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2016

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Beck on David Bowie: 'He’s Always Been a Guidepost For Me'

January 28, 2016

In our new David Bowie memorial issue, various artists pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and pop innovator. In this exclusive recollection, Beck reflects on his musical hero, from his first concert to discussions of a possible...

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Chemical Brothers Continue Robot Fascination in New Video

January 25, 2016

The Chemical Brothers have shared their new music video for "Wide Open," the Beck collaboration off their 2015 LP Born in the Echoes. The minimalist, expertly choreographed video finds a dancer slowly morphing from flesh to synthetic...

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Kanye West, Strokes, Killers to Headline Governors Ball

January 8, 2016

Kanye West, the Strokes, the Killers and Beck will headline the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival, which takes place Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th at New York City's Randall's Island Park. The event will also feature performances...

2015

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Beck, Fiona Apple Pay Tribute to the Byrds, Beach Boys

October 13, 2015

Beck, Fiona Apple, Jakob Dylan and Cat Power anchored an all-star tribute to classic California acts of the Sixties like the Byrds, Beach Boys and Buffalo Springfield at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles Monday night. Per a Los...

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Fiona Apple, Beck Record Sixties Songs for Folk-Rock Tribute

September 28, 2015

Fiona Apple, Beck and several other musicians have recorded covers of songs by artists who emerged from Southern California's fruitful Sixties rock scene for a tribute album, Echo in the Canyon. The LP's smooth and loungey recording of Cat Power and Jakob...

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Beck Brings Funky Exuberance to Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival

August 5, 2015

Toward the end of Beck's set Tuesday night at Nile Rodgers' inaugural FOLD Festival in Riverhead, New York, bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen told the crowd that the singer was "feeling a little emotional tonight." Judging by fan response to the singer's...

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The Playlist: Beck, Blur and a Black Keys Side Project

June 19, 2015

1. The Arcs, "Stay in My Corner"Dan Auerbach's got a brand-new band! The first thing we've heard from the Black Keys frontman's side gig is this sweet, laid-back slice of falsetto soul, with a melody that reminds us of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy." We're...

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Chemical Brothers Enlist Q-Tip, Beck for New Album

April 24, 2015

Electronica icons the Chemical Brothers will return with their first album in five years when they drop their new studio LP Born in the Echoes. The all-star album, due out July 17th, features guest appearances by Beck, St. Vincent and Cat Le...

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Watch Beck, Jeff Goldblum Play Hide and Seek

April 3, 2015

James Corden has been hosting The Late Late Show for less than two weeks, but he's already stepping way outside the box – and the studio. For Thursday's episode, the comedian and crew set up shop in a random person's house, conducting...

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Beck Gracefully Responds to Kanye Grammy Diss

February 9, 2015

Kanye West faked out the world during Sunday night's Grammys ceremony, bum-rushing the stage as a stunned Beck accepted his Album of the Year award for Morning Phase (which he won over Beyoncé's self-titled 2013 LP). The smiling...

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Watch Beck Harmonize With Chris Martin After Big Grammy Win

February 8, 2015

Shortly after Beck won Album of the Year and deflected a literal "Kanye moment" at the Grammys, the singer performed his Morning Phase tune "Heart Is a Drum" with help from Coldplay's Chris Martin. Even though he was probably pumping with adrenaline,...

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See Paul McCartney and Beck Sing 'Drive My Car'

October 1, 2015

Singer and proud vegetarian Paul McCartney performed a career-spanning set at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday as part of animal-rights organization PETA's 35th anniversary gala. Midway into the set, Beck joined him for two Beatles numbers, "I've...

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Watch Taylor Swift Perform Live With Beck, St. Vincent

August 26, 2015

Taylor Swift, Beck and St. Vincent: the ultimate one-night-only power-trio. The arena-packing pop star brought out the latter guests during her Tuesday show at L.A.'s Staples Center, performing an energetic cover of Beck's funky single "Dreams," Stereogum...

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Hear Duran Duran's Funky 'Pressure Off' With Nile Rodgers

June 20, 2015

Duran Duran have shared the funky new track "Pressure Off," the first single off their upcoming 14th studio album Paper Gods. The song was co-produced and co-written by Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, and the latter's trademark riffing and Chic-y...

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Beck Looks to Dance Floor With Funky New Song

June 15, 2015

Beck is known for constant creative reinvention, and that trend continues with his new single, "Dreams." The track, Beck's first new music since last year's folk-heavy Morning Phase, finds the musician exploring his falsetto over a soulful dance-rock...

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Watch Karen O, Beck Honor Lou Reed at Hall of Fame Induction

April 19, 2015

In 1996, Lou Reed, John Cale and Moe Tucker performed "Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in a poignant tribute to their late Velvet Underground cohort Sterling Morrison. Saturday night, however,...

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Garbage's Shirley Manson to Kanye West: 'Grow Up'

February 10, 2015

Garbage singer Shirley Manson has some harsh words for Kanye West, following the rapper's claim that Beck should "respect artistry" and give his Album of the Year Grammy to Beyoncé. "It is you who is so busy disrespecting artistry," she wrote on...

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Sam Smith, Beck Dominate Grammy Awards 2015

February 9, 2015

Sam Smith and Beck were the big winners at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, dominating the biggest categories on Music's Biggest Night. At his first-ever Grammys, Smith converted four of his six nominations into wins, including Record...

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Foo Fighters, Beck, Zac Brown, Skrillex to Play Hangout Fest

January 13, 2015

With headlining performances by Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band and Skrillex, the sixth annual Hangout Music Festival will be a particularly loud one, when it sets up camp on the beachfront of Gulf Shores, Alabama this spring. Beck, My Morning Jacket, Foster...

2014

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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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