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Coachella guests shaping up, Bieber back on top, new videos from Maxwell, Flaming Lips and Best Coast

gorillazGorillaz will be joined by two former members of the Clash at Coachella this weekend.

By David Malitz

- Coachella kicks off festival season in the California desert on Friday but there's plenty of news on the eve of the big show. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash will not only join Gorillaz for the band's headlining set on Sunday but also for a pre-Coachella gig at sponsored by radio station KROQ. The former members of The Only Band That Mattered both appeared on "Plastic Beach," the title track of the new album from Gorillaz. In much more unsubstantiated guest performance rumors - Dr. Dre with Jay-Z. Color us skeptical.

- Justin Bieber is back on top of the charts. No real surprise there. His mentor Usher knocked him off last week, but Bieber took back the top spot as the only artist to sell more than 100,000 copies last week. Slash scored the highest debut, checking in at No. 3 with his self-titled solo album. It was released on his own label: Dik Hayd. Pretty cool there, Slash.

- Want to watch some videos? Good, we've got some new ones for you. 1) "Fistful of Tears," from Maxwell's "BLACKsummers’night" -- Mr. Richards' No. 1 album of 2009, as you may remember - gets a very simple-yet-elegant black-and-white treatment that serves the song well. 2) "When I'm With You," by Best Coast - one of David's SXSW faves - gets the bright and sunny treatment, which serves the song well. 3) "Powerless" by Flaming Lips is obviously completely bizarre, disturbing, creepy.

By David Malitz  |  April 15, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Best Coast, Coachella, Flaming Lips, Gorillaz, Justin Bieber, Maxwell, Slash, The Clash, Usher  
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