For those of you who like guitars that sound like turntables, it's official -- Rage Against the Machine is reuniting to headline the third day of this year's Coachella festival in Indio, California the weekend of April 27-29. Apparently, Zach de la Rocha has buried the hatchet with his three former Rage-mates, who have spent the last few years doing time in Audioslave, with Seattle expat Chris Cornell at the helm. RATM, of course, disbanded right at the beginning of the Dubya presidency, when America needed their anti-establishment message and, er, guitars that sound like turntables, the most (hmm, do you smell a conspiracy??).
More exciting to me, personally, is the fact that the Jesus and Mary Chain is also reuniting for Coachella; they'll play the first night, and in a depressing sign of the times, they're billed below Interpol on the official festival poster. You can check out said poster at www.coachella.com, which will also fill you in on the other 139 bazillion bands that are playing, a list that includes: Bjork, the Decemberists, Happy Mondays, Willie Nelson, Air, Sonic Youth, Jarvis Cocker, Ghostface Killah, the Arcade Fire, DJ Shadow, and CSS.