• Coachella Sets Dates for 2014

    May 21, 2013 11:55 AM ET
     |  RJ Cubarrubia

    This year's Coachella wrapped up just last month, but the Indio, California, festival has already set dates for next year's iteration. Coachella 2014 will take place over two weekends, with the first half set for April 11th-13th and the second scheduled for April 18th-20th. Coachella 2013: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage Advance sales for Coachella 2014 will start on Friday at 1 p.m. EST. For more information, visit the festival's website. This year's Coachella fe...  | More »

  • Grimes Stays in Charge of It All

    April 20, 2013 2:04 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, doesn't mind working alone. She sees herself less as a modern pop diva than an experimental producer, and her dual roles are on full display during her Coachella sets, with one hand on the mic, the other on a sampler. When she returns Sunday afternoon to the Gobi tent for her second Coachella 2013 set, she'll be joined by two near-identical, dancing sisters, but the sound and vision will be all hers. The Montreal indie auteur delivers her minimalist elec...  | More »

  • Coachella Promoter: Blur and Stone Roses Switch Was 'Planned From Day One'

    April 18, 2013 5:40 PM ET
     |  Dan Hyman

    Yesterday, fans and Coachella Weekend Two attendees alike were surprised to learn that Blur and the Stone Roses' mainstage set times had swapped order from the festival's first weekend. According to the festival site, Blur were no longer lead-ins to the headlining Stone Roses: they were now closing the mainstage at 11:35 p.m. while the Stone Roses were to kick off their set at 9:55 p.m. However, Paul Tollett, president of the concert promoter Goldenvoice maintains to Rolling Stone t...  | More »

  • Coachella Bumps Stone Roses, Makes Blur Headliners

    April 17, 2013 5:45 PM ET
     |  Stacey Anderson

    This year's Coachella has packed quite a few surprises already, from violent sandstorms to R. Kelly dueting with Phoenix. Now, with the festival's second weekend only two days away, organizers have pulled an unprecedented move: they've bumped Friday night's headliners, the Stone Roses, in favor of their openers, Blur. Coachella 2013: The Stone Roses and Blur Storm the Desert On Wednesday afternoon, the Coachella website quietly displayed a new lineup for April 19th that ...  | More »

  • Two Door Cinema Club Leave the Nest

    April 17, 2013 4:50 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    After surprising even themselves with their debut record Tourist History, which took home the Choice Music Prize for top album in their native Ireland, alternative-rock trio Two Door Cinema Club admit that they were still nervous about the reception of their follow-up album, Beacon. "The first record superseded our expectations; it just blew our minds, so we were really on the edges of our seats when the second record came around," vocalist/rhythm guitarist Alex Trimble told Rolling Stone bac...  | More »

  • Bassnectar on Remixing Black Sabbath and What's Next for EDM

    April 17, 2013 12:00 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    As he sat backstage in his trailer on the first day of Coachella, gearing up to headline the famed Sahara Tent, Bassnectar felt "euphoric." "I'm unusually excited. I always have different forms of excitement, but tonight is a big one for me, partly just for the chance to headline such a wicked tent at such a wicked festival," the DJ, whose real name is Lorin Ashton, told Rolling Stone. "But also, I'm just fresh out of a vacation and also a very incubative studio season and prepping...  | More »

  • Video: Paul Oakenfold on EDM's Growth: 'We Built the Foundations Up'

    April 16, 2013 12:25 PM ET

    With EDM's growing global dominance, one of dance music's forefathers and biggest names, Paul Oakenfold, sat down in Rolling Stone's Rock Room to talk about where the movement's been and where it's going. "I've been coming to America for a long time and playing in underground clubs, but now it's mainstream," Oakenfold said. "Three, four years ago, I literally parked myself in Vegas. I did a residency every week for two, three years . . . We built the founda...  | More »

  • Video: OMD Marvel Over Synthpop's Growing Fanbase

    April 15, 2013 5:35 PM ET

    OMD (otherwise known as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) have been making synthpop for over three decades, but they feel their fanbase has grown even larger lately. "In the Nineties – grunge and Britpop – there seemed to be nothing more out of fashion than an Eighties synthesizer band," Andy McCluskey explained at Rolling Stone's Rock Room on the third day of Coachella. "Even in the Eighties, when we first came to the States, we were selling millions of records in Europe, b...  | More »

  • Video: Eric Prydz Dreams of Depeche Mode

    April 15, 2013 4:50 PM ET

    DJ-producer Eric Prydz dropped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room and shared his thoughts on his dream collaboration, keeping new music exclusive to his live set, and his stage setup. "I would love to do something with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode," Prydz said. "The music he's been writing since the Eighties is one of the sole reasons for me doing what I do today." Coachella 2013: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage Prydz likes to save his new tracks for his live shows, only giving ...  | More »

  • Q&A: Jamie XX on DJing, the XX's Next Steps and His First Coachella

    April 15, 2013 4:35 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Jamie Smith of the xx has a special way of winding down after a gig with the band: spinning real vinyl deep into the night. Several nights a week, the producer/multi-instrumentalist hosts a party as a DJ in whatever town the xx are passing through, sharing his favorite sounds and remixes, and he's doing the same at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The day after the xx played the festival mainstage on Saturday – with a surprise appearance by Solange to help cover Aaliy...  | More »

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