• Snoop Dogg to Release 'Smokeable Songbook' to Festival-Goers

    April 6, 2012 2:12 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Snoop Dogg plans to release Rolling Words: A Smokeable Songbook, which will be printed entirely on hemp seed paper, Gawker reports. Naturally, non-toxic ink is used to print Snoop's "classic" lyrics and signature phrases. The book's spine is held together with a match-striking surface. Oh, and the pages are perforated.Rolling Words is intended to promote Snoop's Kingsize Slim rolling papers. Fuse.tv reports that Coachella attendees will be among the first to try the papers from...  | More »

  • 'Touch' Recap: Tell Me a Bedtime Story

    March 29, 2012 10:05 PM ET
     |  Dan Hyman

    Fox's new Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch is a smash hit! Or so say the ratings gods: The world premiere of the show starring Sutherland as Martin Bohm, a father desperately trying to piece together the mysterious, people-connecting, number-infatuated ways of his silent son, Jake, scored gobs of eyeballs last week, drawing an estimated 11 million viewers. But enough about the sort of stuff TV suits get giddy about. Where we left off, Martin had just been led on a wild goose chase around t...  | More »

  • Concert Promoter Purchases Coachella Grounds

    March 26, 2012 8:35 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Goldenvoice, the promoter of the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, has completed the purchase of 280 acres of land in Indio, California where the events are held each year, Billboard reports. The company, a subsidiary of the concert promotion juggernaut AEG Live, already has another 280 acres on long term lease, comprising the full festival grounds. Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett told Billboard this deal will "help us put in some infrastructure so we don't have to keep coming back ...  | More »

  • 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 »

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