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Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary…   Read Story »
This week's central battle came down, as so many do, to the eternal conflict between well-intentioned grand-scale storytelling and gleefully trashy bloodletting. It's the Forrest Gump vs. Pulp…   Read Story »
Last week, M.I.A. gave a fascinatingly berserk performance of "Double Bubble Trouble," a song from her 2013 album Matangi, on Late Night With Seth Meyers. She surrounded herself with neon drone…   Read Story »
When you've had a Beyoncé remix sitting on your hard drive for a few months, you're eventually going to want the world to hear it. It's just human nature. "***Flawless" was one of the highlights…   Read Story »
"Double Bubble Trouble," a highlight from M.I.A.'s 2013 album Matangi, did us the favor of reminding the world that Shampoo's "Trouble" exists, and last night she was on Late Night With Seth Meyers…   Read Story »
Last night, M.I.A. and Janelle Monáe played shows at simultaneous launch events for Audi's new A3. M.I.A. was in New York, and Monáe was in Los Angeles, but they still came together for a…   Read Story »
We can debate in circles about the unholy intersection of music and business, but in this instance the combination might be producing something cool. Janelle Monaé and M.I.A. are scheduled to…   Read Story »
The feud between the NFL and M.I.A. is getting more heated and even more entertaining. To recap the action so far: M.I.A. flipped off the camera during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012. Less…   Read Story »
M.I.A. has had a messy couple of years: The Super Bowl flap, the great single with no album attached, a blocked documentary, the years-long wait for Matangi. And when stuff like that happens, the…   Read Story »
As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist's traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker,…   Read Story »