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Q-Tip Gets Beck — And Maybe Fiona Apple & Kanye — For New Album Last Zulu

Rap legend Q-Tip hasn’t released an official solo album since 2009 — although he has been keeping himself busy — but it looks like the long-awaited Last Zulu is almost here. In a new interview with Billboard, he says that the album is almost done and mentions a few exciting collaborators:

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By: Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 8:28 pm

Watch Beck & Thurston Moore Perform With Cowboys For Doug Aitken’s Station To Station

Last night, Beck appeared at the Barbican Centre in London as part of Doug Aitken’s Station To Station art project. He was responsible for putting together a performance that The Guardian called “part concert, part theatre,” and brought Thurston Moore, Simon Armitage, Jemima Foxtrot, and Luke Wright up on stage to accompany him. The whole… More »

By: James Rettig / June 30, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Kanye’s SWISH Now Coming In The Fall?

We’ve been waiting more than a year, with a breathless sense of urgency and some trepidation, for Kanye West to release a new album. That album, probably now titled SWISH, could come out at any time; Kanye has even said that it’ll be a surprise release. But now we might have to wait a bit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 10:00 am

Beck – “Dreams”

Last year, after Beck released his somber and lovely comeback album Morning Phase (which controversially won the Album Of The Year Grammy) there was word that he was readying another album more in the funky party-music vein. We still don’t know if that “boisterous” album is on the way, but Beck just released a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2015 - 1:15 am

Beck Teases “Dreams” With Zany GIF Cover Art

Beck has shared some new artwork across his web presence teasing a new thing called “Dreams.” The version of the art on his Twitter is even in wacky GIF form. Pitchfork points out that a tweet from a WYEP music director indicates that it’s a single that the Pittsburgh radio station will debut on Monday. More »

By: James Rettig / June 11, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Nate Ruess – “What This World Is Coming To” (Feat. Beck) (Stereogum Premiere)

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess worked with Beck on “What This World Is Coming To,” the latest advance track from Ruess’ debut solo album, Grand Romantic. As such, the track applies some of that award-winning Morning Phase artistry to the bigger-than-life pop-rock sound Ruess and his bandmates crafted on Some Nights. As the singer laments the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 31, 2015 - 11:59 am

Chumped – “Threshold” (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in February, we announced the release of the second iteration of Father/Daughter Records’ fun Faux Real covers compilation, tied to the revelation that it was rejected from Record Store Day due to a mix of messy record-keeping and not being “compelling enough.” Two months later and we’ve heard all but one of the track… More »

By: James Rettig / April 28, 2015 - 10:11 am

Watch Beck & Karen O Cover Lou Reed At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Over the weekend, the late Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Patti Smith introduced Reed, and his widow, the experimental musician Laurie Anderson, made an emotional speech in his honor. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Karen O, Miley Cyrus, Tom Morello Added To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

A few more names have been added to this year’s list of performers who will honor the new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. In addition to those already announced, we now know that Karen O will perform alongside Beck to pay tribute to the newly inducted Lou Reed, Miley Cyrus will induct Joa… More »

By: James Rettig / April 8, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Watch Beck Play A Very Strange Late Late Show

The Late Late Show on CBS has a new host, the British comedian James Corden, and it’s in that intriguing phase where the show is willing to just do whatever to get people talking. Case in point: Last night, the show aired an episode that it taped at a local stranger’s house, apparently after knocking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2015 - 8:48 am

Beck, Dave Grohl, Patti Smith To Appear At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Next month, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will hold its big induction ceremony in Cleveland. The year’s induction class includes Lou Reed, Green Day, and Bill Withers, and the Hall Of Fame has just unveiled its list of who’s inducting whom. Paul McCartney, logically enough, will induct his old bandmate Ringo Starr, while… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

“I want you to know that it’s our time/ You and me bleed the same light.” That intuitive nonsense is the hook from “I Want You To Know,” the new single from German-Russian DJ-producer Zedd and Mexican-American singer-actress Selena Gomez. Zedd (born Anton Igorevich Zaslavski) is an ascendant superstar in the vein of Calvin Harri… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)

Kanye West has officially told Beck that’s he’s sorry: “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck,” he tweeted earlier today. Does this mean it’s over? Please? After Kanye called Beck out on his so-called “artistry” following his win over Beyonce for the Album Of The Year Grammy, he’s spent the past… More »

By: James Rettig / February 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Billy Corgan Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Kanye’s Grammys Intrusion

I’m sure we’ve all been wondering what Billy Corgan thinks about Kanye West’s latest stage-crashing incident, and now we know! Corgan appeared on Channel 7’s The Morning Show in Australia yesterday, and as Faster Louder reports, Corgan shared some lengthy thoughts about his fellow Chicagoan. Thoughts like these:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 10:14 am

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Beck Albums From Worst To Best

As you might’ve heard, Beck won a Grammy for Album Of The Year about a week and a half ago, for his early 2014 release Morning Phase. I don’t know if your Twitter feed looked anything like mine, but let’s say people were less than supportive of this decision — because, of course, Beck beat… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 19, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Win Butler Mashes Up Kanye & Beck On “Jesus Walks, Loser”

Ah, the never-ending string of Grammys-related-content has not come to an end yet, and since whenever Kanye West does anything it becomes a cultural focal point, the latest dispatch involves him again, too. Yes, Kanye pretended to go onstage when Beck won, and later commented that — once again — Beyoncé deserved to win instead. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 16, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Hear The Inevitable Beck And Beyoncé Mashup “Single Loser”

Apparently, this had to happen. After Beck beat Beyoncé for an Album Of The Year Grammy on Sunday night, and after Kanye West jumped to Beyoncé’s defense, Beck and Beyoncé have been held up as opposite poles of pop-music stardom, even though they probably have zero feelings about each other. And so now some horrible… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Garbage’s Shirley Manson Calls Kanye West A “Twat” In Open Letter

At the Grammys on Sunday night, Kanye made a joke out of threatening to snatch Beck’s mic when he won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase. After the show, Kanye went on the E! Network and said that he really wasn’t joking: “Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should’ve given hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015 - 10:32 am

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it’s over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn’t win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man! Kanye, for a glorious split second, threatened to turn this into an interesting show! And amid all the drama, there were so, so many performances. Almost everyone brought an orchestra,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm
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