All Michael McDonald stories

D’Angelo, Ed Sheeran, Michael McDonald, & More Set For Bill Withers Tribute Concert

Soul great Bill Withers has largely stayed out of the public eye for the past few decades, only making appearances in cases as rare a…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Watch Laura Jane Grace Mash Up Michael McDonald And The Cure

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! explains in the beginning of this video that she has a drum loop built for the Cure's "Close To…
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 11:16 am

Ryan Adams Gets Animated In 30 Rock Webisode

On the latest episode of The Donaghy Files, a 30 Rock spinoff of animated webisodes, Alec Baldwin's character finds himself tasked with throwing together a…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser's "Stroke Of Genius," the MP3 that launched this decade's most fitting…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

Yacht Rock Heroes Join The Roots On Fallon

These days Michael McDonald has been very Wu-Tang in his indie scene appropriation, working with Holy Ghost!, covering Grizzly Bear, owning fantastic facial hair, etc.
Amrit Singh | October 6, 2009 - 4:25 pm

Michael McDonald Covers Grizzly Bear

One day after closing out this year's Pool Parties (with Jay-Z and Beyoncé in attendance), Grizzly Bear continue crossing over in every direction with today'…
Amrit Singh | August 31, 2009 - 10:19 am

Beasties, Talib Kweli In 30 Rock’s Kidney Song

Steve Earle, Moby, Norah Jones, Michael McDonald, and Tina Fey’s fave Elvis Costello also lent their voices to help Milton Green get a kidney. Watch…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2009 - 11:35 am

Michael McDonald On Yachts, Rock

You'll remember we joined most of the online music community in welcoming back that inimitable imitation of '70s smooth sounds and the folks that made…
Amrit Singh | February 28, 2008 - 2:08 pm

New Yacht Rock Episode 11: Footloose

It’s 1984, and The Boy Who Dances Away Oppression starring Kevin Bacon (Jason Lee!) is on the horizon. Jimmy Buffett and his evil Margeritavillains tra…
Stereogum | January 28, 2008 - 7:27 pm

Yacht Rock Docks For A New Episode, A Night Of Softsational Hits

Guess who’s next week just got a whole lot better. Yours if you live in NYC you lucky Doobie Bros lovers you. Forget Xmas —…
Stereogum | December 19, 2007 - 6:43 pm

The New Pornographers Pick A Winner

When the Porn stars announced their challenge to YouTube Nation (their words), we offered a set of DVDs (on top of the NPs iPhone promise)…
Stereogum | October 30, 2007 - 3:35 pm

New New Pornographers Video – “Challengers”

The New Pornogaphers recently had their induction into the Patsavas playlist when "Challengers" played during a romantic, show-closing scene on the show soundtracked by your
Stereogum | October 12, 2007 - 2:51 pm

The New Pornographers’ Challenge You To Get “Weird Al” With Their Tunes

Who's been working on their Michael McDonald'd New Pornos covers? Just in case's those trademark vocals are a bit outside your range, the Pornographers have…
Stereogum | October 1, 2007 - 4:42 pm

The New Pornographers’ Michael McDonald Challenge

Carl and the Pornos issued a Challengers challenge earlier this month, and by virtue of not having defined rules or details and by virtue of…
Stereogum | September 24, 2007 - 3:33 pm

Michael McDonald Responds To Paul Rudd

Last month we looked at Michael McDonald's surprising pop culture ubiquity. Since his tour partners Steely Dan got so much mileage out of that letter
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2006 - 1:02 pm

“What Are You Gonna Do Sara … Smile?”

This made my day. Hall and Oates go toe to toe with McDonald and Loggins in a back alley contest, with tragic results. Watch “Yacht
Scott Lapatine | November 30, 2005 - 5:20 pm