January 22, 2007

The Rage Reunion Is On!

Following up this story, MTV News has reported (via the LA Times) that Zach De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk will indeed bring their unique blend of turbocharged activist rock to this year's Coachella festival:

...this year's major coup is a reunion of thrashing political rockers Rage Against the Machine, who have not played together for seven years. The band is expected to get together for a one-off headlining show at the eighth edition of the three-day festival, which they last played in 1999.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bjork are also expected to be on the bill, although no official announcement has yet been made. Other acts likely to take the stage include: Arcade Fire, Interpol, the Roots, the Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, Kings of Leon, Willie Nelson, Air and a reunited Crowded House, according to the Times. If it all goes down like that, this year's Coachella is set to be one of the best ever, a major accomplishment for the highly respected festival.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place April 27-29 in Indio, CA, with a three-day pass running you a cool $250 (although for this kind of lineup and that much music, it's certainly worth it). Tickets go on sale Saturday.

This is definitely one of those times where I wish I was on the other coast. Damn. What would your ultimate festival lineup be if you could choose, say, 20 bands over 3 days of music?

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