The line-up is out for the 14th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and there’s a lot of reasons for music fans to be excited, especially those obsessed with early-’90s UK music. Friday night will feature co-headliners Blur and The Stone Roses, two seminal UK acts that have reformed in recent years, much to brit-pop lover’s delight.
Saturday proves it still possible for newer bands to hit massive success, with French indie-poppers Phoenix handling headlining duties, followed by UK phenoms The xx. Sunday offers veteran fare with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, two acts who have been making music since before the average Coachella camper was born.
Other highlights include Resident Advisor’s #1 DJ of 2012, Seth Troxler, the recently reformed LA hip-hop legends Jurassic …
Freebase, the indie rock supergroup consisting of iconic bass players Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Mani (Stone Roses) have called it quits mere weeks before their five-years-in-the-making debut album hits the stores. In a far from amicable split, Mani took to Twitter to air his grievances (or at least talk some trash).
“Three things visible from space, Great Wall Of China, Peter Hook’s wallet stuffed with Ian Curtis’ blood money, Man City’s empty trophy cabinet!”
“I’ve actually got an ongoing career, so I don’t feel the need to exploit my past glories. I exist in the here and the now.”
“It’s where it belongs mate… in the fucking bargain bin before it’s even released,” he wrote. “You live and learn.”