The 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back for a second weekend, and it has Prince on its mind. Artists ranging from soul legend Mavis Staples to reunited dance rockers LCD Soundsystem performed stirring tributes to the late, genre-hopping artist on Friday. Additionally, the festival grounds were awash in a purple glow, courtesy of some well-placed lighting from promoter Goldenvoice. What did Day 2 bring? An appearance by Dr. Dre in reunion of the surviving members of N.W.A. during Ice Cube's set, for one. Our writers and photographers are there so stay with us for live coverage from the Empire Polo Field.

Guns N' Roses: Not quite glory years, but crowd didn't mind

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

The  first indication that this was not your parents' Guns N’ Roses was when singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan started their headlining set at Coachella on time.

The second clue? No, it wasn’t that Rose performed the entire show sitting down. It was when, in all sincerity, he referred to the audience and evening as “lovely.”

The no-shows, temper tantrums, audience provocation and clear disdain for one another that made Guns N’ Roses one of the last dangerous rock bands were absent Saturday night in Indio as the L.A. band’s three original members plowed through a two-hour-plus set on Coachella’s main stage.

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