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  • Kings of Leon, Robyn, Black Keys Rock Coachella's First Day

    April 16, 2011 2:20 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Beneath a cloudless sky in the California desert, the 2011 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival erupted with eclectic force on Friday, hosting a dependably diverse range of sounds – from the swaggering southern rock of Kings of Leon to the forward-looking beats and high glam of Robyn. "The last time we played here, I didn't wear a shirt," said KoL singer Caleb Followill, referring to the band's 2007 daytime set. "I've gained three pounds since then &nd...  | More »

  • Video: George's son on new band, Fistful of Mercy

    April 16, 2011 9:35 AM ET

    At the Coachella festival, Dhani Harrison talked to Rolling Stone about how much fun he's been having as a member of Fistful of Mercy, his band with songwriters Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. "We don't always agree because it's three frontmen, but just kinda took our skateboards around America and just had a good laugh," he says. Harrison also discussed his ongoing collaborations with RZA, whom he befriended when the rapper wanted to use a sample from his father George's so...  | More »

  • Video: Roots drummer shares his DJing philosophy

    April 16, 2011 9:15 AM ET

    Before DJing at Rolling Stone's Escape From Indio party last night at the Coachella Festival, ?uestlove of the Roots told us about the philosophy behind his DJ sets. "My whole goal in doing these DJ gigs is to sort of trick people into learning something," he says. "It's easy, especially with the way technology is built now where anybody can be a DJ. If you want to rock a party, let's see you succeed playing Kermit the Frog. I'm definitely going to play Kermit the Frog in ...  | More »

  • Video: The band on evolving as a live act

    April 16, 2011 8:55 AM ET

    At the Coachella festival, Nathan Willett and Matt Maust of the Cold War Kids told Rolling Stone how being on the road for four months has built up their confidence as a live band. "We kinda have the best of both worlds with this new record," Maust says. "When we recorded it, we really took our time, but on the flip side we still get to be a rambunctious live soul punk band."  | More »

  • Video: SoCal rockers on their next album

    April 16, 2011 8:40 AM ET

    Rolling Stone caught up with the Southern California rockers Delta Spirit at Coachella, where the guys talked about being excited to play their local major rock festival, their favorite memories from attending the event as fans in the past and their desire to break out of the Americana genre with the songs they're writing for their next album.  | More »

  • Coachella Bands Plan Ambitious Multimedia Installations

    April 13, 2011 9:00 AM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    Fans wandering through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend will encounter an ambitious array of audiovisual installations created by bands including Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Interpol. It's all part of Coachella's new partnership with the Creators Project, a program set up by Intel and Vice to connect artists with cutting-edge technology. Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone, Round Two: Vote by April 14! The resulting collaborations will be visible all ...  | More »

  • Why Coachella Sold Out in Less Than a Week

    January 27, 2011 4:00 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    This year's Coachella festival has sold out faster than ever before in the 12-year history of the event. Tickets for the festival, which will be held on April 15-17th in Indio, California, were gone entirely  yesterday after having gone on sale Friday. According to concert promoter Paul Tollett, this year's festival sold at a much faster pace than the previous year. Whereas 51,000 tickets to this year's event had been sold by Monday, only 11,000 tickets were sold in the ...  | More »

  • Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon Headline Coachella Festival

    January 19, 2011 9:45 AM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West and The Strokes have been announced as the headliners of the 2011 Coachella Festival in Indio, California. The eclectic bill will also feature Animal Collective, Duran Duran, PJ Harvey, the Black Keys, the National, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green, Robyn, Bright Eyes, the Chemical Brothers, Erykah Badu and Interpol. Photos: Coachella 2010 Coachella is known for reuniting bands, and this year is no different. The Britpop band Suede, who just recently complete...  | More »

  • All Points West Likely Canceled as Coachella Thrives

    April 22, 2010 7:14 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    One of AEG Live's flagship American destination festivals is thriving while another is facing elimination. According to the company's CEO Randy Phillips, New Jersey's two-year-old event All Points West is on the chopping block. "We're probably going to kill it," Phillips tells Reuters. "As beautiful as [the site] is, it's very hard to get New Yorkers to cross that river. All Points West is an experiment that just didn't work." The festival took place at scenic Li...  | More »

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