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When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

There’s nothing better than having a good song about your hometown. The folks at ign.com put together a list of their “Top 10 Songs About Wonderful Cities,” kicking off with a four-way tie at #10, and listing the artist’s rendition they most love. (Thanks Mike!)10. “New York, New York” – Frank Sinatra
10. “Viva La… More »

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the “ALL-TIME 100″ albums — unranked and broken down by decade. We’re not sure what’s better: that only five albums of the past five years are among their 100 greatest, or that four of those five were by people who were deadMore »

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Jack White Bought Elvis’ First Record For $300k And Will Reissue It For Record Store Day

Jack White is a big fan of gimmicks on Record Store Day. Just last year, he recorded, pressed, and released a 7-inch in a single day. This year, he’ll be reissuing the first vinyl record that Elvis Presley ever put out. White told Billboard in a new interview that he picked up a copy of… More »

By: James Rettig / March 6, 2015 - 8:39 am

Jack White – “Power Of My Love” (Elvis Presley Cover)

For Record Store Day this past weekend, Jack White attempted and completed a very Jack White-esque stunt: Recording, pressing, and releasing a new 7″ single in just over three hours, making it the world’s fastest single. For the occasion, he recorded a live version of “Lazaretto,” the title track from his forthcoming album. But since… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2014 - 10:10 am

Kurt Cobain, Tupac, John Lennon Are Still Alive And Shilling For Dutch Beer In This Bad Commercial

Conspiracy theorists have long speculated that dead celebrities like Elvis Presley and Tupac Shakur are actually alive and well — living in luxury on a secluded desert isle, perhaps? And while such ideas might play as harmless whimsical fantasy in a vacuum, recreating them in service of selling beer seems more than a little cra… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Watch Lil’ Dan Rossen’s Elvis Impression

If Ezra Koenig’s impression of a dorm room YouTube Dave Matthews balladeer wasn’t on point enough, try this perfect rendering of Elvis by Grizzly Bear singer/guitarist Dan Rossen. He’s REALLY CUTE. (Also he’s five years old here so that is not an inappropriate observation.) Lil’ Dan doesn’t have a lip curl, but he’s got plenty… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 14, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Bono Writes Bad, Vaguely Racist Poem About Elvis

Sadly we only get to hear 30 seconds of “American David,” Bono’s 14-minute poetic tribute to Elvis, among other things. It was written in 1994, recorded a couple of years ago complete with a backdrop of Elvis-related sounds, and premiered this morning on Radio 4. He’s trying to be racy (and Beat-y), but Bono ha… More »

By: brandon / May 13, 2009 - 10:33 am

New Department Of Eagles – “Love Me” (Elvis Presley Cover)

Like A.C. Newman’s take on “Take On Me,” Department Of Eagles’ Elvis cover is part of Starbucks’ Valentines Day-approved Sweetheart compilation. Sip your morning Frappuccino while you listen at Hype Machine. More »

By: brandon / February 11, 2009 - 9:24 am

Judd Apatow’s Walk Hard Trailer

See, the rumor mill does churn up morsels of truth from time to time. Our first report was grasping at wisps and whispers, but later sources confirmed Jack White (of Cold Mountain/Coffee and Cigarettes fame) was set to play Elvis in Judd Apatow’s forthcoming music-biopic spoof Walk Hard. Big thanks to reader Mitchell for sending… More »

By: Stereogum / August 17, 2007 - 11:17 am

The Flaming Lips Cover Elvis Presley

Here’s one from the vault. Back in ’02, Coyne & Co. covered Elvis’s comeback #1 “Suspicious Minds” being for the benefit of the BBC, and it’s inexplicably made its way to YouTube five years on. No complaints here, though; whereas Presley’s spin was an upper-fueled declaration, the Lips take the lyrics at face, acknowledging and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 12, 2007 - 12:51 pm

Jack White To Play The King

We have nothing to back this but an off-hand tease in an IGN.com article, but Jack White may be in talks to play the best singer of all time, Elvis Presley, in a feature-length parody of recent biopics like Walk The Line and Ray, entitled Walk Hard. IGN.com writes:The late Elvis Presley may live onscree… More »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2007 - 2:14 pm

Cybil Shepherd Outs Elvis As A Homophobe

Chuck D’s got his charges of Presley prejudice, and now Cybil’s joining the party. The actress recently joined the cast of Showtime’s The L Word, and Time Out New York took the opportunity to ask about her history with The King:TONY: Many years ago, you dated Elvis Presley. How did you meet?

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By: Stereogum / January 5, 2007 - 1:09 pm