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Shure Sets the Stage at Lollapalooza

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As in the past, music fans jammed Chicago's Grant Park for this year's
Lollapalooza, drawing sell-out crowds August 1-3. Seen and heard onstage
throughout the event, Shure microphones played a big role at the

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Lollapalooza 2008 hosted the long-awaited Chicago return of rap/rock
pioneers Rage Against the Machine. Aside from a gig at Alpine Valley in
East Troy, WI last summer, Rage hadn't been seen or heard in the metro
area proper since a 1999 headlining show at the Allstate Arena. Marked y
ripping musical exercises in polemics such as "Testify" and "Guerrilla
Radio," the band's headlining fury was led by frontman Zack de la Rocha,
who relied on a Shure hardwired SM58 to take his message to the streets.

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Choosing Lollapalooza 2008 to play its first North American gig on the
second leg of its summer tour, Radiohead plowed its own path through a
sell-out crowd of 75,000 to close out the first night, soothing those in
attendance with a mixture of pastoral ambience, slashing guitars, and a
mystical light show that seemed to keep threatening storms at bay. Thom
Yorke's vocals and guitar helped guide the two-hour set, with the
frontman singing into a Beta 87C from Shure.


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