LOLLAPA-LOSER? A Critical Look Inside The Rise And Fall Of LOLLAPALOOZA 2004

Jason Korenkiewicz of PopMatters.com has penned a "critical look inside the rise and fall of Lollapalooza 2004" — an article that attempts to examine other options for the tour organizers that could have been used to prevent the cancellation of this year's festival.

"You don't often think of Lollapalooza as a venue for metal acts, but throw in past participants like METALLICA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ALICE IN CHAINS, and A PERFECT CIRCLE and suddenly the impact of metal bands on this festival is clear," he writes. "This year's version didn't include one clear candidate to fill this niche. The obvious choices to fill the bill would have been THE DARKNESS or VELVET REVOLVER, a new band featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland and various members from the original version of GUNS N' ROSES. THE DARKNESS has continued to build an audience in the US while VELVET REVOLVER has generated enough of a buzz for their debut album to open at number one of the Billboard albums chart. One has to imagine that the inclusion of either into Lollapalooza 2004 would have added a much-needed dose of swagger to a field of aging alternative rockers." Read more.

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