Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular heavy metal, alternative rock, punk rock, and hip hop bands and this year the festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Lollapalooza was first held in 1991 and it was started by Jane's Addiction front man Perry Farrell for his bands final farewell show. The farewell show turned into an annual summer music festival that has occurred ever since with the exception of a brief intermission from 1997-2003. To view an interactive timeline of the history of this event, view the Lollapalooza Time Capsule page that showcases all of the memorable moments of past performances. I spent a good 20 minutes scrolling through all of the pictures and videos.
The Lollapalooza festival has always featured a great collection of musical talent year after year. This year to celebrate their 20th anniversary they have released a Lollapalooza sampler of past performers from the 90's to today. Check out the track listing below and get yourself some of that free music! Granted, it would be nice to attend the live festival in Chicago (Aug. 5th-7th); but a free sampler beats a $215 ticket for most people.
There is a wide variety of music featured in this playlist. The majority of the songs don't match up with my genre interests but there were a few tracks that I liked personally including: Company of Thieves, G. Love, J Mascis, John Butler Trio, and Silversun Pickups.
Download: Lollapalooza 20th Anniversary Sampler