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Michael McDonald Picks The Song Of The Summer

Stereogum's annual Song Of The Summer contest is still anyone's game, and who better to assess this year's competitors than Michael McDonald? This fall the…
Scott Lapatine | July 25, 2017 - 9:51 am

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Don’t Keep Forgetting: How Michael McDonald Escaped Punchline Status

For a long time, the Doobie Brothers have felt like kind of a joke: the type of band it's easy to imagine namechecked in the…
Nate Patrin | March 9, 2017 - 11:16 am

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Michael McDonald Remembers His Friend & Collaborator Walter Becker Of Steely Dan

Of the many musicians who have passed through Steely Dan's ranks and worked with the late Walter Becker, Michael McDonald is among the most celebrated.
Gary Graff / Billboard | September 7, 2017 - 6:23 pm

Stream Michael McDonald’s First Album Of New Songs In 17 Years

After releasing a trio of cover albums nine years ago, R&B legend Michael McDonald will release his first album of new songs in 17 years…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 7, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Watch Thundercat Play The Tonight Show With Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins

On his new album Drunk, jazz-funk starchild Thundercat wrangled big names like Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. But when it came time to release the lead…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2017 - 9:17 am

Watch Solange Perform “What A Fool Believes” With Michael McDonald At Okeechobee Fest

At the end of her set at Florida's Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival yesterday, Solange joined the Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald for a performance of…
Peter Helman | March 5, 2017 - 10:44 am

Thundercat – “Show You The Way” (Feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)

The Californian bass virtuoso Thundercat has helped out on so many people's records lately that it's been a little while since he put out an…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 10:05 am

Watch Michael McDonald Join Thundercat For “What A Fool Believes” & “Them Changes” At Brainfeeder Hollywood Bowl Show

Record label Brainfeeder hosted a show at the Hollywood Bowl last night featuring label-founder Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, the Gaslamp Killer, and George Clinton…
Grace Birnstengel | September 18, 2016 - 11:27 am

Watch Pearl Jam Cover Doobie Brothers By Request In NYC

Pearl Jam played the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden last night on their current tour and, during the show's encore, they performed…
James Rettig | May 2, 2016 - 1:19 pm

D’Angelo, Ed Sheeran, Michael McDonald, & More Set For Bill Withers Tribute Concert

Soul great Bill Withers has largely stayed out of the public eye for the past few decades, only making appearances in cases as rare as…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Watch Laura Jane Grace Mash Up Michael McDonald And The Cure

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! explains in the beginning of this video that she has a drum loop built for the Cure's "Close To…
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 11:16 am

Ryan Adams Gets Animated In 30 Rock Webisode

On the latest episode of The Donaghy Files, a 30 Rock spinoff of animated webisodes, Alec Baldwin's character finds himself tasked with throwing together a…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Holy Ghost! – “Some Children” (Feat. Michael McDonald) Video

DFA and Adult Swim teamed up to create a video for Holy Ghost!'s "Some Children," with a directorial credit going to lilfuchs. This is the…
Amrit Singh | August 1, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser's "Stroke Of Genius," the MP3 that launched this decade's most fitting…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

Yacht Rock Heroes Join The Roots On Fallon

These days Michael McDonald has been very Wu-Tang in his indie scene appropriation, working with Holy Ghost!, covering Grizzly Bear, owning fantastic facial hair, etc.
Amrit Singh | October 6, 2009 - 4:25 pm
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