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I tend to value flashiness and fun over relentless weirdness when I’m judging music videos. This week, though, we got two exceptional relentless-weirdness videos, videos that do relentless-weirdness well enough that they stay interesting rather than numbing. Check out this week’s picks below. More »

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 »

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 »

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Watch Jimmy Fallon As David Bowie + Tim Tebow (Yes, TeBowie)

I know what you're going to say and, believe me, I was skeptical also, but I can actually sign off on this: Jimmy Fallon channels…
Corban Goble | January 13, 2012 - 12:40 pm

10 Classic Albums Released 10 Years Into A Band’s Career

It's a new year, and every Thursday, we're going to be publishing a new list in this space. You guys like lists, right? Good! For…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2012 - 4:26 pm

The Horrors Cover David Bowie’s “Suffragette City”

Here we are with the Horrors, adepts of fashionable retro-rock synthesis, adeptly tackling Bowie's Ziggy Stardust wham-bam-thank-you-mammer for Channel 4's On Track... programme. It's a…
Amrit Singh | November 10, 2011 - 10:51 am

David Bowie (Jimmy Fallon) Covers “Pumped Up Kicks”

Here's something we missed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the night before last. Fallon and guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt, apparently friends in real life, got…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2011 - 10:48 am

Watch Shins Play New Tune, Bowie Cover In Oregon

The Shins have a new lineup, a new label (Columbia imprint Aural Apothecary), and a handful of new tunes that will appear on the band's…
Scott Lapatine | August 10, 2011 - 11:40 am

Watch U2 Sing Bowie, Stones, Talking Heads

It happened last night (4/14) at an after-party at Bar Secreto in Sao Paulo following the final show of the band's South American tour. Bono…
brandon | April 15, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Do David Bowie & Bing Crosby

Instead of a punchline-filled sendup, Ferrell and Reilly (sorta) faithfully recreate David Bowie and Bing Crosby's "The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth." It's…
brandon | December 13, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Zach Galifianakis Does Kind Of A Funny “Under Pressure” Lipdub

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story has a scene where main character Craig Gilner goes into a rock star fantasy while in music therapy class…
jessica | November 11, 2010 - 4:57 pm

You Have One Week Left Win David Bowie’s Station To Station Deluxe Box

As a reminder, we’re giving away a copy of the deluxe box set edition of David Bowie’s 1976 classic Station To Station. Want it? Grab…
brandon | September 29, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Win David Bowie’s Station To Station Deluxe Box

Next week, David Bowie's re-releasing his odd, accessible, oddly accessible 1976 classic Station To Station with individually numbered deluxe box sets containing enough audio/video media,…
Stereogum | September 22, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Warpaint, Lewis & Clarke, A Place To Bury Strangers Cover Bowie

When we posted Vivian Girls' cover of “John, I’m Only Dancing," I mentioned it was part of the 2-disc We Were So Turned On: A
brandon | September 13, 2010 - 11:02 am

Vivian Girls Cover Bowie, Get New Drummer

The Vivian Girls revolving cast of drummers continues. Yesterday, as Sound Of The City noted, the Girls tweeted from the road about a lineup shift:…
brandon | July 14, 2010 - 10:54 am

What’s On David Bowie’s iPod?

Bowie selected the songs he listened to most in the last month, including tracks by Arthur Russell, GY!BE, Scritti Politti, Steve Reich, Amadou & Mariam,…
brandon | January 25, 2010 - 9:26 am

Read 20-Year-Old Bowie’s Response To First American Fan Letter

In 1967 the 20-year-old Bowie received a letter from a 14-year old girl in New Mexico and was so excited he immediately sat down and…
brandon | December 3, 2009 - 9:34 am

Iggy, Bowie Get Legofied For Lego Rock Band

Rock Band seemed a lock to own fake-guitar-gamer discourse with their Beatles installment, but they didn't count on Guitar Hero's classy Cobain maneuvering. Still, the…
Amrit Singh | October 7, 2009 - 11:32 am

Antony, Bono, Courtney, Scarlett, Rufus & Friends @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 10/4/09

Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the biggest assortment of megastars this side of the Orpheum for a (RED)NIGHTS charity show, benefiting the Global Fund's efforts…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2009 - 11:33 am

New TV On The Radio – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover)

We mentioned War Child's Heroes and offered a listen to the contributions from Lily Allen and Hot Chip. Remember the concept behind the compilation: 15…
brandon | January 26, 2009 - 4:48 pm

Thom Yorke’s Grammy Commercial Celebrates The Music That Makes Him

Proving the latest batch of NARAS nominees is less a momentary fluke of good taste and more a concerted effort to Matter In 2009, the…
Amrit Singh | January 19, 2009 - 11:06 am

Cat Power Covers David Bowie To Sell Cars

Chan Marshall is really into covers. She, of course, has The Covers Record and its Starbucks-ready sidekick Jukebox as well as some Cat Stevens coverage
brandon | September 2, 2008 - 2:28 pm

David Bowie On David Bowie: “I’m Still Enamoured Of This Song And Would Give You Two ‘Modern Loves’ For It Any Time.”

We've spoken about that recent electro-tinged Bowie covers album Life Beyond Mars. Well, the man himself one-upped the comp with a free CD that appeared…
brandon | June 30, 2008 - 5:19 pm