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Watch Portlandia‘s Kath & Dave Try To Make An Impression On Paul Simon

Portlandia is wrapping up in a few weeks, and the fifth season has been sadly lacking on the musical guest star front. On this week's episode, however, Paul Simon makes an appearance opposite some recurring favorites, Kath and Dave. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen do their best to make an impression on Simon, turning a… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL‘s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015

Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon Booked For SNL‘s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the show will mark the occasion with a big three-hour prime-time special on 2/15. A ridiculous array of celebrities is set to appear on the show, including a ton of past hosts and cast members. There are more than a few music-universe names in there,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015

Portlandia Season 5 Guests Include Paul Simon, Greta Gerwig, Parker Posey, Oscar The Grouch

On January 8, IFC's Portlandia will return for a fifth season. The show is no stranger to musical guests -- we've seen appearances by Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy, and St. Vincent, among many others -- and this season Paul Simon will be added to that long list. Vanessa Bayer, Ed Begley Jr.,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014

Watch Paul Simon Cover “Here Comes The Sun” And Remember George Harrison On Conan

After Beck's performance of "Wah-Wah" last night, Conan continued the George Harrison tribute week with Paul Simon doing "Here Comes The Sun." Simon performed the same song with Harrison on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1976. In an interview segment, Simon reminisces about that SNL appearance, Harrison's ukelele collection, and pranking Ringo… More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014

Charges Against Paul Simon & Edie Brickell Dropped

Back in April, Connecticut police arrested Paul Simon and his wife, the singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, and charged both with disorderly conduct. There were some reports that there had been some form of domestic violence between the two, though those were never confirmed, and Simon and Brickell released the duet "Like To Get ToMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2014

Paul Simon & Edie Brickell – “Like To Get To Know You”

Earlier this week, Connecticut police arrested Paul Simon and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, his wife of 22 years. At first, police said that this was a domestic violence arrest, but they later clarified things, charging them both with disorderly conduct, determining that there was a "minor physical altercation." Simon and Brickell appeared in court together. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2014

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

NBC Connecticut reports that police in New Canaan arrested Paul Simon, 72, and his wife, 47-year-old singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, and charged both with disorderly conduct. Both have been released and ordered to appear in court today. The couple has been married for 22 years and has three kids. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014

Win A Paul Simon Complete Albums Collection 15-Disc Box Set

To celebrate Paul Simon's 72nd birthday this month, Legacy Recordings is releasing a special 15-disc box set titled The Complete Album Collection and we've got one to give away. The CD set includes Paul Simon's 12 studio albums and two live albums, along with over 30 tracks worth of bonus material spread across the discs. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 2, 2013

Jenny Hval – “The Cool, Cool River” (Paul Simon Cover)

Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval, whom we last saw here with the video for track "Innocence Is Kinky," has released a cover of Paul Simon's "The Cool, Cool River." Her rendition of the track is nearly a capella, the spartan musical accompaniment is off-kilter throughout. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 20, 2013

Watch Justin Timberlake Host & Sing On SNL

Last night, Justin Timberlake returned to Saturday Night Live to host for the fifth time. He took on musical guest duties, as well, as he did when he hosted in 2006. That was also the year that he and Andy Samberg -- who recently got engaged to Joanna Newsom! -- debuted their Color Me… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 10, 2013

Win A Yamaha Acoustic Guitar & Graceland Collector’s Edition Box Set

In celebration of the 25th anniversary rerelease of Paul Simon's Graceland, we're giving away a copy of the Collector's Edition box set and a Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar. To enter, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite Graceland song via Facebook Connect (do not use… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2012

Watch Bosco Delrey Cover Paul Simon’s “I Know What I Know” (Stereogum Premiere)

Paul Simon's classic Graceland is getting the 25th anniversary treatment with a new box set, documentary, and tour which will find the iconic songwriter reuniting with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. In the Joe Berlinger-directed doc, Under African Skies, Simon revisits the controversy surrounding his collaboration with South African musicians at the time of a cultural boycott… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 12, 2012

Watch Givers Cover Paul Simon

For the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon's Graceland, indie artists will put out a video series featuring groups covering songs from Simon's most famous record. First up is Louisiana's Givers, who turn in a faithful rendition of "That Was Your Mother" alongside Cajun music legend Dickie Landry. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 24, 2012

Paul Simon Does “Love Is Eternal Sacred Light” On Conan

Paul Simon took So Beautiful Or So What cut "Love Is Eternal Sacred Light" to Conan last night, which was a little more special than the usual late night show circuit drop-in since Conan's been hosting at NYC's the Beacon Theatre all week. Check out the clip after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 3, 2011

Progress Report: Paul Simon

Name: Paul Simon Progress Report: Rock and roll icon hits the road this fall and prepares to bring a live version of Graceland to the masses in 2012. It was a lovely coincidence that just a few days after watching Songs of America, a recently re-released documentary about Simon and Garfunkel from 1969, that I… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 31, 2011

Paul Simon Plans Graceland Tour, Box Set

Paul Simon plans to release a box set commemorating the 25th anniversary of his seminal Graceland sometime next spring, and that release will be accompanied by a tour. The box set will include a documentary by director Joe Berlinger, who documented an intimate July concert with Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo that took place… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2011

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos & Video

Beyoncé doesn't normally play festivals, but by all accounts she killed it at Worth Farm last night. After her Glasto headline performance the star told BBC she was so nervous playing for 175,000 people she sent Chris Martin her setlist to approve in advance. Of course between solo hits, Destiny's Child favorites, and a medley… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2011
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