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Watch Fiona Apple Perform With The Watkins Family Hour In Newport

The Watkins Family Hour played a show at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theatre last Thursday, kicking off the Newport Folk Festival the night before it officially began. They brought out a bunch of friends to handle the vocals for their vaudevillian bluegrass covers set, including the Lone Bellow, Joe Pug, and Hiss Golden Messenger. As BostonMore »

By: Peter Helman / July 28, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Q-Tip Gets Beck — And Maybe Fiona Apple & Kanye — For New Album Last Zulu

Rap legend Q-Tip hasn’t released an official solo album since 2009 — although he has been keeping himself busy — but it looks like the long-awaited Last Zulu is almost here. In a new interview with Billboard, he says that the album is almost done and mentions a few exciting collaborators:

Yeah man,… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 8:28 pm

Sean Watkins – “Banks Of The Ohio” (Feat. Fiona Apple)

Flannery O’Connor remains one of my favorite fiction authors to this day, so you can bet that murder ballads are one of my favorite relics of American lore. “Banks Of The Ohio,” a 19th century murder ballad made famous when Joan Baez covered it in 1961, follows a fairly standard narrative: Man loves woman, woma… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 17, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Watch American Horror Story’s Freaky Take On Fiona Apple’s “Criminal”

American Horror Story began it’s foray into “freak show” territory last week and seems to be adopting some traditions from Ryan Murphy’s other show, Glee, by featuring a lot of musical performances (and then selling them on iTunes later on to make more money). In last week’s season premiere, Jessica Lange performed a creepy cover… More »

By: James Rettig / October 16, 2014 - 10:53 am

Hear Fiona Apple’s “Container,” The Theme To Showtime’s The Affair

The theme song for Showtime’s new show The Affair is written and performed by Fiona Apple. The song is called “Container” and was produced by frequent collaborator and tourmate Blake Mills. (Incidentally, Apple joined him last night for a few songs at Mills’ show in NYC.) In a statement, show creator and executive producer Sarah… More »

By: James Rettig / October 2, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Watch Fiona Apple Sing With Blake Mills In Seattle

Pro tip: If you go see the singer-songwriter Blake Mills live, there’s a good chance you’ll see Fiona Apple, too. Apple has kept a relatively low profile for the past year or so, but she’s toured with Mills before, and she appears on his new album Heigh Ho. And now she’s showing up all over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Blake Mills – “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” (Feat. Fiona Apple & Jon Brion)

Blake Mills is a frequent tourmate and collaborator with Fiona Apple, and Apple shows up on his new single along with another creative partner of hers, Jon Brion. The tune, from Mills’ upcoming Heigh Ho, is called “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me,” and it’s an exceptionally pretty and expertly produced folk-rock tune about the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 21, 2014 - 11:25 am

Watch Fiona Apple Play An Eco-Terrorist In French TV Series H-Man

As previously reported, Fiona Apple plays a villain named BioFrau on H-Man a knowingly goofy French superhero TV show created by Joseph Cahill, who directed Apple’s great “Every Single Night” video. Apple’s episode recently aired, and it has her speaking French German ably, shooting security guards, and creating a gigantic living CGI flower, or something. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 11:02 am

Chipotle Sues Frank Ocean

UPDATE: Frank Ocean has responded to the controversy with a Tumblr post that simply links to

UPDATE 2: Ocean has shared an image of a check he’s made out for $212,500.00. Memo: FUCK OFF.

UPDATE 3: Ocean apparently hasn’t actually paid Chipotle yet. A spokesman for the burrito… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 7, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Fiona Apple To Appear In Wacky French Superhero TV Series H-Man

Fiona Apple is due to appear in the satirical French superhero show H-Man. She plays a character named BioFrau, the leader of activist group “Feux Verts” (“green lights”?) and judging from the teaser she will have some super powers of her own. The show stars French musician Arthur H in the titular role, and look… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 19, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Fiona Apple – “I’m In The Middle Of A Riddle” (Feat. Maude Maggart) (Anton Karas Cover)

The upcoming Sweetheart 2014 compilation brings together top alternative musicians covering their favorite love songs. We’ve already heard the album’s first three tracks: Jim James doing Bob Marley’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” Vampire Weekend’s version of Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partiró,” and Beck’s John Lennon cover “Love.” Now comes one of the deeper cuts,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 14, 2014 - 2:52 pm

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am

Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie Is Pretty Pissed At Fiona Apple For Denying Them A Sample

In an interview with Revolt TV, Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie reveals that “Miss Jackson,” the lead single from the band’s latest album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! was built around a sample of Fiona Apple’s “Every Single Night” until Apple refused to clear it. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 2, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Fiona Apple & Blake Mills – “Tipple”

Despite the bummer altercation at Fiona Apple and Blake Mills’s Portland tour stop, the actual performance sounds like it was the kind of stunner we’ve come to expect from these two. (Apple’s Columbus concert featuring Mills on guitar was my runaway choice for concert of the year last year.) Among the night’s delights was the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 10, 2013 - 6:11 pm

Fiona Apple – “I Want You To Love Me”

Despite the upsetting end to Fiona Apple’s performance in Portland last night, it sounds as if she played one hell of a show. About midway through that set, Apple played a new song possibly titled “I Want You To Love Me,” and someone got a recording of it. It’s a gorgeous track built around a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 4, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Fiona Apple & Blake Mills @ Newmark Theatre, Portland 10/3/13

The balance of the evening was already a delicate one. The restraint of the audience at the Newmark Theater as they watched the manic glee of Fiona Apple in performance mode was palpable.

Yes, they laughed at her strange stage banter (after one particularly sexy duet with tour mate Blake Mills, she exclaimed,… More »

By: Robert Ham / October 4, 2013 - 9:57 am

Hear Fiona Apple Cover Willy Wonka’s “Pure Imagination” For Chipotle

Fiona Apple has covered Willy Wonka’s “Pure Imagination” in collaboration with Mexican fast food chain Chipotle in a campaign against factory farming. Apple, who is a known vegan, soundtracks an animated clip of a world where “scarecrows have been displaced from their traditional role of protecting food, and are now servants to the crows and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Read Fiona Apple’s Statement On Tokyo “Meltdown”

Last week, during a performance at a Louis Vuitton event in Tokyo, Fiona Apple got fed up with a chatty audience. We reported that she cussed the crowd out and stormed offstage. But apparently, we were missing an important piece of the puzzle: According to Apple, she only stormed offstage after she’d already finished her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2013 - 9:08 am

Fiona Apple Curses Audience, Storms Offstage At Louis Vuitton Event

Last night, Fiona Apple performed at a Louis Vuitton event in Tokyo but left the stage quickly after becoming frustrated with the attendees. The event celebrated a new exhibition at the city’s Tokyo Station Hotel (which is also where the performance took place) called Timeless Muses that honors women like Sofia Coppola, Kate Moss, and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 30, 2013 - 5:07 pm
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