Lollapalooza is a four-day event that influenced the way American music festivals are held today. The musical genres represented range from alternative rock to heavy metal to hip hop and more. Dance, visual performances, comedy acts, and craft booths round out the offerings at this highly attended fest that Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction founded in the early 1990s. Tickets sell out very quickly for this high-profile event. The best of Lollapalooza throughout the years showcased acts that make the next festival always a highly anticipated one.


1. The Inaugural Lollapalooza Surprise Hit

Perry Farrell created Lollapalooza to mostly feature alternative rock bands, but other genres were certainly included, even on this first bill of the festival. In 1991, Farrell's group, Jane's Addiction, was close to a breaking up. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was cutting the group's sets because he was upset with the sound system. In comes Ice T & Body Count to rock and rap his way to making the crowd go wild, especially with his infamous debut performance of "Cop Killer."

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