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Report: Talking Heads Rebuffed $80M for Mini Reunion Tour

Per 'Billboard,' band turned down offer from Live Nation for short festival, concert tour

(Newser) - This year's Coachella will see the reunions of Sublime and No Doubt, just two of the bands set to rock the stages in Indio, California, in April. There's one big-name group, however, that won't be getting back together for the music fest, or for any other shows...

Acrobat at Coachella Injured in Scary Fall

Condition of aerial artist not clear

(Newser) - A Coachella attendee captured on video the scary moment when an acrobat at the California music festival fell from the ceiling about five minutes into her aerial silks performance Saturday. The acrobat lay unmoving on the ground after the fall, but did appear to blink as paramedics took her away...

Kanye Is Reportedly Getting 'Help'
Kanye Is
Getting 'Help'

Kanye Is Reportedly Getting 'Help'

Rapper pulls out of Coachella without stating a reason

(Newser) - Ye has pulled out of Coachella amid reports that he's getting "help." The rapper formerly known as Kanye West was to have headlined both weekends of the festival, scheduled for April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, Calif. He will no longer appear on April 17 and...

Kanye Demands Apology From Billie Eilish, Who Won't Give It

West claims she dissed Travis Scott in helping fan in distress; all 3 are to perform at Coachella

(Newser) - Kanye West says his headlining performance at Coachella hinges on an apology from another headliner: Billie Eilish. And Eilish sees no reason to give one. West, now known as Ye, demanded 20-year-old Eilish apologize to rapper Travis Scott, whom he said would join him at the California music festival in...

Coachella, Sister Fest Do 180 on Vax Announcement

Both Calif. music fests will now admit unvaccinated fans, as long as they have a negative COVID test

(Newser) - Two big music fests are easing their COVID rules, now allowing unvaccinated fans to attend. NBC Los Angeles reports that Coachella and Stagecoach, both held in Indio, Calif., will continue to welcome vaccinated fans next spring who show proof of their inoculation, but will now also admit those who simply...

Coronavirus Fears Scuttle Another Major Event
Coronavirus Outbreak
Scuttles Another
Big Event

Coronavirus Outbreak Scuttles Another Big Event

Coachella will be delayed, organizers confirm

(Newser) - Yet another big festival is changing its plans due to the coronavirus outbreak: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival confirms this year's event will be rescheduled thanks to COVID-19 fears. The event, which draws about 100,000 attendees each day it runs, was originally scheduled for the weekends...

Woman Who Dumped Puppies in Dumpster Learns Fate

Deborah Sue Culwell will spend a year in jail

(Newser) - The charmer who opted to drop seven newborn puppies in a steamy Dumpster instead of at her local animal shelter will spend a year in her local criminal shelter, aka county jail. Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, pleaded guilty to seven counts each of animal cruelty and animal abandonment after she...

She's Become the Most Infamous Woman in Coachella
This Year, Worst Coachella
Headline Isn't About Music
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This Year, Worst Coachella Headline Isn't About Music

It's about puppies

(Newser) - The Coachella festival has wrapped up for 2019, and this year, perhaps the biggest Coachella headline of April had nothing to do with music. Instead: puppy dumping. As has been reported at NBC News and pretty much everywhere else from coast to coast , a woman in Coachella, Calif., was caught...

Worker Dies in Fall at Coachella
Coachella Suffers a Tragedy 

Coachella Suffers a Tragedy

Longtime lead rigger dies in a fall from a roof while setting up for the festival

(Newser) - A Coachella worker has died while setting up for the music and arts festival in the Southern California desert. Goldenvoice, which puts on Coachella in Indio each year, said in a statement the man was a lead rigger who died in a fall while working on a stage on festival...

Beyonce Got the Old Band Back Together

Destiny's Child, Jay-Z help star light up Coachella

(Newser) - Beyonce hit Coachella on Saturday night—hard. The music festival's first black woman headliner reunited Destiny's Child, bringing out former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams in a two-hour tour de force of their hits that included "Say My Name," "Lose My Breath," and...

Lady Gaga Had a Bonus for Fans at Coachella

She debuts a new song called 'The Cure'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga didn't just headline at Coachella on Saturday, she surprised her fans by debuting a new song. Gaga set up "The Cure" about halfway through her 90-minute set at the music festival in California, reports US Weekly . "I've been so excited for this next part...

Lady Gaga's Coachella Show Raises Big Question

Why has it been 10 years since a solo woman headlined?

(Newser) - Lady Gaga will make history when she performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival this weekend, marking a decade since a solo woman has been billed as a headliner on the prestigious stage. Women have always performed at Coachella, which began Friday, since it was launched in 1999....

Coachella Nabs New Female Megastar to Headline

Lady Gaga will replace Beyonce as first woman headliner since Bjork in 2007

(Newser) - While a pregnant Beyonce is at home resting under her doctors' directives , a replacement has been named for her at Coachella: Lady Gaga, USA Today reports. The newly anointed headliner confirmed the announcement with a late-night tweet Tuesday, "Let's party in the desert!," along with a lineup...

Beyonce Backs Out of Coachella on Doctor's Orders

But she'll headline the music festival in 2018

(Newser) - Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a statement to the AP on Thursday, Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said the pop star had to pull out of the famed festival under doctor'...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coachella's 'Guantanamo' Party Draws Jeers
 Party Draws Jeers 

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....

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