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the Razz at COACHELLA: Coachella.


EIGHTIES band The Jesus And Mary Chain reformed especially for their Coachella gig and were joined on stage by a surprise guest - film star Scarlett Johansson. The East Kilbride band, fronted by brothers Jim and William Reid, played Friday's Main Stage under cover of darkness in the desert valley. But the feisty pair did not acknowledge one another on stage. Jim looked tense as he sang hits Reverence and April Skies.

DREW BARRYMORE, recently voted one of the world's most beautiful women, was reported to have split with her lover, The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti. But the pair happily hung out together backstage at the festival and still seemed very close. Pal Cameron Diaz was also on hand to give Drew some girlie tips.

THE festival started in 1999 after organiser Paul Tollett visited Glastonbury and decided America needed something similar. First headliners included Beck, Rage Against The Machine and Chemical Brothers. The event covers 78 acres and has five stages, two outdoor.

LUCKY guests with a VIP ticket enjoyed iced drinks, beer and water in the open-air bars. And they kept cool by standing in front of rows of water jet fans.

ROCKERS Rage Against The Machine also came together for a rare appearance, closing the Main Stage on Sunday. The band split up in 2000 with guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk going on to form Audioslave. But in February, Audioslave announced they were parting company, paving the way for Rage to reform.

HUNDREDS of fans were left wandering around outside after organisers forced them to leave through one narrow exit. Many confused party-goers struggled to find their vehicles in the seven huge car parks.

DJ SHADOW almost missed his headline Outdoor Theatre slot on Friday after Hollywood stars caused gridlock backstage. Dozens of golf carts, used by guests like Elijah Wood, were left blocking the exit from the Artists' Village and police had to step in.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 30, 2007
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