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You ever hear a song and think, “Yep, that’s gonna be huge,” even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey’s “New Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

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Watch Bernie Sanders Step Into The “Hotline Bling” Video On Ellen

Drake's "Hotline Bling" probably will never make it to #1 on the Hot 100, but it's almost certainly the year's #1 music meme. Unfortunately, today…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Watch Gwen Stefani Perform “Used To Love You” On Ellen

Not long ago, No Doubt leader and sometime solo star Gwen Stefani broke up with Gavin Rossdale, her husband of many years. And earlier this…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Watch Florence + The Machine Perform “Ship To Wreck” In A Pool Of Water On Ellen

Florence + The Machine brought a whole production along with them to the set of Ellen today. For a performance of their How Big, How
James Rettig | October 20, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Watch Hillary Clinton Talk Kanye West 2020, Learn To Whip/Nae Nae On Ellen

Watching Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres talk on Ellen is like having a front row seat to the blonde, older white lady power Olympics. These…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Watch Taylor Swift Sing “You Oughta Know” With Alanis Morissette In LA

Taylor Swift's habit of bringing her famous friends onstage during the 1989 tour has become almost as famous as the album itself, and last night…
Caitlin White | August 25, 2015 - 10:40 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “These Walls” For The First Time On Ellen

Kendrick Lamar rarely performs on TV, but he dropped by The Ellen Degeneres Show to do "These Walls" off his new album To Pimp A
Caitlin White | May 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket Play “Big Decisions” On Ellen

Up until a few months ago, the only thing I could've only told you one thing about Ellen DeGeneres' musical tastes: She knows all the
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2015 - 11:57 am

Watch The War On Drugs Play “Red Eyes” And “Under The Pressure” On Ellen

Earlier this month, the War On Drugs played Coachella and proved that their music makes a lovely soundtrack for the sight of the sun setting…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 10:55 am

Watch Mark Ronson And Mystikal Bring “Feel Right” To Ellen

Even though "Uptown Funk" shows no signs of slowing down on the charts, Mark Ronson has been gradually prepping his next Uptown Special single "Feel…
James Rettig | April 8, 2015 - 7:33 pm

Watch Courtney Barnett Play “Depreston” On Ellen

Courtney Barnett made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show earlier today for a performance of “Depreston,” the moody centerpiece to her upcoming new record,…
James Rettig | March 16, 2015 - 7:29 pm

Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney) Video (Dir. Spike Jonze)

UPDATE: The full "Only One" video is now up; watch below.
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2015 - 6:25 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play Surprise New Single “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” On Ellen

Sharon Van Etten had a huge year last year, with her album Are We There establishing her as one of our greatest rootsy indie rockers.
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2015 - 8:18 am

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Funk Up Ellen’s Studio Audience

Tom already masterfully described the appeal of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" in today's Album Of The Week column on Ronson's Uptown Special,…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj On Ellen

In his review of Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint, Tom talked about how the album's pre-release singles were transformed in the context of the album's breakup…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Watch First Aid Kit Play “My Silver Lining” On Ellen

In June, Swedish sisters First Aid Kit once again asserted their country's musical dominance by releasing Stay Gold, a pitch-perfect album-length interpretation of rootsy Americana.
Peter Helman | December 8, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Play Ellen

Foo Fighters stopped by The Ellen Show today to perform "In The Clear" from their new record Sonic Highways. The performance was as polished as…
James Rettig | November 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play “Kansas City” On Ellen

The New Basement Tapes -- the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina Chocolate…
James Rettig | November 14, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Watch Jack White Perform On Ellen & Talk About Injuries & Video Games

Jack White has long been a regular on late-night TV, and now it looks like he's branching out into daytime as well. Earlier today, White…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Watch Ryan Adams Rock The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ryan Adams has been making the talk show rounds -- he's already done Fallon and Letterman, and today he stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show.
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 8:23 pm
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