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Watch Death Cab For Cutie Perform, Boy George & Jack Black Cover The Doors On Conan

Last night, Death Cab For Cutie were musical guests on Conan. They played “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive,” the most recent single form their new album Kintsugi, and they sounded poised and pretty. It was a perfectly good late-night performance, but it couldn’t help but feel a bit anticlimactic after what came before. Both Jack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2015 - 9:12 am

Watch Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon Recreate Extreme’s “More Than Words” Video

Extreme’s video for the 1990 if-you-really-loved-me-we’d-fuck power ballad “More Than Words” is one of those absolutely ineffable early-’90s pop culture artifacts. If you were the right age at the time (between nine and 14, I’d say), you probably know every second of that video, even if you don’t quite realize that you do. And last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 7:07 am

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Has Unreleased Beatles Cover, Not Dave Grohl

A cut of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered at Sundance last night. It’s the first fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana singer, and was executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The film will air later this year on HBO. Notably, the film does not feature any interview footage of Dave Grohl, though… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 4:08 pm

OFF! – “Meet Your God” Video (Feat. Jack Black)

Last week, California hardcore supergroup OFF! released their gory, ridiculous, deeply entertaining “Over Our Heads” video, in which Jack Black played a berserk skydiving instructor and half the band died violently. That video came with a “to be continued…” tag, and the band didn’t take long to make good on it. Today, we get the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014 - 2:25 pm

OFF! – “Over Our Heads” Video (Feat. Jack Black)

OFF!’s awesome video for Wasted Years track “Over Our Heads” features Jack Black, skydiving, LSD, rampant bloody violence, a murderous grizzly bear, and Dimitri Coats drinking his own urine. Not sure what else it will take to convince to press play, but the song is rad too. Jimmy Hayward directed the clip, which is billed… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Die Antwoord – “Ugly Boy” Video

South African shock-rappers Die Antwoord released their third album, Donker Mag, earlier this year, and they’ve just shared a cameo-filled video for “Ugly Boy.” Cara Delevingne, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea, and Dita Von Teese all make appearances. …And that certainly looks like Aphex Twin in highly offensive blackface in the “Hello my name i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014 - 11:13 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Tacky” Video (Pharrell Parody)

In the YouTube era, Weird Al’s shtick isn’t so novel anymore. The songs he spoofs on his 14th album Mandatory Fun“Happy,” “Royals,” “Fancy,” “Blurred Lines,” etc — have already been parodied on the Web. But Yankovic realizes that he’d be better off with a more timely release strategy, not beholden to the LP… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 14, 2014 - 11:29 am

Beck’s Song Reader CD Tracklist Revealed: Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

As previously speculated, Beck is finally releasing an official version of his 2012 sheet music album Song Reader at the end of the month. Beck will only be performing one song (“Heaven’s Ladder”) himself and the rest of the songs will be interpreted by other artists, including Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Fun., father/son team Tweedy,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Beck Teams With Warby Parker On Glasses, L.A. Song Reader Event

On 11/24, Beck will perform his sheet music-only album Song Reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a grip of guests at L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. The orchestra will be conducted by Beck’s father, David Campbell, and they will be joined on stage by Jarvis Cocker, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, John C. Reilly, Jack… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 1, 2013 - 11:41 am

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – “Senator” Video (Feat. Jack Black)

The Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks song “Senator” has a video now, and it’s a doozy. Jack Black, hamming it up hardcore as always, plays an unstable, cattle prod-wielding politician who tries to party with his much-younger campaign aides. Things, as you’d imagine, do not go well. Gary Cole, the boss from Office Space, get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2011 - 9:47 am

Pixies With Weird Al, Flea, Tenacious D @ Echoplex, LA 12/8/09

Well, this had to have been the the best thing to attend on so many levels. Background: Jennifer Bertrand, a friend of Frank Black’s wife Violet Clark, has a son named Winston, a ten-month old born with “two rare and complex malformations called lymphatic and venous malformations.” They threaten his life, and his health care… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 10, 2009 - 4:09 pm

Outside Lands 2009 In Photos

Last year, San Fran’s inaugural Outside Lands festival featured Radiohead, but also power outage issues. This year: No Radiohead, but abundant electricity. Trade-offs! While Thom was twisting words at the Reading and Leeds fests in the motherland, Golden Gate park welcomed three days of artists that cut a wide demographic swath, including smart hip ho… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009 - 9:39 am

Queens Of The Stone Age, Tenacious D, And Matt Cameron Cover Cream

Jack Black took a break from terrorizing red carpets with silliness and blanket Tropic Thunder promotion to join Queens Of The Stone Age the other night, at L.A.’s Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre, in memory of cancer victim and QOTSA collaborator Natasha Shneider. In exchange for the $100 tickets (which benefited the Natasha SchneiderMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 19, 2008 - 9:52 am

Video Hangover: Beck – “Sexx Laws”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. This week: Beck’s Prince fetish gets gloriously out of hand. More »

By: Stereogum / January 8, 2008 - 12:23 pm

New Michael Jackson (Feat. Kanye West) – “Billie Jean ’08”

After listening to this you might think, well isn’t this more a “remix” rather than a ‘newly updated song’ as the 25th Anniversary Thriller boxset would have you believe? There’s three ways to establish you’d be wrong, shamon: 1) That’s clearly Kanye’s voice saying “yeah! uh!” at :23 seconds (after an intro of straight pre-choru… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2007 - 3:13 pm

Jack Black & Mos Def’s Be Kind Rewind Trailer

Amazing what a name can do. Musical thespians Mos Def and Jack Black team up for Be Kind Rewind, and through ten-fifteen seconds, it looks like direct-to-DVD fare. Until Michel Gondry’s name pops up, at which point you have two choices: pour one out for his career and reputation, or sit through the end and… More »

By: Stereogum / August 15, 2007 - 9:46 am

Green Day Cover “The Simpsons Theme”

Remember that will-not-confirm-or-deny-anything 20th Century Fox intrigue over whether Green Day were in fact getting Groening’d? That lasted about two minutes? Internet’s fun like that. The internet’s also really good for radio rips, though this one’s really only a few seconds long. Green Day’s cover of the Danny Elfman penned theme to The Simpsons wa… More »

By: Stereogum / July 24, 2007 - 7:19 pm

American Idol, Give Back Our Two Hours

There were two good reasons to tune in to last night’s very special American Idol Gives Back telethon: (1) to secure the relevant telephone number and make a donation; and (2) to witness the debacle that would be Celine Dion’s virtual duet with Elvis Presley. And yet the charity drive special had an irresistible pull… More »

By: Stereogum / April 26, 2007 - 12:27 pm

Comedians At The Oscars

Did anyone make it through last night’s Oscar telecast? Pretty sure we knocked out sometime after the Best Sound Engineering In A Foreign Musical award, but Bruce Vilanch and his team of comedy writers may be partly to blame, too. (Suggestion for next year? Cut human resources, obvs.) If you didn’t watch, this musical number… More »

By: Stereogum / February 26, 2007 - 9:36 am

Six Minutes Of The Pick Of Destiny

We know there’s been a lot of Jack Black-lash of late, and we also know this “preview” has been floating around for weeks, but we’re curious if any of you are gonna go see the Tenacious D flick. If you’re on the fence about it, go here for the first six minutes, featuring a singing… More »

By: Stereogum / November 17, 2006 - 9:30 am
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