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Matt and Kim Discuss Their ‘Dopeness,’ Staying Creative + More at Lollapalooza 2013

When it comes to taking a do-it-yourself approach to creating music, few are as successful as Brooklyn, NY duo Matt & Kim. The release of their fourth studio album, Lightning, has elevated the "Daylight" and "Let's Go" hitmakers to even bigger stardom. Matt & Kim took some time with us to go over their success at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Friday (August 2).

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Robert Smith, Trent Reznor, Brandon Flowers
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The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers + More on Deck for Lollapalooza 2013

Speculation has been running rampant about the lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival at Grant Park in Chicago. The "leaked" event poster turned out to be pretty accurate as organizers have announced the official roster today. Goth rock pioneers The Cure, Trent Reznor's resurrected Nine Inch Nails, The Killers and more will headline the 3-day weekend this summer.

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Jack White Mixes Past With Present During Final Night of Lollapalooza

In what turned out to be a beautiful day following Saturday night's thunderstorm-drenched delay, Lollapalooza ended on a high note during Sunday's (August 5) final schedule of events. Jack White helped cap off the night with a entertaining set spanning his entire career.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Help Put Lollapalooza Back on Track After Storm Delay

Despite a two-and-a-half-hour delay and the evacuation of Grant Park in Chicago due to a severe thunderstorm, Lollapalooza bounced back with a revised schedule for Saturday (August 4) to keep festival goers happy. Lolla vets Red Hot Chili Peppers helped keep the vibe alive with their headlining set on the Red Bull Soundstage.

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Lollapalooza 2012 Day Two Onsite Report

It wouldn't be Lollapalooza without a little thunderstorm. This time, however, hundreds of thousands of festival goers were evacuated from Grant Park in Chicago as festival organizers postponed Saturday's (August 4) performances due to inclement weather.

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Black Sabbath, Black Keys Light Up Day One of Lollapalooza 2012

Day One of Lollapalooza 2012 came to a close thanks to a double dose of Black. The reunited Black Sabbath (minus drummer Bill Ward) and The Black Keys made sure rock and roll was the last thing festival goers heard on Friday night (August 3).

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Lollapalooza 2012 Day One Onsite Report

Lollapalooza 2012 has finally arrived this weekend! Over 100 bands are invading Grant Park in Chicago, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White and more, for three days of killer music. Keep checking WGRD.com for updates throughout the weekend.

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Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup

After much speculation and rumor, the official Lollapalooza 2012 lineup has been unveiled — and it’s pretty killer. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, the Black Keys and reunited metal legends Black Sabbath are slated to headline this year’s festival, which is slated for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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Foo Fighters Close Lollapalooza in Epic Rain-Soaked Performance

The 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza almost ended prematurely with two massive thunderstorms threatening to shut the party down. Things started to get bad at around 5:30 as festival attendees desperately looked for cover and escape the torrential downpour. Luckily for me, I was stationed at a tent in the press area and instantly made friends with a ton of new people. The rain started to let up and Foo Fighters took to the Music Unlimited stage right on time.

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Cage the Elephant Continue to Grow and Mature

Cage the Elephant have witnessed their fan base grow quite substantially over the years, thanks in part to playing at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella and more. As the popularity of the band continues to increase, so does their maturity, which is evident in their latest album Thank You, Happy Birthday. Guitarists Brad Shultz and Lincoln Parish were kind enough to talk to me at Lolla, despite literally getting into town just a few hours ago.

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Eminem Celebrates Recovery With Special Guests, Fans at Lollapalooza

Since it's transformation from a touring festival to a weekend concert event, Lollapalooza has hosted some of the biggest names in music. This year alone brought Coldplay, Muse, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket and more. However, no artist in Lollapalooza history has drawn a bigger turnout than Detroit hip-hop star Eminem.

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Deftones Unleash Their Aggression at Lollapalooza

Deftones made sure to up the angst and distortion at Lollapalooza on Saturday. The California metal rockers held the PlayStation stage hostage for an intense hour long set.

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