• Lollapalooza Confirms Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, The Killers and Tool for '09 Fest

    April 21, 2009 7:00 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    Jane's Addiction, Beastie Boys, the Killers, Depeche Mode, Tool and current Rolling Stone cover stars Kings of Leon will headline 2009's Lollapalooza Festival, taking place at Chicago's Grant Park on August 7-9th. Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend and many more will also perform at the Windy City fest. All six headliners had long been rumored to play this year's Lollapalooza, but none seemed more fated than the reunited...  | More »

  • Perry Farrell Gets Shocked: Jane's Addiction Frontman on SXSW Gig, Reznor Sessions, Lollapalooza

    March 23, 2009 7:38 PM ET
     |  Caryn Ganz

    It's been 21 years since Jane's Addiction released Nothing's Shocking, and frontman Perry Farrell has finally found a cultural phenomenon that refutes the memorable refrain from "Ted, Just Admit It ..." "The Octo-Mom is shocking, so there you go," he says. "It finally happened. I'm shocked." Hanging out with Rolling Stone the day after Jane's Addiction's triumphant South By Southwest gig at a former supermarket, Farrell says the group kicked the show off w...  | More »

  • Lollapalooza: Chicago's Rock and Roll Circus

    September 6, 2007 3:35 PM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs

    In 1992, when Lollapalooza was a traveling alt-rock circus, Perry Farrell stood beside the stage and watched Pearl Jam. "They were playing in the afternoon," says Farrell, Lollapalooza's founder. "I remember thinking, 'This band is going to explode!'" Fifteen years later, Pearl Jam closed Lollapalooza – held the first weekend of August in Chicago – with a two-hour set, as fireworks exploded behind the main stage. "It wasn't exactly us who provided them, it was ...  | More »

  • Neil Young Turns Down Lollapalooza, Hits the Studio With Pearl Jam

    March 23, 1995 4:05 PM ET
     |  Jon Wiederhorn

    Young Never Sleeps: Grizzled veteran Neil Young and angst-ridden '90s rockers Pearl Jam have teamed up to record for an album that will probably be released this summer. They entered the studio in January after playing together at both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame dinner, in New York, and a Voters for Choice benefit in Washington, D.C. They plan to resume work in April, after Pearl Jam return from a tour of the Far East. In order to fully concentrate on the project, Young turned down...  | More »

  • Lollapalooza Round 4 Courts Nirvana, Beastie Boys, and More

    March 10, 1994 12:00 PM ET
     |  Neil Strauss

    Last year, Lollapalooza experienced its first backlash. The alternative roadshow's roster of acts was criticized as unadventurous and formulaic, while the appeal of the concept itself was called into question when the Velvet Underground and Neil Young turned Lollapalooza down; PJ Harvey and Peter Gabriel didn't even return its calls. As the Lollapalooza team begins preparing for its fourth annual tour this summer, it seems to be taking this criticism to heart. At press time, Lollap...  | More »

  • Lollapalooza '92: On The Road With the Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden

    September 17, 1992 4:05 PM ET
     |  Kim Neely

    "Hi, Jim. How's your face?" asks Perry Farrell, stepping onto a tour bus that is parked backstage at the Shoreline Amphitheater, in Mountain View, California. It's day 2 of Lollapalooza's opening weekend, and aside from a surprise twenty-minute set on Lollapalooza's second stage with his new band, Porno for Pyros, the fans at Shoreline haven't seen much of Farrell. Behind the scenes, he's seemed to be there but not really there, a laid-back apparition toting a ju...  | More »

  • Lollapalooza Hits the Road Again with Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam

    April 30, 1992 12:00 PM ET
     |  Michael Goldberg

    Given the success of last year's Lollapalooza traveling rock festival – which played to nearly a half-million alternative-rock fans in North America and was one of the most successful tours of 1991 – it's no surprise that Lollapalooza '92 will be hitting the road this summer. After months of speculation, the festival's lineup has finally been announced. This year's mix of edgy popular and semi-popularacts features the Red Hot Chili Peppers as headliners, ...  | More »

  • Lollapalooza Proves The Most Successful Tour of the Festival Season

    September 19, 1991 11:40 AM ET
     |  David Fricke

    According to the definition printed on the back of the official tour T-shirt, a Lollapalooza is something, or somebody, very striking or exceptional; also, a big lollipop. To the sellout crowd of surf dudes, skate punks, metalheads, batcave belles and just plain curious folks at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, near Los Angeles – many of whom are wearing that shirt – the Lollapalooza Festival has certainly been an all-day sucker of future-rock fun. Opening under a hot afternoon sun wi...  | More »

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