The nominations for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today. While (obviously) most of the honorees are in the television realm, a few music notables and music-related projects… More »


There has been controversy surrounding the Nina Simone biopic Nina ever since rumors surfaced about it over six years ago. In 2010, Mary J. Blige was slated to star in… More »

After a preliminary round of voting, The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has revealed a short list of 15 documentaries currently in the running for an Oscar nomination,… More »

Chilly Gonzales has just shared the latest in his increasingly prolific Pop Music Masterclass video series. This one sees him deconstructing “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by way of Lana… More »


There’s a paradox with some artists — the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would seemingly make their music untouchable. More »

One of the first projects that revealed Dev Hynes as a mastermind producer/collaborator was Solange’s 2012 True EP. About a year after that EP came out, though, the two had… More »

Lauryn Hill has been in the music-business wilderness for more than a decade, and she only very rarely gives televised performances. (There was a Beatles cover on Letterman last year,… More »


Netflix will release the original Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, this Friday, and we’ve already heard a series of songs off the accompanying RCA release, Nina Simone Revisited:More »

Next week, the Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? is coming to Netflix, and shortly thereafter, RCA will be releasing a companion Simone tribute album. We’ve already heard one… More »

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In a little over a week, Netflix is premiering its original Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? To accompany that release, a number of contemporary musicians have recorded covers… More »


Nina Simone died in 2003, but her voice continues to echo into the present. There are dozens of examples of contemporary songs that sample Simone’s music, most notably when Kanye… More »

Landlady (pictured) and Rubblebucket are about to head out on tour together in support of their respective albums Upright Behavior and Survival Sounds. To mark the occasion, they’ve combined on… More »

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“Just Say I Love Him” is another cut from Xiu Xiu’s upcoming Nina Simone covers album. We’ve already heard his rendition of “Don’t Smoke In Bed” when we also learned… More »


Not too long after they released 2012’s excellent Always, Xiu Xiu are back with another album, but this one is pretty different even by their standards. The record is entirely… More »

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In 1965, British Invasion greats the Animals had a hit with their cover of Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and now the former Animals frontman Eric Burdon has… More »