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Though it was a lovely little folk tune originating in 1892, "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built For Two)" has been the subject of strange interpretations at least since Hal 9000 sang it in 2001: A Space…   Read Story »
In honor of Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you, revenge of the fifth..."), CollegeHumor rounded up some musicians to audition for the Mos Eisley Cantina Band. The sketch sees artists assuming…   Read Story »
I don't know if any actual music-industry figures could've made this happen, but Mark Ryden, a pop-art painter who's done a ton of album covers over the years, has lined up an impressive and…   Read Story »
The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely good at this sort of thing, to make them a pretty…   Read Story »
Unlike Coachella, who had us waiting in suspense for weeks -- analyzing the economics of the festival industry and trying to divine insight from fake posters -- before dropping their 2013 lineup at…   Read Story »
Back in the day, when two artists didn't like each other, they'd deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a pointed interview comment. Maybe they'd toss in a…   Read Story »
Weird Al has a new album out next week and as you might've guessed it includes a medley of polka versions of recent pop hits. Check out the song below and see if you can name all fourteen songs he's…   Read Story »
Weird Al told the New York Times that Lady Gaga personally said no, but the always-vague "sources close to the singer" told TMZ that she hasn't even heard the "Born This Way" parody yet, let alone…   Read Story »
As mentioned, Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer's teamed up with Jason Webley for the concept album Evelyn Evelyn, about a pair of fictional conjoined twins who have a really stocked rolodex. The guest list…   Read Story »