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Almost Flawless: Here Are The Wins And Fails Of Lollapalooza 2015

Every festival has its highs and lows. Luckily for Lollapalooza, the weekend was mostly full of wins.

The saying goes: you win some and you lose some. Luckily for the people that made this year's Lollapalooza come to fruition, there weren't too many L's to walk away with.

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From the speedy, organized check-ins and (mostly) on-time sets to the multitude of security and lack of rain, this year's nearly ***flawless Chicago fest deserves a handclap. Beyonce would be proud.

Here, in no particular order, are the highest and lowest moments of Lollapalooza 2015.


Beatles fans having their "Na Na Na" signs ready for Paul McCartney's rendition of "Hey Jude"

A$AP Rocky and friends momentarily bringing the party to the Samsung Galaxy Owner's Lounge

One particular Beysus worshipper spreading his own gospel on Lolla grounds

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How consistently turnt the crowd was for every set and how positive the vibe was overall

Young Thug sharing a blunt with a front row fan

Sam Smith bringing all the aunties out to play during his set (no seriously, he legit hit a family barbecue-esque shuffle)

A$AP Rocky giving a shout out to Chief Keef and bringing out Vic Mensa just to party

#AboutLastNight | @asvpxrocky brings out @vicmensa just for Chi-City #GalaxyLife @lollapalooza #Lolla #GrantPark

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Kid Cudi's utter jubilation being back on the stage

A man in a wheelchair crowd surfing all the way from the middle of the thick crowd to the photo pit in the front



Travi$ Scott's 45-minute set consisting of his DJ playing around for 30 minutes and a thwarted five minutes of raucous stage time

Grant Park momentarily being evacuated for a daytime rainstorm that never came

The unforgiving 89-degree heat, ever-present sweat and dusty winds

Lion Babe's lead singer, Jillian Hervey, suffering from a faulty mic


"Oh I got power, Pisces sign / They shouted me, 'Watch out behind!" ~ @lionbabe at @lollapalooza #Lolla #GalaxyLife


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Questlove To Executive Produce Broadway Musical About ‘Soul Train’

Soul Train, the audacious dance series that proudly spotlighted black culture while showcasing performances from legendary artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and more, is the focus of a new Broadway musical with Queslove as executive producer, Deadline reports.

The Roots drummer, who authored the 2013 book Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation, will executive produce the musical alongside, Tony Corneilus, son of Soul Train host and creator, Don Corneilus. Having worked directly with his father for “several years,” Cornelius’ son expressed gratitude for the impact that the series “has had on the culture at large,” both stateside and abroad.

Playwright Dominique Moriseeau, director Kamilah Forbes, and choreographer Camille A. Brown, are also included in the musical's production team. In a statement to Deadline, Morisseau said that she can’t wait to collaborate with a “legendary creative team of incredible women to celebrate the history and the unsung hero of our nation’s longest running televised music and dance series.”

More than 20 hits from the era are set to be featured in the musical, which will also detail Cornelius’ story in the early days of creating the series. Soul Train debuted in October 1971, and took its final bow in March of 2006. Cornelius died by suicide in 2012.

The musical is slated to debut in 2021, corresponding with the 50th anniversary of Soul Train’s television debut.

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Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Is No Longer The Number One Song In America

Lil Nas X's bonafide smash "Old Town Road" has been dethroned from its unprecedented 19-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to the publication, rising alt-pop star Billie Eilish now has the No. 1 song in the country with her track "Bad Guy." The song has been sitting at No. 2 for nine weeks straight. Lil Nas X, who collaborated with the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and more superstars for various remixes of the song, congratulated the 17-year-old on her first No. 1 hit via Twitter.

"Old Town Road" now holds the No. 3 spot behind  Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's "Señorita."

The Atlanta musician catapulted to fame after "Old Town Road" made the rounds. Initially, it was removed from Billboard's Country chart for reportedly not implementing enough elements of the genre. Since then, it has shattered records and expectations.

Just a few weeks ago, it became the longest-running No. 1 in American music history, breaking a record held by Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber (for "One Sweet Day" and "Despacito," respectively).

Lil Nas X has a lot to be proud of. Congrats on a historic run.

congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!

— nope (@LilNasX) August 19, 2019

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Get Ready: A Three 6 Mafia Reunion Tour Is On The Way

Three 6 Mafia is on their way to a stage near you. According to an Instagram post from Juicy J, the popular hip-hop collective will be performing at a series of very special reunion shows.

Per the flyer, one of the shows will be held on Oct. 12 at the Landers Center in Mississippi. The show will also star DJ Paul, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX and all original Hypnotize Minds & HCP Members (Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Project Pat, Lil Wyte and La. Chat).

“I know this is what the fans have been asking for, so we're ready to bring them the classics, along with our new music in the best possible way,” said DJ Paul in a statement. “To quote LL, don't call it a comeback, we have officially been here for years, and we've got a lot to show for it. Just wait to see what comes next.”

The Oscar-winning group went on a hiatus back in 2012. Many of the group’s members have released solo projects, and two of the group’s founding members have since passed on (Koopsta Knicca and Lord Infamous).

Tickets to the event will be on sale this Friday (Aug. 23). Take a look at the flyer below.

DATES 09-07 Atlanta, GA - One Musicfest 10-11 Newark, NJ - Loud Records 25th Anniversary (Prudential Center) 10-12 Southaven, MS - Landers Center


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THREE 6 MAFIA REUNION TOUR! Tickets on sale next Friday August 23rd @landerscenter

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