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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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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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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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Lonesome Tears: Beck's Mellowest Moments

May 13, 2014

Few artists sound as beautifully bummed-out as Beck. Here's a collection of the pop wiz's come-down classics.

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Beck Covers 'Billie Jean'

May 1, 2014

After his performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week, Beck took a break from the lush, sprawling folk of his latest album Morning Phase and busted out some pure funk. You can now check out some fan-shot footage of Beck and his band covering Michael Jackson's...

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Beck Covers Prince at Arcade Fire's Coachella Show

April 21, 2014

Arcade Fire's streak of wacky concert bobblehead guest appearances remains intact. Toward the end of their headlining Coachella set Sunday night, the band brought out alt-rock legend Beck (wearing an Easter-appropriate Pope Francis bobblehead) for a cover...

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Why Beck Thought He'd Never Tour Again

March 14, 2014

Beck's 2005 video for "E-Pro" features the singer floating like a marionette over a series of computer-generated landscapes. What you didn't know about the clip, directed by London art collective Shynola, is that Beck sustained a debilitating spinal injury...

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Neil Young Launches PonoMusic Kickstarter

March 11, 2014

Neil Young launched a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday to raise funds for his new digital music service and player Pono, bringing in Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, David Crosby, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Sting and a slew of other musical icons to provide...

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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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Hell Yes: Beck's Greatest Grooves

May 12, 2014

Perpetual shape-shifter Beck Hansen has taken on countless identities over the last two decades, from wistful folkie to spacy cowboy. But he's never lost his dancing shoes, as proved by this collection of freaky funk and rubbery soul.

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ACL Fest 2014: Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast to Headline

April 22, 2014

The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival has lined up a diverse set of headliners for its 13th installment. Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Foster the People, the Replacements and Zedd are all set to headline...

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Neil Young, Billie Joe Armstrong, Beck and More Remember Kurt Cobain

April 5, 2014

With the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death this weekend, musicians everywhere have been paying homage. AP collected reflections from a handful of artists ranging from ones who influenced him to musicians he inspired, including Neil Young, Beck,...

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Beck Brings 'Waking Light' to 'Tonight'

March 13, 2014

Beck brought a crack-of-dawn clarity to the Tonight Show on Wednesday night when he performed the lush, slow-burner "Waking Light" off his latest album Monrning Phase. The musician also stuck around for an extra song, trading acoustic riffs with his band...

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Beck Will Hit North America for 'Morning Phase' Tour

March 11, 2014

Beck will follow a handful of dates this April with a longer North American stretch in June and July to support his new album Morning Phase. The singer will perform at Santa Barbara, Calif.'s Arlington Theater on April 9th ahead of his...

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