The Black Lips faced some heavy competition for attention on Coachella’s opening night, with Jack Johnson on the Main Stage and Fatboy Slim in a nearby dance tent, but the garage band wasn’t worried. “You either want to dance, you want to chill, or you want to rock,” says guitarist Cole Alexander, whose band is known for wild eruptions of noise, nudity and the sharing of fluids. “I think people are going to want to rock.” Guitarist Ian Saint Pe adds: “If you want to see someone make love to their guitar like Jack Johnson, or if you want to see someone beat the shit out of their guitars like us, you have your choice. We’re in America. It’s a free country.” Rock Daily sought more answers.
oolest thing about your own set:
Alexander: “We have fun. I don’t know that we’re the best musicians, but it will be the most entertaining.”
Saint Pe: “We’ll actually luck out because [fans] will be all be drunk and tired, so it will sound good no matter what.”
Best part of playing in a desert tent:
Alexander: It’s kind of like a rodeo or a tee-pee.
Best Coachella drug (or cocktail):
Alexander: “I like Robitussin.” (more…)