They would seem like a great fit, Kadavar would be nice to see as well.
But Sleep though...
Kvelertak is on the initial Roskilde lineup and have a new album in the works. I could see them playing in Baroness' slot from 2010.
Dillinger Escape Plan --> Glassjaw --> Deftones to close out the Gobi?
1/10: Mister Lies/Matthewdavid
I know I'll get flamed, but Rush would be pretty righteous.
Did anyone see Genghis Tron in '09?
It'll probably never happen, but I could see them as a Friday night headliner on the Main Stage, as long as Sat. and Sun. are slotted with more obvious Coachella bands to balance it out. If the weekend was sprinkled with bands like QOTSA, Perfect Circle, and/or Tool, maybe Les Claypool too, Rush would make sense.
I think you're confusing Rush with bands relegated to the County Fair circuit. These guys play arenas on their own. They just did two nights at Gibson Amphitheater in LA. They are continuously one of the top money making tours every year. They continually put out new music that actually stands up to their older output. Many fans of SOME of the bands that appear at Coachella, mainly the more instrumentally inclined bands, appreciate Rush. I remember how dissappointed people were at Roger Waters being booked, and he owned it that year for most.
You guys are out of your minds if you think Rush would ever be at Coachella in any capacity.
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Probably not, they do well enough on their own, and there is a strange ageism with Coachella fans, but their music is not that far removed from many bands who have already played Coachella. Trent Reznor cites them as a major influence.
Rush will never play Coach. Like Metallica and Black Sabbath.
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i was going to say correct but changed my mind
more a combination of age, genre, reputation, and perception from the average attendee's POV which basically = a bunch of old farts playing classic rock
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ayyo check out some of my Coachella 2013 pics: