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Karen O, Miley Cyrus, Tom Morello Added To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

A few more names have been added to this year's list of performers who will honor the new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. In addition to those already announced, we now know that Karen O will perform alongside Beck to pay tribute to the newly inducted Lou Reed, Miley Cyrus will induct Joa… More »

By: James Rettig / April 8, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Watch Beyoncé Cover Stevie Wonder With Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran

Oh, what, you thought the Grammys were over? Well, they are. But the Grammy producers couldn't resist throwing some more musical prestige up on network TV. And so last night, CBS aired a big tribute show to Stevie Wonder, who is, at the very least, someone extremely deserving of a big tribute show. And Beyoncé… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 9:32 am

Watch Beyoncé Cover “Fingertips” At Last Night’s Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert

Songs In The Key Of Life, the Grammys' tribute to Stevie Wonder, won't air for another week, but it was filmed last night at the Nokia Theater in L.A., and as Reuters reports, Beyoncé was the surprise opener. She performed "Fingertips" then was joined by Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. for a mix of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man! Kanye, for a glorious split second, threatened to turn this into an interesting show! And amid all the drama, there were so, so many performances. Almost everyone brought an orchestra,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Stevie Wonder Is Producing An Underground Railroad Miniseries

According to Deadline, NBC has just given the greenlight to a Stevie Wonder-produced miniseries about the Underground Railroad called Freedom Run. The series is based on Betty DeRamus' book Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From The Underground Railroad, and will focus on three couples "who risked everything to be together, fighting for love in a time… More »

By: James Rettig / January 19, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Willie Nelson To Play Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life Tribute Concert

Next month, CBS will air Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life, a tribute to the legendary musician that was put together by the Recording Academy and, naturally, features a ton of Grammy award winners. Performers include Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran, and Usher, and they promise us that there will… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as "an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC's strongest commitment to music in 30 years." To mark the launch, the media conglomerate commissioned this music video featuring an all-star lineup singing the Beach Boys' classic "God Only… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” In Detroit

Arcade Fire have made a habit in these early days of their massive Reflektor tour to cover a different classic at each show. First there was a cover of "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones in Louisville, and then video of Prince's Controversy" in Minneapolis. Last night in Detroit the band performed Stevie Wonder'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 12, 2014 - 10:24 am

Grammys 2014: GIFs & Videos

The Grammys aren't about Grammys -- the vast majority of them aren't even given out during the televised ceremony. (UPDATE: Here's who won, though.) No, the Grammys are about the performances, and this year is looking pretty stacked. Here we'll be posting videos of the live sets including Daft Punk (with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, and… More »

By: Stereogum / January 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays, track reviews, chart updates, and more. The phrase "Stereogum's weekly pop column" probably raises some questions, so let's get to them right away:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Daft Punk To Perform With Stevie Wonder At The Grammys

We reported in December that Daft Punk were planning a performance at this year's Grammy Awards telecast, the duo's first TV performance since they backed up Kanye West at the 2008 Grammys. It'll also be their first time performing since releasing last year's Random Access Memories, and Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich says they'll give… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2014 - 9:23 am

Hangout 2013 Sunday: Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Best Coast, & More

You don't throw a music festival on the beach and neglect to invite Best Coast. Gulf Shores isn't what Bethany Cosentino had in mind when she named her band, but even she saw the parallels: "This next song, it's about California, but all of the things I talk about in it you guys have here."… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Stevie Wonder Attempts To Clarify Frank Ocean Sexuality Comments

Last week, writer Paul Lester asked Stevie Wonder about Frank Ocean. This should've been a pretty innocuous question, a chance for an elder statesman genius to say something nice about a young artist who's doing great work while clearly staying under Wonder's influence. That's not exactly what happened. Wonder did say, "I like Frank," but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 9:48 am

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Watch R. Kelly & Stevie Wonder Perform At Whitney Houston’s Memorial Service

There's a lot to be said about the fucked-upedness of airing a goddam funeral across multiple television networks, but Saturday's Whitney Houston memorial service did, at the very least, provide for a couple of truly moving musical moments. During the service, R. Kelly, possibly the one single person on Earth who can best relate with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2012 - 9:24 am

Download 3 Great Whitney Houston Mashups

In the days after Whitney Houston's untimely death, the Internet sprang to action to find ways to pay tribute to her immense, singular talent and the music it produced. None were better than the isolated Houston vocal from "How Will I Know," but below we have three other mash-ups featuring Whitney's music that have made… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

Nite Jewel Covers Stevie Wonder

In memory of Yours Truly's late sister Lauren, L.A. space-pop artist Nite Jewel has recorded a spare, gorgeous cover of Stevie Wonder's classic ballad "Visions." Stevie is not an easy man to cover well, but Ramona Gonzalez sings the song over nothing but a shivery electric piano, and the effect is haunting. Download the song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2012 - 3:03 pm

10 Classic Albums Released 10 Years Into A Band’s Career

It's a new year, and every Thursday, we're going to be publishing a new list in this space. You guys like lists, right? Good! For our first one, we got to talking about Guided By Voices, who just released a pretty great album about 25 years after their first one. And that raised the question:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2012 - 4:26 pm

ACL Lineup 2011

For its tenth outing, Austin City Limits has booked Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, and Coldplay as headliners. Other big names heading to the Texas fest include My Morning Jacket, Big Boi, and Fleet Foxes. The event takes places 9/16-9/18 in Zilker Park, and single day passes go on sale today at 10AM. (Three-day… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 17, 2011 - 1:09 am

This Month In Kanye

Last we checked in with Kanye West he was closing out Coachella with Justin Vernon. That was four weeks ago. Let's catch up. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 16, 2011 - 12:17 pm
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