Just a couple of thing.
1 - I could have sworn it went The Stone Roses . Blur at the top and not the other way like it is now?
And two, if you had have got Daft Punk, you wouldn't have cared if the other two were Pheonix and the YYY's. Infact, you probably wouldn't give a shit about any of the rest of the lineup.
You might call it biased but you have a band there that are performing as the 4 of them for the 1st time in either so long or ever as a group in the USA.
You also have a group who a long while ago it was all over the net, Blur to headline Coachella 2013? - Begging the question that it was presumed if they play they would do in some capacity. Not sure if they've played since 2003. Whereas, I understand for the US they are not deemed headliner size, people in the UK would go bloody crazy, in a good way if both of them topped a bill and the US got it.
RHCP - I'd see again, but people will call it how they like. Like or not, they are huge and with the the whole does the statement include April or not and shorter times than others between playing it was always in there.
For me, the weak headliner is Pheonix but I'm not american so respect their place in that market.
But there was no Daft Punk at Coachella ever going to happen in the end, the one band that might have had any substance was The Rolling Stones would have headlined over Pheonix.
Wether or not he does but Morrissey to make a cameo appearance during Johnny Mars set can't be ruled out
Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.
I am hoping that RHCP will realize that people aren't too excited about them closing the festival and do something a little different than their typical set.. whether that's some rare songs, special guests, incredible visuals, I don't know, but I have faith.
If this has been discussed, then I apologize. Just too much to keep up with on the forum today.
I know there are two versions of the poster floating around (regarding the placement of Blur and The Stone Roses), but did anyone else notice that on the main page they have The Stone Roses headlining on weekend 1 and Blur on weekend 2?
There is absolutely nothing RCHP could do, unless they walked out, took the mic and said "we quit!" and then for no reason at all Aphex Twin closed the festival with INSANE visuals, 100 piece electronic orchestra dressed as zombies and a festival closer of blood curdling screams for 10 minutes straight... my god, it's full of stars
First of all, I'm absolutely over the moon with the lineup, despite the headliners seeming a little meh... I just have one question as this will be my first time at Coachella.
Is the possibility of late adds to the lineup a myth or has this happened in the past? And if so, has it ever happened with a headliner sized artist?
I noticed on facebook the caption to the lineup says FIRST... what the hell for... is there a possible 2nd announcement with one or more acts that are still in negotiations.
The thing you bring up with the Pulp thing is that although they were subbing, Blur and The Stone Roses are both hugely bigger than them. Pulp were sub to TBK but had SHM as a closing EDM act. Like in 2011, KOL headlined with The Chem Bro's as the closing dance act. 2010 had the same kinda thing.
The word FIRST! does indicate something. There is no act going above on Friday or Sunday but Saturday IMO is possible.
Read UK music mags and Stone Roses are considered equally as influential as Nirvana and it's been that way for over 20 years.
I could be waaaaay wrong, but I thought that Pulp were at the very least AS popular as The Stone Roses in the US. Once again, I love all three bands. I am super pumped for the Stone Roses/Blur double headliner. But from a ticket selling point, I would be willing to bet more people know Common People than any single The Stone Roses ever had in the USA. I almost feel like by this logic The Verve should have double headlined with Jack Johnson.
Either way, it's just something to discuss for fun. Stone Roses/Blur is what will be bringing me back music wise.
Call me a conspiracy theorist but...
That random leaked app notification originally said the Rolling Stones would be playing on the Friday of Coachella. The current bill has two British rock groups headlining Friday (The Stone Roses, and Blur). For an event that is so good about not having their lineup information leak, that seems like such an unlikely gaffe. Furthermore, why would that information even exist if the Rolling Stones had not already signed a contract to perform.
Saturday- Frenchmen Phoenix are the current headliner. Could another French group be added to the bill?... Daft Punk? Daft Punk did come out with Phoenix at an MSG show in 2010.
Sunday- I think Atoms for Peace might show up as Flea is a member of that band anyway.
Thoughts? Am I bat-shit crazy?
I'm actually busy laughing at you giving credit to RHCP for all the way up to Californication. That's hilarious. I bet you loved Aeroplane. Or maybe their rendition of Love Rollercoaster. I bet those were soothing sounds while you were growing up so hard on them. And I thought I told you to hang yourself.