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Coachella at 20: Looking back at every festival

Coachella’s role in reconvening major acts reaches peak shock value with the announcement that Guns N’ Roses — featuring the classic lineup of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan — would headline. There was also the welcome return of LCD Soundsystem just a few years after dissolving. “A lot of them come from our history of promoting,” Tollett says of his ongoing mission to reunite bands. “Even LCD Soundsystem — we just felt like, ‘Why would they go away? They’re so good, they’re so current, their sound is being ripped by everybody— they should be playing.’ So you contact them, and go slow, and try to get them comfortable. For some bands it’s not about Coachella. It’s just, ’Please get back out there, make some new songs.”