• Video: Mumford & Sons on Their Biggest Show Ever

    April 17, 2011 9:25 AM ET

    Hours before taking the stage for Coachella's second night, Mumford & Sons were feeling humbled. "This is going to be the biggest show we will have ever played, which I only found out a couple days ago," frontman Marcus Mumford told Rolling Stone. "It's kind of strange, playing a gig like this after only one album. We're very lucky and blessed." RS at Coachella: The Essential Festival Guide  | More »

  • Video: Duo on Ezra Koenig collab, next album

    April 16, 2011 3:47 PM ET

    The day before Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo took the stage at Coachella they sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about the gig. "It's always kind of an honor to play here," says the group's singer Dave 1. "Ezra [Koenig] from Vampire Weekend is going to join us for a duet on 'I Could Be Wrong.' We never played the song live, but we figured we'd do it here." RS at Coachella: The Essential Festival Guide Dave 1 also said he's already writing son...  | More »

  • Video: Punk-rockers get the crowd going

    April 16, 2011 3:44 PM ET

    New Jersey indie punk-rockers Titus Andronicus played a mid-afternoon set in the blistering sun on day one of Coachella, but they still drew a gigantic crowd that pumped their fists along to tracks from their latest LP The Monitor. "It's really fun to tour behind this album because people really get into it," the band's guitarist Amy Klein told Rolling Stone. "It's really cathartic to perform that kind of stuff. There's a lot of emotional content and yo...  | More »

  • Kings of Leon, Robyn, Black Keys Rock Coachella's First Day

    April 16, 2011 2:20 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Beneath a cloudless sky in the California desert, the 2011 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival erupted with eclectic force on Friday, hosting a dependably diverse range of sounds – from the swaggering southern rock of Kings of Leon to the forward-looking beats and high glam of Robyn. "The last time we played here, I didn't wear a shirt," said KoL singer Caleb Followill, referring to the band's 2007 daytime set. "I've gained three pounds since then &nd...  | More »

  • Video: George's son on new band, Fistful of Mercy

    April 16, 2011 9:35 AM ET

    At the Coachella festival, Dhani Harrison talked to Rolling Stone about how much fun he's been having as a member of Fistful of Mercy, his band with songwriters Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. "We don't always agree because it's three frontmen, but just kinda took our skateboards around America and just had a good laugh," he says. Harrison also discussed his ongoing collaborations with RZA, whom he befriended when the rapper wanted to use a sample from his father George's so...  | More »

  • Video: Roots drummer shares his DJing philosophy

    April 16, 2011 9:15 AM ET

    Before DJing at Rolling Stone's Escape From Indio party last night at the Coachella Festival, ?uestlove of the Roots told us about the philosophy behind his DJ sets. "My whole goal in doing these DJ gigs is to sort of trick people into learning something," he says. "It's easy, especially with the way technology is built now where anybody can be a DJ. If you want to rock a party, let's see you succeed playing Kermit the Frog. I'm definitely going to play Kermit the Frog in ...  | More »

  • Video: The band on evolving as a live act

    April 16, 2011 8:55 AM ET

    At the Coachella festival, Nathan Willett and Matt Maust of the Cold War Kids told Rolling Stone how being on the road for four months has built up their confidence as a live band. "We kinda have the best of both worlds with this new record," Maust says. "When we recorded it, we really took our time, but on the flip side we still get to be a rambunctious live soul punk band."  | More »

  • Video: SoCal rockers on their next album

    April 16, 2011 8:40 AM ET

    Rolling Stone caught up with the Southern California rockers Delta Spirit at Coachella, where the guys talked about being excited to play their local major rock festival, their favorite memories from attending the event as fans in the past and their desire to break out of the Americana genre with the songs they're writing for their next album.  | More »

  • Coachella Bands Plan Ambitious Multimedia Installations

    April 13, 2011 9:00 AM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    Fans wandering through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend will encounter an ambitious array of audiovisual installations created by bands including Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Interpol. It's all part of Coachella's new partnership with the Creators Project, a program set up by Intel and Vice to connect artists with cutting-edge technology. Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone, Round Two: Vote by April 14! The resulting collaborations will be visible all ...  | More »

  • Why Coachella Sold Out in Less Than a Week

    January 27, 2011 4:00 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    This year's Coachella festival has sold out faster than ever before in the 12-year history of the event. Tickets for the festival, which will be held on April 15-17th in Indio, California, were gone entirely  yesterday after having gone on sale Friday. According to concert promoter Paul Tollett, this year's festival sold at a much faster pace than the previous year. Whereas 51,000 tickets to this year's event had been sold by Monday, only 11,000 tickets were sold in the ...  | More »

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