Phoenix will release its fifth album, “Bankrupt!,” days after it headlines Coachella — and that push the pressure on to finish up studio work, the band told RollingStone.com in a new profile.
Here’s how the profile starts:
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.
With only hours to go until Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg hit the main stage again to wrap up Coachella 2012, few out here are wondering about their all-star guests like Eminem and 50 Cent.
That’s because the headliners themselves arethe all-star guests.
In a brief but amazing insider piecefrom RollingStone, the hip-hop and rap legends’ friends say the festival performance meant relieving “how we used to get down together.”
They also talk about the realistic hologram of Tupac Shakur — and how its debut in Indio made Dre “ecstatic” and has spurred talk of a joint tour.
See our previous coverage of Tupac here, including details about the international buzz it sparked, how they made it and how much it cost.)
“I got emotional, just tripping off it,” Warren G told RollingStone.com. “I was saying to myself, ‘Dr. Dre, he always knows how to do game-changers.’ That’s what I love about him.”
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg hit the Empire Polo Grounds again at 10:35 p.m. tonight to wrap up the two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Rollingstone.com has put out its list the top 10 Must See acts at Coachella — and they’re not headliners:
Most knew that the biggest names would be part of a much longer list of exciting rock, dance, hip-hop and more gathered for the desert fest in Indio, California. Here are just 10 of the acts further down the bill not to be missed.
We broke it down for you by day:
Friday: Atari Teenage Riot,Mazzy Star, Pulp, Refused
Saturday: Azealia Banks, Gary Clark Jr., Laura Marling, Martin Solveig
Sunday: Le Butcherettes, Wild Flag
Thanks Rolling Stone for including us in the 10 Bands not to miss list at Coachella… fb.me/1eFTOWjS3
— Le Butcherettes (@LeButcherettes) April 10, 2012