Legends the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and the Who made rock history Oct. 7-9 at the Desert Trip festival (otherwise known as “Oldchella”) in Indio, Calif. Check out pics that prove that in rock ‘n’ roll, age ain’t really nothing but a number.
In 2008, Roger Waters played the Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., and he floated an inflatable pig emblazoned with the name “OBAMA” above the 50,000-strong crowd. This Sunday, the same night as the second presidential debate, he returned to Coachella’s Empire Polo Grounds to close out the all-star classic rock Desert Trip festival. One side of the swine-shaped balloon, which Waters unleashed into the desert sky during “Pigs (Three Different Ones),” featured the familiar, optimistic slogan “together we stand, divided we fall.” But the other side was much more damning, with the angry words “ignorant, lying, racist, sexist, pig” and “f— Donald Trump and his wall” stenciled alongside a scary illustration of a skull-headed, gargoyle-like Trump.
OCTOBER 08: Musician Neil Young (R) performs with Sir Paul McCartney onstage during Desert Trip at The Empire Polo Club on October 8, 2016 in Indio, California. The first historic all-star collaboration of Desert Trip (the Southern California classic rock festival cheekily dubbed “Oldchella”) took place on day two, Saturday, when Paul McCartney and “really good friend” Neil Young joined forces during McCartney’s headlining set. The legends’ epic, seven-minute medley of the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” (with Young’s distinctively trebly vocals adding another layer of melancholy to the Sgt. Pepper ballad) and the Plastic Ono Band’s “Give Peace a Chance” was actually a reprise of a duet they performed at London’s Hyde Park back in 2009.
Desert Trip, the Southern California festival boasting a stellar lineup of classic rock legends, kicked off this Friday with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan; the rest of the weekend will showcase Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and the Who. ...