• Iggy to Reunite Stooges

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET
     |  Augustin K. Sedgewick

    Iggy Pop will reunite with guitarist Ron and drummer Scott Asheton, his original bandmates in the Stooges, for an April 27th performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt will join Iggy and the Stooges for the show, taking the place of original bassist David Alexander, who died in 1975. The performance comes in advance of the summer release of Iggy's next record, which will include four newly recorded songs from the ...  | More »

  • Beasties, RHCP Do Coachella

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    The Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline this year's Coachella Festival, which will be held April 26th and 27th at the picturesque Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. For the Beasties, it will be their first West Coast appearance in four and a half years. The festival, now in its fourth year, will have a decidedly fresh feel this year, as the lineup is loaded with Coachella virgins, including the White Stripes, Cat Power, the Donnas, Black Eyed Peas, Johnny Marr,...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella Cool

    May 2, 2002 12:00 AM ET

    Bjork, Beck, Oasis and more live in the desert  | More »

  • Strokes, Bjork Reign at Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    The Coachella Arts and Music Festival was started in 1999 by Southern California promoters Goldenvoice. Patterned after European summer festivals, the event was intended to celebrate the eclecticism of music through a diverse, left-of-center lineup. The tricky part, of course, is that the event still needed to make money. So, when this year's talent roster was announced, and such mainstream acts as the Foo Fighters, current it-band the Strokes, Prodigy, Oasis, Cake, fashionable singer-so...  | More »

  • Photos: SoCal Summer

    May 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET

    Jane's Addiction and more play the Coachella festival in California  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella Festival

    October 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET

    Exclusive shots of Beck, Morrissey, Perry Farrell, Ben Harper, Moby and more, snapped at the recent rock & rave fest in the California desert  | More »

  • Coachella Provided an Antidote to Woodstock 99's Hangover

    October 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
     |  Steven Mirkin and Marlene Goldman

    The last time California debuted a major music festival in a Woodstock year, the result was Altamont, and we all know how that turned out. This year, Woodstock is the event associated with violence and Coachella, if not exactly about peace and love, was at least peaceful and lovable. So, what went right? For starters, Goldenvoice (the festival's promoters) chose an excellent site. The Empire Polo Club -- in Indio, a low desert community 150 miles southeast of Los Angeles -- possesses a ...  | More »

  • Coachella: Musical Oasis in the California Desert

    October 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
     |  Steven Mirkin and Marlene Goldman

    If you only know the music played on commercial radio, most of the acts at the Coachella Music and Art Festival 1999 would strike you as obscure. That's because artists at the two-day festival were chosen more on the basis of musical credibility than their sales figures. So Coachella was able to avoid the Limp Bizkits and Korns who might sell millions of copies, but whose amped-up audiences have helped turn recent music festivals into something akin to fraternity hazing rituals. Instead...  | More »

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