• Video: New Order Seek to Balance Writing and the Road

    April 14, 2013 10:00 AM ET

    New Order know how to keep busy: They're touring, working on a new album (or possibly a series of EPs) and, as Stephen Morris cracks at Rolling Stone's Rock Room, they're cooking up a plan to open a New Order hotel in Vegas. "We could play by the pool every night," the drummer says, but no gambling or Elton John allowed (if your name is Elvis, though, you're in). Coachella 2013: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage It wasn't all goofing around though. The band rem...  | More »

  • Phoenix Bring Out R. Kelly for Coachella Headlining Set

    April 14, 2013 9:25 AM ET
     |  Matt Diehl and Monica Herrera

    Phoenix pulled off a major Coachella surprise on Saturday, but it wasn't the Daft Punk cameo that festival-goers had been buzzing over: About three-quarters of the way through the band's joyous, two-years-in-the-making headlining set, R. Kelly – the Chicago R&B star who shares little if anything in common with the French rockers – belted one of his best known lyrics from offstage, shocking virtually everyone: "My mind's telling me no! But my body . . . my body&#...  | More »

  • Video: Bono Makes Surprise Appearance in Coachella Valley

    April 13, 2013 6:30 PM ET

    Bono made a surprise appearance just outside Coachella on Friday night, joining Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji for an impromptu performance at a ranch in La Quinta, California near Indio. The collaboration took place at the Rolling Stone Rock Room launch party for Diesel+Edun's Studio Africa, a series of events bringing African and Western musicians together.  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2013: Behind the Scenes

    April 13, 2013 5:35 PM ET

    Lumineers, Tame Impala, Phoenix and more soak up the sun and get silly offstage  | More »

  • Johnny Marr Speaks Out About Margaret Thatcher

    April 13, 2013 5:20 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    Like many of his fellow British musicians, Johnny Marr has very strong opinions on recently deceased British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. "My thoughts are that if you see the word 'Thatcherism,' it’s not a word that stands for something good," Marr told Rolling Stone when we met him in his trailer backstage at Coachella. "I don’t think there’s any getting around that." The guitarist was particularly put off by praise from the current regime in England. "I tho...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2013: Inside Rolling Stone's Rock Room

    April 13, 2013 4:20 PM ET

    Social Distortion, DJ Paul Oakenfold, Tame Impala, Moby and more kick back in Indio  | More »

  • Video: Tegan and Sara on Hungering for a Radio Hit

    April 13, 2013 11:30 AM ET

    Tegan and Sara dove headfirst into electronic pop on their latest album, Heartthrob. Though it deviated strongly from their older, guitar-based folk-rock, they're welcoming the challenge of incorporating old and new into their live show. "Since we are very much a live band, and we spent so much of our life touring, I think we always think about how that new music fit into the old set and how it's going to complement the old records," Tegan said at Rolling Stone's Rock Room duri...  | More »

  • Stone Roses, How to Destroy Angels Storm the Desert at Coachella

    April 13, 2013 11:02 AM ET
     |  Matt Diehl and Monica Herrera

    The biggest rumor preceding this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was that Daft Punk would be making a secret appearance – which in fact turned out to be (sort of) true. This very rumor has dogged Coachella ever since the superstar French dance-music duo debuted their kinetic pyramid stage show and robot stage personas here in 2006 after nearly a decade's absence from the stage – igniting a global sensation in the process. Despite constant d...  | More »

  • Video: Seth Troxler Fires Shots at Avicii

    April 13, 2013 11:00 AM ET

    Seth Troxler grew up in Detroit and experienced house music firsthand, then moved to Berlin a few years after he finished high school. When the DJ-producer stopped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room during the first day of Coachella, he reflected on how dance music has evolved since he left the States and expressed his skepticism on where it could be going. "Dance music has changed, and just the idea of dance music was really quite underground and not kind of accepted at all from, like, the ea...  | More »

  • Video: Guards on Their Dream Stage Setups

    April 13, 2013 10:30 AM ET

    Guards are making their Coachella debut this year, and for the big stage, they have some ideas about how to take their show to the next level. "Our dream stage setup. . . just a lot of pyrotechnics, because you're not allowed to really do that anymore," quipped frontman Richie James Follin when the band stopped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room. "We saw Metallica at Orion Fest and that was terrifying." Coachella 2013: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage However, they don't want...  | More »

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