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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

Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so bereft of drama, and it could not have been more fitting. The triumph of Beck’s Morning Phase wasn’t even a head-scratcher of the Steely-Dan-in-2001 or Herbie-Hancock-in-2008 variety so much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 9, 2015 - 9:51 am

Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”

The best moment at last night’s Grammys was an easy thing to miss; it was over in about a split-second. Beck had won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase, shockingly beating Beyoncé, among others. At least within my Twitter feed, the prevailing sentiment was something like whaaaaat? We were not alone. Kanye… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 7:40 am

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we’re all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We’ll be updating this post with the winners as they’re announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear in bold. To discuss all the performances and winners, check out our comment party. And go here for all the weird memes and best GIFs and tweets the night i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Bob Dylan Disses His Critics And Gets Covered By Jack White, Beck, And Bruce Springsteen At MusiCares Tribute

Last night, Bob Dylan was honored with the Person Of The Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Gala. Jack White, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alanis Morissette, and more performed Dylan’s songs throughout the event, but Dylan did not end up performing himself. Instead, after… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Beck Will Perform With Chris Martin At The Grammys

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be the show’s main attraction, nor will it be the winning results. Most of us watch the Grammys for the insanely over-produced performances and incredulous conversation fodder. We already know that… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2015 - 11:35 am

Beck’s Boisterous Morning Phase Follow-Up Could Be Coming “Before The Summer”

While Beck was doing interviews for Morning Phase, he mentioned a few times that he hoped to have a second album out before the end of 2014. While that didn’t happen, it looks like it may out “before the summer,” if an artist bio on Norway’s Øyafestivalen site is to be believed. As The FutureMore »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 9:40 am

Here’s MoonQuake Lake, Annie’s Movie-Within-A-Movie Starring Rihanna As A Sea Monster And A Theme By Beck & Sia

Last month, Beck and Sia unveiled their fizzy pop collaboration “MoonQuake Lake,” which turns out to be the theme song of a Twilight parody that will appear in the new remake of Annie. Now a trailer for the very fake film MoonQuake Lake has been released, starring Mila Kunis as some sort of alien space… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 15, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Bestselling Vinyl Of 2014 Includes Jack White, Beck, Lana Del Rey

The comeback is real: vinyl now makes up about 3.5% of album sales — still not a huge number in the scheme of things, but significantly larger than the 0.2% it was pulling in ten years ago. We know that Amazon and Urban Outfitters are going one-two as the biggest vinyl distributors, so what exactly… More »

By: James Rettig / December 12, 2014 - 12:08 pm

2015 Grammys Album Of The Year Nominees Include Beyoncé, Beck, Ed Sheeran

The Grammys decided to stretch out the announcement of this year’s nominees for as long as possible by tweeting them periodically throughout the day and saving the announcement of the Album Of The Year nominations for a television holiday special. After an hour of performances from Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande (with a surprise… More »

By: James Rettig / December 5, 2014 - 9:59 pm

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

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2014: The Flaming Lips Leader On U2, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, And What’s Next With Miley Cyrus

Wayne Coyne has never been shy about his opinions. Known in recent years for giving freewheeling, often hilarious interviews, he’s also made some comments that have understandably pissed people off — particularly this past spring, when there were a whole bunch of headlines about the Flaming Lips’ falling out with drummer Kliph Scurlock and the… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 4, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Sia & Beck – “Moonquake Lake”

The giddy crossover-pop weirdo Sia helped arrange the songs for the new remake of the Annie musical, a movie my daughter is very excited about. And she also sang three songs on the soundtrack, including the new version of the original musical song “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile.” One of her other soundtrack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Straight-Faced Mash Up Of Radiohead, Beck, & Phil Collins

The terrifyingly popular Indiana jam-band Umphrey’s McGee play an annual mash-up show every year on Halloween, combining covers live and wearing mash-up costumes. (This year, band members wore costumes like Devo Snyder and “Weird Al” Pacino.) As silly as the whole idea is, though, they put serious and obvious work into their mash-ups. This year’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014 - 11:47 am

Watch A Slick-Looking Beck Croon “Waking Light” On Conan

Just a little more than a month ago, Beck was a musical guest on Conan; he’d come through to cover George Harrison’s solo song “Wah-Wah” as part of the show’s George Harrison Week. Last night, Beck turned up on the show again, and this time he was there to sing one of his own songs. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014 - 9:15 am

Watch Beck’s Full Austin City Limits Episode

Beck played the 40th season premiere of Austin City Limits, which aired last night on PBS. Now the full episode is streaming in full until 11/1. Watch the career-spanning set below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 6, 2014 - 9:27 am

Watch Beck Play “Blue Moon” On Austin City Limits’ 40th Season Premiere

The PBS live-performance TV show Austin City Limits is about to kick off its 40th season, incredibly enough. And the performer featured in the season premiere is a good one: Beck: Who returned from a long absence earlier this year with the lovely new album Morning Phase. That album is very much in the ACLMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2014 - 11:13 am

Bob Dylan To Be Honored By Beck, Jack White, The Black Keys, Eddie Vedder At 2015 MusiCares Gala

Bob Dylan has been named as the 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year by The National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, the same organization that gives out the Grammy Awards. He’ll be honored at a gala held on 2/6 (two days before the Grammys) in Los Angeles. Performers will include Beck, Jack White, the… More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Watch Beck Kick Off Conan’s George Harrison Week

Conan’s George Harrison tribute week kicked off tonight and the first musical guest was Beck, who performed “Wah-Wah” from Harrison’s 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass. This rest of the week will feature performances from Paul Simon, Norah Jones, and Dhani Harrison. Watch Beck’s performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 10:03 pm
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