Coachella

Apr
21
Frank Ocean Performs ‘American Wedding’ at Coachella

Frank Ocean returned to Coachella for the second weekend, serving up a strong set without the technical difficulties of the previous week. This time, he was backed by a new band including Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger. The Odd Future singer switched up his setlist, surprisingly adding the “Hotel California”-sampled “American Wedding” into the mix.

Just last month, Eagles founder Don Henley reportedly threatened to sue him for his unauthorized use of the 1977 classic. (For his part, Henley denies that any lawsuit has been filed, but the Eagles are considering legal action.)

“I guess if I play it at coachella it’ll cost me a couple hundred racks,” wrote Ocean, who decided to change up the melody when he performed the song live with Einziger in Indio on Friday night. However, the lyrics remained the same.

What do you think of Frank’s live version of “American Wedding”?

Apr
16
Rihanna Lives Young, Wild, and Free at Coachella

Rihanna

Snoop Dogg wasn’t the only one sending out smoke signals at Coachella. Rihanna lit up the stage and a joint during her fun-filled weekend in the desert. The pop star joined DJ Calvin Harris during his dance-fueled set at the Sahara tent on Sunday. Wearing a cropped tank top that read “Peace” and studded cutoff shorts, the wild child crowd surfed as she performed her Harris-produced hit “We Found Love” and new single “Where Have You Been,” even getting her friend Katy Perry to join in.

“This turned out to be one of the best nights of my life,” tweeted RiRi, who told Harris, “I had so much fun with your fucking fanz tonight! Diz hoodrat $kabii @katyperry also crowd surft n ATE my A$$ during my show.”

After her thrilling show, she perched herself atop the shoulders of a bodyguard while checking out Dr. Dre and Snoop’s epic closer. Following the D-O-Double-G’s lead, she smoked her own stash as she vibed to the West Coast sounds with “Thug Life” written across her stomach and a Chanel jacket on her back.

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Apr
16
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Close Out Coachella with Eminem, 50 Cent, & Tupac

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg closed out Coachella with a bang. The hip-hop icons served up plenty of surprise guests (Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, and a Tupac hologram), smoke, and West Coast anthems as they blazed the main stage on the third day of the festival.

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Apr
16
Tupac Shakur Hologram Plays Coachella with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg [Video]

Tupac Shakur

Tupac is alive. Well, at least it appeared that way during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headlining set at Coachella on Sunday. The hip-hop icon was resurrected as a hologram, performing “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop. The lifelike digital image was the most-talked-about moment during Dre and Snoop’s star-studded set, which also featured Eminem, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa. Watch the eery performance below.

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Apr
16
The Weeknd Works Up a Sweat with Coachella Debut

The Weeknd

The desert got even hotter when The Weeknd made his highly-anticipated Coachella debut on Sunday. The Toronto singer, who has attracted a cult following with his trilogy of EPs, hit the Outdoor Theatre to perform seductive cuts including his cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” and Drake’s “Crew Love.” Sweat it out by watching his nearly-hour-long set below.

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Apr
15
Rihanna Escapes to the Desert for Coachella

Rihanna

Rihanna made a return visit to Coachella for the second year in a row. Fresh off her Australian promo tour for Battleship, the pop star boarded a tour bus and headed to the desert with her girlfriends. The ladies soaked up the sun before hitting the field for the second day of the festival on Saturday.

RiRi showed off her glistening bikini body and grabbed a front row seat with her BFF Melissa for A$AP Rocky’s late-night set.

It was just announced that she will perform on the May 5 episode of “Saturday Night Live” with host Eli Manning.

Check out more hot pics from RiRi’s desert escape.

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Apr
15
Azealia Banks Burns Bright at Coachella

Azealia Banks

All eyes were on Azealia Banks, who made her official U.S. live debut at this weekend’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

Storming the Gobi tent with her vibrant fuchsia hair, black-and-white stripes, and combat boots, the Harlem firecracker earned rave reviews with her Saturday afternoon set that included her single “212,” “Fuck Up the Fun,” “Bambi,” as well as new material off her upcoming EP 1991.

The 20-year-old rapper paid homage to Amy Winehouse with an acapella version of The Zutons’ “Valerie,” and ended her set 25 minutes early after her DJ accidentally skipped two songs.

Watch her shut it down below.

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