Radiohead Experiences Major Technological Issues During Coachella Performance


Radiohead Experiences Major Technological Issues During Coachella Performance

Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Coachella

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Radiohead headlined night one of the 2017 Coachella Music Festival, but it didn’t go as planned.

The band experienced several technological issues in which the sound kept cutting out. The first outage took place during “15 Step.” The performers walked off stage to figure out what was going on but came back when the sound returned. Unfortunately, the sound cut out again during “Let Down.” Eventually, technicians fixed the problem and Radiohead was able to finish their two-hour set.

Attendees took to Instagram to share photos and videos of the marred performance. Despite the setbacks, however, it seemed all were in agreement that the alt rock band nailed it.

“Tonight Radiohead’s sound kept going out & it was so sad but they were still f–king awesome,” Instagrammed one fan.

“Radiohead, after a few short meltdowns due to technical difficulties,” wrote another performance goer.

The outage might make people recall Metallica and Lady Gaga‘s 2017 Grammys performance where lead singer James Hetfield‘s microphone didn’t work at all. For the first few bars of their performance, viewers simply heard Gaga’s vocals and the heavy metal band’s instrumentals. They didn’t let the malfunction stop them, as Hetfield and Gaga chose to share a mic afterwards, but Lars Ulrich later revealed that Hetfield was “livid” at the malfunction.

“I haven’t seen him like that in 20 years,” Ulrich shared on The Late Late Show. “I mean he was livid. I mean, he’s aged really well and he’s a pretty chill guy, but the first five or 10 minutes in that dressing room was not a lot of fun.”

There’s no word on how Radiohead handled themselves after their set ended.


Published at Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:04:05 +0000

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Can't Keep Their Hands Off Each Other at Coachella

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd‘s romance has been all over the world, but now they’re putting their affections on display at 2017 Coachella.

The couple was spotted making their way to Travis Scott‘s performance. Taking the lead, the Starboy singer led Selena by the hand to help make their way through the crowds. They eventually settled in the VIP area of Scott’s performance. Selena and The Weeknd’s trip to the Indio, Calif., music festival—where every other celeb seems to be this weekend—comes after they traveled to Toronto, Colombia and Argentina together. Selena has been joining her boyfriend as he continues his world tour.

Most recently, the two celebrated the rapper Belly‘s birthday at a private home in Beverly Hills, where an eyewitness told E! News they looked more in love than ever.

Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Coachella

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“Selena and The Weeknd were very sweet together and mellow,” the source said. “They were sitting together by a fire pit and never left each other’s side. He was kissing her forehead and holding her hand. They weren’t drinking, just eating pizza and chatting. People were partying hard, but Selena and The Weeknd really stayed low-key and off to the side. They danced a little bit and walked around holding hands. They took selfies and then cuddled up together. They were really focused on each other and look very serious and in love.”

“The party went late into the night and they brought out a cake for Belly near the end,” the source added. “Selena and The Weeknd left after that. Most people didn’t leave until after 3 a.m.” 

While they’ve kept mostly to themselves, the “Love to Lay” singer did give fans a rare, intimate look at their relationship when he shared a selfie of Selena giving him a kiss on the cheek. Fans freaked out.


“GOALS ASF,” another fan said.

Keep ’em coming, you guys.


Published at Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:31:50 +0000