A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't.


A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't.

THE HEADLINERS

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Studio album sales: 10.1 million
Best-selling album: "Rage Against the Machine" (1992), 3.4 million


NINE INCH NAILS
Studio album sales: 10.1 million+^
Best-selling album: "The Downward Spiral" (1994), 3.4 million


RADIOHEAD
Studio album sales: 8.8 million*
Best-selling album: "OK Computer" (1997), 2.2 million


KANYE WEST
Studio album sales: 8.1 million
Best-selling album: "The College Dropout" (2004), 3.1 million


All sales figures according to Nielsen SoundScan

* Does not include albums acquired through the band's own pay-your-own-price download model for 2007's "In Rainbows"
+ Does not include albums acquired through the band's own free lossless digital album giveaway of "The Slip" (2008) prior to its physical release date
^ Does not include all sales of "Pretty Hate Machine" (1989), released before SoundScan began tracking album sales in 1992.





BANDS NAMES WITH ANIMALS
Cat Power
Toadies
Grizzly Bear
Dr. Dog
The Octopus Project
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
DJ Bald Eagle




ALPHABETICAL BREAKDOWN OF ARTIST NAMES
A (2): Amadou & Mariam, Nicole Atkins & the Sea
B (14): ex. Dierks Bentley, Black Keys, Black Kids, Black Lips
C (7): ex. Cadence Weapon, James Curd
D (12): ex. Dani Deahl, De Novo Dahl
E (5): ex. Electric Touch, E-Six & Roan
F (7): ex. Perry Farrell, Free Sol
G (8): ex. G. Love & Special Sauce, Grizzly Bear
H (3): Ha Ha Tonka, Holy F*ck, Homemade Jamz' Blues Band
I (2): Innerpartysystem, Iron & Wine
J (3): Mason Jennings, Jimmies, John Butler Trio
K (4): ex. Kid Sister, K'NAAN
L (4): ex. Louis XIV, Love and Rockets
M (7): ex. Magic Wands, MGMT
N (2): the National, Nine Inch Nails
O (3): Octopus Project, Office, Okkervil River
P (4): ex. Parlor Mob, Postelles
Q (1): Q Brothers
R (6): ex. Raconteurs, Mark Ronson
S (6): ex. Small Town DJ’s, Spank Rock
T (6): ex. Tally Hall, Sofia Talvik
U (1): Uffie
V (1): VHS or Beta
W (12): ex. Butch Walker, What Made Milwaukee Famous
X (0)
Y (2): Yeasayer, Your Vegas
Z (1): Zebo

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