Click Track: Kanye West


Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Click Track’s Grammy picks revisited

An updated list of who we’d like to see win in the four general categories on Grammy night.

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Adele, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, Bon Iver, Foo Fighters, Kanye West

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Bruce Springsteen to perform at Grammys; Artist Mike Kelley dies; Kanye West filming in the Middle East?

Morning headlines from the world of pop music

By Chris Richards  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen, Mike Kelley, Kanye West

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Story time with Kanye West on Twitter; Album sales were up in 2011

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Adele

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The most watchable music videos of 2011

10 videos that merited return visits to YouTube.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Kreayshawn, Friends, King Krule, Robyn, Lil Wayne, Real Estate, Lana Del Rey, Battles

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011

More Throne in 2012?; Wale plays for free at Wizards Fan Fest

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Wale, Grinderman

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Chris Richards picks his top 10 albums of 2011

The year’s best in pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  The Weeknd, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pistol Annies, Katy B, Drake, Bluebrain, Bon Iver, Real Estate, James Blake, Fauna

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Grammy nominations preview: Expect lots of Adele, Taylor Swift and Kanye West

Will Adele be nominated for every award ever? And, how do you solve a problem like Nicki Minaj?

By Allison Stewart  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Adele, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Bon Iver, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Justin Bieber is most searched person; More prison for Lil Boosie

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Justin Bieber, Lil Boosie, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Elliiott Smith

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Are Kanye West and Jamey Johnson actually the same person?

A pair of recent D.C. concerts show striking similarities between the rap superstar and country brooder.

By Chris Richards  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Kanye West, Jamey Johnson

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West triumphant at Verizon Center

Two of music’s biggest names delivered a performance matching their starpower.

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West bring ‘Throne’ to Verizon Center

First take on one of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the year.

By Chris Richards  |  11:40 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  First take | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Archive: Before watching the Throne, read recent Jay-Z and Kanye West reviews

Recent concert and album reviews from The Washington Post archives.

By Click Track  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/31/2011

“Watch the Throne” tour kicks off in Atlanta; Adele cancels all 2011 dates; Amy Winehouse album due in December

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Jay-Z, Adele, Amy Winehouse

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Soulja Boy out of jail after drug arrest; Courtney Love refuses to open for Limp Bizkit

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:05 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Soulja Boy, Courtney Love, Kanye West, Morrissey

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Kanye West occupies Wall Street; Lil Wayne uploads “public service announcement”; Hank Williams Jr. snaps at the media in song

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Russell Simmons, Lil Wayne, Hank Williams Jr.

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Calle 13 sets Latin Grammy nominations record; Pearl Jam documentary screens for one night; See Kanye West’s canned puppet show

By David Malitz  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Calle 13, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Big Sean

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011

The buddy system: This season finds pop stars joining forces

Big-name pop stars are linking arms this season, both in the studio and on the road.

By Chris Richards  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Kanye West, Jay-Z, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Bon Iver, James Blake, Wild Flag, SuperHeavy, Lou Reed, Metallica

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Jay-Z, Kanye West, Adele, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga: Summer’s musical winners and losers

Jay-Z, Kanye West and Adele come out on top, but Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga didn’t fare as well.

By Allison Stewart  |  02:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Odd Future, Pistol Annies

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/12/2011

“Watch the Throne” watch: Kanye West and Jay-Z drop “Otis” video

The Spike Jonze-directed clip finds the dynamic duo having plenty of fun.

By Chris Richards  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Kanye West, Jay-Z

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Taking sides: Who sits on the “Throne” 72 hours later — Kanye West or Jay-Z?

Click Track’s contributors pick the highs and lows from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne.”

By Click Track  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Mr. Hudson

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Chris Brown brings F.A.M.E. tour to D.C.; Staggering losses for record labels in U.K. fire; “Throne” on pace to top 500,000 in sales

By David Malitz  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Chris Brown, Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lists: When Jay-Z and Kanye West don’t get the first word

Jay and Ye are quick to cede their albums’ opening remarks to people with fake British accents.

By Chris Richards and David Malitz  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Chester Bennington, Linkin Park: Odd Future, Slick Rick

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Album review: Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Watch the Throne”

A summer blockbuster designed to make us bow before two rap demigods actually asks us to question our own desires.

By Chris Richards  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Kanye West, Jay-Z

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 08/08/2011

“Watch The Throne” is out, never leaked; Big Boi arrested on drug charges; Lollapalooza recaps

The rappers finally released their highly anticipated collaborative album, “Watch The Throne.”

By David Malitz  |  09:37 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Big Boi

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Kings of Leon cancel tour; Jay-Z and Kanye West shuffle dates on theirs

By David Malitz  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Taking sides: Watch The Throne or listen to the album?

Which will be better: the Jay-Z/Kanye West tour or album?

By Click Track  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Michael Jackson tribute concert set for October; Winehouse funeral held in London; Ted Leo to play benefit show in D.C.

By David Malitz  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Ted Leo, Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West announce “Watch the Throne” released date and tour; Amy Winehouse remembered

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Amy Winehouse

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye drop “Otis”; Katy Perry leads VMA nominees; R. Kelly has emergency surgery

By David Malitz  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Katy Perry, R. Kelly

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Lists: Jack White collaborations we’d like to see

Whether it’s rappers, talk show hosts or country legends, the former White Stripes leader likes to collaboriate. Here are five possible partners for the future.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Jack White, Dolly Parton, Black Keys, Kanye West

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Speculation: Predicting the Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup, Vol. 2

Cee Lo? The Roots? Black Keys? Queens of the Stone Age? We wouldn’t be surprised to see these bands at Merriweather Post Pavilion for FreeFest 2011.

By David Malitz  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Speculation | Tags:  Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Cee Lo Green, The Roots, Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Eminem

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/05/2011

At Essence Music Festival, R&B superstars, rookies and veterans gather under one roof

A recap from Saturday’s performances at the Essence Music Festival

By Bethonie Butler  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Kanye West, Stephanie Mills, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 07/05/2011

No album, just cover are and pre-order info for Jay-Z and Kanye; Radiohead enters Chinese cyberspace; RIP rock critic Jane Scott

By David Malitz  |  09:59 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Radiohead

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Kanye West/Jay-Z album coming soon?; New Wilco album and tour; Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and Smashing Pumpkins - what?

By David Malitz  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Wilco, Smashing Pumpkins

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Kanye West disappointed in “bogus” leak; See Tabi Bonney for free on Saturday

By David Malitz  |  10:17 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Tabi Bonney

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Clarence Clemons recovering after stroke; Newish Kanye West track emerges; Questlove brings Soul Train Dance Party to National Mall

By David Malitz  |  09:48 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Clarence Clemons, Questlove, Kanye West

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly talk about Common; Pearl Jam announces 20th anniversary festival; Kanye, Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire headline Austin City Limits

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly talk about Common; Pearl Jam announces 20th anniversary festival; Kanye, Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire headline Austin City Limits

By David Malitz  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Common, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Ticketmaster unveils dynamic pricing; Elton John to return to Vegas; Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa skirmish?

Do cheaper tickets ... or more expensive tickets await?

By David Malitz  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ticketmaster, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Elton John

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Taking sides: Who should Kanye collaborate with instead?

Click Track’s contributors debate who Kanye should work with instead of Jay-Z.

By Click Track  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Kanye West, Jay-Z, Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, Nicki Ninajl, RZA

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Riffs: Chris Brown and other badly behaving chart toppers

Chris Brown is just the latest example of an artist who has topped the charts despite — or because of? — bad behavior

By Allison Stewart  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs, Riffs | Tags:  Chris Brown, Rihanna, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Dixie Chicks

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/21/2011

MP3s meet reality at South by Southwest

Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards reviews SXSW 2011.

By Chris Richards  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  SXSW, Odd Future, James Blake, Toro y Moi, Nite Jewel, Dirty Beaches, Kanye West, The Strokes

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Jason Aldean headlines WMZQFest; Beach Boys set to release “Smile”; Kanye West to play SXSW

Country star Jason Aldean will headline this year’s WMZQFest at Jiffy Lube Live, the Beach Boys’ “Smile” — the most famous unreleased album ever — will finally see official release, and Kanye West will head to Austin, Tex., for SXSW.

By David Malitz  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jason Aldean, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Kanye West

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Taking sides: Coachella 2011 draft

Your respective first picks in our mock draft: Kanye West and the Strokes. So much for the thought that California mega-festival Coachella was fading in popularity. The three-day April extravaganza sold out just six days after tickets went on sale....

By Chris Richards  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Animal Collective, Coachella, Kanye West, Lil B, Robyn, The Strokes, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/24/2011

Riffs: Kanye vs. Coachella, and four other highly entertaining festival feuds.

Jay-Z played Glastonbury and the world didn't end. Like seemingly everything Kanye West does, the announcement that the controversial rapper was going to headline April's Coachella festival caused a pop cultural kerfuffle. Many online commenters went so far as to...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific, Be specific | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Guns N Roses, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Morrissey

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Riffs: Coachella 2011, decoded

The just-announced lineup for this year's Coachella festival serves up few OMG-Pavement-is-getting-back-together-type surprises, relying instead on a predictably solid mix of indie, dance and hipster-approved soul acts Passes for the fest, which go on sale Friday morning, will set...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Big Audio Dynamite, Bright Eyes, Caifanes, Coachella, Death From Above 1979, Duran Duran, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, London Suede, Mumford & Sons, Suede, The Arcade Fire

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Coachella lineup announced

Robyn isn't the biggest name, but expect her to give one of the most memorable performances at this year's Coachella. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, the Strokes and Animal Collective are the biggest names on the...

By David Malitz  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Coachella, Kanye West, Robyn, The Strokes

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/19/2011

R.I.P. rock promoter Don Kirshner; Guess who tops Pazz and Jop?

- Don Kirshner, who helped launch the careers of bands such as the Monkees and the Archies and created the television show "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" died on Monday at the age of 76. NPR looks back at his...

By David Malitz  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Billie Joe Armstrong, Don Kirshner, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Melissa Etheridge

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Riffs: Britney vs. Kanye/Jay-Z: The final showdown

"H.A.M." or "Hold It"? It's not quite an epic battle on the level of the Backstreet Boys vs. New Kids on the Block, but when it was announced that Britney Spears and the historic pairing of Jay-Z and Kanye West...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Kanye West + Jay-Z, "H.A.M." -- pros + cons

There's good and bad with "H.A.M." 2011 is brimming with big popland promises, including "Watch the Throne", a collaboration album that hip-hop royals Kanye West and Jay-Z claimed would see the light of day this week. Instead, we've been presented...

By Chris Richards  |  11:56 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Notorious B.I.G. murder investigation re-opened; Of course Kanye wanted cover art banned; Nighthawks guitarist pens bio

Will police finally make progress in solving the murder of Notorious B.I.G.? (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) - The Los Angeles Police Department has once again re-opened the 1997 murder case of Notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher Wallace. New evidence -- which has...

By David Malitz  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G.

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Lists: Five things in 2010 that turned out worse than we thought

It wasn't easy being M.I.A. in 2010. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) In Part One of Click Track's Great/Not So Great 2010 moments, we discussed some of 2010's most pleasant surprises. In Part Two, we look back at some of the year's biggest...

By Allison Stewart  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Band of Horses, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, M.I.A.

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Lists: David Malitz picks his top 10 albums of 2010

If LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is going out, he's going out on top. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) You've seen top 10 lists from Chris Richards and Allison Stewart. Here's one more, with Kanye's lowest ranking yet! 1. LCD Soundsystem - "This Is...

By David Malitz  |  03:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Drunkdriver, Glasser, Harlem, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, No Age, Sharon Van Etten, Spoon, Superchunk, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/21/2010

How did we do at predicting the Pitchfork top ten?

We got the top four right -- not in order, but close! Pitchfork announced its best albums of 2010 list on Friday, ( i.e. 10,000 years ago in Internet time), so please pardon this late post-mort. But way back on...

By Click Track  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Big Boi, Deerhunter, James Blake, Joanna Newsom, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Pitchfork, Sleigh Bells, Titus Andronicus, Vampire Weekend

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Singles file: Kanye West, Deer Tick, Beach House

Deer Tick revs it up for the holidays. (Courtesy of Forcefield PR) A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind: Super-special holiday songs edition! Kanye West featuring Cam'ron, Jim Jones, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Beach House, Camron, Deer Tick, Jim Jones, Kanye West, Pusha T, The Futureheads, The Killers

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Aretha Franklin diagnosed with cancer; Black Eyed Peas fizzle on charts; Juanes coming to Patriot Center

The Queen of Soul is reportedly battling pancreatic cancer. (Reflections Photography) - The ailing Aretha Franklin -- who had major surgery just last week-- has pancreatic cancer, according to the Detroit News. Citing a "source familiar with the situation," the...

By David Malitz  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Aretha Franklin, Black Eyed Peas, Juanes, Kanye West, Susan Boyle

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Speculation: Predicting Pitchfork's top 10 of 2010

Are these Pitchfork's four favorites artists of 2010? One of our favorite December rituals is trying to predict Pitchfork’s year-end Top 10 list. They’ve made it much easier in recent years -- pretty much anyone can click through the site's...

By David Malitz and Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Speculation | Tags:  Big Boi, Deerhunter, Joanna Newsom, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Pitchfork, Sleigh Bells

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Singles file: Best Coast and Wavves, Keri Hilson, Iron & Wine

Best Coast and Wavves, winter loving. (Josh Sisk, Richard Lipski/FTWP) A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Best Coast and Wavves: "Got Something for You" The inevitable collaboration between Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and boyfriend/Wavves frontman...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Best Coast, David Lynch, Gil Scott-Heron, Iron & Wine, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, The xx, Wavves

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Riffs: Thanksgiving now means a plethora of pop music weirdness on television

Float on, Kanye. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) While the rest of our family spent much of Thanksgiving watching football in the living room, Click Track went down to the basement to channel surf for morsels of pop music surrealism. Among...

By Click Track  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  James Brown, Kanye West, Taylor Swift

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Dismemberment Plan tickets still available; Taylor Swift announces world tour; Amid raves, Kanye rants; Relive your Bayou years at Jaxx

You still have a chance to see the Plan. (Photo by Dave Holloway) - The Dismemberment Plan's January reunion shows at the 9:30 Club sold out in a blink, but it turns out there are more tickets to be had....

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beatles, Dismemberment Plan, Kanye West, Taylor Swift

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Singles file: MED f. Aloe Blacc, Tim McGraw, Tape Deck Mountain

Tim McGraw keeps it simple with his new single and video. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... MED featuring Aloe Blacc: "Where I'm From" Southern Cal MC Medaphoar enlists Southern Cal soul singer Blacc...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Aloe Blacc, Kanye West, MED, TV Girl, Tape Deck Mountain, Tim McGraw

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/20/2010

A Kanye West Twitter sampler

He's the King of Twitter, too. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) Kanye West has more than 1,600,000 followers on Twitter. But he doesn't use the social network only to promote his appearances and music. A Yeezy sampler, after the jump....

By Click Track  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Dark. Twisted. Fantastic: On his epic fifth album, Kanye West creates a manic, mutated, gorgeous world — with himself, as always, at the center

Kanye West's new album is the best of his career (Phil McCarten/MTV/Picturegroup via Associated Press) For a man who demands every nanosecond of our collective attention, Kanye West probably had a pretty crummy day last Tuesday. That's when Apple announced...

By Chris Richards  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Lil Wayne to join Eminem on "SNL"; Wale delivers turkeys; Download "Twisted Fantasy" samples

Lil Wayne and Eminem will perform together on "Saturday Night Live" in December. Drake is in this picture but won't there ... or will he? - The Lil Wayne post-prison victory tour continues, and a future stop will be "Saturday...

By David Malitz  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Eminem, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Wale

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/04/2010

Taking sides: Who has the uglier album cover? Kanye West or Taylor Swift?

Big sellers with ugly covers. (That Yeezy cover is blurred, of course.) When Kanye West's fifth album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" drops later this month, comparison's to Taylor Swift's already-platinum "Speak Now" will abound. But let's get a jump...

By Click Track  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Kanye West, Taylor Swift

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Charges dropped against Gucci Mane; Mario, too; Kanye sympathizes with Dubya

Gucci Mane after being released from prison back in May. He walked out of jail again on Wednesday. (Moses Robinson/Getty Images) By David Malitz - A day after getting arrested for a litany of traffic violations, troubled rapper Gucci Mane...

By David Malitz  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Gucci Mane, Kanye West, Mario, The-Dream

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 11/03/2010

Bill Clinton offers encouraging words to Lil Wayne

But will Wayne give him a shout-out on weezythanxyou.com? By Chris Richards It's been a week of former presidents sending messages to superstar rappers. Earlier today, Click Track had news that in his forthcoming autobiography, George W. Bush cites criticisms...

By Chris Richards  |  02:37 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Kanye West, Lil Wayne

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 11/03/2010

George W. Bush says Kanye West provided the lowlight of his presidency

The ultimate rap beef? (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) By Chris Richards In his forthcoming autobiography, George W. Bush says the lowest low of his presidency came when Kanye West criticized him for his handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Entertainment Weekly reports....

By Chris Richards  |  10:36 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Taylor Swift drops new album; Kanye West drops in at Pitchfork festival; Keith Richards drops the bomb on Mick Jagger

Taylor Swift's new album arrives today (Matt Sayles/AP). By Chris Richards - And it's finally here. Taylor Swift's hotly anticipated new album "Speak Now" lands today and Click Track's Allison Stewart calls it "ridiculously entertaining." Her review appears in today's...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Keith Richards, Taylor Swift

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Riffs: Banned in the USA: If you don't want your album cover banned, Kanye-style, don't do these five things

By Allison Stewart On Sunday, Kanye West tweeted that the artwork for his upcoming album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," had been banned, implying that Wal-Mart was the culprit. If this is true (Wal-Mart told MTV News they hadn't...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Beatles, Black Sabbath, Jane's Addiction, Kanye West, Killing Joke, U2, the Coup, the Scorpions

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/18/2010

Kanye says his album cover is banned; Keith Richards says Mick Jagger is unbearable; Eyedea passes away

By David Malitz - Kanye West says the cover art for his new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," has been banned. "Banned in the USA!!! They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!" he tweeted. He...

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Eyedea, Kanye West, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/07/2010

Mary J. Blige heads to the (shopping) mall; Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker joins Tea Party; Justin Timberlake prefers wax; "Glee" breaks Beatles record

Future's so bright... (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) By Chris Richards - Did Mary J. Blige's concert tour skip Baltimore? Or did Mary J. Blige's sunglasses-promotion tour skip D.C.? The R&B star visited the Nordstrom at Towson Town Center...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Moe Tucker, Steve Albini, Velvet Underground, the Beatles

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Singles file: Chris Brown, The Secret Sisters, Sleigh Bells, Boobe, Gayngs

It'll take more than one star-studded remix to blot out Chris Brown's bad PR. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind. Chris Brown featuring Drake, Kanye West, T.I., Fabolous, Rick...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Andre 3000, Bon Iver, Boobe, Chris Brown, Drake, Gayngs, Jack White, Kanye West, Raheem DeVaughn, Rick Ross, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Secret Sisters

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Kanye West redecorates "SNL"; Farm Aid celebrates 25th anniversary; R&B singer Mario arrested in Baltimore

Kanye West changed the scene at "SNL." --Kanye West did a little redecorating at "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The rapper covered the program's stripped-down bandstand with a white set-piece, loaded it with white sheet-bearing dancers, and invited a white...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  clipse, dave matthews norah jones, farm aid, jeff tweedy, kanye west, mario, neil young, pusha t, saturday night live, willie nelson

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/30/2010

No more "G.O.O.D. Fridays" for Kanye West; Zac Brown tops the charts; Queen Latifah gets into the water business

Kanye says when songs get leaked, ya hear? (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) By David Malitz - Compared to other Kanye West hissy fits this is barely a blip, but after his upcoming song "Lost in the World" leaked earlier this week,...

By David Malitz  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Zac Brown Band

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/21/2010

The best performances of Virgin Festivals past

Weezer on a "best" list? How about that? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz As we approach Saturday’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest we thought we’d take a look back at the first four years of the festival. I wasn’t at the initial...

By David Malitz  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Public Enemy, Underworld, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Weezer

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/13/2010

Drama lacking at MTV's Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Cher and lots of sheer material. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) (Full photo gallery from Sunday night's VMAs.) By Chris Richards At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, it was time to let bygones be bygones, and let insipid awards shows...

By Chris Richards  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News, News | Tags:  Drake, Eminem, Florence and the Machine, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, VMAs

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2010

Kanye West tweets his soul; Kara DioGuardi abandons "Idol"; T.I. may be headed back to jail

This man has a lot on his mind. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) By Chris Richards - Kanye West bared his soul at 140-characters-a-minute on Saturday morning, tweeting a link to his new song, tweeting birthday wishes to Beyonce, tweeting reflections on his...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Kara DioGuardi, T.I., Taylor Swift

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Singles file: Kanye West f. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is the weak link on Kanye West's new track. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj: "Monster" Yeezy goes "True Blood"...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Bon Iver, Bruce Springsteen, Deadmau5, Jay Electronica, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, The Game, Wayne and Wax

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/27/2010

Riffs: Kanye, Britney and Gaga: By their Twitter feeds ye shall know them

Hey y'all, try my new perfume! (Linda Davidson/TWP) By Allison Stewart It's practically in the Bible: And by their Twitter feed, ye shall know them. As Slate recently pointed out in a recent, must-read faux-interview with Kanye West, Twitter has...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Britney Spears, Kanye West, Lady Gaga

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 08/25/2010

Lists: Kanye West's five strangest collaborations

Kanye collaborating with this guy? Well, it's bound to be better than when he worked with Jared Leto. (Drew Kaiser) By Allison Stewart The news that Kanye West's new disc will include at least one track recorded with bearded hipster...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:19 PM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Bon Iver, Coldplay, Kanye West

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/20/2010

Kanye releases "Power" remix; Jumpers at Phish and Swell Season shows; Sufjan Stevens releases new EP

By David Malitz It's a busy news day, so here's a second update. - Kanye West wasn't in this morning's first batch of news, a rarity of late. So here he is, with his just-released "Power" remix, featuring Jay-Z...

By David Malitz  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Phish, Sufjan Stevens, Swell Season

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/19/2010

Justin Bieber to collaborate with Raekwon; U2 reports to the dancefloor; Big Boi to perform 9:30 Club

We're too confused by news of the Chef collaborating with the Biebs to think of a punny "Cuban Linx" photo caption (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards A slew of bad ideas presented themselves on the Internet, yesterday. Among them: Wu-Tang...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Big Boi, Courtney Love, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Nirvana, Raekwon, Taylor Swift, U2

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Singles file: Kid Cudi f. Kanye West, Mac Miller, Brandon Flowers

Was so depressed, Cudi? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West: "Wylin' Cause I'm Young" Cudi continues to sound inexplicably depressed on this 'Ye-assisted track from the...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Brandon Flowers, How to Dress Well, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mac Miller

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/16/2010

R.I.P. jazz singer Abbey Lincoln; When juggalos attack, Tila Tequila edition; Kanye's Sunday morning jams

By David Malitz - Jazz great Abbey Lincoln passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday. She found early fame as a "sex-kitten supper-club singer" but soon became one of the most outspoken civil rights proponents among entertainers....

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Abbey Lincoln, Insane Clown Posse, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Matt & Kim, Tila Tequila

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/13/2010

Kanye to perform at VMAs; Gibby Haynes did what?; Arcade Fire boosted by 97k digital sales

After last year's antics, expect Kanye West to be all charm as he sticks to his Bret Saberhagen-esque good-year/bad-year VMAs behavior pattern. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) By David Malitz - In what should bring his "comeback" full circle, Kanye West will...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Gibby Haynes, Kanye West

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Poll: Charlie Wilson cameos before Kanye West's "See Me Now"

By Chris Richards Here's something that Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Farrah Franklin each know all too well: Beyonce always steal the spotlight. Charlie Wilson was never a member of Destiny's Child, but he might...

By Chris Richards  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Beyonce, Charlie Wilson, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, UGK

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Kanye West teams up with Beyonce; M.I.A. drops "XXXO" video; George Michael charged with drug possession; R.I.P. Catfish Collins

By Chris Richards - If every phrase that Kanye West tweets qualifies as news, does that make every song he leaks super-news? Ye posted a new song from the forthcoming-album-formerly-known-as-"Good Ass Job," yesterday. It's called "See Me Now" and...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beyonce, Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, George Michael, James Brown, Kanye West, M.I.A., Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2010

Kanye West previews "Power" video; Arcade Fire webcast from New York; Weezer go indie

Kanye's new video teaser is even more EPIC than the chain he's wearing in this photograph. (AP/Matt Sayles.) By Chris Richards - Last night, if you didn't leave your home to see the awesome Gordo Brega/UCB show at Venus like...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Beach Boys, Gordo Brega, Kanye West, Katy Perry, UCB, Weezer

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Lady Gaga leads VMAs pack; Kanye tweets get New Yorker'd; Wyclef will run for president of Haiti

By David Malitz - Lady Gaga set a record by receiving 13 MTV Video Music Award nominations yesterday. She was nominated for Video of the Year. Twice. Eminem collected eight nominations while B.o.B. and Florence and the Machine (really?)...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  B.o.B., Bluebrain, Eminem, Florence and the Machine, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, VMAs

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/30/2010

Polls: What should Kanye West name his new album? Find the answer in his Twitter feed

Has Ye already Tweeted his new album title? (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) By Allison Stewart As you might have heard, Kanye West has finally joined Twitter and is unleashing 140-character pronouncements with a fury. The terminally logorrheic rapper (whose account has...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/29/2010

Kanye West joins Twitter, uses exclamation points; Dylan and Neil Young look back; Eminem still No. 1

Kanye West and Aziz Ansari are going to tweet at each other so, so much. By David Malitz - Are you ready for six full weeks of all Kanye, all the time? After his Facebook freestyle the other day, Yeezy...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Eminem, Kanye West, Neil Young, Rick Ross

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010

Kanye West unveils awesome new rhymes at... Facebook headquarters?

By Chris Richards Remember back in the aughts when Kanye West's rap skills were still sorta questionable? In 2010, the guy can stand up on a table at Facebook headquarters and make geeks lose their minds. Check out the...

By Chris Richards  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/20/2010

Singles file: Kid Cudi f. Kanye West, Guards f. Cults, La Roux

Kid Cudi goes a little Lenny Kravitz on his latest. (Hal Linton) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West: "Erase Me" We're detecting the faintest whiff of Lenny...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Cults, Guards, Isaiah & Hovey, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, La Roux, Reptar

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/28/2010

The tears of Chris Brown steal the show at BET Awards; L.A. ravers sent to the hospital

By Chris Richards - A resurgent Kanye West was expected to dominate cooler talk/comments sections of offices/the blogosphere over after last night's BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo gallery, right here.) Instead, Chris Brown stole the show, breaking down...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Chris Brown, Kanye West, Moby, Will.I.Am

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Poll: Will Kanye West act a proverbial fool on Sunday's BET Awards?

Will Kanye keep it mellow on Sunday night? (REUTERS/Mike Blake). By Chris Richards Was it all a meme? Hard to believe it's been nine months since Kanye West made his last big public appearance, storming the stage at the MTV...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Taking sides: Which music video best steals from famous art?

Katy Perry: California gurl, art lover. Vampire Weekend recently sang about a "Richard Serra skatepark" but we've yet to see a video featuring the band performing in a skatepark designed by sculptor Richard Serra. Hop to it, dudes. Still, plenty...

By Chris Richards  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Beck, Grace Jones, Kanye West, Katy Perry, REM, Thom Yorke, Vampire Weekend

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Conan teams with Jack White; Kanye to perform at BET Awards; My Morning Jacket revisits entire catalogue

Conan has been joined by musical guests at many stops on his tour. (By Bill O'Leary/TWP) - Conan O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television" tour has had its fair share of special musical guests so far, including the...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Conan O'Brien, Jack White, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010

Taking sides: Can one horrible song ruin a near-perfect album?

James Murphy has made another great album - with one glaring exception. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) LCD Soundsystem's fine new album "This is Happening" isn't due out until Tuesday, but it began circulating around the Internet a few weeks back....

By Chris Richards  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, R.E.M., The Clash

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/02/2010

Groundhog Day: Our favorite "on repeat" songs

R. Kelly, over and over. (By Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Today is Groundhog Day, best known for some sort of Pagan ritual involving a large rodent and sundial. At least that's what I've been able to piece together through the years. But...

By David Malitz  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Double Dagger, George Michael, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, R.Kelly, Run-DMC

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/02/2010

Really Quick Spin: B.o.B aka Bobby Ray, "May 25"

Drake’s “Thank Me Later,” may be the most anticipated rap album of 2010, but B.o.B’s “The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” is a close second. The Atlanta rapper/singer/producer has been busy making mixtapes, EPs, and guest appearances for years, and...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Asher Roth, B.o.B, Bobby Ray, Kanye West

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 02/01/2010

Morning click: Steven Tyler considers suing Aerosmith; Kanye West is back to blog ranting

Steven Tyler fights former bandmates (Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP) In this morning's Click, we have the top non-Grammys headlines from this weekend... and it's kind of like hunting for a vegan option at the Cheesecake Factory: - Ousted Aerosmith signer Steven...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:55 AM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/22/2010

Morning click: MTV denies Kanye diss rumors; Lilith Fair returns

Kanye West: The only major celebrity in America not confirmed for the Hope for Haiti telethon? (Photo: Paul Beaty/AP) - MTV is denying rumors that Kanye West was shut out from the network's major Haiti telethon airing tonight. With practically...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Aerosmith, Cat Power, Gossip, Heart, Kanye West, Lilith Fair, Loretta Lynn, Teddy Pendergrass

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Will Wizards fans ever dance to DJ Class's 'Tear Da Club Up' again?

Baltimore club producer DJ Class. (Photo courtesy the artist) By Chris Richards Ask Washington Wizards faithful about their favorite Gilbert Arenas-era memory, and they might flash back to an ecstatic Friday night in May 2005. Arenas was basking in...

By Chris Richards  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Baltimore club, DJ Class, Kanye West

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/04/2010

Future days: A visit from Grandmaster Flash, Kanye tells stories and Nick Jonas hits the late night circuit

Katherine McPhee's new album is in stores Tuesday. Here's your quick look at this week's concerts album releases and TV appearances of note. In concert: The Warner Theatre hosts a night of classic American sounds on Friday night with...

By David Malitz  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Grandmaster Flash, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Nick Jonas, Vampire Weekend