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Fiona Apple Announces Fall Tour With Blake Mills

Fiona Apple made our favorite album of last year, but after she releases albums, she tends to disappear from the map for long, long periods of time. So it’s a delight to see that Apple hasn’t yet gone back into seclusion. Last week, she gave us the great Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video for “Hot Knife.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2013 - 10:59 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For someone who consistently trumpets his own taste and ably namechecks filmmakers whenever possible, Kanye West sure has a dubious history with music videos. He got all pissy when an early version of his “Black Skinhead” video leaked because viewers weren’t getting the full experience, but then the full experience turned out to be some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2013 - 11:59 am

Fiona Apple – “Hot Knife” Video (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

For a moment in the late ’90s and early ’00s, Fiona Apple and the film director Paul Thomas Anderson were maybe the most interesting famous-people couple on the planet. And Anderson directed a number of Apple’s videos: her “Across The Universe” cover, “Fast As You Can,” “Limp,” the staggering “Paper Bag.” The couple eventually broke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2013 - 8:53 am

The 10 Best Fiona Apple Songs

Where are you, Fiona Apple? After a banner 2012, the singer-songwriter recently cancelled her only scheduled appearance for 2013, at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival; she also torpedoed a slew of South American tour dates late last year with no signs of rescheduling on the horizon.

Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised — disappearance… More »

By: Scott Swanson / May 23, 2013 - 12:44 pm

2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am

Read Fiona Apple’s Heartbreaking Note About Her Sick Dog

Fiona Apple will cancel her South American tour dates in order to be with her ailing dog Janet, a 13-year-old pitbull that’s she’s grown very close to since rescuing her as a puppy. Here’s the entirety of the note that she posted on Facebook:… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 20, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Fiona Apple – “Dull Tool”

Fiona Apple contributes a track called “Dull Tool” to the new Judd Apatow film This Is 40, and over the weekend it popped up on MTV Brazil. It’s a dense song lush with instrumentation, where Apple sings, “You don’t kiss when you kiss / You don’t fuck when you fuck.” Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 18, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Fiona Apple Fires Back At Gossip Sites

Apparently, making the best album of the year isn’t enough to keep you from getting the bad kind of attention. When Fiona Apple was arrested for drug possession last week, her name popped up on a lot of gossip sites, and it hasn’t left even as her usual touring schedule has resumed; her weight and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Fiona Apple Discusses Her Arrest

On Wednesday, police in Sierra Blanca, TX arrested Fiona Apple for possession of hashish. This was a border stop where, it turns out, quite a few celebrities have been arrested for drug possession, to the point where I have to wonder why people don’t pick another route for their tour buses. And after being released,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 8:58 am

Fiona Apple Arrested For Drug Possession

According to TMZ, Fiona Apple was arrested yesterday at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, TX for possession of hashish. Authorities allegedly found the substance on her tour bus and she is currently being held at Hudspeth County Jail in Texas. Whoa. We’ll update as more comes in.

UPDATE: TMZ now has the… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 20, 2012 - 11:25 am

Fiona Apple @ The Warfield, San Francisco 9/11/12

Fiona Apple has already released one of the year’s best records, and of course, she’s a total weirdo. Last night, she performed at the Warfield, on Market Street, in the heart of San Francisco. Apple kicked off the evening with “Fast As You Can” (from 1999’s When The Pawn …), delivering a tight set, without… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 12, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Fiona Apple, Blake Mills @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood 7/29/12

The Hollywood Palladium was beyond sold out for Fiona Apple’s last show on the current leg of her tour in support of new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Rope Will Do. Although she was thirty minutes late to the stage,… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 30, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Hear Fiona Apple On Marc Maron’s WTF

I’ve been waiting for this one. Fiona Apple made my favorite album of the year thus far, she’s a fascinating interview, and she has sneakily strong comedy-world connections, all of which make her a perfect subject for a Marc Maron interview. Maron had Apple as his guest on the great WTF podcast today, and their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Fiona Apple’s Freak Appeal

Fiona Apple opened one of the biggest shows at South by Southwest this year, at Stubb’s. She came on stage dressed in a lacy pink and black tank top, her long, dirty blond hair pulled back in a high ponytail, her voice edged with gravel and smoke. She didn’t address her audience much, except to… More »

By: Sharon Steel / June 19, 2012 - 11:31 am

Watch Fiona Apple Play Fallon

During the infamous 1999 Roseland show where Fiona Apple melted down onstage, her two opening acts were Jimmy Fallon and Jurassic 5, which is a weird thing to think about. And on last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Fallon and Apple shared a stage again for the first time since, with Apple… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012 - 9:19 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week’s explosion of awesome, this week couldn’t help but feel something like a letdown in the music-video department. But there was still definitely some heat, especially in our pick for the week’s best video, one of the most beguilingly strange and inexplicable clips of the year. Weird anomaly: All five of this week’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

Premature Evaluation: Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel…

Fiona Apple is 34 years old now. For 17 of those years, almost exactly half of her time on this planet, she’s been a public figure, one with the sort of devoted mass-cult following whose devotions can just cripple a creative brain. And she’s lived that entire spotlight time — or, at least, the part… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2012 - 11:38 am

Stream Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel…

Fionna Apple’s return has yielded some mesmerizing singles — “Werewolf,” “Every Single Night, and “Anything We Want” — as well as a new video and an impressive return to the stage. Her new record, The Idler Wheel…, isn’t out until next week, but it’s streaming now at NPR. I have a feeling we’re going to… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 11, 2012 - 8:48 am

Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night” Video

Fiona Apple’s excellent new single “Every Single Night” now has a video, and it’s a weird one. The clip seems to be obsessed with wildlife, especially creatures with no spines, like the snails that crawl all over Apple in one scene, or the giant squid that appears in a Paris river behind her in another. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2012 - 8:28 am

Fiona Apple – “Anything We Want”

Fiona Apple’s long-awaited comeback album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is blessedly imminent, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “Every Single Night” and “Werewolf.” Today, we get another ridiculously great song, “Anything We Want.” Apple already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012 - 4:23 pm