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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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Nine Inch Nails Mark Return to U.S. Stage With Lollapalooza Performance

It’s been four long years since Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails have played a live show in the U.S., but all that changed yesterday (Aug. 2) when they hit the stage to close out Day 1 of Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, Ill.

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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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Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age + A Perfect Circle to Play Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile

The lineups for the 2013 Lollapalooza festivals in Brazil and Chile have been announced. Lollapalooza Brazil will return to São Paulo's Jockey Club March 29-31, 2013, while Lollapalooza Chile will make its way back to Parque O'Higgins in Santiago April 6-7, 2013.

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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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Coldplay Go All Out for Lollapalooza Debut

 

In the 20 years that Lollapalooza has been around, Coldplay are one of the biggest bands to have never graced the festival's stage until Friday night. The British alt/pop rockers made sure to deliver, going through their whole archive for the thousands of fans in attendance. The band was rewarded with a crowd sing-along that would make most arena rock acts jealous.

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Lollapalooza 2011 Update [Video]

 

Lollapalooza celebrates it's 20th birthday this weekend at Grant Park in Chicago and they invited an impressive list of guests to help celebrate the special occasion. Muse, Coldplay, Foster the People, Bright Eyes, A Perfect Circle and more kicked off the festivities Friday night. Detroit rapper Eminem, Deftones, Cee Lo, My Morning Jacket and a ton more are continuing the party today. Watch my initial impressions from Day 1 of Lolla and how it was shorter than expected.

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Foo Fighters, Eminem, Muse to Headline Lollapalooza 2011

The rumors are true! As previously reported, Foo Fighters, Eminem and Muse will headline an impressive lineup for this year's Lollapalooza in Chicago, which takes place August 5-7 at Grant Park. Over 120 bands will help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival.

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Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters Rumored To Headline Lollapalooza

This year's Lollapalooza festival could have some heavy headliners, including Eminem, Muse, and Foo Fighters.  At least that's what the Chicago Tribune wants us to believe.

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