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.
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Not to steal any thunder from that Guns N' Roses reunion kicking off at Coachella in a few hours, but AC/DC's representatives have confirmed that Axl Rose will be hitting the road with the band for the remainder of its "Rock or Bust" world tour.
The band's statement includes an odd note of finality regarding AC/DC's longtime vocalist Brian Johnson (that "future ventures" phrase below carries a lot of weight).
"AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring and save his hearing.
"We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment."
The run of dates with AC/DC + Axl fits between Guns N' Roses tour plans, with dates beginning May 7 in Lisbon and continuing through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark.
Guns N' Roses' U.S. tour kicks off in Detroit on June 23. Never let it be said that Axl Rose doesn't like to stay busy.