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Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Win Butler To Make Coffee In NYC Café On Valentine’s Day

Win Butler will be serving up his new signature coffee on Valentine’s Day at a café in New York City. Last year, the Arcade Fire frontman announced that he would be partnering with La Colombe Coffee for RaRa, a specialty coffee that’s grown in Haiti and roasted in Philadelphia. He’ll be serving the new line… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Win Butler Confirmed For NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

Earlier this week, we learned that Arcade Fire co-leader Win Butler, a big basketball fan who reportedly plays a lot of ball on the road, might be playing in the NBA’s Celebrity All-Star Game during this month’s All-Star Weekend festivities. Now, it’s confirmed. As Pitchfork points out, People reports that Butler will play in the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015 - 10:39 am

Win Butler Rumored For NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is a basketball fiend and a friend of San Antonio Spurs three-point specialist Matt Bonner. He plays basketball on the road. He’s played in the POP Montreal Festival’s POP Vs. Jock charity game for a few years running. He’s taller than the average famous person. And he’s also a legit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015 - 9:27 am

Will Butler – “Anna” Video

Arcade Fire member Will Butler’s solo record Policy is shaping up to be mighty intriguing. Lead single “Take My Side” was a wiry blast of garage rock, a sound Butler veers far away from on the album’s second single. “Anna” is a propulsive new wave track laden with horns, synths, a striking piano figure, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Will Butler – “Christmas 2014″

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler shared an original Christmas track yesterday called “Christmas 2014″ to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a sparse and simple two-minute-long piano ballad that incorporates a number of religious references and wouldn’t sound out of place in a church. Butler will release his debut solo album Policy next year. Listen below. More »

By: James Rettig / December 26, 2014 - 9:07 am

Win Butler Releases Charity Coffee

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has joined his friend and collaborator James Murphy among the growing ranks of rock stars with their own signature coffee. Butler partnered with La Colombe Coffee to create RaRa, a specialty coffee grown in Haiti and roasted in Philadelphia. It’s available for pre-order here, where you can also find many… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014 - 10:32 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.

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The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Will Butler – “Take My Side”

This morning we saw Will Butler’s spazzy trailer for debut solo album Policy, and now the Arcade Fire member has shared that project’s lead single. It’s called “Take My Side,” and it’s a jumpy, wiry rock ‘n’ roll track that fits in better with the Merge Records aesthetic than Arcade Fire’s own music does (see:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 24, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Watch Will Butler’s ADD Trailer For His Solo Album Policy

Two weeks ago, Arcade Fire member Will Butler played a bunch of new solo songs at a secret Brooklyn show. Last week, he announced the coming release of his new solo album Policy. And today, he’s shared a trailer for the album, one that includes short clips of a bunch of new songs. The cli… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 9:27 am

Watch Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Regine Chassagne Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” With Mavis Staples

Last night, Mavis Staples threw a star-studded tribute concert in Chicago for her 75th birthday. Celebrity guests and performers were abundant, including Jeff Tweedy, Gregg Allman, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, and Bonnie Raitt. Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne were also there and came out to perform a cover of the Talking Heads’ “Slippery… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Announces Debut Solo Album Policy

For a little while, we’ve known that Arcade Fire member Will Butler was at work on his first-ever solo album. Last week, we posted video of him playing a few promising solo songs at a secret show in Brooklyn. And now, we know a few details about the album. As Pitchfork points out, it’s called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Hear Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara & Richard Reed Parry On Damian Abraham’s Podcast

Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham has released his second installment of Turned Out A Punk, the podcast in which he talks with fellow punk-enthusiasts. This week he sat down with Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara and Richard Reed Parry to talk about growing up listening to punk, shows they’ve loved, and secret crushes on Paul Rudd. The… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 19, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Play Six New Solo Songs In Brooklyn

Last night, Arcade Fire member Will Buter played a small solo show at the Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right. (He did something similar in D.C. back in August, but there wasn’t any video then.) He played a set full of new songs, performing entirely solo (on guitar and keyboard) with a backing track. Decent-quality footage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 8:36 am

Trent Reznor Discusses NIN’s Failed Sessions With Arcade Fire Producer, Skepticism About Rock Hall Nomination, U2’s Devaluing Music

Trent Reznor recently sat down with Billboard for a great interview which touched on a wide range of topics, including his Gone Girl score, failed Hesitation Marks recording sessions with Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, his Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame nomination, and his new role at apple as chief creative officer for Beat… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Horror Film Festi, Feat. James Murphy, The National, Peter Gabriel, Fleet Foxes

Back in 2011 Arcade Fire and a bunch of their friends made a 21-minute horror movie called Festi. Today they’ve posted that movie, which involves murder and intrigue backstage at the band’s 2011 festival tour. Guests include James Murphy, the National, Peter Gabriel, Fleet Foxes, Slash, and Andrew Garfield (apparently “We Exist” wasn’t his first… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Contributes To Obama Impersonator Documentary Bronx Obama

Bronx Obama is a new documentary about a Barack Obama impersonator named Louis Ortiz directed by This American Life contributor Ryan Murdock. It’s available on Vimeo and iTunes, and it will air on Showtime 10/30. And according to a tweet today from Arcade Fire, it features music by Will Butler. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Watch Arcade Fire On CBS Sunday Morning

Arcade Fire was profiled in a segment on today’s episode of CBS Sunday Morning. They interviewed Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, and a few of the other members make an appearance when they stop by a Montreal-based Ukrainian church where they’ve played shows. They also visited the band’s old apartment, which has since turned into… More »

By: James Rettig / October 19, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, “fuck PETA.” This year’s award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize Ceremony

For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It’s accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight’s performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq. The… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm
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