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  • Coachella Video: Prince's Special Cover of Radiohead's "Creep"

    April 28, 2008 11:10 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

      As we reported on Saturday, and as Jack Johnson prognosticated on Friday, Prince wowed the Coachella audience with an emotional take on Radiohead's "Creep." For those who missed the Purple One's performance in the Indio desert, check out the cover above, and keep checking back for more video as the festival-goers return to their homes and hit the YouTube.  | More »

  • Coachella Day Three: Stars, Gogol Bordello, Metric and More

    April 28, 2008 7:03 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The crowd was noticeably thinner (and the bathroom lines therefore shorter) on Coachella's third and final day. Attendees weary from Prince's marathon set Saturday night wandered in to the strains of Stars' boy/girl vocal combo of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan emanating from the Main Stage. The group performed an energetic rendition of "Set Yourself on Fire" from the critically acclaimed 2005 album of the same name, with Campbell in a yellow jacket despite the baking afternoo...  | More »

  • My Coachella: The Cool Kids

    April 28, 2008 5:23 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    One of the Cool Kids MCs, Mikey Rocks, was wielding a giant blue supersoaker and threatening to douse anyone in the VIP area "who's trying to look too cool" when Rock Daily caught up to him Sunday afternoon outside his trailer in the artist area at Coachella. Before the water carnage began, we asked him some questions about the group's desert gig: Dream Coachella headliners: Headlining on the far left stage I want Nas. And then in the middle left stage, A Tribe Called Quest. Middle...  | More »

  • My Coachella: Does It Offend You, Yeah?

    April 27, 2008 8:47 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    James Rushent and Dan Coop of Does It Offend You, Yeah? have a solution for bands missing that key piece of percussion that you always seem to need more of: "When there's not a cowbell, use a bottle," Rushent says. Beer bottles weren't as plentiful at Coachella as they'd hoped, though. "You can't take drinks out of here into the other VIP bit and you can't get drinks in the VIP bit and bring them backstage," Coop lamented. "In England, if you've got a can of beer...  | More »

  • My Coachella: Love and Rockets

    April 27, 2008 6:22 PM ET
     |  Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

    So, David J. of Love and Rockets — Coachella, Lollapalooza, and European festivals, what about a new album? "There are no plans for any record, but we were approached a couple of weeks ago by a big name producer who wanted to produce us and offered us free studio time," he said, sitting the shade backstage. "There' no clock. It's something that's on the backburner at the moment." For now, he's living in the moment of Coachella and trying to keep cool. Coolest Thing ...  | More »

  • My Coachella: Kate Nash

    April 27, 2008 5:21 PM ET
     |  Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

    "This is my first Coachella and I'm surprised it's even hotter than Big Day Out in Australia!," Kate Nash told us backstage by her trailer Saturday afternoon. "It's so L.A. here, but you gotta love it even if it's not your thing. It's just funny." Still glowing from her Saturday afternoon show, she had one thing on her mind: Prince. If I Had Five Minutes with Prince: "I'd want to tell him that I want to write a song together. I'd want to talk about emotions...  | More »

  • At Coachella, Prince jams classics, Radiohead, Beatles Covers

    April 27, 2008 8:17 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    At 11:11 p.m., Prince seemingly materialized out of nowhere, took his place at the center of Coachella's main stage, and spoke: "Coachella, I am here. ... Coachella, where are you?" Promising to rock the party only if he could choose the music, he added, "You're in the coolest place on Earth right now," and then set out to prove it. After a few horn blasts, Prince -- decked out in a flowing white jumpsuit with glittery trim and playing a Telecaster with a leopard-print pick guard &...  | More »

  • Coachella Day Two: Portishead, Death Cab, M.I.A., Malkmus, Kraftwerk

    April 27, 2008 7:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Saturday's late-afternoon primetime sets began just before 5 p.m. at the Outdoor Theatre, where Stephen Malkmus was holding court with the Jicks. After joking about the environmental crisis, he half-heartedly crooned Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," adding, "I would have played that if I was over there," gesturing towards the slightly larger Main Stage. After doodling one of his many lengthy solos during "Elmo Demo" (from the band's new Real Emotional Trash), Malkmus, outfitted ...  | More »

  • My Coachella: MGMT

    April 27, 2008 6:32 AM ET
     |  Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

    Moments after MGMT's Saturday show in the Mojave tent, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden told us that they might need to"learn how to play for a large crowd." Why is that? "We're just not ones for stage banter," said VanWyngarden. "But this crowd loves that. We said 'fuck yeah' once and they went crazy. And when our sound guy shouted out the word alcohol at sound check, that got the crowd going too. So, maybe we should do more of that." Rock Daily made the band chat a...  | More »

  • Coachella Day Two: Mark Ronson, Cold War Kids, Hot Chip, Kate Nash and More

    April 27, 2008 6:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    "Things could be much worse," sang Cold War Kids frontman Nathan Willett as a sizable hometown California crowd assembled in front of the main stage in the height of the Saturday heat, and he meant it. The band finished up "We Used to Vacation" with guitarist Jonnie Russell slapping a cymbal with a yellow maraca, tested out some new material and performed their stellar cover of "Hang Me Up to Dry," with Willett breaking away from the mike to pound away at his keyboard. Meanwhile at the Gobi ...  | More »

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