• Video: OMD Marvel Over Synthpop's Growing Fanbase

    April 15, 2013 5:35 PM ET

    OMD (otherwise known as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) have been making synthpop for over three decades, but they feel their fanbase has grown even larger lately. "In the Nineties – grunge and Britpop – there seemed to be nothing more out of fashion than an Eighties synthesizer band," Andy McCluskey explained at Rolling Stone's Rock Room on the third day of Coachella. "Even in the Eighties, when we first came to the States, we were selling millions of records in Europe, b...  | More »

  • Video: Eric Prydz Dreams of Depeche Mode

    April 15, 2013 4:50 PM ET

    DJ-producer Eric Prydz dropped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room and shared his thoughts on his dream collaboration, keeping new music exclusive to his live set, and his stage setup. "I would love to do something with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode," Prydz said. "The music he's been writing since the Eighties is one of the sole reasons for me doing what I do today." Coachella 2013: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage Prydz likes to save his new tracks for his live shows, only giving ...  | More »

  • Q&A: Jamie XX on DJing, the XX's Next Steps and His First Coachella

    April 15, 2013 4:35 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Jamie Smith of the xx has a special way of winding down after a gig with the band: spinning real vinyl deep into the night. Several nights a week, the producer/multi-instrumentalist hosts a party as a DJ in whatever town the xx are passing through, sharing his favorite sounds and remixes, and he's doing the same at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The day after the xx played the festival mainstage on Saturday – with a surprise appearance by Solange to help cover Aaliy...  | More »

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan Brave Coachella Sandstorm

    April 15, 2013 11:20 AM ET
     |  Matt Diehl and Monica Herrera

    The first weekend of Coachella 2013 ended with an anticlimactic super bummer when the weather deteriorated into a blinding sandstorm by the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers started their headline set to close the festival yesterday.  "California, show your teeth," singer Anthony Kiedis sang during the band's second song, "Dani California." By then, the elements had indeed revealed their fangs, with brutal, freezing winds. "I feel like I'm in Lawrence of Arabia," Kiedis cracked. ...  | More »

  • James McCartney: 'When I Was 23 I Got Disillusioned By Music'

    April 14, 2013 4:50 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    James McCartney is a man of many family traditions. He is serious about his music and photography, and yesterday in the Southern California desert, he carried on a new one: playing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where his father, Beatle Paul McCartney, famously played an emotional headlining set in 2009. For his own half-hour gig, the younger McCartney left the band at home to played solo acoustic, and included six songs from his upcoming solo album debut, Me, which is set ...  | More »

  • Video: Jake Bugg Looks Ahead to Next Album

    April 14, 2013 12:30 PM ET

    British up-and-comer Jake Bugg confesses that he's not a huge fan of festivals, but even he admits he had fun after taking the stage at Coachella this year: "It was brilliant," he says. "It's always nice to come to another country and see the same reaction that's been going on everywhere else. I really enjoyed it." Coachella 2013: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage Backstage in the Rolling Stone Rock Room, the singer and songwriter talked about the differences between the...  | More »

  • Video: Moby Recorded New Album for Love of Music

    April 14, 2013 12:00 PM ET

    Back in 1999 Moby, trekked to Indio, California, to perform at the first-ever Coachella: "I remember Paul Tollett, who's one of the guys who started Coachella, told me he had this idea of starting a festival in the middle of the desert," he recalls. "And it seemed like a remarkable idea, but in my short-sightedness I didn't expect it to work." Coachella 2013: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage Sitting backstage at Rolling Stone's Rock Room 14 years later, you'd imagi...  | More »

  • Video: Bono Talks Denim Collaboration With Diesel

    April 14, 2013 11:30 AM ET

    Bono found it strange to arrive in Indio, California, and not head straight to Coachella, but the singer has a different mission this year that coincides with the festival. "I was reminded as we arrived here just how magnetic and magic the landscape," he said at Rolling Stone's Rock Room at Coachella. "And it was very difficult, I'll be honest with you, as a lead-singer type to drive by the festival – I just felt like I'd missed something very special, but I missed ...  | More »

  • Video: Young the Giant Enjoy Coachella as Spectators

    April 14, 2013 11:00 AM ET

    Young the Giant may not be playing Coachella this year, but that doesn't mean the Irvine, California, rockers can't enjoy the festivities as spectators: "I got a general admission pass, we've been camping and it's really fun; we've met a lot of really, really cool people," bassist Payam Doostzadeh says at Rolling Stone's Rock Room. "It's really cool to go to a festival and actually experience it the way most people do. It's eye-opening and it's a l...  | More »

  • Video: Tame Impala Come to Terms With Star Crushes

    April 14, 2013 10:30 AM ET

    Tame Impala are still a relatively young band, but playing alongside the groups they grew up listening to is nothing new to the Australian psych-rockers. It's still a marvel to catch someone like Portishead from side stage, Dominic Simper says, but backstage everyone keeps their cool: "We know what it's like being a touring musician enough to know they're just humans that sit in their studio and nerd out," the guitarist says at Rolling Stone's Rock Room. "When we first me...  | More »

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