“Rage Against the Machine, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bjork to headline Coachella” – just announced today.

It's a bit too early to start planning our hot-to-cold weather outdoor ensembles for the desert rock-a-thon, but we're thinkin' about looking into a room about now. Especially since the line-up has just been announced.

Rage Against the Machine! Dude. One of the best shows I ever saw (ever!) was Rage at the Forum. Chili Peppers? Okay, they may not be the wild men they once were (c'mon their tunes are now the soundtrack for the roller coasters at Disneyland!) but Flea, Anthony and the boys do put on a raucous live show every time.

Bjork I'm not a big fan of. I thought her last Coachella stint was kinda boring, which I know is a blasphemous statement to some.

Anyway, now that the lineup has been unveiled the big buzz is: who will be the suprise act?

I'd like to see David Bowie, but the rumored group aint too shabby either: The Police! I also heard Gwen Stefani might pop in for a set while on tour. Unfortunately the rumors are rarely correct (Madonna was though!). It is three months away so we'll just have to wait and see.

The preliminary line-up also includes: The Arcade Fire, Interpol, Manu Chao, Willie Nelson, Air, Happy Mondays, Decemberists, Faithless, Gotan Project, The Good, The Bad and The Queen, Paul Van Dyk, Arctic Monkeys, Roots, Jarvis Cocker, Sonic Youth, Crowded House, Placebo, Satellite Party, Stephen Marley feat Jr. Gong, Kings of Leon, DJ Shadow, Kaiser Chiefs, Kokono No. 1, LCD Soundsystem, Nickel Creek, Travis, Damien Rice, Black Keys, Blonde Redhead, Infected Mushroom, New Pornographers, Peeping Tom, Placebo, Rufus Wainwright, The Rapture, Explosions in the Sky, Richie Hawtin, !!!, Benny Benassy, Felix Da Housecat, Hot Chip, Jacks Mannequin, Julieta Venegas, Lily Allen, Lupe Fiasco, Ozomatli, Peaches, Ghostface Killah, Jose Gonzales, Amos Lee, Brazilian Girls, Fountains of Wayne, Regina Spektor, VNV Nation, Coco Rosie, Cornelius, Gillian Welch, Junior Boys, Pharaohe Monche, Roky Erickson and the Explosives, Soulwax, Sparklehorse, The Kooks, Tilly and the Wall, Andrew Bird, Peter, Bjorn & John, The Frames, Gogol Bordello, Comedians of Comedy, Justice, MSTRKRFT, We Are Scientists, Yeva, Grizzly Bear, Amy Winehouse, Avett Brothers, Circa Survive, The Coup, The Cribs, CSS, Digitalism, Erol Alkan, Evil Nine, Girl Talk, Klaxons, Noisettes, Spank Rock, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Fields, Tokyo Police Club, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, DJ Heather, The Feeling, Fratellis, Mike Relm, Silversun Pickups, Busdriver, Brother Ali, Nightwatchman, Bojones, Mika, Pop Levi, Anathallo and Fair to Midland.

Coachella will be 3 days long this year, April 27-29.

LA Weekly