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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

One of society’s great blights is the plague of sensitive acoustic-guitar-slinging white guys playing ironic-not-ironic covers of big, sparkly pop songs. Every once in a while, some dipshit will come along and attempt to convince you that Travis’ “Baby One More Time” or Ted Leo’s “Since U Been Gone” is the best version of the… More »

This is a story about Iron Maiden. But before we talk about Iron Maiden, let’s talk about Lady Gaga. More »

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Watch Ryan Adams Cover Taylor Swift On The Daily Show

On Monday of this week, Trevor Noah took over The Daily Show, filling Jon Stewart's role for the first time. And last night, as previously
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 8:44 am

Ryan Adams Will Be The New Daily Show’s First Musical Guest

It feels like there's been so much shuffling of late-night hosts this year that I almost forgot that The Daily Show's new iteration with Trevor…
James Rettig | September 23, 2015 - 10:25 am

Father John Misty Is Covering Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift Covers In The Style Of The Velvet Underground

Even if Father John Misty's music didn't peg Josh Tillman as a canny observer of modern culture, his ongoing online meta-commentary on the music industry…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Listen To Ryan Adams And Taylor Swift Talk 1989 On Beats 1 Radio

Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift's glorious pop stunner 1989 in a "Bruce Springsteen Nebraska" fashion. That album is now streaming here, and Swift herself i…
Caitlin White | September 21, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Stream Ryan Adams 1989

It's here. After a month-plus of teasing, the unlikely musical event of the century -- aka Ryan Adams' full-length cover album of Taylor…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Ryan Adams – “Bad Blood” (Taylor Swift Cover)

For weeks, Ryan Adams has been teasing us with short clips of his full-length cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989. Today, he announced that album's
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Ryan Adams Announces 1989 Release Date

Yeah, we've all been waiting interminably for SWISH and Boys Don't Cry and the umpteen other superstar "surprise" albums, but at least we know whe…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 11:05 am

Watch Ryan Adams, Norah Jones, Patrick Carney, Charles Bradley & More Cover Neil Young At Neil Fest Night 2

The two-day Neil Fest benefit concert concluded last night, with a stacked lineup of artists taking the stage at the Bowery Ballroom to pay tribute…
Peter Helman | September 15, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Watch Ryan Adams Cover “Cinnamon Girl” & “Old Man” At Neil Fest

Last night, an all-star lineup of musicians converged on the Bowery Ballroom to pay tribute to Neil Young. The occasion was Neil Fest, a two-night…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2015 - 10:06 am

Neil Young Tribute Concert Lines Up Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Body/Head, Patrick Carney, & More

This fall, NYC's Bowery Ballrooom is hosting the first-ever Neil Fest, a two-day tribute concert event organized by the same people who previously brought u…
Peter Helman | August 26, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Taylor Swift Shares Excited Statement About Ryan Adams’ 1989 Covers Album

We already knew that Taylor Swift was more than stoked when she heard that Ryan Adams would be covering every single song off of last…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 20, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Ryan Adams Made A Rootsy Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” On Its One-Year Anniversary

Ryan Adams has been consistently sharing previews of his 1989 cover album since he announced the project earlier this month, and the latest track he'…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 9:47 am

Preview Ryan Adams’ Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams”

Ryan Adams is continuing his wonderful quest to record a full-length cover version of Taylor Swift's massive pop album 1989. He's been doling out progress
Peter Helman | August 12, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Preview Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker-Style Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”

In what initially seemed like a joke but has now become gloriously real, Ryan Adams has spent the past few days recording a full-length cover
Peter Helman | August 9, 2015 - 11:20 am

Preview Ryan Adams’ Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods”

Yesterday morning, we learned that Ryan Adams had spent the previous night embarking on a fascinating an unlikely project: He was covering all of Taylor…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 9:03 am

Ryan Adams Is Covering Taylor Swift’s 1989 In The Style Of The Smiths

Stereogum has a comments section, so we know that there are people out there still resisting the charms of Taylor Swift's ridiculously strong pop album…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2015 - 9:02 am
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