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Projekt Revolution Tour

The eight-hour Projekt Revolution festival is a lot like Lollapalooza once was: a long, eclectic rundown of name-brand, rock-the-house acts, following one another in rapid succession. Rock, represented by the Used and Less Than Jake, is in the minority here. Two of hip-hop's modern greats, Ghostface and Snoop Dogg, provide the street cred. And three rap-rock greats grace the bill -- reunited pioneers Downset, braided breakthrough stars Korn, and last-men-standing Linkin Park.

Playing second fiddle here is clearly bugging Korn, and sad-boy singer Jonathan Davis is acting out. Staring down contractual obligations and a ticking clock, Korn is reportedly planning a greatest-hits album featuring some very loud cries for help: covers of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" (all three versions in one fell swoop) and Cameo's '80s funk classic "Word Up" -- which is reportedly slated as the leadoff single. Jonathan, step away from the elegant H.R. Giger-designed microphone stand. Don't do it. As Faith No More said at rap-rock's inception, "We care a lot." Or at least we do when we go back and listen to "Blind."

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D.X. Ferris
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