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Rihanna And Klaxons’ “Umbrella” Collaboration Is MDMAzing

No, we didn't expect to engage in so much midnight Brit blogging, either. But after teasing the award show's most headscratchingest song-meld ("Umbrella" + "Golden Skans"), we knew this, at least, would be something worth a post. The reigning Mercury Prize winners sported outfits by pill-poppers, for pill-poppers and merged their tune'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 21, 2008

Before Castro Resigned, The Manic Street Preachers Played For Him In Cuba (And Later They Covered Rihanna)

We can hear the car horns in Miami from here -- today's big news in the real world is Fidel Castro's resignation as Cuba's #1 Commie. In related news: Drinks are most definitely on Raúl Castro tonight. The music angle? Torr brings it by taking a look back at Fidel-era Cuba's "Western rock band"… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2008

Liveblogging The 2008 Grammys

Welcome to Stereogum's sarcastic play-by-play of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. We're moments before showtime and Amy Winehouse has already won Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and a new set of teeth. Tonight promises an exciting look back at the last year in recorded pop music, including some interesting collaborations:… More »

By: Stereogum / February 10, 2008

Who’s The Boss Listening To?

We showed Against Me! some wine-drenched love a ways back and got mostly grief for it. First comment: "This is absolute dog shit." Sigh. If only Bruce Springsteen were a regular Stereogum commenter! We recently mentioned everyone covering the Boss, but ever wonder what current bands he might like to cover? Well, beside… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2007

Tegan And Sara, Amanda Palmer Cover Rihanna

Really, we should be keeping a running list of all the "Umbrella" covers for posterity, 'cause clearly it's this year's "Crazy." We've already pointed the way to Mandy Moore's acoustic take but never pointed out My Chem's Gerard having his way with it. And who could forget the star treatment afforded to music'… More »

By: Stereogum / September 28, 2007

New Rihanna (Feat. Ne-Yo) Video – “Hate That I Love You”

Everyone's favorite Barbadian bombshell's testing the waters with the third "official" single from Good Girl Gone Bad (apparently "Don't Stop The Music" didn't count; we agree). There was love via raingear, sex via car metaphors, but she's done speaking figuratively -- now she's just hating that she loves Ne-Yo. Or so it seems. Can Rihanna… More »

By: Stereogum / September 25, 2007

Liveblogging The 2007 VMAs

You've been waiting patiently all weekend, so let's get this thing going. Welcome to this year's MTV Video Music Awards, this year featuring three whole awards dedicated to videos! We've been hypnotized by John Norris's amazing new wig, Kanye's plastic-looking facial hair, and Paris's wonky eye. But all that's behind us. Live blog begins ... More »

By: Stereogum / September 9, 2007

Mandy Moore Covers Rihanna

"Umbrella" has been so inescapable this summer, topping charts from Canada to Croatia (seriously, Jim was just there and they play it constantly when they're not losing your luggage). In this week's Hills season premiere MTV strategically used Rihanna's smash, as well as the sultry, acoustic take by YouTuber Marié Digby (take that Heidi,… More »

By: Stereogum / August 16, 2007

2007 MTV VMA Nominees: Full List

A bunch of dumb new categories for you to peruse after the jump, but first one bright spot: Kanye and Justice going head-to-head again.Video of the Year Amy Winehouse: "Rehab" Beyoncé: "Irreplaceable" Justice: "D.A.N.C.E." Justin Timberlake: "What Goes Around... " Kanye West: "Stronger" Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z): "Umbrella"Re: "Touch The Sky"'s EMA '06 loss to… More »

By: Stereogum / August 7, 2007

You Can Buy Her Umbrella (Ella Ella)

Rihanna fans: How best to celebrate your girl topping the UK Charts for a 10th consecutive week (the longest #1 streak in over a decade, mind)? Go get yourself some Rihanna-endorsed rain gear, that's how. Oh yeah -- ay ay ay. Yeah, Totes went there, to a licensing deal so obvious you didn't think… More »

By: Stereogum / July 23, 2007
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