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Voice Contestant Used Stipend To Fund ISIS Investigation

Back when Cee-Lo Green was a coach on The Voice, one of the singers he selected for his team during season 3 was a young Princeton student named Ben Taub. Taub was eliminated in the Battle Rounds, but he walked away with a nice little stipend, which he promptly used to buy a plane ticket… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Go All Soul Train On The Voice

The British retro-soul auteur Mark Ronson just scored his first ever #1 single in his native UK thanks to “Uptown Funk,” the ridiculously fun Morris Day pastiche that he made with Bruno Mars. (It’s #5 over here, too.) Last night, Ronson and Mars and the music video’s supporting cast showed up to perform on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2014 - 10:05 am

The Voice Asks Jason Isbell To Audition As A Contestant

Jason Isbell may not be famous, exactly, but he’s carved out a more lucrative career than most contestants on NBC’s wildly popular singing show The Voice. So it’s utterly hilarious that the former Drive-By Trucker received an invite from one of The Voice’s producers to audition for the show. Isbell tweeted a screenshot of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Gavin Rossdale Joins The Voice As Gwen Stefani’s Adviser

Gwen Stefani and former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale have previously collaborated on things like “touring during the high alt-rock era” and “having children.” And now they’ll be collaborating to shepherd wide-eyed hopefuls through a season of the NBC singing competition The Voice. As previously announced, Stefani will join the show during its next season, working… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Stevie Nicks Joins The Voice As Adviser

Stevie Nicks will be joining The Voice as an adviser on Adam Levine’s team next season, which begins in the fall. Past advisers for the show have included Chris Martin, Miguel, Miranda Lambert, Cher, Taylor Swift, and more. Their jobs usually consist of helping contestants pick out songs and preparing them for the show’s “battle… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2014 - 8:13 pm

Watch Coldplay Perform On The Voice, Ellen

To promote their new Ghost Stories, Coldplay did two very different TV performances in the last day. They played the Avicii-produced “A Sky Full Of Stars” on last night’s season finale of The Voice (which featured extravagant lighting and stage design that used a few screens to create copies of the band playing different instruments)… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014 - 11:50 am

Gwen Stefani Joins The Voice

TMZ reports that Gwen Stefani is taking over for Christina Aguilera on the seventh season of The Voice due to her pregnancy. This will be Christina’s second season in a row that she’s let someone sit in for her after Shakira took her spot for the season that’s currently airing. Pharrell is also set to… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014 - 11:09 am

Watch Chris Martin’s The Voice Debut

True Confessions time: I watched just about every episode of the first three seasons of The Voice. It was actually a pretty good show! That was when the judging panel was Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo, and Xtina. The next season, Shakira and Usher replaced Cee-Lo and Xtina, and the show lost whatever magical chemistry… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 1, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Chris Martin Is The Voice’s New Mentor

For reasons that obviously have nothing to do with the imminent release of a new Coldplay album, frontman Chris Martin is set to appear as a mentor figure on four forthcoming episodes of The Voice, the NBC singing-competition show that’s become the heir apparent to the crumbling American Idol empire. The show’s contestants are divided… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2014 - 9:43 am

Watch Beady Eye Play The Voice UK

Beady Eye, a/k/a Oasis without Noel Gallagher, played The Voice UK last night. Check out footage of “Second Bite Of The Apple” below. And in case you missed it, check out the album version as well. The band’s second LP BE is out now. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 16, 2013 - 11:37 am

The Voice Semifinalist Sings Bon Iver

The second season of The Voice, NBC’s shockingly successful answer to American Idol, is coming to a close. I didn’t watch this one, because nobody paid me to write about it, but I did get paid to write about the first season, and I thought it was pretty good. The thing where contestants have to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012 - 9:44 am

Watch Lana Del Rey On The Voice UK

We recently saw Lana Del Rey in a pre-taped performance on American Idol. Earlier tonight she sang on another singing competition, The Voice UK, but the performance was taped yesterday. So live TV’s not her thing — Tom Jones still liked it. Watch below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 29, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Watch Goodie Mob Reunite On The Voice

If you catch me on the right day, I might tell you that the Atlanta swamp-rap quartet Goodie Mob are the greatest rap group of all time. It’s been forever since all four principals got together to give us a new song, but they reassembled last night on The Voice, the NBC singing-competition show where… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2012 - 12:18 pm