• Video: Givers on Breaking Genre Constraints, Their Feet

    August 4, 2012 12:00 PM ET

    "We don't want to generalize ourselves or put ourselves in a box," says Givers singer/percussionist Tiffany Lamson. "It's all about us just doing something that feels good because that's the way this band came about." It's a healthy mentality, one that's helped the young Lafayette, Louisiana-based indie group score a deal with Glassnote Records. It's also brought them to Lollapalooza, where they sat down in Rolling Stone's Rock Room to talk about the b...  | More »

  • Delta Spirit, FIDLAR and Givers Inaugurate Rolling Stone's Lollapalooza Rock Room

    August 4, 2012 11:50 AM ET
     |  Charley Rogulewski

    Rolling Stone's Rock Room kicked off Lollapalooza 2012 in wild style on Friday with lively sets by Givers, FIDLAR and Delta Spirit in the Studio Paris club in Chicago. The artists and audience had numerous reasons to be excited: some were thrilled to gawk at the celebrities in attendance, including True Blood's Joe Manganiello, while others were gearing up for the evening's festival headliners. "I'm seeing Black Sabbath tonight!" shouted Matt Vasquez, lead singer of Delta...  | More »

  • Passion Pit Singer on Battling Mental Illness and Taking New Songs on the Road

    August 4, 2012 11:37 AM ET
     |  Dan Hyman

    A few hours before his band makes their main stage debut at Lollapalooza, Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos is having serious reservations about the impending gig. "It's hard to be doing this at all," the singer tells Rolling Stone of the touring lifestyle, over lunch at his hotel on Chicago's Gold Coast. "I make it work because I have to." Angelakos suffers from bipolar disorder. Only recently, however, thanks to a well-publicized article, did this battle he's been waging s...  | More »

  • Video: FIDLAR Get Rowdy With 'Cheap Beer'

    August 4, 2012 11:30 AM ET

    Garage-punk quartet FIDLAR took the stage at Rolling Stone's Rock Room at Lollapalooza for a rough and rowdy rendition of "Cheap Beer," the first song the group ever wrote. The Los Angeles group recently signed with Mom + Pop Records, on which they released their No Waves/No Ass seven-inch. Be sure to check out Rolling Stone's interview with the band in the Rock Room, too.  | More »

  • Photos: Lollapalooza 2012 Performances

    August 4, 2012 11:15 AM ET

    Black Sabbath, Black Keys, M83, Bassnectar, Passion Pit and more  | More »

  • Video: FIDLAR Talk Cheap Beer and Their First Show

    August 4, 2012 11:10 AM ET

    Los Angeles thrash-and-bash quartet FIDLAR sat down in the Rolling Stone Rock Room at Lollapalooza to chat about the important things: cheap beer and their first show. In fact, the surf-loving bros have already espoused their love for reasonably priced swill; it inspired their first song, the appropriately titled "Cheap Beer." FIDLAR also recounted their first show. "We were on this grass area at this skate park," said drummer Max Kuehn. "We were set up, all stoked, drinking our Four Lo...  | More »

  • Black Sabbath Fire Up Lollapalooza With Triumphant Reunion Gig

    August 4, 2012 10:18 AM ET
     |  Dan Hyman

    Ozzy Osbourne may be a rickety, self-described "lunatic." But as the Black Sabbath frontman proved during the English rockers' headlining set on the opening night of Lollapalooza Friday, there's still fire burning deep in his Satan-loving heart. "Fuckin' A, man! Let me hear you!" the 63-year-old singer, bedecked in his trademark black top and glittering cross, bellowed to the crowd gathered on the North Lawn of Chicago's Grant Park. Sabbath's Lollapalooza s...  | More »

  • Rolling Stone's 'Rock Room' Coming to Chicago for Lollapalooza

    August 1, 2012 2:25 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    As Lollapalooza approaches, Rolling Stone is gearing up for a special two-day food, drink and live music party in Chicago. The Rolling Stone "Rock Room" will take over Studio Paris (59 West Hubbard Street) on Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th from noon to 4 p.m.  Americana band Delta Spirit will hold down Friday's showcase along with California fuzz-punks FIDLAR and indie-rockers Givers. Saturday's showcase features the folky Bombay Bicycle Club along with Brook...  | More »

  • 10 Must-See Acts at Lollapalooza

    August 1, 2012 1:10 PM ET
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  • Jane's Addiction Announce Lollapalooza After Party

    July 11, 2012 5:55 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Jane's Addiction have announced their official Lollapalooza after show concert, which will take place on August 4th at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. The band is putting on the show with sponsors Rolling Stone, Rock Revival and Red Bull Sound Stage, while the group will also be picking a rising band to open the show. “Over the years the after show has become an important part of the Lollapalooza experience," said Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Far...  | More »

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