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The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Krill – “Billy Madison Victory Song” (Billy Madison Cover)

If you need some joy on this Friday morning, Krill have got you covered. The Boston band’s contribution to Father Daughter’s Record Store Day-rejected Faux Real II compilation is “Billy Madison Victory Song,” their version of the triumphant anthem Adam Sandler and friends perform at the end of Billy Madison. It’s so satisfying that part… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 27, 2015 - 12:20 pm

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Rejected By Record Store Day, Father/Daughter Details Its Compelling Faux Real II Comp

The problems with Record Store Day have been well-documented. What started out as an event to promote independent record stores is still that — in theory — but, in practice, it feels like, over the past few years, the organization has been losing its independent spirit. Increasingly, Record Store Day releases seem to fall into… More »

By: James Rettig / February 11, 2015 - 11:54 am

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney — whatever they’re calling themselves (Abomination is taken) — performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. It should go without saying that my criticism/cynicism here is strictly musical and cultural: Whatever fresh hell occurred last night was very much in the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Watch SNL’s Smash Mouth Sketch, “We Are The World 25″ Parody

Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed even though she doesn’t have an album or movie out anytime soon. She was the best part of a “We Are The World” parody, and a small part of the best-in-show Smash Mouth sketch. Watch at Videogum. (And compare Bill Hader’s Eddie Vedder to Adam Sandler’s circaMore »

By: stereogum / March 1, 2010 - 11:35 am

Neil Diamond Covers “The Chanukah Song”

Dylan’s not the only 68-year-old Jew pushing a new XMas LP, but Neil shows his roots by including this Adam Sandler classic. Chanukah starts tonight, but you can watch the animated video right now. “Tom Cruise isn’t but I think his agent is” has been changed to “Tom Cruise isn’t but Jesus Christ is” for… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 11, 2009 - 11:23 am

This Week The Roots Became Comedy Central’s House Band

The most fabulous Roots crew have a new record out soon, and it looks like they’re raising awareness by any means necessary: whether that entails collaborating with a Fall Out boy (see “Birthday Girl“), enlisting a porn star in their video (ditto), or doing two live performances in three nights for Comedy Central. The first… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2008 - 11:37 am

Amy Winehouse Needs A New Job

They tried to make her go to rehab, and she … well, she didn’t really say anything this time. The Mirror has a report on Amy’s recent treatment center check-in, stating she arrived yesterday at the Priory rehab center in London with an entourage of six people, and that she “looked in a terrible state,… More »

By: Stereogum / August 10, 2007 - 12:35 pm