Coachella 2015: 25 Must-See Acts

The headliners and emerging artists that will define your weekend – and maybe your year

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Steely Dan
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Steely Dan

They may have not released any new music since 2003, but Steely Dan remain an extremely impressive live act and classics like "Hey Nineteen" and "My Old School" sound as good now as they did 30 years ago. Contemporary Dan fans include all sorts of hitmakers and producers like Mark Ronson, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, who sampled them for "Champion." As Donald Fagen told Complex, "We said 'No,' at first, and then he wrote us a handwritten letter that was kind of touching, about how the song was about his father, and he said, 'I love your stuff, and I really want to use it because it's a very personal thing for me.'" The show should also be a nice preview of Steely Dan's upcoming summer co-headlining tour with Elvis Costello and the Imposters.

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