• 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 »

  • Thom Yorke, Gorillaz's All-Star Bands Wrap Coachella 2010: Full Day Three Report

    April 19, 2010 8:33 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    "You've had a long weekend, and you need to freak out," Thom Yorke declared to the many thousands gathered for the final night of this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival. In moments, Yorke and his solo band, Atoms for Peace, hurled another tsunami of noise and melody across the desert floor on Sunday, serenading fans with hyper-kinetic beats and raw emotion. The solo headline performance by the Radiohead singer was among the most anticipated of the festival in Indio, Californ...  | More »

  • Muse, MGMT Cap Eclectic Day in Coachella Heat: Full Day Two Report

    April 18, 2010 10:21 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Coachella is a fest of many sounds and sizes, a setting for grand gestures and insurgent new music, and Saturday's crowded roster made for impossible choices. Muse and Faith No More delivered big, muscular rock on the main stage, but fans could also have spent the entire day planted across the lawn at the smaller Outdoor Theatre, where sets by MGMT, Hot Chip, the xx and the Dead Weather drew some of the festival's biggest crowds. Just a month after their relatively stripped-down pe...  | More »

  • Jay-Z Blasts Coachella With Huge Headlining Set: Full Day One Report

    April 17, 2010 7:25 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    It was a cool and cloudless desert night at the Coachella Music and Arts festival Friday the moment Jay-Z emerged suddenly from the floor of the main stage in cool shades and black leather. He shouted, "Everybody bounce!" as his band pounded an earth-quaking beat, sending the entire crowd moving, and right into the rapper's hands. Headliners in recent years have often been surprising left-turns from Coachella's traditional alternative comfort zone, stretching out to include the sex...  | More »

  • Coachella Acts Might Miss Festival Due to Volcanic Ash

    April 16, 2010 12:14 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    A volcanic eruption that occurred under an Icelandic glacier on Wednesday, April 14th, has set off a series of unforeseen events that might force a few Britain-based artists scheduled to perform at this weekend's Coachella festival to cancel their slots. The Cribs with Johnny Marr, Bernard Sumner's Bad Lieutenant and Gary Numan are just a few of the bands affected by the volcanic ash that lingers in the skies above Europe, all but shutting down all air travel out of the continent, B...  | More »

  • Thom Yorke Talks Radiohead, Climate and Solo Project on BBC

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    In the gaps between the jazz, dubstep and hip-hop tracks Radiohead's Thom Yorke played as guest DJ on the BBC Radio 1's Gilles Peterson show that aired yesterday, he talked about Radiohead, his solo venture and the environment. As Rolling Stone reported earlier this week, when Yorke was announced as a Coachella performer, his name was accompanied by "????" On the radio, Yorke confirmed that the cryptic listing in fact refers to the band — featuring bassist Flea and producer Ni...  | More »

  • Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Pavement Booked for 2010 Coachella Fest

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will serve as headliners at the 2010 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, taking place in Indio, California, April 16th to 18th. Reunions and supergroups highlight the lineup, as Pavement, the Specials, Sly & The Family Stone and Faith No More are all set to perform at the festival, as well as Them Crooked Vultures and the Dead Weather. Other notables on the bill include a solo set by Radiohead's Thom Yorke, LCD Soundsystem, Gary Numan, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, G...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2009: Hottest Live Performance Photos

    April 24, 2009 2:18 PM ET

    McCartney, Morrissey and more: the latest shots from the start of festival season  | More »

  • Coachella Beats Recession, Attracts 166,000 For Second-Best Draw in Fest's History

    April 22, 2009 1:56 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    Thanks to a star-packed lineup anchored by Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and the return of My Bloody Valentine, this year's Coachella enjoyed its second-best attendance ever, attracting roughly 166,000 concertgoers, Billboard reports. The news is a sigh of relief for the entire festival industry, concerns over how the recession would affect the festival biz led to layaway ticket options. Coachella's 2007 festival, which featured Rage Against the Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, re...  | More »

  • "The Beatles: Rock Band" Footage Premieres During McCartney's Coachella Set

    April 20, 2009 4:38 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    Festival-goers at Coachella this weekend weren't only treated to Paul McCartney's hits-filled headlining set Friday night; they also unknowingly witnessed the debut of footage from the upcoming The Beatles: Rock Band game, due out September 9th. According to MTV's Video Games blog, the footage looked like the standard background performances you'd come to expect from the franchise, except with the members of the Beatles playing their vintage guitars and dressed in the clot...  | More »

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