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  • Coachella '09 Headline With My Bloody Valentine, Cure, Public Enemy

    April 20, 2009 10:57 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    The man in the front row wearing a Trojans condoms T-shirt had just one thing to yell over and over again as My Bloody Valentine unleashed ear-shattering noise and melody on the final night of this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival: "Play louder!" (Plunge into the desert fest in our Coachella gallery.) The hour-long performance by the influential quartet was one of the most anticipated of the three-day SoCal event, and it was plenty loud. The reunited My Bloody Valentine also epi...  | More »

  • The Killers, M.I.A. and Mastodon Deliver Big Sounds on a Big Scale at Coachella

    April 19, 2009 10:26 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Brandon Flowers of the Killers wasn't addressing the entire globe as he paused onstage Saturday at the Coachella Music and Arts festival, but as he watched over a desert landscape of thousands of bouncing, singing, happy fans, it must have felt like the band's own celestial body. As the mainstage's headlining act on Day Two of the epic SoCal fest, the Killers steered the party for two danceable hours. (Check out photos of all the Coachella action.) The Killers represented jus...  | More »

  • Paul McCartney Pays Tribute to Lost Beatles, Plus Cohen and Morrissey Impress at Coachella

    April 18, 2009 10:23 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos was the first to point them out, as he overlooked the many thousands gathered Friday for the opening of this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival. There in the crush was a young Morrissey fan with "a perfect quiff" pompadour. And front row and center were three older ladies holding up a Beatles banner. Kapranos wondered: "Are they playing tonight?" (Check out photos from the scorching Coachella fest.) Call it the Paul McCartney Effect, as Beat...  | More »

  • My Bloody Valentine Curate ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas

    April 15, 2009 3:04 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    My Bloody Valentine will curate 2009's ATP: The Nightmare Before Christmas festival, which goes down at Minehead, England's Butlins Holiday Resort December 4th through 6th. If MBV wasn't enough reason to hop the Atlantic, so far Kevin Shields has recruited Sonic Youth, De La Soul, EPMD, the Horrors and Sun Ra Arkestra. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 17th, at a one-week-only early bird price of £130, which includes a room at the resort. This marks the second time s...  | More »

  • Semi Precious Weapons: On the Road and Out of Control at SXSW

    March 31, 2009 3:12 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    When Rolling Stone hit Austin's South By Southwest Music Festival a week ago, we handed Semi Precious Weapons' outrageous frontman Justin Tranter a Flipcam and a simple set of directions: film yourself doing what you do before, during and after gigs and hand over the footage. We wound up with two days' worth of video — 250 different clips featuring the outrageous singer bathing, high-kicking, hanging with Perez Hilton, Juliette Lewis, Sylvain Sylvain and Rachael Ray...  | More »

  • Perry Farrell Gets Shocked: Jane's Addiction Frontman on SXSW Gig, Reznor Sessions, Lollapalooza

    March 23, 2009 7:38 PM ET
     |  Caryn Ganz

    It's been 21 years since Jane's Addiction released Nothing's Shocking, and frontman Perry Farrell has finally found a cultural phenomenon that refutes the memorable refrain from "Ted, Just Admit It ..." "The Octo-Mom is shocking, so there you go," he says. "It finally happened. I'm shocked." Hanging out with Rolling Stone the day after Jane's Addiction's triumphant South By Southwest gig at a former supermarket, Farrell says the group kicked the show off w...  | More »

  • Photos: SXSW 2009 Photos

    March 23, 2009 1:10 PM ET

    Jane's Addiction, Kanye West, Metallica, Tori Amos, Devo, Glasvegas, Avett Brothers and much more  | More »

  • Video: Perez Hilton at SXSW 2008

    March 23, 2009 7:38 AM ET

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  • Video: Perez Hilton at SXSW 2008 part 2

    March 23, 2009 7:38 AM ET

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