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Watch Janelle Monáe Cover David Bowie On Letterman

The World Cup starts today, and so it makes sense that Janelle Monáe was on Letterman last night, performing her Pepsi-sponsored, World Cup-themed cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” It can be easy to get cynical about corporate involvement in both sports and music, and Monáe’s tinnily celebratory version of the song has none of Bowie’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2014 - 9:41 am

Janelle Monáe – “Heroes” Video

Last month, for a Pepsi ad campaign, Janelle Monáe released a cover of David Bowie’s beyond-classic “Heroes.” She also reportedly filmed an interactive video for the song in Rio de Janeiro, with an assortment of global soccer heroes making cameos. This isn’t that. Instead, director Alyssa Pankiw has put together a video about a grou… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2014 - 10:01 am

Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Janelle Monáe – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover)

David Bowie’s “Heroes” is one of those all-time world-stopping rock anthems, and it makes sense that Pepsi might want to tap some of its grandeur for a new ad campaign. And it also makes sense that they’d want to involve Janelle Monáe, a rare pop figure who can play the corporate-shill game without coming acro… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2014 - 9:35 am

Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Win Big At 2014 BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards are Britain’s answer to the Grammys, and they’re going down live from London’s O2 Arena at 8 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, otherwise known as 3 p.m. EST. Some of the most notable performers include Arctic Monkeys, Beyoncé, Pharrell, and a collaboration between Lorde and Disclosure (UPDATE: watch that here). Disclosure also lead… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2014 - 2:57 pm

The Week In Pop: Grammys Preview, Starring, Um, Sara Bareilles

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you’re a regular reader of this site, chances are you’re hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or perhaps you’d prefer if Kendrick Lamar took home top honors for good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Both acts are… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Disclosure, Bastille Lead 2014 Brit Award Nominations

Just this afternoon we were asking “Who is Bastille?” after the British pop-rockers (pictured) were announced as SNL‘s musical guest for 1/25. Here’s more Bastille news for you: The band behind the breakout hit “Pompeii” matches Disclosure for the most Brit Awards nominations with four. The two groups are up against each other for all… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014 - 4:13 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013

Maybe it’s because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but as much as I love TV and movies on their own merits, the second or third sentence I’ll say about any given piece of visual media usually deals with what sort… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Trent Reznor, Wayne Coyne Throw Shade At Arcade Fire

In a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor has some very nice things to say about David Bowie, his old tourmate and collaborator, and about Bowie’s unexpected 2013 comeback album The Next Day: “I’m still unraveling the riddle that he presented. I’m still getting new meanings out of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 9:13 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

David Bowie – “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)” Video

In the recent Louis Vuitton-commercial short film L’Invitation Au Voyage, David Bowie sang a solo-piano version of “I’d Rather Be High,” a song from his comeback album The Next Day, at a Venice costume ball. And on the new deluxe edition of The Next Day, there’s a “Venetian Mix” of the song, which adds a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2013 - 9:03 am

Watch Bono & The Edge Cover “Get Lucky”

Cold Monday mornings aren’t easy for any of us, and sometimes you need to treat yourself to the spectacle of Bono singing a drunk-wedding-singer rendition of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Fortunately, we’ve got your hookup this morning. On Saturday, the charity (RED) raised a shit-ton of money for African relief efforts by holding an auctio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013 - 8:52 am

David Bowie – “Love Is Lost (James Murphy Remix)” Video Version 2 (NSFW)

We’ve already posted one video for James Murphy’s amazing 10-minute remix of David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost.” That one was a dark, murky, marionette-dominated affair that only used four minutes of the remix. But now that remix has another video, and the new one uses the entire masterful track. The new one, from director BarnabyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Watch David Bowie In Louis Vuitton’s L’Invitation Au Voyage

David Bowie, who’s been awfully busy lately, is the star of a new short film called L’Invitation Au Voyage, which doubles as an advertisement for Louis Vuitton. Romain Gavras, who’s made great music videos for Justice and for M.I.A., directed it. The American model Arizona Muse (no really, that’s her name) plays a lady who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2013 - 8:54 am

David Bowie – “Love Is Lost (James Murphy Remix)” Video

The special three-disc reissue of his great comeback album The Next Day is out next week, and now David Bowie has made a strange, unsettling video for James Murphy’s fucking awesome remix of his “Love Is Lost.” For the video, Bowie pares the massive remix down to a four-minute edit and fills the video with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2013 - 8:50 am

David Bowie – “Atomica,” “The Informer,” “Like A Rocket Man,” & “Born In A UFO”

UPDATE: Four The Next Day Extra bonus songs have leaked. Listen (via NME)… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / October 30, 2013 - 3:17 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Our weekly track countdown is still a toddler when it comes to Stereogum franchises, but it’s already teeming with vets. And a couple of repeat performers have made the list this week, one with a previously-unheard cut (following the recent debut of their acclaimed full-length) and another with a song that’s been floating around i… More »

By: Stereogum / October 11, 2013 - 1:04 pm

David Bowie – “Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA)”

David Bowie ended a decade-long silence earlier this year when he released his very good new album The Next Day, and a new three-disc deluxe edition of the album will include a bunch of new tracks. One of those tracks is a massive 10-minute remix of his track “Love Is Lost” from former LCD Soundsystem… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2013 - 8:58 am

David Bowie – “Sound And Vision 2013″

Earlier this year, Sony used a new remix of David Bowie’s “Sound And Vision,” from his 1977 undisputed-classic album Low, in an ad for their new Xperia Z smartphone. Remixer Sonjay Prabhakar reworked the song from its original tapes, stripping it down to nothing more than voice and piano. And enough people liked the ad… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2013 - 9:31 am

David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books

Right now, the Art Gallery Of Ontario is hosting an exhibit called David Bowie Is, which collects artifacts from Bowie’s entire career. And to celebrate the exhibit’s opening, Bowie has shared a list of 100 of his favorite books. As someone whose many incarnations have pulled inspiration from across the cultural landscape, it’s not exactly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2013 - 1:51 pm