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NYC U2 Fans Boo Woman Who Helped Bono After His Bike Crash

Last night, U2 played the seventh night of an eight-night stand at Madison Square Garden. (Our own young classic rocker Ryan Leas reviewed one of those shows earlier in the week.) And at last night’s show, the band introduced a few special local guests. There was New York royalty Paul Simon, who came out to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 8:54 am

Watch U2 Play “Two Hearts Beat As One” For The First Time In 26 Years

The North American leg of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour has already been eventful. The band are currently playing eight nights at Madison Square Garden, and we already sent Ryan Leas to get the full report on Sunday night’s set — which included a guest appearance by Lady Gaga for a rendition of “Ordinary Love.”… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 10:26 am

Watch A Cast Of Comedians Remake Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” Video For Mikal Cronin’s “Say”

A few weeks ago, Mikal Cronin shared his video for his psych-pop jam “Turn Around,” but it wasn’t really his video. Instead, it was Kristen Schaal and a cast of comedians remaking Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” video. That was great, and now Cronin has gone back to that formula, parodying another music-video classic for his “Say”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 10:59 am

Jackson C. Frank – “China Blue” + “Juliette”

When most people think of Paul Simon, it’s as a singer-songwriter and not a producer. But it’s thanks to Simon that the world knows about Jackson Carey Frank at all, really. He produced Frank’s sole eponymous album, 1965’s Jackson C. Frank, and helped popularize what might be Frank’s best-known song, “Blues Run The Game,” via… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 19, 2015 - 4:24 pm

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 - 11:48 am

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 - 5:26 pm

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 - 9:05 am

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., Steve Buscemi, Shepard… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014 - 3:33 pm

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 Starr. More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014 - 10:34 pm

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 To Know You“… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2014 - 2:43 pm

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. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2014 - 9:31 am

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 - 11:32 am

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 - 5:12 pm

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 - 12:35 pm

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 Badd-indebted… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

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 your ‘Gum user… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2012 - 11:27 am

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 - 11:31 am

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 - 11:24 am

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 - 1:06 pm

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… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 31, 2011 - 9:39 am
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