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Anderson .Paak put a characteristically jazzy spin on "Old Town Road" in a recent performance at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Thankfully, it's not another remix—just a cover, and a refreshingly good one at that. Knowing his audience, .Paak took a few moments in the middle of the song to deliver some jokey remarks in a faux-British…
Author: Will Gottsegen
Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:57 pm
Ric Ocasek, the beloved producer, solo artist, and frontman of the Cars, passed away this weekend at the age of 75. Tributes to Ocasek, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year along with the Cars, have poured out from a wide variety of musician and celebrity fans. Notably, Weezer, whose…
Author: Winston Cook-Wilson
Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:27 pm
Ric Ocasek, best known as the frontman and primary songwriter for the legendary new wave band The Cars, has died, TMZ and NBC 4 report. According to the New York Police Department, Ocasek was found unresponsive in his Manhattan townhouse Sunday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Ocasek's band The Cars…
Author: Taylor Berman
Posted: September 16, 2019, 12:49 am
ABC has announced a surprise Beyoncé television special documenting the making of her recent soundtrack to Disney's new remake of The Lion King. Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift will air Monday night at 10pm EST on ABC. In a short 30-second trailer unveiled earlier today, the network says that viewers will "experience the process" behind…
Author: Rob Arcand
Posted: September 15, 2019, 7:46 pm
Neil Young hosted his latest Bridge School charity concert last night. Dubbed "Harvest Moon: A Gathering," the event included performances from Norah Jones, Father John Misty, and Young himself, who took the opportunity to perform a 14-song acoustic set of classics including "Old Man" and "Heart of Gold." And as Rolling Stone points out, Young…
Author: Rob Arcand
Posted: September 15, 2019, 5:57 pm
Liam Gallagher is getting married to longtime girlfriend Debbie Gwyther next year, but apparently didn't want to invite his brother Noel to the ceremony. The former Oasis songwriter discussed his upcoming wedding with the Sunday Mirror, where he said that he only invited his brother to the celebration because "me mam told me to." …
Author: Rob Arcand
Posted: September 15, 2019, 4:54 pm
Bruce Springsteen's recent Netflix special Springsteen on Broadway won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. The film was up against another Netflix feature in the form of Beyoncé's Homecoming, but ultimately won out against the Lemonade vocalist, as well as other nominees including James Corden's Carpool Karaoke: When Corden
Author: Rob Arcand
Posted: September 15, 2019, 4:09 pm
HBO's harrowing Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland has been awarded the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. The distinction was awarded at last night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where director and producer Dan Reed took a moment to applaud the young men featured in the film for speaking up about the sexual…
Author: Rob Arcand
Posted: September 15, 2019, 3:25 pm
Stephen Malkmus was a close collaborator and friend of David Berman. The two musicians took turns supporting one another in their songwriting efforts Pavement and the Silver Jews after meeting at the University of Virginia in the late 1980s, touring and collaborating throughout much of the following decade. In the wake of Berman's death
Author: Rob Arcand
Posted: September 15, 2019, 2:52 pm
Make no mistake about it: Donald Trump is a pretty orange guy. Whether he's cheating his way through 18 holes on the golf course or donning a hat and flight jacket when speaking to our country's military, the current commander-in-chief has a particular color about him, one that radiates with the kind of glow that doesn't just…
Author: Rob Arcand
Posted: September 14, 2019, 7:32 pm