Day one of the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a rocky start for a couple of acts on the Main Stage. One left the stage by throwing in the towel - literally - and the other managed to pull off an impressive set, much to the surprise of the audience.
Cee Lo Green, who's been all over the airwaves recently in his latest incarnation of "The Lady Killer," was 30 minutes late for his late afternoon set. The desert sun was still blazing at 5:20 pm when he finally made his appearance, and the Atlanta-based R&B/pop singer wasted no time in complaining about his daytime slot. He played five songs - including the Gnarls Barkley hit, "Crazy" and what he likes to call "the adult version" of his Grammy-nominated single, "F*** You."
His set was scheduled to end at 5:40 pm. At 5:44 - just as he was apologizing to the crowd for being late, saying it wasn't his fault because his plane had just landed - the audio to his microphone was abruptly cut. The big screens on either side of the stage showed Cee Lo continuing to talk, and his band continuing to play, yet no sound was coming out of the speakers. Finally, he put a white towel on top of his bald head, walked off stage, and threw the towel to the ground - never to be seen again by Friday's Coachella audience.
Lady Gaga’s “Judas” has arrived, spreading across the Web after the RedOne-produced track leaked on Friday ahead of its scheduled Tuesday release.
Of course, before long, the second single from Gaga’s album “Born This Way” - due out May 23 - also became available on iTunes.
Reaction, though, is a little mixed. Whereas her first single “Born This Way” had critics accusing Gaga of biting Madonna’s “Express Yourself," “Judas” seems to be providing similar waves of déjà vu, but this time for Gaga's past hit "Bad Romance."
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