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The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show's last-ever segment, Colbert brought a vast and head-spinning array of celebrity guests to the stage, and they all teamed up to sing the 1939 standard "We'll Meet Again." (It's the same song that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014

Hear Emily Haines’ New GoldieBlox Song “Lightning Strikes” & Watch Her Sing With Cyndi Lauper In NYC

The toy company GoldieBlox has had a rough year in advertising after being accused of copyright infringement by the Beastie Boys for re-working the band's 1986 classic "Girls" to convey a more "feminist" message. The company settled the lawsuit and issued an apology to the Beasties, who have always been very outspoken about their… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 15, 2014

Morrissey’s 1984 Single Reviews From Unearthed Smash Hits Are Perfect

Back in October 1984, Morrissey did a feature with British music magazine Smash Hits where he reviewed some popular singles at the time. It was unearthed today (30 years to the day after the issue's publication date) by Brian McCloskey, a collector of the magazines who has been uploading his archives digitally on his blog… More »

By: James Rettig / October 25, 2014

50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens Playing Cyndi Lauper’s Home For The Holidays Benefit

Sufjan Stevens has presumably been dreaming of playing a show with 50 Cent ever since he picked out that outfit for Sisyphus' "Booty Call" video. Later this year, he'll get his chance. It's for a good cause, too. Both Sufjan and 50 are on the bill at Cyndi Lauper's Home For The Holidays benefit,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014

Watch Tegan & Sara Cover Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”

The sisters Quin embrace full-on synth-pop with their latest single "Closer" so it's not a huge surprise to learn they love Cyndi Lauper. "We were lifetime fans and she was always an influence," Tegan recently told Billboard when she and Sara took on "Time After Time" for the magazine's Candid Covers series. (Lauper wa… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 14, 2012

Watch St. Vincent And Alexis Krauss Sing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” With Cyndi Lauper

These days, every famous person is friends with every other famous person, and we get stark and mostly-inexplicable reminders of that every day. So here's today's: On Saturday night, at a benefit show in New York, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss joined Cyndi Lauper onstage to sing "Girls Just Wanna Have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2012

Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival started in the 70s, and it's gotten pretty diverse -- there probably aren't many other festivals where you could catch Arcade Fire, Gregg Allman Blues Band, Lupe Fiasco,… More »

By: jessica / May 9, 2011

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it's not channeling "Float On." That's fitting given how Ben Gibbard's got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – “Why Don’t You Love Me?” (Feat. Cyndi Lauper & Tori Amos)

Make this the third take on David Byrne's highly collaborative bizarro concept album about shoe-loving dictator's widow Imelda Marcos. Totally normal sentence. A co-credit on the sounds goes to Fatboy Slim, and credits on the vocals are spread among a deep cross-section of female headliners (from St. Vincent and Róisín Murphy to Sharon Jones) and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 24, 2010

Photos, Video From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV's college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year's Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the logic underlying the way in which they had grouped together bands and pit them against one another. The logic being: their demographic is college, and college is the time… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2009

Beasties, Talib Kweli In 30 Rock‘s Kidney Song

Steve Earle, Moby, Norah Jones, Michael McDonald, and Tina Fey's fave Elvis Costello also lent their voices to help Milton Green get a kidney. Watch the "We Are The World" parody here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 15, 2009

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash them together. On Stereogum & team9 Present... MySplice III you'll hear familiar blog hits from artists like Lykke Li, of Montreal, the Breeders, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, and Beck… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008

New Hives & Cyndi Lauper – “A Christmas Duel”

When we joked about the Hives having one fan left, we were proven wrong: They have at least a dozen. (Just kidding, Hives fan.) Cyndi Lauper is apparently fond of the Swedish garage crew -- she's teams up with them for a "Fairytale Of New York"-style "A Christmas Duel." The Hives explain:… More »

By: brandon / November 24, 2008

Dave Stewart’s Terrible New Obama Song

I'm not very good at PhotoShop: That screen grab of Perez Hilton is real. If that wasn't bad enough, Eurythmics dude Dave Stewart also requested the help of Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Pamela Anderson in his quest to write "My American Prayer," one of the most saccharine political songs to date. Sample lyrics: "Whe… More »

By: brandon / August 25, 2008

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Writer Dies

Fresh off the True Colors tour, Cyndia Lauper's having her songs covered by the Acorn and promoting her new album Bring Ya To The Brink. In the meantime, Robert "Escalator Of Life" Hazard, the guy who wrote her biggest hit, died unexpectedly after surgery in Massachusetts. He was just 59. No doubt "Girls"… More »

By: brandon / August 7, 2008

The Acorn Cover Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper recently collaborated with Basement Jaxx, Kleerup, Dragonette, and Scumfrog, among others, for her new album Bring Ya To The Brink and is currently on the True Colors tour with the B-52's, Regina Spector, Tegan & Sara, etc. In the meantime, looking back to Lauper's prime '80s period, Ottawa naturalist Poi… More »

By: brandon / June 17, 2008

New Cyndi Lauper & Basement Jaxx – “Rocking Chair”

Surprising us all, Cyndi Lauper has graduated from her turn in Japan For Africa to "Rocking Chair," a collaboration with Basement Jaxx. The track appears on Bring Ya To The Brink, which is out next week and includes production work by Kleerup, Dragonette, Scumfrog, Axwell, a few with Rich Morel, and etc. On "Rocking… More »

By: brandon / May 27, 2008

Wrestling With Snoop Dogg, Andy Warhol, And The ’80s

Time for Stereogum's daily professional wrestling roundup. Yes, we're all sad 50 Cent bailed on his scheduled appearance at Wrestlemania, sport fans. But at least Snoop is representing in the ring, throwing punches and making a stadium full of adrenaline freaks uncomfortable with his french kissing technique. Really, thanks for that, Nah Right. More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 1, 2008

New Japan For Africa Video – “We Are The World”

"We Are The World" is in the air. We caught a pretty good whiff of it with Jimmy and Ben, but this footage from Japanese television takes USA For Africa to the next level. In fact, the footage you're about to see is so true-to-life that it got us thinking about aMore »

By: brandon / February 29, 2008