The music festival is nothing new; it's been around for decades here in the States, whether we're talking the Newport Folk Festival or current behemoths like Coachella and Bonnaroo. The origin of the relatively recent phenomenon of traveling tours, however — now, that's a different animal altogether. While some folks seem to blame Lollapalooza, launched in 1991, for inadvertently spawning Lilith Fair, Van's Warped Tour, Ozzfest, Rock the Bells, and, six years ago, Projekt Revolution, the reality is, caravanning music festivals are here to stay. Some of these tours have become cultural benchmarks while others were manifested, it seems, to do nothing but illicit mockery and scorn. Linkin Park's brainchild, Projekt Revolution, however, defiantly embraces the tenets originally espoused by Lollapalooza — musical revolution, genre diversity, and artistic camaraderie. We asked Projekt Revolution's 2008 headliners — Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, and Sam Endicott of the Bravery — to discuss the festival's ancestry and why it's become such a sought-after tour for... More >>>
Linkin Park keeps the eclectic nature of music festivals alive.