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Report: The Rolling Stones aren’t headlining Coachella 2013

on January 18, 2013, 7:15pm

 Report: The Rolling Stones arent headlining Coachella 2013

According to LA Weekly’s West Coast Sound, The Rolling Stones will not headline Coachella 2013. The website cites several sources, including “one concert industry insider” who said negotiations were “broken off over a money dispute.”

Update: RollingStone.com has published a similar report.

The Stones have long been a favorite to play Coachella, especially after the festival was briefly listed in the Tour section of the band’s mobile app. The festival also seemed to hint at the band’s appearance when they posted an image of what appeared to be a rolling stone on their Facebook page.

However, in an interview with RollingStone.com in late December, Mick Jagger claimed that the band had yet to be approached by Coachella organizers. He also swore no knowledge of why the Coachella listing appeared on their mobile app. Jagger added, “I always said that we’d see how this would go,” referring to the band’s recent string of 50th anniversary concerts, “then we’d think about doing more – or not.”

Coachella 2013 takes place over two weekends from April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st at Indio’s Empire Polo Grounds.

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Rory Biller
January 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

High Five anyone? That leaves a headlining slot open for somebody relevant.

Philip Cosores
January 19, 2013 at 3:49 am

It’s really hard taking a story seriously when underneath it links to trash like “The 20 Worst Hipster Bands” and “Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time.”

Philip Cosores
January 19, 2013 at 3:54 am

Talking about LA Weekly, not CoS, obvs.

Alex Young
January 19, 2013 at 4:16 am

Rolling Stone is also reporting it:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-rolling-stones-are-not-playing-coachella-20130118

Philip Cosores
January 19, 2013 at 4:20 am

Yeah, I don’t really doubt the truth. It’s just a really weird presentation to put a real news scoop on top of links to those mean-sprited click factories. Anyway, we still have Daft Punk and Bowie at Coachella, right? :(

DiscoNesi
January 19, 2013 at 12:09 am

Well that blows.

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