Ron Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards wrap up "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (but I Like It)." Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY
The Rolling Stones didn’t perform “Time Is On My Side” at the launch of their “50 and Counting” tour Friday at the Staples Center.
Instead, Mick Jagger sang “(This may be) The Last Time” and you could sense the collective thinking as he sang the last two words of the chorus: “Oh, no!” Continue Reading
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The Rolling Stones play a surprise gig Saturday at Echoplex in Los Angeles. (Luis Soto, The Rolling Stones via AP)
, who provided much grist for this year’s Coachella rumor mill
, made a stop Saturday at Echoplex
Yep, you read that right. Echoplex. Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum performed Saturday at Stagecoach. Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun
By the time Lady Antebellum signed off at the Mane Stage with “We Owned the Night,” the temperature had dipped back into double-digits after hitting a high of 104 on Saturday – the first time temps broke 100 degrees during a Stagecoach festival.
The festival’s previous heat record of 98 degrees was set on April 28, 2012.
The trio of Hillary Scott, 7-months pregnant – her baby girl is due at the end of July – Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood opened their Stagecoach set with “Downtown,” the first single from their upcoming album, “Golden,” due out May 7.
The song – Miranda Lambert had first dibs on the tune but lifted her hold on “Downtown” when she got word Lady A wanted to include the song on their new album – recently hit No. 1 on the charts.
Pulling the trigger on their hottest song so early in the set caught some in the crowd off guard.
Coachella and Goldenvoice posted this photo on their Instagram accounts late Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
The joke is on us.
When Coachella released its lineup tonight, the hotly rumored Rolling Stones weren’t on it.
Then Goldenvoice posted a photo to Instagram, clearly poking fun at the weeks of speculation about any meaning behind their photo of a “stone” on the festival grounds.
The photo shows an arrow to the ball with the words “polo ball.”
Under an identical photo posted on the Coachella Instagram account, the promoter known for its teases wrote a casual and much-delayed reaction to the drama:
“By the way…”
With a Coachella lineup announcement looming — it’s “coming soon,” if you believe one media sponsor — let’s recap one more time who might be on that poster:
The Rolling Stones perform in New Jersey on Dec. 15, 2012. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
With 83 days until the first weekend of Coachella, there’s still no sign of an actual line up.
Goldenvoice never announces when the lineup will be released, but it will be the latest in at least three years.
It was released Jan. 9, 2012, Jan. 18, 2011, and Jan. 19, 2010.
Don’t count on the The Rolling Stones appearing when the festival poster comes out, rollingstone.com reported on its website Friday: Continue Reading
MTV News “leaked” a fake Coachella 2013 lineup today — and we just got a little glimpse into what MTV really thinks of musicians and the popular festival.
The headliner on their first day? “The Smiths (a nice family from San Bernardino)”.
The secondary act? “Justin Bieber w/ special guests Cheech & Chong.” (Poking a little fun at the TMZ report, are we?)
Among the other commentary: Continue Reading
Photo illustration by Brian Indrelunas, The Desert Sun
There are 94 days until weekend 1 of Coachella 2013 kicks off, but who will take the stages?
There’s still no artist line-up, but it’s never happened this early.
That’s much to the chagrin of the dozens of people who post on the Coachella Facebook page each day, begging for at least an announcement of when the announcement will come.
Don’t count on that.
In the meantime, here’s our roundup of artists who have reportedly confirmed their appearances for 2013 and evidence that exists (or doesn’t) for the persistent rumors about other artists.
The Rolling Stones perform live Dec. 15, 2012. (AP)
The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger swears he has not been approached to play Coachella, according to a recent report from Rolling Stone Magazine.
The legendary band has been rumored as a headliner since Coachella was briefly listed Dec. 14 as an upcoming performance on the band’s mobile phone app. That calendar item was quickly deleted.
It isn’t even 2013 yet, but purported Coachella 2013 lineups are already sprouting up all over the Internet. On Wednesday, a special Boxing Day edition of the Coachella 2013 lineup hit and started making speedy viral progress via Twitter, Facebook, tumblr and all other socially-inclined hubs.
The latest leak adds Missy Elliott, Lana Del Rey, Boys Noize, Fiona Apple, The Prodigy, Passion Pit and The xx to the already leaked (and assumed) headliners The Rolling Stones. A key difference: This lineup moves the Stones to a Sunday performance — earlier leaks had them taking the stage on Friday.
What do you think of the lineup?
Coachella 2013, by the way, is set for April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Last year’s official lineup was released by Goldenvoice on Jan. 9, so hang in there.