It appears that reports of the return of Lollapalooza have surfaced once again. The former North American alternative music festival that set the standard for multi-act summer tours was put on ice in 1997 but original organizers Perry Farrell (Janeís Addiction, porno for pyros), Ted Gardner (artist manager) and the William Morris Agency (booking agent for everybody and their brother) are in talks about resurrecting the festival for the summer of 2002.
This isnít the first time rumblings of the festivalís return swept the music world, in 1999 organizers announced plans to relaunch the festival with Guns Ní Roses as possible headliners with the Offspring, No Doubt and Marilyn Manson mentioned as possible lineup heavyweights. Needless to say that never happened. Now we are greeted with a Los Angeles Times report that says the tour may return this summer.
According to the LA Times report, possible acts for the tour if it gets off the ground include Staind, Incubus and the as yet unnamed band featuring Chris Cornell and the remaining members of Rage Against the Machine.
The Lollapalooza tour reigned supreme from itís inception in 1991 through 1997 when organizers pulled the plug. It inspired other summer music festivals like Lilith Fair (defunct), The Warped Tour and Ozzfest. In fact, it was Lollapalooza organizers telling Ozzy he couldnít be part of the tour that inspired the madman of metal to create the Ozzfest.
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