4 Non Blondes to reunite for one night at L.A. event
Musician and former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes Linda Perry poses for a picture in Los Angeles on March 8, 2011. (AP / Chris Pizzello)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:19PM EDT
NEW YORK -- What's up with 4 Non Blondes? How about a one-night-only reunion?
The '90s rock band will perform May 10 at "An Evening With Women" to benefit the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Linda Perry, the band's former lead singer and hit songwriter, has produced the event for years.
Perry said she tried to get other singers to perform, as she has done in the past, but "this year everybody's off the market, everybody's busy." That's when 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 to do it now."
4 Non Blondes released "Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" in 1992, featuring the hit "What's Up?" The band split up while recording its sophomore album.
"I don't talk to them at all. I have no idea what Christa (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," she said. "Not in a million years would I be thinking that this would be happening."
"An Evening With Women" events have raised $4.1 million. Past performers include Christina Aguilera, Heart, Courtney Love, Ozzy Osbourne and Sia.
Comedian Margaret Cho will host this year's event at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
Perry, who has written for Aguilera, Pink, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani, said she's now writing for other artists.
She will launch "The Linda Perry Project," a reality show in which she searches for new acts for her record label, on VH1 in July.
Perry married former "Roseanne" actress and "The Talk" co-host Sara Gilbert last month.
"Sara was the one when I met her," Perry said.