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Lolla fest style, in some ways, mirrors other fest styles: ill-advised headdresses, giant circle hats, teeny-tiny shorts, all variances of neon. In other ways, though, this year’s annual fete in Chicago was tethered to the bands that played — whether the slew of goths, old and new, repping proto-goths the Cure, or the 19 millio… More »

It’s hard to remember a time when Lollapalooza, the festival, was not part of American pop culture, and since the last time it landed stateside, it’s expanded to include stops in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Perry Farrell’s ’90s tour-baby turned Grant Park-engulfing massive brodown is a global institution, and though at this point… More »

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Lollapalooza ’95 Had No Shortage Of Courtney Love Drama

Perry Farrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival-tour launched in the summer of 1991, and it returned every year till 1997, after which it went on hiatus for…
Michael Nelson | August 11, 2015 - 5:40 pm
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Generation X Ages Out Of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is one of the longest-running music festivals of its nature, and the original touring iteration was one of the defining events of Generation X.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 3, 2015 - 6:08 pm
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Watch A$AP Rocky & Vic Mensa Wild Out To Nirvana At Lollapalooza

Yesterday evening was the final day of Chicago's Lollapalooza festival, and it featured A$AP Rocky, performing near the top of the bill, paying tribute to…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 8:55 am

Travi$ Scott Arrested Five Minutes Into His Set At Lollapalooza

After reportedly showing up half an hour late, rapper Travi$ Scott got his Lollapalooza set shut down after only 5 minutes by encouraging fans to…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 5:17 pm
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Watch Paul McCartney Play “Get Back” With Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard And “FourFiveSeconds” At Lollapalooza

During the encore of his headlining set at Lollapalooza last night, Sir Paul McCartney brought out Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard to assist on "Get…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 10:36 am

Livestream Lollapalooza 2015 Right Here

Lollapalooza takes place this weekend in Chicago, and most of the sets from the festival will be livestreaming via Red Bull TV in case you…
Stereogum | July 31, 2015 - 2:58 pm
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Coachella And Lollapalooza Ban Selfie Sticks

I honestly don't think I've seen a selfie stick in real life -- maybe I'm just not looking hard enough? -- but they're the latest…
James Rettig | March 29, 2015 - 11:05 am
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Lollapalooza 2015 Lineup

Lollapalooza has announced its lineup for this year. The Chicago-based festival will be headlined by Paul McCartney (his first appearance at Lolla), Metallica, Florence +…
James Rettig | March 25, 2015 - 8:40 am
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Watch Jack White And Robert Plant Play Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” At Lollapalooza Argentina

The nicest thing I've ever heard anyone say about Jack White is that he's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page if they were the same person.
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2015 - 9:41 am
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Lollapalooza Announces Berlin Edition

Lollapalooza was a touring festival for years, but in 2005, it became an annual multi-day show in Chicago. In recent years, festival organizers have also…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2014 - 9:43 am
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Lollapalooza Attendee Arrested For “Zombie” Attack During Arctic Monkeys

The weirdest story out of this year’s Lollapalooza involved a man biting another man’s shoulder, zombie-style, during the Arctic Monkeys’ headlining set. Now police believe…
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2014 - 1:23 pm
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Injured Dev Hynes Discusses Lollapalooza Assault, Ferguson At SummerStage

Blood Orange singer Dev Hynes and his girlfriend Samantha Urbani (formerly of Friends) were assaulted by security guards after their set at Lollapalooza several week…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2014 - 2:11 pm
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Watch Vic Mensa Cover The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” At Lollapalooza

Up-and-coming Chicago rapper Vic Mensa took some time out of his Lollapalooza set to cover the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." I can't tell if…
James Rettig | August 8, 2014 - 7:11 pm
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Arctic Monkeys Fan Bitten By Deranged Stranger At Lollapalooza

If there's ever going to be a mass-scale zombie outbreak, a big outdoor show would be a good place for it to start. Apparently, biting…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2014 - 12:20 pm
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R. Kelly Was Chance The Rapper’s Surprise Guest At Lollapalooza

It's becoming more of an issue to include R. Kelly on your festival lineup because of his past sexual abuse charges -- just last week,…
James Rettig | August 4, 2014 - 8:57 am
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Watch Rihanna Join Eminem At Lollapalooza

As a little preview of their upcoming stadium tour that starts in a week, Rihanna joined Eminem on stage during his headlining set at Lollapalooza.
James Rettig | August 2, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Dev Hynes Assaulted By Security At Lollapalooza

According to his Twitter, Dev Hynes and girlfriend Samantha Urbani were assaulted by security guards following their set at Lollapalooza. The Blood Orange singer and…
James Rettig | August 2, 2014 - 10:40 am
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Watch The Lollapalooza 2014 Webcast Here

Lollapalooza is starting right now in Chicago, and Red Bull TV has done us all a solid by livestreaming as many of the performances a…
Scott Lapatine | August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm
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Watch St. Vincent Cover Nirvana’s “Lithium” In Chicago

Yesterday marked 20 years since the death of Kurt Cobain. Last night St. Vincent paid tribute to the Nirvana leader during her show at Chicago'…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2014 - 11:36 am
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Watch Vampire Weekend’s Full Lollapalooza Argentina Performance

While the lineup for Lollapalooza 2014 was announced only recently, the inaugural Argentine edition of the fest already happened. Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Red Hot…
Scott Lapatine | April 3, 2014 - 4:22 pm
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