Tag Archives: Coachella

Alice Cooper, Kvelertak, Bad Brains Confirmed For This Year’s Bonnaroo

Posted by on February 14, 2012

It’s that time of year when all of the big Summer destination festivals announce their lineups. We’ve already heard Coachella’s lineup, and Metallica “surprised” us with their own festival. Now, we know who will be playing this year’s Bonnaroo. And with headliners like Phish, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beach Boys, this year’s […]

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Refused To Play Intimate Show In San Francisco In April

Posted by on January 18, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8MkVIe9xGc[/youtube] Hear that sound?  That’s the sound of thousands of hardcore and punk fans booking travel to San Francisco, as it’s just been announced that Refused will be playing the Warfield in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 18th. The show will take place in between the Swedish band’s two performances at the Coachella festival, which […]

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Was Black Sabbath Supposed To Headline Coachella?

Posted by on January 10, 2012

Despite the announcement that the newly-reunited Refused and At The Drive-In were confirmed for this year’s lineup, Coachella’s lineup lacks straight-ahead metal acts like they’ve had in years past. But according to Billboard, the music and arts festival originally had none other than the godfathers of metal set to headline. Apparently, Black Sabbath was originally […]

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Refused, At The Drive-In Reuniting For Coachella

Posted by on January 10, 2012

Last year’s Coachella for the most part ignored heavy music. And while this year’s lineup still lacks any metal acts, Coachella has snagged two big reunions that will certainly excite hardcore fans. First up, it’s been confirmed that Swedish punk legends Refused will be playing the festival on April 13 and 20. This marks the […]

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Video: Korn Performs With Skrillex At Coachella

Posted by on April 18, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92OyoJjT_Lc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Last week, Korn debuted their collaboration with DJ Skrillex. The song “Get Up” has since been made available as a free download. Shortly after, the two acts made their live debut together as well. Korn’s Jonathan Davis and James “Munky” Shaffer joined Skrillex on stage during the DJ’s set at this past weekend’s Coachella Festival. […]

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Opeth Make Bonnaroo Way More Metal Than Coachella

Posted by on February 15, 2011

I’m not sure that anyone plans on attending either Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival or Coachella solely based on the heavier acts that each festivals book. Presumably, anyone ponying up the cash for the yearly events in Manchester TN and Indio CA, respectively, enjoy the diverse cross-genre pollination of the multiple-day events. That being said, […]

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The Big 4 “Tour” Is A Big Letdown

Posted by on January 25, 2011

Well, after almost a year of buildup, random tweets from some of its participants hinting at a stateside run, and a teaser on Facebook yesterday, the announcement has been made. The Big 4 tour – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax – will finally be making its way to U.S. shores…for one show only on Saturday, […]

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Coachella Lineup Announced; Heavy Music Ignored

Posted by on January 19, 2011

While I’ve never been to it, I’ve heard nothing but great things about Coachella. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival usually curates a great and diverse lineup, and is apparently a clean, well-run festival. In addition there are usually a few bands on the heavier side playing  to counterbalance out the tastemaker indie rock […]

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Coachella Lineup Surprisingly Metal-ish, Awesome

Posted by on January 19, 2010

For the last ten years or so, the Coachella and Bonnaroo Festivals have been great standalone multi-day music experiences. Both of them started out more for fans of indie rock (and in the case of Bonnaroo, jam bands) than anything else, but in recent years, they’ve become more inclusive. Clutch and Shadows Fall have played […]

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