In a not-so-cryptic move, Coachella organizers posted a photo of a large round (or rolling?) stone today on the event’s Facebook page, seemingly confirming the rumors that the legendary Rolling Stones will be headlining the Indio, CA festival this April. As Rolling Stone tells us, if the Stones do perform at Coachella it will be their first US festival appearance since Altamont way back in 1969.
Mick Jagger and crew have already been gearing up for potential 2013 dates with a few major shows celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary in 2012. We’re definitely expecting more — Keith Richards explained to Rolling Stone “it would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, ‘Well, that’s that, 50 years, bye-bye.” The full lineup will be officially announced towards the end of this month.
With rumors of The Rolling Stones all but confirmed maybe this means that Daft Punk performing isn’t as far-fetched as we originally thought.
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When The Rolling Stones began their ascension to Rock’n'Roll superstardom in 1962, it would’ve been hard to believe that one day, an Italian electronic producer named Benny Benassi would one day remix one of their songs. Still releasing music 50 years later, the rock legends have met their fate of falling into the EDM trend. Their latest single, “Doom and Gloom,” is doing well by its own standards, but the band is getting even greater expose with its remix from Mr. Benassi.
When thinking of vocalists of dance tracks, a handful of names immediately come to mind, but I never would have thought to utter the name Mick Jagger. Benny makes a clean fusion of rock elements and synth warps for an electro-rock jam, and Jagger’s voice can still captivate as powerfully as it always has. No, you aren’t dreaming — head to iTunes for the latest dance music surprise.