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Tag Archives: Lollapalooza

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn on Vegas massacre: “I don’t ever want to play ‘Davidian’ again”

Posted by on October 5, 2017

We’re about  four days removed from the horrific Las Vegas massacre carried out by a lone gunman, Stephen Paddock at a music festival. And as details come to light, it’s terrifying to know that the gunman scouted other festival locations, including the prior week’s Life Is Beautiful fest, as well as Lollapalooza. Knowing that he […]

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After 25 years of Lollapalooza, even Perry Farrell hates EDM

Posted by on July 25, 2016

Nothing lasts forever, but this weekend’s Lollpalooza marks the 25th anniversary of the festival. However, Lolla co-founder and Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell appears to be kind of over it, and is starting something new in 2018. Actually, he didn’t even intend on it lasting beyond it’s first year, in which Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T, the […]

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Ghost, Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers among bands playing Lollapalooza

Posted by on March 23, 2016

Last night, Lollapalooza announced their lineup. As is the case since 2005, instead of being a touring festival, it will be held at Chicago’s Grant Park. This year, however, it’s expanded to four days, July 28-31. While there’s usually at least a handful of metal bands playing the alternative festival, it’s in pretty short supply […]

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Metallica offer Lollapalooza 2015 audio download

Posted by on August 5, 2015

Metallica returned to Lollapalooza this past weekend, and they’ve made their entire performance available as a paid digital download, with a portion of the proceeds going to Lolla Cares charities. Their last appearance at Lollapalooza was in 1996, when the event was actually a complete tour, so this was a big deal for the band! As reported by Billboard, James […]

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Metallica return to Lollapalooza

Posted by on March 25, 2015

Metallica will co-headline this year’s Lollapalooza Festival with Sir Paul McCartney, taking place again in Chicago’s Grant Park. Metallica will headline on Saturday night, August 1st,  with one day tickets costing $110. In a statement from the band: “It’s been nearly 20 years since we’ve been lucky enough to take the stage at Lollapalooza, so we are […]

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Michel “Away” Langevin discusses Voivod’s concepts for 7”s, recalls infamous tour with Soundgarden and Faith No More

Posted by on February 23, 2015

Thrash metal and prog rock are no strangers to each other. Yet only a few bands are capable of seamlessly blending the two into its own unique sound. And over the course of three decades, despite setbacks caused by lineup changes, deaths, and simply changes in the music industry, Voivod has stood out as one […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Defunct Touring Festivals

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, Gigantour kicked off its fifth installment and Mayhem Fest is well into gear. And while the summer is packed with other treks like the Summer Slaughter Tour, the All Stars Tour, and other tours (hell, even the Warped […]

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Ghost BC, Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA To Play Lollapalooza?

Posted by on March 28, 2013

While nothing’s official yet, it looks like the lineup of this year’s Lollapalooza has leaked. According to blog Slicing Up Eyeballs (ed note: ouch) multiple sources have confirmed that a leaked photo of the lineup, which is due to be announced next week, is legit. Headlined by The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers and […]

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Video: Black Sabbath Performs Lollapalooza

Posted by on August 6, 2012

The last two days of Lollapalooza experienced some weather issues. However, Black Sabbath’s headlining set on the festival’s first night (August 3) went on without a hitch. And over this past weekend, fan filmed footage of the band’s first (and as of now only for this year) American date since reuniting has made its way […]

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The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Weighs In On Sabbath, Van Halen

Posted by on June 22, 2012

One of the best things about being in a band as a duo is that there aren’t generally lineup shuffles.  And it doesn’t seem like  Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney is a fan of lineup changes that much. In an interview with Rolling Stone, The drummer had some choice things to say about Black Sabbath and […]

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