This time, the parody master is spoofing Lorde's breakout hit "Royals" with "Foil," an ode to dinner leftovers and a PSA for proper food preservation — oh, and a theory or two on the government, the Illuminati and aliens.
Released Wednesday, the video also features Patton Oswalt acting as the director, plus Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant as government security detail.
Anyone wondering how that guy who grades albums like a damn college professor got a column in the bible of the music business should consider one factoid. At 72, that guy has been covering what we'll call rock and roll longer than anyone in America: 47 years, and not bored for five minutes running unless you count three to four hundred terrible opening acts.
It will be 40 years come December 2015 since the release of Patti Smith's Horses on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ushered in by both the Velvets and the New York Dolls, not to mention the Stooges, MC5 and Lenny Kaye's influential '60s Nuggets collection.
Back in summer 1993, when once-reclusive jazz-rock outfit Steely Dan returned after more than a decade in the quiet wilderness, lifelong fans came away thrilled not just by dexterous playing and unearthed gems but, more so, the mere sight of the group on any stage. This was, after all, the same enigmatic act that had sworn off the road nearly 20 years earlier, following a Fourth of July ’74 show at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. They preferred the pristine perfection of studio seclusion over what was then a less-than-fulfilling life on the road.
In the wake of escalating tension and rocket attacks throughout Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Neil Young and Crazy Horse have confirmed that their scheduled Thursday concert in Tel Aviv is officially off.
There had been a lot of speculation over Kesha's two-month stint in rehab earlier this year. While she admitted herself for an eating disorder, many publicly wondered whether that might be a euphemism for substance abuse. Now the Rising Star expert and "We R Who We R" singer has opened up about her experience in an essay for Elle UK, addressing the rumors and confronting her own issues of insecurity and the pressures she faces as a female pop star in the music industry.
Just as Brenton Thwaites' Jonas discovers color, memory and death in Phillip Noyce'sThe Giver, fans of the popular Lois Lowry-penned YA novel can do the same of a new track for the film from OneRepublic.
HBO is expanding its partnership with Beyonce and Jay Z.
The duo is teaming with the premium cable network to bring a concert special for their current worldwide On the Run Tour.
Filming for the On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z special will be done during the Sept. 12 and 13 dates at Paris' Stade de France and will feature Beyonce and Jay Z performing more than 40 songs from their catalogue. It will air later that month on HBO.