The second day of Coachella 2014 continued Saturday with a stellar lineup of bands that not only included big name acts such as Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Capital Cities, CHVRCHES, Skrillex and Foster the People, but also brought out some really amazing surprise guests, including Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Here is a quick recap of what happened last night :
Foster the People
Foster the People's biggest hit to date is taking a hit in terms of radio airplay. Though 'Pumped Up Kicks' is almost two years old, the debut single from the Los Angeles-based band still had some residual airplay on Top 40 stations. However, it's dwindling much faster following the Newtown, C.T. school shooting on Dec. 16.
Foster the People singer Mark Foster may be a big name to some people, but the bodyguards who kicked him out of Prince's L.A. gig the other night were not impressed. After Foster was spotted checking his cell phone during the concert -- a breach of protocol for this particular gig -- he was escorted outside and had to beg to get back in, and TMZ cameras were there to capture the entire awkward exchange.
Remember when Taylor Swift was spotted out with the Foster the People frontman Mark Foster? The world figured the duo were out on a date, but it turns out it was actually a business lunch. Maybe Foster was worried if he dated T-Swizzle that she'd write a whiny song about him later (eh, John Mayer?). In any case, they came up with a song together over the meal!
Converse has released yet another all-star collaboration, and this time, their trio matches up Mark Foster of Foster the People, 'Somebody That I Used to Know' songstress Kimbra, and electro DJ A-Trak. The 'Pumped Up Kicks' vocalist, the 'Cameo Lover' indie pop darling, and the hip-hop / house hitmaker all worked on the track 'Warrior,' the video for which recently premiered on YouTube.
The Grammy Awards are known for pulling off some unexpected collaborations, and they might have just topped themselves with this one. The Recording Academy announced today that Maroon 5 and Foster the People are teaming up for a performance at this Sunday's ceremony with the legendary Beach Boys, who haven't taken the stage together in more than 20 years.
Here in the United States, we've only had (legal) access to the music streaming service Spotify for less than six months, but it's already one of the most popular online destinations for music lovers. The Swedish-founded, U.K.-headquartered service took a look at what we've been streaming, crunched their year-end numbers and published their list of the service's 100 most popular tracks in the U.S.