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Flight Of The Conchords Are Returning To HBO

HBO comedy series Flight Of The Conchords has been off the air since 2009, but it seems Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are cooking up something new for the network. In an interview with The Guardian about his new vampire spoof movie, What We Do In The Shadows, Clement revealed that they were asked to… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Grammys Add Dance Music Segment, Oscars Cut Original Song Segment

The producers of the Grammys have never been afraid to give the world fascinating, embarrassing pileups, and this year’s ceremony could be a doozy. As the Associated Press reports, this Sunday’s ceremony will include a vageuly ravey segment in a tent space outside the Staples Center, with 1000 fans. That’s where the Foo Fighters and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie Nominated For Oscar

No Oscar nomination for Trent Reznor this year. The National, Jónsi, She & Him, and all the other indie types who made the Best Original Song shortlist also didn’t hear their names called when the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominations this morning. In fact, only two songs were… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2012 - 9:58 am

The National, Jónsi, She & Him Make Oscar Shortlist

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony could look pretty interesting, at least when it comes to the Best Original Song segment. The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of the 39 songs available for Best Original Song nominations, and it includes a few names familiar around these parts. The National are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011 - 11:36 am

Hear Joanna Newsom & Feist’s Muppets Soundtrack Songs

Here’s an early listen to the new “Muppet Show Theme,” which we learned last month features vocals from Joanna Newsom. It’s not much of a cameo, but keep in mind the song’s less than a minute and they’ve gotta fit Miss Piggy’s ego in there. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 7, 2011 - 12:24 pm