January 31, 2005

NINE INCH NAILS and COLDPLAY will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, according to The fest will also feature reunion performances by pioneering rock acts GANG OF FOUR, THE COCTEAU TWINS and BAUHAUS, as well as the first live appearance since late 2002 from WEEZER.

NINE INCH NAILS will top the second day's bill, which will also include NEW ORDER, BRIGHT EYES, THE PRODIGY, RONI SIZE, THE FAINT and the rarely reunited hip-hop duo BLACK STAR (Mos Def and Talib Kweli). THE ARCADE FIRE, JUNKIE XL, THE BRAVERY, THE FUTUREHEADS, MATMOS, KASABIAN, AUTOLUX and the FIERY FURNACES will also be on hand.

Tickets for Coachella will go on sale Saturday (Feb. 5) via Ticketmaster.

NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", is scheduled for release in the U.S on May 3 (one day earlier internationally). The CD will contain 12 tracks, and is said to be "more song-orientated" than 1999's "The Fragile". The album was recorded in part at Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., and features a guest appearance on drums by former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl. Mixing duties were handled by Alan Moulder (THE CURE, SMASHING PUMPKINS).

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