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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 tech gadget to draw significant ire from the general public at large, so much so that Coachella and Lollapalooza have decided to explicitly ban them from their festivals this year. More »

By: James Rettig / March 29, 2015 - 11:05 am

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 + The Machine, Sam Smith, Bassnectar, and the Weeknd. Among the 130+ other artists scheduled, there's Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Brand New, TV On The Radio, Gary Clark Jr.,… More »

By: James Rettig / March 25, 2015 - 8:40 am

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. That gets at White's appeal, but when you sit White next to the genuine article, you see that he still has a ways to go. Over the weekend, White headlined… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 9:41 am

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 begun putting on annual shows in Chile and Argentina, and they announced since-abandoned plans for an Israel festival two years ago. Today, festival organizers have announced that they're opening sho… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2014 - 9:43 am

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 they've identified the culprit. Redeye reports that downtown Chicago resident Sergio Vicenteno, 33, has been charged with two accounts of aggravated battery at a public venue for sinking his teeth… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 22, 2014 - 1:23 pm

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 weeks ago, during which they spoke about racism and police brutality and wore homemade shirts with the words "Stop Police Brutality" and the names of victims emblazoned on them. On Saturday,… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 20, 2014 - 2:11 pm

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 it's the sound quality or if he filtered the song through a bunch of noise, but it's a lot louder and more chaotic than the original and certainly managed to… More »

By: James Rettig / August 8, 2014 - 7:11 pm

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 is suddenly big among people who go to these things. Yesterday, we learned of an incident at a Jay Z/Beyoncé show on Saturday night in Pasadena, California: One concertgoer wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014 - 12:20 pm

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, Ohio's Fashion Meets Music Festival cut the R&B singer as a headliner after bands and promoters began to drop out because of his involvement. That controversy didn't stop Chance The… More »

By: James Rettig / August 4, 2014 - 8:57 am

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. The frequent collaborators performed "Monster" and "Love The Way You Lie" and, more surprisingly, Rihanna provided vocals on Eminem's "Stan" from 1999's The Marshall Mathers LP. Watch video from… More »

By: 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 Urbani had worn homemade shirts on stage with the names of victims of police brutality written on them and talked about the issue during their set. The festival has not… More »

By: James Rettig / August 2, 2014 - 10:40 am

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 as possible. Among the acts you'll get to see live via three channels are OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Spoon, Chance The Rapper, Jenny Lewis, and Skrillex. Given that it is notMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm

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's Riviera with a cover of "Lithium." Watch fan-captured video below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2014 - 11:36 am

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 Chili Peppers, and Arcade Fire (feat. Julian Casablancas) headlined the two-day event in San Isidro, and Vampire Weekend played last night. You can watch the band's entire performance, and check… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 3, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Watch Julian Casablancas Crash Arcade Fire’s Lollapalooza Argentina Set

Lollapalooza Argentina went down this past weekend, and we're just now getting our first reports of rock-star hijinks. Arcade Fire experienced their second heinous act of heinous bobblehead thievery, as Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas (who didn't exactly impress in his own Lolla Chile set during the same weekend) interrupted the beginning of Arcade Fire's set… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2014 - 9:15 am

Watch Julian Casablancas Play “Take It Or Leave It” In Chile

Julian Casablancas's recent live shows with his new backing band the Voidz have been, by most accounts, an absolute godawful nightmare. (I saw him at SXSW, and yeesh.) This past weekend, he played at a club in Santiago, Chile as a sideshow to the Lollapalooza Chile festival, and it's not like those reports are getting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 9:34 am

Lollapalooza Lineup 2014

Last week, the names of four Lollapalooza 2014 headliners were leaked: Eminem, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, and Kings Of Leon. Today, the full lineup has been announced, and along with the aforementioned names, the festival's top billed acts are OutKast, Calvin Harris, Lorde, the Avett Brothers, and Foster The People. Things get more interesting when you… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2014 - 7:01 am

Eminem, Skrillex, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys Headlining Lollapalooza ’14

The Lollapalooza festival once again comes to Chicago's Grant Park this 8/1-3, and while it hasn't yet announced its lineup, the Chicago Tribune has learned the names of four of its headliners: Eminem, Skrillex, Kings Of Leon, and Arctic Monkeys. This isn't a particularly exciting group. Eminem and Kings Of Leon have both headlined the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Lollapalooza Brazil 2013 Lineup

Lollapalooza Brazil's 2013 lineup has been revealed, and it's pretty similar to next year's Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Argentina. Headliners are Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Soundgarden, and Muse (in place of Red Hot Chili Peppers). Juliana Casablancas, Ellie Goulding, Vampire Weekend, Pixies, Phoenix, and Lorde are among the artists who appear at all three… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 10, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Lollapalooza Chile & Argentina 2014 Lineups

Two years ago, Chicago's Lollapalooza festival expanded its scope into South America, launching festivals in both Chile and Brazil, a risky but fascinating move. Both of those festivals are still going strong, and this year, they've added another festival, this one in Argentina. We're still waiting on the Brazil lineup, but that festival comes to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2013 - 9:22 am
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