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Sunday @ Lollapalooza: The Cars

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Capping a noticeable 1980s vibe running throughout this year's festival, the Cars played a typically solid but staid set Sunday afternoon -- much like their May set at the Riviera, just outdoors. Opening with their classic "Let the Good Times Roll," the most sedate party anthem ever, the reunited quartet (sans original singer-bassist Ben Orr, who died in 2000) see-sawed between MTV-era hits -- "My Best Friend's Girl," "You Might Think," "Magic," "Let's Go," etc. -- and tracks from their new album, "Move Like This." As usual, Ric Ocasek hardly moved, and the set glided along with great songs but zero showmanship. "I like the nightlife, baby," Ocasek sang as he squinted into the late afternoon sun.


The Cars -- including drummer David Robinson (from left), guitarist Elliott Easton and Ric Ocasek -- perform Sunday afternoon at Lollapalooza. (Tom Cruze/Sun-Times)

Before their set, we sat down with guitarist Elliott Easton and drummer David Robinson to discuss how the band got back together ...

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Nice interview...signs point to yes haha very good JON

I Love the eight ball part of this when asked if another record will be made." Signs point to yes"

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