News on Daft Punk, Van Morrison, Elf Power
In what will be a rare live appearance in the United States, French techno duo Daft Punk has joined the lineup for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The group didn't play any shows in North America in support of its 2005 Virgin album "Human After All," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums tally.
The set spawned the singles "Technologic" and "Robot Rock," which reached No. 10 and No. 15, respectively, on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
Sources say several more acts are still being eyed for the Coachella lineup, the majority of which was announced yesterday (Jan. 31). The event will be headlined by Depeche Mode and Tool.
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