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Watch Matthew E. White Cover Randy Newman In His Take Away Show

The French website La Blogothèque's Take Away Shows make for a great way of seeing what an artist is made of. In the video series,…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2015 - 10:34 am

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show's last-ever segment, Colbert…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today”

Detroit dance-pop cheeseballs Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. aren't content with beasting out on the college-town touring circuit, and they're getting ready to release an honest-to-god…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Preview Feist, Brian Eno, Regina Spektor, Randy Newman Covering Peter Gabriel From And I’ll Scratch Yours

A while after we'd given up any hope of hearing it, Peter Gabriel is getting ready to release And I'll Scratch Yours, the album of…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2013 - 10:38 am

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2013 Inductees: Rush, Public Enemy, Heart

As we all know, there's nothing more relevant than the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. How else would we remember and recognize the greatne…
Michael Nelson | December 11, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Public Enemy, Rush, N.W.A. Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Earlier today, Rolling Stone announced that Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A.,…
Corban Goble | October 4, 2012 - 8:54 am

Florence & The Machine Visit SNL Where Horses Play Baseball

Florence Welsh brought her breakout single "Dog Days Are Over" and her cover of The Source's "You've Got The Love" to Saturday Night Live thi…
jessica | November 22, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Randy Newman’s Totally Appropriate, Political Macworld Performance

Yesterday’s Apple post included news that Randy Newman closed the Macworld keynote address with a bit of “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” Which i…
Amrit Singh | January 16, 2008 - 12:08 pm

Macworld Brings Lyrics To iPhones, MacBook Air To The Breathless Masses

Earlier today, Steve Jobs dictated to the world the probably unnecessary but exceedingly cool shit they'd find themselves helplessly, hungrily forking over their cash for…
Amrit Singh | January 15, 2008 - 8:01 pm

The Shins, Man Man Do Weeds

Since we've been in a TV state of mind of late we're gonna just put it out there: Weeds has jumped the shark (yeah we're…
Stereogum | July 9, 2007 - 10:35 am

Randy Newman Takes On The Administration

Last month, the Academy's perennial nominee Randy Newman saw "a slightly expurgated version" of the lyrics to his new song "A Few Words In Defense…
Stereogum | February 6, 2007 - 12:30 pm

The Academy Would Like To Recognize Randy Newman … Again

This morning, The Academy announced its nominations for the 79th Annual Oscars and, much to the surprise of nobody, Randy Newman got a nomination! Not…
Stereogum | January 23, 2007 - 4:00 pm