• Radiohead, Keys, Dre Invade the Desert for Coachella 2012

    March 16, 2012 2:10 PM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    Two years ago, Florence and the Machine celebrated their breakthrough year with a victory lap at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. "It was quite surreal, looking out as a performer and seeing palm trees and Ferris wheels and this amazing desert skyline in the distance," says Florence Welch. "It's such a beautiful setting." Florence return to the sprawling grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California – alongside headliners Radiohead, the Black Keys, Dr. Dre and S...  | More »

  • Week in Review: Welcome, Blue Ivy Carter

    January 13, 2012 4:55 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The world got a bit more glamorous this week with the birth of Blue Ivy Carter, the sure-to-be fabulous daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The happy occasion was marred somewhat when another hospital patient claimed that the superstar couple’s security stopped him from seeing his own newborns, but Jay-Z was still on Cloud Nine, as evidenced by "Glory," the tender song he recorded in honor of his new daughter that included her first cries. Photos: Holy Ship: Dance Music's Wild ...  | More »

  • Snoop Dogg Launching Cigar Brand

    January 12, 2012 5:55 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Who knows smoking better than Snoop Dogg? The rapper is capitalizing on his infamous love for lighting up with a new line of cigars, Executive Branch, which he will unveil at the Coachella festival when he headlines with Dr. Dre. The cigars will be made with tobacco sourced from the Dominican Republic and the first round of product, the "Executive Branch Cigarillos," will be sold in packs of two for $.99. "Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to travel the world and try all di...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2012: Ten Things That Need to Happen

    January 10, 2012 3:20 PM ET

    Our hopes for surefire crowd-pleasers from At the Drive-In, Radiohead, Swedish House Mafia and more  | More »

  • Coachella 2012: Radiohead, Black Keys, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Headline

    January 9, 2012 8:35 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    After months of speculation, leaked lineups and hipsters spreading rumors "from friends," the Coachella 2012 lineup is out. As already widely reported, Radiohead are one of the headliners, closing out the festival's two Saturday nights (April 14th and 21st). The Black Keys, who've been predicted to appear as well, are topping the two Fridays, April 13th and 20th. But one headlining act no one foretold, at least that we saw, are hip-hop icons Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, wrapping u...  | More »

  • Coachella Expands to Two Weekends in 2012

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    The promoters behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced that the event will be expanded to two consecutive weekends next year, April 13-15 and April 20-22, with the same lineup in the same location in Indio, California. The promoters are clearly banking on the notion that there is enough audience demand to fill the 75,000 capacity park two weekends in a row. Passes for both weekends will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets for this year's festival sold o...  | More »

  • Kanye, Mumford, Arcade Fire Light Up the Desert

    May 12, 2011 3:55 PM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    On the opening night of the 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – as over 75,000 fans gathered in the California desert for 190 acts, including Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Kings of Leon and the Black Keys – one of the world's most famous faces must have seemed like a hallucination among the deafening boom and jittery strobe lights of Dutch DJ Afrojack's set. But Paul McCartney was totally real: After headlining the festival in 2009, he jetted in this year as a f...  | More »

  • Kanye West Releases Coachella Set as Free Mixtape

    May 10, 2011 12:50 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    Download Kanye's Coachella ShowKanye West has released his full live set at the Coachella Festival in April as a free mixtape. The show includes most of West's biggest hits and guest performances from Pusha T and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. [Idolator]Lady Gaga to Release Another New SongLady Gaga has announced that "Hair," a track from her upcoming album Born This Way, will be released as a digital single on Monday. According to Billboard, fans who purchase this track and the thr...  | More »

  • Video: Electronic duo talks guitar-driven new LP

    April 18, 2011 2:50 PM ET

    Ratatat have come a long way since their first time at Coachella four years ago. That was when the New York electronic duo played to the biggest crowd up to that point in their career. "Back then, we just had this tiny little projector and, like, a bedsheet," says Ratatat guitarist Mike Stroud. "It's exciting to come back now, because we have a full production now." The group returns to the road in late May, but right now its members are working on the next album. "We've been h...  | More »

  • Kanye West, PJ Harvey, Duran Duran Wrap Up Spectacular Coachella 2011

    April 18, 2011 2:15 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    The desert landscape of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has become a setting for epic gestures though the years, and no way was Kanye West going to let that opportunity pass him by on Sunday night. As anyone might have expected, the visionary rapper brought all he had to the giant stage – drama, bravado, tragedy, redemption – and found a genuine connection to the massive crowd. As his two-hour performance began, fans saw a large troupe of dancers in flesh-colored costumes s...  | More »

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