• Rolling Stones to Play Coachella?

    December 14, 2012 2:05 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In October, while discussing the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary dates in London and New York, Keith Richards told Rolling Stone: "My experience with the Rolling Stones is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain't gonna stop. So without sort of saying definitely yes – yeah. We ain't doing all this for four gigs!" Inside the Rolling Stones' Reunion Keith may be right: early this morning, a pair of new dates appeared under the tour section of the bands&...  | More »

  • Report: Coachella Promoters to Announce New Cruise

    July 17, 2012 10:25 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Goldenvoice, the promotions company behind Coachella, are expected to announce later today that they will be expanding the brand of their hit music festival to include a cruise, the Los Angeles Times reports. While those asked about the cruise did not give specific details regarding cost, dates or who might play, it is expected the ship would sail out of Florida perhaps as early as December. "The ship looks amazing," siad one artist representative who works with Goldenvoice. The expansion c...  | More »

  • Plan to Tax Coachella Suspended

    July 6, 2012 9:55 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Indio City councilman who proposed a ticket tax on the Coachella festival relented yesterday after threats of relocation, reports NBC Los Angeles. Council member Sam Torres had suggested a 5-10 percent admission tax on the festival, which was met with severe opposition from Goldenvoice, the concert promoters behind Coachella. Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, threatened to cancel the 2014 festival and move the event away from the city in 2015. Tollett claims the tax would cost Gold...  | More »

  • Coachella Announces 2013 Dates, Advance Sale

    May 14, 2012 1:40 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    It's only been a month since this year's Coachella ended, but the Indio, California festival has already unveiled dates for 2013 on its official website, along with advance sale info. Coachella 2013 is set for April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st. Starting this Thursday (May 17th) at 10:00 p.m. PT, advance passes will go on sale for exactly a week, ending the following Thursday at 10:00 p.m. PT. The festival's website points out this advance sale will be the only opportuni...  | More »

  • Radiohead, Dre Heat Up Coachella 2012

    May 10, 2012 10:05 AM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    What the fuck is up, Coachella?" shouted Tupac Shakur as he stood alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in the California desert on April 15th. Whispers of disbelief rippled through the 85,000-strong Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival crowd as the eerily realistic hologram launched into 1997's "Hail Mary" and traded verses with Snoop on 1996's "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted." With flesh-and-blood cameos from Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Warren G and Kurupt, plus blazin...  | More »

  • Tupac Sales Spike in Wake of Coachella Hologram

    April 27, 2012 8:45 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Sales for Tupac Shakur's back catalog spiked following his virtual appearance during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's headlining sets at the Coachella festival, Billboard reports. Sales for Shakur's 1998 compilation Greatest Hits jumped up by 571 percent in the week following the debut of the "hologram" at Coachella, and other albums, such as All Eyez on Me and Me Against the World also increased significantly. Unsurprisingly, the late rapper's best-selling tracks since the Coach...  | More »

  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez on Pulling Double Duty at Coachella

    April 23, 2012 4:50 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Inside a small trailer backstage at Coachella yesterday, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez was trying to cool down after his first performance of the day, and the dressing room wasn't much cooler than the triple-digit heat outside. Rodriguez-Lopez pulled double duty on both festival weekends in Indio, California, playing lead guitar with the reunited At the Drive-In on the main stage just hours after a full set on bass with Le Butcherettes, the fiery garage-punk band whose next album he is currently ...  | More »

  • Photos: Rolling Stone at the Riviera

    April 23, 2012 3:37 PM ET

    Party pictures from the Rock Room in Coachella Valley  | More »

  • Video: Sleeper Agent Talk Cruising with Weezer

    April 23, 2012 12:45 PM ET

    Indie label Mom + Pop Records, home to acts like Sleigh Bells and Metric, is poised to have another breakthrough band in Kentucky rockers Sleeper Agent. It seems like a good deal for everyone involved. "They're a true indie label; you know everyone that works there and you can just talk to them any day you want," raved singer Alex Kandel backstage at Rolling Stone's Rock Room party for the second weekend of Coachella. Added bassist Lee Williams, "It's interesting because I feel...  | More »

  • Video: Nero Battle the Daylight at Coachella

    April 23, 2012 12:15 PM ET

    Coachella may be widely known as a peaceful, immaculately organized festival, but not all of its performers were pleased during the event's second weekend. Sunday's set times were pushed back 20 minutes to facilitate the headling set between Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, leaving the dubstep trio Nero with a late-afternoon start time. "We're basically bringing a big light show and video show, and we normally perform in dark places. It was kind of a stipulation," explained member Danie...  | More »

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