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Coachella's Digital Lost-and-Found Is Massive

51 cellphones, 73 pairs of glasses, 601 IDs, and so much more

(Newser) - Approximately 99,000 people attended Coachella every day during the California music festival's six-day run last month, the Los Angeles Times reports. When you combine that many people with drugs, sun, and the power of music, you're going to get more than a few lost pairs of sunglasses.... More »

Sources: Guns N' Roses Reuniting in 2016

Axl Rose hasn't played with Slash in 23 years

(Newser) - In a feat nearly as impressive as bringing Tupac Shakur back from the dead , Coachella has apparently persuaded the original lineup of Guns N' Roses to get back together for this year's festival. Sources tells Billboard that the reunited band is set to headline the festival in April and... More »

Calif. Man Charged With Hate Crime in Mosque Fire

Carl Dial described as loner; dad says 'no plans to bail him out'

(Newser) - A 23-year-old California man is facing five felony charges after a fire broke out at the Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley mosque Friday afternoon, some 15 minutes before afternoon prayers. Carl Dial was charged Friday evening with commission of a hate crime, arson, maliciously setting a fire, and second-degree... More »

5 Celebs Spotted Awkwardly Dancing at Coachella

So much for 'dance like nobody's watching'

(Newser) - Thanks to its setting in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which ends today, is always packed with celebrities looking to escape LA and let loose for a weekend or two. In recent years, Coachella-goers got the celebrity sightings of a lifetime when certain A-listers showed... More »

Madonna Drops a Very Uncomfortable Kiss on Drake

Drake doesn't seem too happy about it

(Newser) - Madonna and Drake performed together last night at Coachella, and things got a little awkward. At one point, Madonna kissed Drake—an apparently willing Drake, at least at first. But as the moment stretched on, Drake's arms started to flail, and the look on his face when they finally... More »

Coming Soon: Outkast Reunion?

Rumors of a reunion at Coachella 2014

(Newser) - They went out on top, and hip-hop fans have been waiting on their return ever since. Now, Grammy Award-winning rap duo Outkast is rumored to be reuniting at Coachella in 2014, followed by other festival dates next year. Which makes perfect sense considering 2014 will be the pair's 20-year... More »

Coachella's 'Guantanamo' Party Draws Jeers

'Pleasurable torture' event apparently seemed like a good idea

(Newser) - This year's Coachella music festival was set to feature a Guantanamo-themed party, complete with "pleasurable torture," according to an invitation revealed at Refinery29 . Media sites and the Twitterverse immediately piled scorn on the idea, and a sponsor, Smashbox Studios, has now pulled out, the Daily Intelligencer reports.... More »

Sail With Hot Bands on the Coachella Cruise

Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, others sign on

(Newser) - Perhaps you've always wanted to go to Coachella, but the idea of spending a weekend in a tent in the desert just didn't appeal to you. Well, good news, luxury lovers: Soon you can enjoy Coachella in the much swankier digs of a cruise ship. The music festival... More »

Tupac Ready for Tour

'This is just the beginning, says creator

(Newser) - The wildly popular virtual Tupac that debuted at Coachella is ready to hit the road. Representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are discussing plans for a concert tour involving the rappers and Tupac, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . A tour might only include the trio, or could involve... More »

YouTube Begins Live Streaming Service

First major event to be broadcast of Coachella music festival

(Newser) - Live, from your computer, it's ... YouTube? The online video giant announced yesterday that it is moving into live streaming, with the official launch of YouTube Live. Its first major event will be a live broadcast of the Coachella music festival starting Friday. YouTube has broadcast one-off events in the past,... More »

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