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  • Video: The Hold Steady SXSW 2009

    March 19, 2009 4:16 AM ET

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  • Rolling Stone at SXSW 2009: On the Ground in Texas

    March 18, 2009 2:41 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The intrepid Rolling Stone team has finally arrived in Austin, Texas, for this year's South by Southwest Festival, the first major live-music event of 2009. Once we're properly fortified with tasty BBQ we'll be bringing you reports and footage from the fest's most buzzed-about events. Over the next few days, we'll be catching the reunited Jane's Addiction (and catching up with Perry Farrell), chatting with Metallica about their special edition of Guitar Hero, get...  | More »

  • Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure Top Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 9:00 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    The organizers of the first big festival of 2009, California's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, have finally announced the lineup for their epic desert fest: Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure will headline on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively (the fest runs April 17th, 18th and 19th at the Empire Polo Club in Indio). The date will mark the U.S. festival debut of Sir Paul, who says in a statement, "I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in t...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2008: Hottest Live Performance Photos

    October 16, 2008 10:45 AM ET

    Prince, The Raconteurs, Roger Waters, Jack Johnson and more  | More »

  • Photos: The Flight of the Pig

    April 30, 2008 10:33 AM ET

    Where did Roger Waters' pig go after Coachella? A special <i>Rolling Stone</i> photo investigation  | More »

  • My Coachella: M.I.A. Gets the Bodies Moving

    April 28, 2008 4:22 PM ET
     |  Jenny Eliscu

    M.I.A. wasn't trying to top her career-making Coachella 2005 gig when she hit the stage Saturday night, but the Sri Lankan-born Maya Arulpragasam managed to outdo herself, delivering one of this weekend's most buzzed about performances. "For me, Coachella's different from other festivals," she told Rock Daily earlier in the day from her backstage trailer. "When I played three years ago, it was such a crazy moment. It was my first festival and I had only done about five shows in...  | More »

  • Coachella Interview: Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Discusses New Album

    April 28, 2008 3:23 PM ET
     |  Jenny Eliscu

    "I am tempered for the Northwest, so I don't do well in this kind of heat," said Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, hiding out in the icebox-cold back lounge of his tour bus several hours before his band took the stage at Coachella Saturday evening. The deep freeze paid off, and Death Cab played a stellar thirteen-song set packed with old favorites such as "The New Year" and "Sound of Settling," alongside their new single, the eight-minute "I Will Possess Your Heart." That tune is...  | More »

  • My Coachella: Portishead Discuss Returning to Festivals and Getting Bumped By Prince

    April 28, 2008 1:30 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    When Portishead's headlining gig at this year's Coachella fest was announced, it was to be the British trip-hop trio's first U.S. concert in a decade, so they were less than thrilled when Prince was added to the bill above them. "I'm not the biggest Prince fan," says band multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barrow. "I don't mean any disrespect. Obviously he's an amazing musician. Usually when somebody that big comes in — we just thought we were going to be pushed a...  | More »

  • Coachella Day Three: Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket and Justice Send Revelers Home Happy

    April 28, 2008 11:40 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    There was no moon in the Coachella sky as Roger Waters stepped onstage for the final headline set of the festival on Sunday, bringing his own airborne props, exploding fireballs and the elegant, mind-expanding music of Pink Floyd. Embedded in Waters' set was Floyd's entire 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon, still one the best-selling albums ever, with songs of madness, hope and outrage. At 64, Waters may have been an unexpected choice to headline a festival with roots in the alterna...  | More »

  • Coachella Video: Prince's Special Cover of Radiohead's "Creep"

    April 28, 2008 11:10 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

      As we reported on Saturday, and as Jack Johnson prognosticated on Friday, Prince wowed the Coachella audience with an emotional take on Radiohead's "Creep." For those who missed the Purple One's performance in the Indio desert, check out the cover above, and keep checking back for more video as the festival-goers return to their homes and hit the YouTube.  | More »

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