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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

Scarlett Johansson Covers “Bonnie & Clyde”

Scarlett Johansson plays the role of Bridget Bardot in this remake of “Bonnie & Clyde,” where Lulu Gainsbourg sings his father Serge’s part in French. It’s from a forthcoming tribute record called From Gainsbourg To Lulu and the video features a lot of Scarlett Johansson lying in repose and crushing glasses of Moët. Which untouchableMore »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 9:59 am

Serge Gainsbourg Tribute @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 8/28/11

It was a beautiful evening at the Hollywood Bowl for the KCRW-sponsored tribute to Serge Gainsbourg curated by Beck. The all star line up included Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Victoria Legrand (Beach House), Mike Patton (Faith No More), Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger), Zola Jesus, Lulu Gainsbourg,… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 29, 2011 - 9:34 am

The Serge Gainsbourg Biopic Looks Good

This NSFW French-language trailer (via TwentyFourBit) for Joann Sfar’sSerge Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life makes us want to see the film. Mainly because Eric Elmosnino seems to inhabit Gainsbourg the way Sam Riley made like Ian Curtis in Control. Also: Nudity. More »

By: brandon / November 13, 2009 - 12:49 pm

Progress Report: Charlotte Gainsbourg

NAME: Charlotte Gainsbourg
PROGRESS REPORT:Rehearsing songs from her upcoming album with Beck, titled IRM, out in January. Recorded at The Library, Anonyme, Capitol Studios and Ocean Way in Los Angeles.

Even though her first language is French, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg speaks English with a prim, hesitant British accent, a result of the… More »

By: jessica / October 23, 2009 - 9:10 am

Scarlet Johansson, Pete Yorn Announce Break Up

Tom Waits and Cure coverer Scarlett Johansson took on Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” for He’s Just Not That Into You, but she was lying: She’s marching forward with the music career. This time she’s teamed with Pete Yorn to release a Sunny Levine-produced collection of duets called Break Up. Recorded in 2006, it features eight… More »

By: brandon / May 26, 2009 - 10:36 am

Arcade Fire Cover Serge Gainsbourg

Those Arcade Fire kids have been tackling Serge Gainsbourg’s ?Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son? live for a while, so it makes plenty of Francophone sense that it shows up on a tour-only split 7″ with LCD Soundsystem. As might be expected, the Fire’s take has a bit more of a closing swell than the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 22, 2007 - 11:35 am