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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    I don't know why you guys don't think Kanye is a headliner, he sold nearly a million albums in one week and plays venues that headliners play and his album landed on most critics best of the year lists.
    Technically that says that The Raconteurs are available to play, not that they are touring. Where's the Stripes agency page? Raconteurs might be at Coach then, but they wouldn't headline, secondline would be nice though. Ooo, Raconteurs before Zeppelin? That'd be choice I think.

    Kanye isn't a Coachella headliner (a) because he's only had three albums, (b) because he's hip-hop and the show just isn't that interesting, (c) because his last album sucked, and (d) because he was all over the place this year. Coach isn't going to take him as a headliner after he was oversaturated all 2007.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    Technically that says that The Raconteurs are available to play, not that they are touring. Where's the Stripes agency page? Raconteurs might be at Coach then, but they wouldn't headline, secondline would be nice though. Ooo, Raconteurs before Zeppelin? That'd be choice I think.

    Kanye isn't a Coachella headliner (a) because he's only had three albums, (b) because he's hip-hop and the show just isn't that interesting, (c) because his last album sucked, and (d) because he was all over the place this year. Coach isn't going to take him as a headliner after he was oversaturated all 2007.
    a. coldplay 2005 b. beastie boys 2003 c. RHCP 2007 (even though i disagree)
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    a. coldplay 2005 b. beastie boys 2003 c. RHCP 2007 (even though i disagree)
    good call...
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    I don't understand what your argument is. X & Y came out in 2005, just after Coachella. The Beasties hadn't toured in a couple years in 2003. And RHCP is just kinda California and Coachella legacy--they're a guaranteed sellout day with a two decade career, tens of millions of albums sold. That's not a comparison to Kanye at all.
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    X & Y came out in 2005,.
    X&Y was their third album.

    The crowd for Kanye West in 2006 was massive I don't think I've ever seen a crowd that big that early in the day at Coachella.
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    Okay, fair enough, but if that's the case then they would have gotten Kanye last year, not the year AFTER his album dropped and he was completely oversaturated. kanye was all over the place last year, Coach isn't going to pick him up. in 2006 Golddigger was the biggest song everywhere when he played, hence the enthusiasm. You think people are still gonna be all hyped up about Stronger in April?
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    Only if Daft Punk is actually with Kanye during Stronger...
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    What about the fact that Kanye's mom passed and he hasn't made any contact with anyone since?

    His blog (which he'd post on almost everyday) hasn't had a post in almost 2 months since his mom passed. Is he ready to perform again?

    And yes, Kanye West is headline material. Even if his songs are way overplayed by April. He'd still have it in him to headline.
    He'd probably do something sick like do it with a live Orchestra like he did Abbey road. Or him doing Stronger live with daft punk would be more than amazing. And a Kanye Headline would guarantee special guests.

    He's an amazing performer. Has sold millions of records, and Makes HIT after HIT after HIT.
    Kanye could definitely headline Friday night.
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    He could not be a Coachella headliner. It's different. He could headline any other festival I guess, but not Coach.
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    Also, in reference to the Coldplay-Kanye comparison: A Rush Of Blood To The Head sold 10 million copies. X & Y did 8 after Coachella. Graduation has sold 2 million so far, Late Registration 3. That is why there's a difference.
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    I'm with Randy on this one. I dont think he should headline.

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    a. coldplay 2005 b. beastie boys 2003 c. RHCP 2007 (even though i disagree)
    yeah but ALL of those apply to Kanye. Only one of those applies to said artists above. Beastie Boys and RHCP have been around for awhile; they've earned a headlining status. Plus, do you think Paul would really ask him? Especially after that stubborn temper-tantrum he threw when he didnt get his award.

    I dont think he should headline - but given our lack of knowledge on any headliners for this year, and also given who we have ruled out... I guess anything is possible right now.

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    I just don't think he carries either the artistic weight to. Coachella headliners are either VERY established acts with 10 million plus album sales under their belts, or in the case of Coldplay they were just the critical darlings of 2003, about to release what turned out to be the biggest album of 2005, and very Coachella-esque in their music (a pop-flavored Radiohead knockoff). Kanye's "breakout success" is nothing compared to the way Coldplay exploded. I don't like Coldplay that much, and I don't know what their 2005 set was like, but I've seen some concert footage of Speed of Sound that was DEFINITELY Coachella headliner material. Kanye ain't that.
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    Yeah, that sounds about right. I cant really think of any hip-hop act right now that has the potential to headline to the festival. There are plenty of 2nd tier options, but I really don't think any have the power to headline. Public Enemy maybe, but pretty much every show review of theirs that I've read in the past year has been negative.

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    The Beasties were able to (theoretically still could but I don't think Coach will ever do that again) because they've been one of the longest running and most commercially successful acts ever in hip hop. And they're white boy rap, so it's more accepted. And they sometimes play instruments when they decide to not suck.
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    Beasties could, but I think that would depend on 2 options - One of them being, Do GV and Paul want to top last year? If the BB headlined a night, they'd better have 2 other strong headliners or something else to make us say wow. I'd like to think Coachella's goal is to be fresh and original each year, I worry that if BB headlined, too many people would start to think less of Coachella. The 2nd option is that if they headlined, like I said earlier, there would probably have to be some other sick, totally unexpected headliner. Or something big from GV. I have faith in them always.

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    Having the Beasties was special in 2003 when they hadn't toured in four years. It wouldn't be special now when they played tons of festivals and toured last year. I don't think they'll do it.
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    Seriously. They'd pretty much be as special as smashing pumpkins - coachella would be getting sloppy seconds.

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    Exactly why Pumpkins won't be there (not to mention that they were HORRIBLE at Virgin Fest and every other fest. Worst fucking reunion set list ever). RHCP got a pass because they're a staple--Cali and the world at large love them. Pearl Jam is a distant possibility for this year, I'd almost say if Coach had two other strong "gets" as headliners they'd take Lolla's leftovers with Pearl Jam, except that PJ's album is two years old now, so it seems dubious.
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    I'm getting worried Green Day might be a real threat, just as a concession to the kiddies since they're getting Zeppelin.
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    Green Day can be play if they want to.

    but they have to play at the same time as the Chemical Brothers. or Underworld. No exceptions.

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    I'm also calling the following as locks:

    My Morning Jacket
    Hot Chip reprise
    Flight of the Conchords
    The Streets
    Nick Cave
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    any reason for those? and I dont think Hot Chip will play again.

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    Hot Chip will definitely play again. Add Gnarls Barkley to the locks list.
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    If you're looking for "reasons" in terms of insider information or anything, no, there is none. I have no access to any kind of insider info. I just decided to look at the list of bands with albums coming out next year and the ones that jumped out at me I listed.
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    Some of those seem fairly possible. But I'm not sure about Hot Chip. It's possible, but unlikely. Festival promoters try not to book the same acts twice in a row. Like to keep things somewhat original. I know this is not always the case, as there are many artists that have played consecutive years, but I just dont think Hot Chip will be back next year.

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    They booked Bloc Party twice in a row. Hot Chip was one of the most praised but unexpected acts of 07, they didn't play LA again after Coach until this February and it looks like the heat of their Coach performance is still going strong based on how fast that El Rey show sold out. I know Boourns (I think?) already called this, but I'm in agreement. With another album on the way in 08, Hot Chip's gonna have enough heat and not have been seen enough to garner a repeat invite. Of Montreal is also a big possibility.

    Also I'd love to see Heartless Bastards, though I'm not sure there's going to be reason for them to be booked.
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    I guess its possible. I'd like for it to happen, i'd enjoy seeing them. But I think it will also depend on who else GV can get. If GV gets to choose between an act that has yet to play coachella, or an act that played the previous year, I think they'd pick the first one. But who knows whats going on in GV, and how they select acts. I'm sure Hot Chip would be a good draw indeed, given that they were indeed a breakout act of 07, but I dunno. Just something tells me they won't be there. Kinda like your feelings with LZ, only mine arent as strong or determined.

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    Well, neither of us is certain for sure. But I don't think Bloc Party's 05 performance was as well received as Hot Chip's 07.
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    well, i'll be spending most of my time in the sahara (depending on other acts of course..)

    my fingers are crossed for Underworld and the Chemical Brothers. I really hope the chems play.

    and Booka Shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betao View Post
    There are plenty of 2nd tier options, but I really don't think any have the power to headline. Public Enemy maybe, but pretty much every show review of theirs that I've read in the past year has been negative.
    I saw Public Enemy at Rock the Bells in San Bernardino.
    I thought it was an amazing set. Definitely not Headline material but if they had a spot on the line-up I would definitely look forward to it. They bring a certain energy that is pretty amazing. . . . and Flava Flav can still rock a show!
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