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Beck, Beyonce Nominated for Grammy Album of the Year

December 6, 2014

The daylong event to announce the nominees for the 57th Annual Grammys wrapped up Friday night with A Very Grammy Christmas, where the five nominees up for the Grammy's biggest award, Album of the Year, were finally announced. Pharrell Williams and...

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Hear the Grammy Nominees for Best Rock Song

December 5, 2014

Paramore's "Ain't It Fun," the Black Keys' "Fever" and Jack White's "Lazaretto" are among the singles eligible to win the trophy for Best Rock Song at next year's Grammy Awards. Beck's "Blue Moon" and Ryan Adams' "Gimme Something Good" round out the nominations...

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Sia and Beck Dive Into 'Moonquake Lake'

November 18, 2014

Sia and Beck exist on opposite sides of the singing spectrum — the former a big brassy, belter; the latter a soft, wry crooner — but the pair mesh well on their new collaborative effort, "Moonquake Lake," which appears on the soundtrack...

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Watch Beck Perform Nine-Minute Version of 'Where It's At'

October 3, 2014

The long-running Austin City Limits PBS music program is about to celebrate its 40th season of broadcasting kickass performances. On October 4th, Beck will return to the ACL stage and kick off the new season with his first Austin City Limits...

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Watch Paul Simon Perform the Beatles' 'Here Comes the Sun'

September 24, 2014

Paul Simon delivered an intimate version of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" on Tuesday night as part of Conan's "George Harrison Week." Simon stripped the song down to its bare essentials, playing with the melody and cadence over...

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George Harrison Week Headed to 'Conan'

September 15, 2014

During the week of September 22nd, Conan will feature daily performances by artists including Beck, Norah Jones and Dhani Harrison to celebrate the music of George Harrison by singing one of his songs. "George Harrison Week" coincides with the release...

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Watch Beck Perform 'Loser' on 'Austin City Limits'

August 13, 2014

Beck Hansen and his deft live band will kick off the 40th season of PBS live music series Austin City Limits on October 4th with an hour-long set showcasing his eclectic discography. In the meantime, fans can preview the performance with this full...

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The Everything Index: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Blasts Off

July 29, 2014

Welcome to Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our ranking of the week's pop-culture power players. The Everything Index: Miley Cyrus, Topless Queen of the Desert After crunching the numbers and checking the pulse of America (bad news, we've got high...

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Jack White Joins Beck in Providence

July 27, 2014

Fresh off his headlining performance Saturday night at the Newport Folk Festival, Jack White popped over to make a guest appearance at another Rhode Island gig, joining Beck onstage at the Providence Performing Arts Center.  Beck's 'Morning Phase...

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Watch Beck Cover Prince's '1999'

July 1, 2014

Beck tried out some funky dance moves at a recent Montreal concert, when his band launched into the title track of Prince's 1982 album 1999. The video (via Stereogum), shows about a minute of Beck's 2005 Guero single "E-Pro" before it cuts and the...

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"Just One of the Guys"

June 16, 2014

The former Rilo Kiley singer leaves the boys' club behind in this lushly textured rocker produced by Beck. Lewis' anxious melodies and witty, cutting lyrics about her biological clock mark a welcome return for indie's queen of ennui.

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Watch Conan O'Brien and Max Weinberg Reunite on 'Conan'

October 29, 2014

For almost 18 years, from the 1993 debut of Late Night With Conan O'Brien until the bitter end of O'Brien's The Tonight Show run in 2010, drummer Max Weinberg was a constant presence alongside the late night host – at least when Bruce Springsteen...

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Watch Norah Jones Cover George Harrison on 'Conan'

September 26, 2014

Norah Jones closed out Conan's George Harrison Week on Thursday night, and the results were as soulful as expected. The jazz-pop singer – whose father, sitar master Ravi Shankar, was one of Harrison's mentors and collaborators –...

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See Beck Do a Rousing George Harrison Cover, 'Wah-Wah'

September 23, 2014

Beck kicked off George Harrison Week on Conan with a rousing rendition of the jangly All Things Must Pass track "Wah-Wah." Somehow Beck, who's known for his relatively lo-fi production, managed to strip away some of the gauzy layers of atmospheric sound...

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Beck and Jenny Lewis Cover 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy'

August 22, 2014

"I don't know if this is legal in the city limits of Seattle," said sonic chameleon Beck Hansen onstage during his Wednesday night show in Redmond, Washington. He didn't light up a joint mid-song or take off his clothes during a set-break –...

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Beck: Why 'Song Reader' Was Like Game of 'Telephone'

July 30, 2014

"There's no original version," Beck says of the 20 songs he included in his Song Reader collection of sheet music, published by McSweeney's in late 2012. So when people perform them, "it's an interesting game of Telephone." Now, with the recent release...

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Beck Hits 'Heart Is a Drum' on 'Colbert'

July 29, 2014

Beck stopped by The Colbert Report on Monday night to chat briefly with host Stephen Colbert and play two songs: One from his new album Morning Phase, and the other off his 2012 collection of sheet music, Song Reader, which sees release in a physical...

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Beck to Release 'Song Reader' LP, Featuring Jack White, Fun. and More

July 9, 2014

Beck's most unusual release, the sheet-music collection Song Reader, will get a recorded release on July 29th – but Beck himself is singing only one of its songs. The record, titled Warby Parker Presents Beck Song Reader, will instead feature studio...

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The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...

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Hear Jenny Lewis' Breezy, Beck-Produced Single

June 3, 2014

Jenny Lewis' first offering off The Voyager, the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman's first solo album in six years, is a breezy, catchy single about not fitting in with the boys' club. Produced by Beck and titled "Just One of the Guys," the wistful track,...

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