. The charity event including dinner, shows and an auction, has helped raise over $4.1 million since 2002. This year Annie Goto, Brent Bolthouse, Kelly Lynch, and Perry are co-chairs. Margaret Cho will be hosting.