Coachella 2015 Lineup: Why Do We Care So Much?

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By Scott T. Sterling

With the release of this year’sCoachellalineup, the internet, again, ignited with a tidal wave of shock and outrage. Online pundits raged with indignation, primarily directed at two of the three headliners,AC/DCandDrake, as well as ’70s jazz-fusion stalwarts,Steely Dan.

Despite the bill being packed with the cream of 2014’s critical darlings (fka twigs,St. Vincent,Run The Jewels,War on Drugs,Azealia Banks,Mac DemarcoandFlying Lotusall released albums that populated countless year-end lists), the presence of OG hard rock heroes AC/DC and arguably the world’s most popular rapper, Drake, was taken by many as a direct affront.

It wasn’t just the digital hoi polloi questioning the bookings. TheL.A. Timesponderedhow AC/DC fit into the Coachella landscape (“the band’s brand of beer-and-pool music is one that Coachella once seemed…

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