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Perry Farrell, The Roots, Beth Orton To Play NYC Talking Heads Tribute Concert

On March 23rd, an assortment of musicians will gather at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the work of David Byrne and the Talking Heads. The initial lineup includes: Perry Farrell, The Roots, Bebel Gilberto, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, O.A.R., Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top, Beth Orton, and Todd Snider, with… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 16, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Watch Ezra Koenig, Boy George, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, & Josh Groban Sing Grease’s “Summer Nights”

What do Ezra Koenig, Boy George, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, and Josh Groban have in common? They were all part of a massive group rendition of “Summer Nights” from Grease during the finale of If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway at Toronto’s Luminato Festival. The event featured co-curator Wainwright duetting with other men o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 16, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Rufus Wainwright – “Me And Liza”

On March 3rd Rufus Wainwright will release Vibrate, a greatest hits compilation that will feature one new song. That track is called “Me And Liza” and it is now available online. Listen below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 13, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

At the end of the month, Starbucks imprint Hear Music and Concord will release Holidays Rule, a holiday songs collection featuring a bunch of standards performed by the likes of the Shins, Paul McCartney, Eleanor Friedberger Andrew Bird and more. Today, the Rufus Wainwright/Sharon Van Etten duet “Baby It’s Cold Outside” hit the web, and… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Watch Rufus Wainwright Cover Chewing Gum Jingles

Rufus, who is a hero, puts a little too much acting into his head movements during his line reads on this Funny Or Die sketch, but this is a minor quibble in light of hearing the vaunted Wainwright vibrato roll all over the gum commercial songs of your youth. The whole thing’s meant to be… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Watch Rufus Wainwright Play Conan

Rufus Wainwright dropped by Conan last night to play “Out Of The Game,” the title track to his latest. What those shoes, Margiela? Watch the performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 18, 2012 - 9:46 am

Watch Rufus Wainwright Play In A Black Cab

In the Black Cab Sessions video series, we see long, unbroken takes of musicians playing acoustic versions of their songs while sitting in old-school London taxis. The latest entry has Rufus Wainwright singing “Jericho,” a song from his new album Out Of The Game, and giving us a chance to hear his pretty amazing voice… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Rufus Wainwright – “Out Of The Game” Video (Feat. Helena Bonham Carter)

The slick and supple “Out Of The Game” is the title track from Rufus Wainwright’s forthcoming Mark Ronson-produced LP, and accordingly, Rufus has pulled out the stops for its video. Herein you’ll find Tim Burton-muse/showbiz shapeshifter Helena Bonham Carter cast convincingly in the least eccentric role of her lifetime (a frustrated, daydreaming librarian) while Rufu… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 3, 2012 - 10:54 am

Rufus Wainwright – “Out Of The Game”

Rufus Wainwright enlisted producer-to-the-stars Mark Ronson to man the boards for Out Of The Game, his forthcoming solo album. And two days ago, we posted the operatically lovely first single “Montauk.” Now, Ronson has posted the album’s title track on his Tumblr, and it’s a surprisingly slick track that could almost be yacht-rock if you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2012 - 9:11 am

Rufus Wainwright – “Montauk”

Mark Ronson’s producing the forthcoming Rufus record Out Of The Game, a 12-song set featuring cameos from Nick Zinner, Sean Lennon, Nels Cline, Thomas Doveman Bartlett, and sister Martha. Rufus has called it his “poppiest” album to date, containing some of his most “danceable” singles. Now, forget all of that because it’s absolutely irrelevant with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 21, 2012 - 9:38 am

Rufus Wainwright Brings “Minuit, Chrétiens” To Fallon

On last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Rufush Wainwright sang “Minuit, Chrétiens,” the French version of the Christmas song “O Holy Night,” with the Roots backing him up in a distinctly non-Rootsy way. It was real purty, and you can watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2011 - 10:57 am

Progress Report: Rufus Wainwright

Progress Report: The mercurial singer/songwriter chats about his new Mark Ronson-produced album, Out Of The Game.

Since releasing his debut album back in 1998, Rufus Wainwright has proven himself to be one of the world’s most formidable jacks-of-all-trades. Whether it be writing pithy pop songs, composing grandiose operas, or channeling Judy Garland, Wainwright… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / December 6, 2011 - 1:27 pm

Hear Serge Gainsbourg Covers From Rufus Wainwright, Iggy Pop, Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp

The legendary French singer/libertine Serge Gainsbourg is a man worth honoring, and a new tribute album called From Lulu To Gainsbourg does just that. Gainsbourg’s son Lulu put together the tribute and sings about half the songs, but he also brought in an impressive array of famous people to sing his father’s songs. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2011 - 5:29 pm

Rock Stars Occupy Wall Street: A Photo Diary

It’s a full-on revolution down at Occupy Wall Street right now; the contingent seems to be growing every day, with no sign that it will be relenting any time soon. People are pissed and enacting their democratic right, and there’s a lot to be said about that. The movement’s growing size has stoked a media… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Rufus Wainwright And Sean Lennon Perform “Material Girl” at OWS

Weird stuff keeps happening down at Occupy Wall Street (or doesn’t keep happening, ahem ahem, Radiohead) so why not add a Wainwright/Lennon Madonna cover into the mix? Let’s do this, for the 99%. Also: they needed a lyrics sheet?! “Hey, do any of you guys have a laser printer in your tent?” Watch after the… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 24, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Rufus Wainwright – “Who Are You New York?” (Stereogum Premiere)

Rufus Wainwright’s never been shy about his intention to be a big star. The prodigiously talented and prolific piano man was well on his way after his hailed self-titled debut LP and my personal favorite, Poses, on which he chronicled his loves, addictions (“Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk”), and relationship with the streets of NYC (quite literally,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 31, 2010 - 2:45 pm

Rufus Wainwright – “Zebulon” (Live)

The singer-songwriter announced a new album and its tracklist this week, now performs its intimate set-closer about his mother, “Zebulon,” in this private session. Hear and watch it at Guardian. (via Whitney) All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu is out 4/5 in the US. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2010 - 9:24 am

Rufus Wainwright Announces New Album

All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu will be his sixth studio LP. It’ll be out April 5 in the U.K. and April 20 in the U.S. Tracklist and more at TwentyFourBit. More »

By: jessica / February 17, 2010 - 9:30 am

Antony, Bono, Courtney, Scarlett, Rufus & Friends @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 10/4/09

Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the biggest assortment of megastars this side of the Orpheum for a (RED)NIGHTS charity show, benefiting the Global Fund’s efforts against the African AIDS epidemic. The night was billed as “Hal Willner Presents: An Evening With Gavin Friday and Friends,” and it turns out that the erstwhile Virgin Prunes frontma… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009 - 11:33 am

Rosanne Cash Enlists Tweedy, Springsteen, Costello For Covers LP

You know when your parents are like, “What is that garbage you’re listening to?” and turn down your Soulja Boy CD and try to turn you to on to some Bob Seger shit from before you were born? Parents are so lame. That is sort of like what happened to Rosanne Cash, except her dad… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009 - 12:16 pm
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