The Road Ragers

Noise In The Hood

SURE, 50 AND JAY WILL BE BIG, BUT HARD ROCKERS, FOR WHOM SARTORIAL SPLENDOR RANKS AS HIGH AS SOUND CHECK, ALWAYS RULE THE CONCERT CIRCUIT

LOLLAPALOOZA

After a five-year hiatus, Lollapalooza -- the trendsetting nexus of alt-rock, burritos, and piercing booths -- is back. Cofounder Perry Farrell resurrected the festival with an all-star lineup that includes a Jane's Addiction reunion and L.A.-based punks the Distillers, fronted by Brody Armstrong.

Who's the best-dressed rock star in history?

BRODY Elvis Presley. PERRY I'd say David Bowie.

How do you prep for a tour?

PERRY I start rehearsing today. BRODY I've just been coughing up blood.

Who do you want to hang with on tour?

BRODY Perry. PERRY Brody.

Favorite concession stand?

BRODY [to Perry] Is there a cotton-candy concession? PERRY I'll work on it.

Craziest thing you've seen from the stage?

PERRY I once saw my bass player pee on the monitors. BRODY I can't beat that.

Lollapalooza, which also includes Audioslave and Queens of the Stone Age, pierces Grand Rapids, Mich., July 3 and wraps like a burrito Aug. 23 in Seattle. (lollapalooza.com)

OZZFEST

For this year's Ozzfest, Marilyn Manson plans to dress like ''Oscar Wilde at the Nuremberg rallies.'' Ozzy Osbourne's band includes ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted (of whom the Ozzman sayeth, ''He reminds me of a young Geezer Butler'') but little flash. How does he intend to compete? ''I'm Ozzy.'' He's got you there, Manson.

Who's the best-dressed rock star in history?

MARILYN Bowie always had a great sense of style. Also Jim Morrison. James Brown. Elvis.

How do you prep for a tour?

OZZY I run up to six miles daily. MARILYN I don't like to run unless I'm being chased.

Which Ozzfesters are you looking forward to seeing?

MARILYN I'll laugh watching them get mopped up by me. Other than Ozzy, of course. OZZY I'll probably see Marilyn, a bit of Korn.

Most personal thing you bring on tour?

OZZY Me. And I always take a crucifix. I've got lots of them. MARILYN My cat, Lilly.

Ozzfest also features Disturbed, Chevelle, and the Datsuns. It ignites in San Antonio June 28 and rages into West Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 28. (ozzfest.com)

WARPED TOUR

At first, Andrew W.K. seems a little too metal and way too disco for the punky Warped Tour. But it's all about the attitude. He describes his upcoming CD as ''pure unadulterated triumph, unmitigated glory, absolute complete euphoria, melodic ecstasy, and true human victory.'' Now that's punk rock.

Who's the best-dressed rock star in history?

ZZ Top and Michael Jackson. Stevie Nicks had cool clothes -- all those gowns and stuff.

CDs/movies/videogames you'll bring on tour?

Two Towers, Sorcerer's Stone, Leslie Nielsen movies, Seinfeld, Simpsons tapes. The new TranzWorld CD.

Favorite things about summer festivals?

It's a whole day completely and perfectly organized to facilitate fun. Everyone's there with one goal in mind, focused.

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