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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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