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Born 20 years ago out of punk rock will and unbridled passion, Lollapalooza has rocked through the parks, amphitheaters and fairgrounds of America, leaving memorable musical moments in its wake.
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Metallica have revealed they will join forces with Rick Rubin for their next album.
Foo Fighters, Eminem and Coldplay will headline the Lollapalooza festival this summer. Cee Lo Green, Muse and Deftones will also play at the alternative music event – which takes place in Chicago from August 5 to 7 this year – and what a sublime line-up there is to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary. Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, who organised the attraction, said it’s “astounding” how the festival – which features a welcome mix of heavy metal, dance, punk and hip-hop acts – has evolved over the years
It’s only a rumor at this time, but word on the street is that Prince William and Kate Middleton may have another power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, performing at the royal wedding reception.
Emcee/producer/road warrior Tom de Geeter is the tireless engine behind the one-man band known as Speed Dial 7.
While Chris Brown told MTV News about his latest album, F.A.M.E., he also spilled on how he paid tribute to the legend himself, Michael Jackson with his new single “She Ain’t You”.
John Krasinski is reportedly in the frame to star in ‘Nobody Walks’. ‘The Office’ actor – whose next movie ‘Something Borrowed’ will see him star alongside Kate Hudson – is believed to be in talks along with actresses Rosemarie DeWitt and Olivia Thirlby for roles in ‘Nobody Walks’, Variety reports.
Kate Beckinsale could be set to star in ‘Total Recall’ after she was offered a role. The ‘Van Helsing’ actress reportedly beat competition from Eva Mendes, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson and Paula Patton to be given the chance to play Lori in the movie, which will be directed by Kate’s husband Len Wiseman and is set to feature Colin Farrell as lead character Douglas Quaid. Jessica Biel is also reported to have won the part of Melina in the movie, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas in the 1990 original
Rihanna has made chart history with her Britney Spears ‘S&M’ remix. The ‘Umbrella’ singer – who is set to team up with Beyonce for a track on the ‘Single Ladies’ crooner’s forthcoming album – has achieved her 10th number one hit in the US after she topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with the rehashed song. Quite remarkably the Bajan beauty now holds the record for the shortest time between an artist’s first and 10th single, outdoing previous record-holder Mariah Carey
Denzel Washington is in demand by producers of ‘Flight’. It is no surprise the ‘American Gangster’ star has reportedly been lined up to be in yet another thriller movie – which is set to be directed by Robert Zemeckis – to play the part of a pilot who rescues his passengers when the engine fails in a plane he’s flying. But next up for the ‘Training Day’ film star is ‘Safe House’ – which features ‘Green Lantern’ actor Ryan Reynolds and is directed by David Guggenheim – where he plays a prisoner on the run in South America after his safe house is attacked.
A thick smoke engulfed the Ogden Theatre Tuesday night as Cypress Hill made their way onto the stage; not from smoke machines behind the scenes, but rather from the crowd of seven hundred bobbing heads as the rap group began their fourth 4/20 concert at the venue in Denver, CO.
Lindsay Lohan has signed a deal to be in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ and ‘Mob Street’. The ‘Mean Girls’ actress – who will star alongside John Travolta in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ – has agreed a two-year contract to be in the two movies, which will hopefully see her forget all her recent troubles and get back to being an actress. She said: “I’m really excited to be back on set and clear up all the misinterpretations about me and show this is what I love to do.” The film tells the story of the life of New York gangster John Gotti – who is played by Travolta – and Lindsay is set to act the part of his daughter Victoria Gotti, with Joe Pesci playing one of John’s Mafia deputies
James Franco has signed up to act in and produce ‘The Stare’. As well as the ‘Your Highness’ star, keep your eyes peeled for ‘Black Swan’ actress Winona Ryder in the movie – which will begin shooting on May 6 in New York – as she is set to play a playwright who is suffering from mental problems and tries to start a new production, which stars James’ character.
Paula Patton loved doing all her own ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ stunts. The ‘Precious’ actress – who plays a young IMF operative in the movie, which stars Tom Cruise – said it was an “amazing experience” being able to perform spectacular scenes after giving birth to a baby boy in April last year. That’s quite a difference from being pregnant! She told Cinemablend.com: “‘Mission: Impossible’ came as a surprise
Another day and another celebrity steps up to prove they’re an animal lover/champion of animal rights. ‘Tik Tok’ singer Kesha is fronting a new anti-seal hunting campaign for (who else?) PETA. The pop star has agreed to feature in a new advert with a baby seal in a bid to highlight the annual slaughter of seal pups less than a month old in Canada.