Full Lollapalooza Line-Up Announced, Perry Peeved At “Pepe Le Pew”
Perry Farrell thinks little of Jim DeRogatis, the Chicago Sun-Times writer who leaked this year’s headliners for Lollapalooza. “This guy, he’s a stinker, so it was kind of like having a skunk at the party. So what do we do? Well, I think we should make him the stinky mascot. … That’s what I’m going to do. … Pepe LePew,” sneered the festival figurehead and lost cause. Responded Jim, “Wasn’t Pepe the one who always got the girls? What the heck is wrong with that?” Actually, Pepe didn’t get the girls, DeRo. Pepe was an overly amorous skunk that pathologically assaulted cats that had accidentally walked against wet paint. And the cats didn’t like it. Anyhooo, the full line-up for Lollapalooza, which takes place Aug. 1-3 in Chicago, is out now. Behold!
Radiohead Rage Against the Machine Nine Inch Nails Kanye West Wilco The Raconteurs Louis XIV Love and Rockets Gnarls Barkley Bloc Party The Black Keys Broken Social Scene Lupe Fiasco Flogging Molly Mark Ronson Cat Power The National G. Love & Special Sauce Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Explosions in the Sky Brand New Gogol Bordello Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Dierks Bentley Okkervil River Amadou & Mariam Blues Traveler John Butler Trio Girl Talk Your Vegas CSS Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves Battles Steel Train Jamie Lidell Bang Camaro Butch Walker The Blakes Mates of State Tally Hall Spank Rock White Lies Brazilian Girls Magic Wands Chromeo Electric Touch Duffy Innerpartysystem The Kills The Postelles Rogue Wave The Parlor Mob The Go! Team Bald Eagle Mason Jennings Krista The Gutter Twins Ha Ha Tonka Yeasayer Witchcraft Grizzly Bear We Go To 11 MGMT Sofia Talvik The Weakerthans Booka Shade Santogold Black Kids Black Lips Dr. Dog Nicole Atkins & the Sea The Ting Tings Kid Sister Office The Cool Kids What Made Milwaukee Famous Does It Offend You, Yeah? The Whigs Manchester Orchestra Foals Uffie The Octopus Project Cadence Weapon Ferras De Novo Dahl Noah and the Whale Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s K’NAAN Serena Ryder Newton Faulkner
Perry Farrell is also excited to make some “unique content” for iTunes.
This year, we have an amazing concept going. For the first time ever, we’re going to be working with iTunes, and we’re going to be creating unique content, so we’re going to have collaborations — people collaborating on songs — and then put them on iTunes, and then they’ll perform them at Lollapalooza for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. These will be recorded in a studio, but of course because we can share files online, we don’t have to be in the same place at the same time — we have finishing studios all over the world for the artists to finish the piece off. We’ll start to talk with Radiohead about putting them with someone they’d like to collaborate with, tell them how it’s going to go down.
You’re going to tell Radiohead how it’s going to go down, Perry? Radiohead answers to no one, dude.