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74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm

The Week In Pop

24K Starboys: Thoughts Upon Seeing The Weeknd & Bruno Mars On Consecutive Nights

The year was 2011. Winter was on the verge of melting away, but the sounds emanating from the north were still plenty frigid. From out…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2017 - 5:02 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The world moves on, another week, another column. Yes, friends, as we head into Labor Day Weekend, we present to you our latest edition of…
Stereogum | September 1, 2017 - 3:44 pm

More The National stories

Watch The National Cover The Ramones In Queens

Most Ramones fans tend to believe that Joey Ramone wrote the Ramones' 1981 song "The KKK Took My Baby Away" about Johnny Ramone; it's a…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2017 - 9:45 am

Watch The National Play “Day I Die” & “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” On Jools Holland

Moody and debonair American gentlemen the National were among the many, many guests on the most recent episode of the UK music show Later... With
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2017 - 9:55 am

Watch The National Cover Queen & Cat Power In London

The National have been touring in support of their excellent new album Sleep Well Beast, and they've been sneaking a bunch of unexpected covers into…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Watch The National Cover Talking Heads In London

Last night, as part of the tour behind their excellent new album Sleep Well Beast, the National played a show at London's Eventim Apollo. And…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2017 - 9:16 am

Watch The National Cover New Order’s “Love Vigilantes” In Manchester

The National recently kicked off their worldwide tour in support of their new album, Sleep Well Beast. Over the the weekend, the performed at the…
James Rettig | September 25, 2017 - 1:03 pm

Watch The National, Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, & More Play House Shows For Charity

Today, hundreds of musicians in over 200 cities around the world are playing intimate house shows as part of Give A Home, a charity event…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2017 - 9:19 pm

Karl Rove Responds To The National

"Walk It Back," the third track on the National's great new album Sleep Well Beast, features a long spoken-word passage that may or may not…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2017 - 2:11 pm

Watch The National Play Four Songs On CBS This Morning

To celebrate the release of their excellent new album Sleep Well Beast, the National returned to CBS This Morning today for the show's weekly Saturday…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2017 - 10:19 am

The National Want To Give Karl Rove A Cut Of The Royalties For Their New Album

Did your ears perk up at the eerie monologue that arrives about 10 minutes into the National’s new album Sleep Well Beast? "People like you…
Andy Cush / Spin | September 8, 2017 - 4:43 pm

Watch The National Play A Moving, Percussive “Day I Die” On Colbert

Last night, the same night that U2 were on The Tonight Show, Stephen Colbert's Late Show booked one of the few more recent rock bands…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2017 - 9:23 am

Stream The National Sleep Well Beast

The National announced their seventh album, Sleep Well Beast, all the way back in May, which is a long lead-out time for an album nowadays,…
James Rettig | September 8, 2017 - 12:01 am

Barnes & Noble Exclusive National Vinyl Comes With A Signed Door Hanger

The National's new album Sleep Well Beast officially comes out tomorrow, and Barnes & Noble are selling an exclusive signed edition of the LP on…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 9:25 pm

Hear The National Play Sleep Well Beast Live In Philadelphia Right Now

The National are releasing their excellent new album Sleep Well Beast at the end of the week. They've already played the whole album live a
Peter Helman | September 5, 2017 - 7:51 pm
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