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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. // 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 as part of tonight's AMore »

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

Conan Plans George Harrison Tribute Week With Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison

It seems September has become the month of George Harrison. In the next couple weeks we'll witness the release of a massive retrospective box set of Harrison's post-Beatles solo work, along with a star-studded concert in his honor, and now Conan O'Brien has announced further festivities on his show next week. Starting 9/22 Conan will… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 15, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Watch Jack White Cover Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” In San Francisco

Jack White did a short cover of Beck's "Devil's Haircut" during his show in San Francisco. The two artists have done a lot together recently: they performed with each other last month at show in Providence and White contributed a song to Beck's Song Reader compilation. The singer has covered "Devil's Haircut" before when he… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Watch Beck & Jenny Lewis Cover Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Last night, Beck played Marymoor Park in Seattle with opener Jenny Lewis. As part of the show's encore, Beck and Lewis took the stage together to do a surprisingly reverent and unironic version of Rod Stewart's 1978 cheez-disco smash "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Beck and Lewis traded off verses and even kinda looked and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Watch Beck Do “Loser” On Austin City Limits‘ 40th Season Premiere

Austin City Limits begins its 40th season 10/4 on PBS, and to kick off the milestone, Beck is doing a full-hour performance of his hits. We've got a preview of that episode today. Watch a high-energy rendition of "Loser" and check out what ACL has in store for season 40 below. More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / August 12, 2014 - 4:26 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week's music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily on those tropes didn't make it onto this week's countdown. The videos that did the best this week relied on their performers' charisma, and they burst with joy and movement… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014 - 10:56 am

Watch Stephen Colbert Ask “Why Beck Sad?” And Give Beck A Hug

Beck stopped by The Colbert Report last night, and in addition to performing "The Heart Is A Drum" and "Heaven's Ladder," he also sat down for an interview. Beck described his new album as "a little quiet, a little bit slow, good for massages and aromatherapy," while Colbert asked the question that everyone wants to… More »

By: James Rettig / July 29, 2014 - 11:28 am

Beck – “Heart Is A Drum” Video

Today, Beck releases the guest-heavy recorded version of Song Reader, his sheet-music album. That's the second LP Beck has dropped this year, following the elegantly bummed comeback album Morning Phase. And one of the many beautifully downcast songs on that album, "Heart Is A Drum," now has a video from music-video hall-of-famer Sophie Muller. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2014 - 10:17 am

Stream Beck’s Song Reader Album Feat. Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

Back in 2012, when he was taking a break from recording proper albums, Beck released Song Reader, an "album" made up of nothing but sheet music. And after refusing to play the songs in public for a long time, he staged a couple of big Song Reader concerts in London and L.A. Many of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2014 - 8:56 am
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