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Deerhoof – “What Have You Done For Me Lately” (Janet Jackson Cover)

Deerhoof's La Isla Bonita was largely inspired by Janet Jackson and Madonna, so much so that single "Paradise Girls" evolved from a demo of the band covering Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me Lately." Today the noise-pop veterans have shared that demo to help connect the dots between their inspiration and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015

Watch Ryan Adams Cover And Perform With Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass on the come-up! Last month, the Southern singer-songwriter released her elaborately orchestrated, ridiculously gorgeous self-titled debut album, and it's one of the strongest debuts we've heard all year. Right now, Prass is touring the UK with Ryan Adams, and Adams is obviously a fan. Last week in Brighton, Adams covered Prass' lovely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015

The Week In Pop: Shawn Mendes, TerRio, And Vine’s Six-Second Stars

Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attention of music industry execs. Shawn Mendes did it in six seconds. The 15-year-old Toronto pop singer made his name on Vine, Google's quick-hit video service, riding looped snippets of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 31, 2014

How To Dress Well Covers Janet Jackson

Lo-fi R&B chamber-music type How To Dress Well will soon release Total Loss, his sophomore album, and we've already heard the album tracks "Ocean Floor For Everything" and "Cold Nites." On a bonus 7" that'll come with pre-orders of the album, he's also recorded a spare but faithful and heartfelt cover of Janet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012

Janet Jackson Is Taking A Shot At Love (& Other MTV Reality Trash, Too)

Last week we found ourselves liking Janet's Daft Punk-sampling "So Much Betta." Now she has a funny set of Joel Schumacher-directed skits running on MTV to coincide with her "Artist Of The Week" run, which started yesterday. So here's Ms. Jackson hamming (and skateboarding) her way through spoofs of My Super Sweet 16,… More »

By: brandon / February 26, 2008

New Janet Jackson Video – “Feedback”

It's really embarrassing, every time you run into Janet whilst with your parents and Mom says "OMG this child was conceived listening to you!" right? Well that pregnant soundbite was the biggest news from Ms. Jackson this year -- until she went all out on this high concept clip for vocal filtered new single… More »

By: Stereogum / January 9, 2008

Video Hangover: Busta Rhymes (Feat. Janet Jackson) – “What’s It Gonna Be?!”

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: Busta Rhymes uses his Wonder Twin Powers on Janet Jackson in one of the most expensive videos ever made. More »

By: Stereogum / July 10, 2007