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Legendary 90s Alternative Band To Play Lollapalooza

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 22, 2006 5:43PM

No, not that one. Another one.

2006_02_tubesocks.jpgThe Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to play this year’s Lollapalooza, according to a report from MTV News. Reactions in the Chicagoist Arts and Entertainment department ranged from “Oh. Really?” to “They’re still around?”

The group’s appearance coincides with the release of their first studio album in four years: the double-album Stadium Arcadium. Look, rock bands: can we cut it out with the double album stuff? Why not release a solid regular-sized album of tunes and make a couple exclusive EPs for iTunes instead? The hardcore fans will still buy them and the rest of us won’t have to spend time removing the duff tracks from our playlists. Hip-hop community, this goes double for you.

According to festival organizer Charlie Jones, the Chilis may play more than one night, which is quite the prize. It’s not every band that gets to headline two nights in a row. You’ve got to be pretty special. You know, like Widespread Panic.

The complete lineup of Lollapalooza bands will be released next month, which should finally put some rumors to rest for good.