I went through the inexplicable Tony Bennett alt-rock comeback in 1995, and I went through high-school drama class the same year. I have no desire to go through either one ever again, and I damn sure don't want to experience them both at once.
So, we broke even. Transposed down to suit Sting’s vocal cords, spaced out for the benefit of the young, drug-loving generation next, The Police celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Roxanne” by playing “Roxanne.” Stewart looked awfully spry with his traditional-gripping drum fills; Oysterhead did him good! Take a bow, guys.
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It?s on! Welcome the 49th Grammy Award Show, coming to you live you from Stereogum HQ. It?s going to be a long night, but we?re super excited. We?ve got Police to praise, Blunt to mock, and Timberlake backup singers to handicap. Plus ? there?s always those wacky Grammy commercials!
We?ve also got some eye… More »
The Grammys: Five reasons to skip The Simpsons this weekend:
A charming tidbit from Lefsetz:There are TOO MANY categories. If you can?t get nominated for a Grammy, you?re not a musician. Cut the list. Make it MANAGEABLE, make it MEAN something.
And create new categories. Most E-Mailed track. Most TRADED track. Just put in SOMETHING hip, SOMETHING to acknowledge the sea change in the… More »
We know you don’t give a shit about who actually wins the Grammys. So vote here instead! Cookie Mountain is currently edging out Boys & Girls for Album Of The Year Gummy. Get involved people! And one vote for Yusuf Islam (are they fucking kidding?!). C’mon this is serious stuff!
Oh yeah, the… More »
Woo hoo, it’s the 48th Annual Grammys tonight. Stereogum knows it’s hard to get excited about an awards ceremony in which Paul McCartney received his 10th Album Of The Year nomination since leaving the Beatles (10?!).
Quick primer:Eligibility “year” is 10/1/04 to 9/30/05. That’s why no Ariel Pink! Mariah, Kanye, and John Legend lead… More »
FYI — Eligibility “year” is 10/1/04 to 9/30/05. That’s why no Ariel Pink! Mariah, Kanye, and John Legend are today’s happy campers, with eight nods each. But here are the categories you might care (to argue) about:
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Award to the Artist (and Producers/Engineers/Mixers).
Mariah Carey “We Belong Together”
Gorillaz Featuring… More »
This year’s Grammys (Sunday @ 8pm on CBS) are sure to be another major yawn, but I’ll watch it anyway. Maybe Gretchen Wilson will have a nip slip.
Bunsen.tv does a great job blogging the Grammys … the 1984 Grammys!
8:48 pm: The camera pans across the front row, where Michael Jackson, clad in his newly-adopted Space Admiral get-up, shares some popcorn with Webster star Emmanuel Lewis. Oh, that’s so adorable the way that Michael just picked up Emmanuel and dangled him… More »
RECORD OF THE YEAR:
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – “Crazy In Love”
Black Eyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake – “Where Is The Love?”
Coldplay – “Clocks”
Eminem – “Lose Yourself”
Outkast – “Hey Ya!”
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Missy Elliott – Under Construction
Evanescence – Fallen
Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Justin Timberlake – Justified… More »