Perry Farrell Reveals Rick Rubin Offered To Purchase Lollapalooza After 2004 Cancelation

The famous festival known as Lollapalooza is getting a three part documentary series entitled Lolla: The Story Of Lollapalooza, which is available on Paramount+ starting today. In this series the founders Perry Farrell and Marc Geiger discuss the failed 2004 revival of the fest. Lollapalooza has always been a art studded festival in years past the lineups have included musical icons like SZA, Blink-182, Deftones, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, and many more

According to, Farrell said. “Rick Rubin offered to buy the festival’s name following the 2004 iteration’s cancelation. “I didn’t know what I was going to do, and I was very embarrassed,” Farrell said. “I was hurting for money. I don’t know why, but Rick Rubin decided to make an offer to me to buy the name for like a million dollars. I won’t tell you exactly how I put it, but I said no.”

Farrell held onto the name and Lollapalooza re-launched in Chicago as a fest in 2005.

Photo Credit: Brandy Hornback

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