Lollapalooza is taking a stab at becoming the country's most appealing, mainstream festival in the country, and it's never become more apparent that it has with the announcement of 2010's headliners.
As previously reported, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Phoenix are the big names from this year, peppered in the secondary with many rock-centric acts like Spoon, The National, MGMT, Social Distortion and Devo. If only Jay-Z were in that mainline announcement, it'd cover the trifecta of rock, pop and hip-hop (but it was Coachella that nabbed that one early).
It's a sea change from last year's somewhat nostaligic lineup for rock fans, with fest founder Perry Ferrell's reunited Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, Lou Reed and even, debateably, Tool. The Killers and Kings of Leon rounded that out, plus there was the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the sole act to keep the thing from turning into a 100% sausage party.
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