Hey, I'll be the first to fucking say I was wrong and I will gladly say it if NIN is indeed at Coachella. It just seems a bit far fetched that he would be working on putting together a big production by April with everything else the man has going on with HTDA. Let's hope I'm wrong.
Friday: Outkast, The Replacements, Girl Talk, Chromeo, AFI, The Afghan Whigs, Bastille, Jagwar Ma, Grouplove, Caravan Palace
Saturday: Muse, QOTSA, Pharrell, Foster the People, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, Cage the Elephant, CHVRCHES, Capitol Cities, Temples, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Bear Hands
Sunday: Arcade Fire, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Trombone Shorty, Frank Turner, Surfer Blood, J Roddy Walston
Stone Roses is happening.
Sounds like Phoenix is too, possibly as a Headliner.
NIN as a headliner? What a joke. A couple of years ago they were a second line act on whatever festival they played. Every album they've released since With Teeth has just gotten shittier....but I guess Trent is smart..."retire" and then come back for more monies.
Starfucker/STRFKR is touring in March/April, really hope they make it.
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I loved Nine Inch Nails as a high school student in the '90s. I thought With Teeth was pretty good.
But I don't understand how over the band's last few years and into retirement it became some sort of great, artistically venerated institution. Maybe the same sort of "death of rock" thing that has made cultural greatness out the Foo Fighters or anyone else that survived the '90s and the collapse of the recording industry with some semblance of dignity left intact.
Seriously, make a big fucking hoopla about a "last tour EVAR!!!" and go into "retirement" and wait 3 years before coming back so you can feel relevant again for a short while...it's the oldest trick in the book.
It'd be different if on the last tour he was just like, hey this is it for a while, got other things in life to take care of, we'll be back a few years from now hopefully.....I'm tired of bands pulling the "last tour/show ever" when it's all bullshit, but yet fans just eat it up....can't wait for the day Radiohead pulls that, do their "last show ever" and then come back 3 years later...I honestly think at that point fans would act like it was the second coming of Jesus Christ himself. I'm already dreading it.
It does feel like those final NIN shows in LA were really recent.