Perry, Pepe and the full Lollapalooza lineup for 2008

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Though he has always positioned himself as a futurist, Perry Farrell, founder and designated figurehead for the reinvented Lollapalooza in Grant Park, really hasn’t grokked how this much-ballyhooed Inter-Web thang has rendered irrelevant anyone’s attempts to carefully manage and market the news — not that those ever made much difference to reporters of any era who came by a scoop fair and square.

Upset by the story about the headliners and other bands on this blog and in the Sun-Times Thursday night and Friday morning, Farrell lashed out in an interview with Vh1.com and branded this reporter “a stinker… a skunk… Pepe LePew.”

All I have to say about that is: 1.) If you’re feeling chatty, Perry, I’m still waiting for your response to my open letter last year suggesting ways Lollapalooza could improve its relations with the Chicago music scene and make its ubiquitous corporate sponsorships slightly less obnoxious, and 2.) Wasn’t Pepe the one who always got the girls? What the heck is wrong with that?

The full lineup of bands for Lollapalooza 2008 follows the jump. So let the commentary continue: How good a job did promoters C3 Present do in year four? I am eager to hear your thoughts.

Radiohead

Rage Against the Machine

Nine Inch Nails

Kanye West

Wilco

The Raconteurs

Louis XIV

Love and Rockets

Gnarls Barkley

Bloc Party

The Black Keys

Broken Social Scene

Lupe Fiasco

Flogging Molly

Mark Ronson

Cat Power

The National

G. Love & Special Sauce

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Explosions in the Sky

Brand New

Gogol Bordello

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Dierks Bentley

Okkervil River

Amadou & Mariam

Blues Traveler

John Butler Trio

Girl Talk

Your Vegas

CSS

Eli Paperboy Reed & the True Loves

Battles

Steel Train

Jamie Lidell

Bang Camaro

Butch Walker

The Blakes

Mates of State

Tally Hall

Spank Rock

White Lies

Brazilian Girls

Magic Wands

Chromeo

Electric Touch

Duffy

Innerpartysystem

The Kills

The Postelles

Rogue Wave

The Parlor Mob

The Go! Team

Bald Eagle

Mason Jennings

Krista

The Gutter Twins

Ha Ha Tonka

Yeasayer

Witchcraft

Grizzly Bear

We Go To 11

MGMT

Sofia Talvik

The Weakerthans

Booka Shade

Santogold

Black Kids

Black Lips

Dr. Dog

Nicole Atkins & the Sea

The Ting Tings

Kid Sister

Office

The Cool Kids

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Does It Offend You, Yeah?

The Whigs

Manchester Orchestra

Foals

Uffie

The Octopus Project

Cadence Weapon

Ferras

De Novo Dahl

Noah and the Whale

Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos

KNAAN

Serena Ryder

Newton Faulkner

Advance three-day passes are now on sale for a limited time for $190 (after which the price increases to $205) at www.lollapalooza.com.

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