Linda Perry Reuniting 4 Non Blondes For One-off Charity Gig

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April 17, 2014 | 7:09pm EST

Newlywed singer/songwriter Linda Perry is reuniting with her 4 Non Blondes bandmates for an upcoming charity benefit, 20 years after the group split.
The 90s rockers will hit the stage on 10 May at the An Evening With Women event, which frontwoman Perry has organized for years.
She admits the reunion wasn’t at the top of her wish list as she planned the gig, explaining she tried calling on other artists to headline the show.
She tells the Associated Press, “This year everybody’s off the market, everybody’s busy.”
It was only then that Perry turned to her old pals: “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?’. It’s perfect, actually. It actually makes sense to do it now.”
But Perry reveals the call must have come as a surprise to her former bandmates, because they haven’t kept in touch following their 1994 split.
She adds, “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 (Richardson)’s been doing. Roger (Rocha) I’ve seen in the mix of things here and there. Not in a million years would I be thinking that this would be happening.”
The gala will be hosted by comedienne Margaret Cho at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton hotel and will raise funds for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.
Previous performers have included Christina Aguilera, Ozzy Osbourne, Sia and Courtney Love.