Dave Grohl Does Sesame Street

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Dave Grohl & FriendsAt this point Dave Grohl is kind of a rock ‘n’ roll muppet, so it’s surprising he’s taken this long to appear on Sesame Street. Sometime last year, the Foo Fighters frontman recorded his appearance on the classic children’s TV series, which premiered 50 years ago this past Sunday. Now that cameo is … More »

SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

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SuperMSuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, WayV’s Lucas and Ten, and SHINee’s Taemin. That makes them a supergroup, and they flexed their commercial superpowers this week by landing their debut EP SuperM: The 1st Mini … More »

Linda Ronstadt, Earth, Wind & Fire Among Kennedy Center’s 2019 Honorees

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Linda RonstadtSinger Linda Ronstadt, funk group Earth, Wind & Fire, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas will receive Kennedy Center Honors in December for their lifetime achievements in the arts, The New York Times reports. This year’s honorees also include actress Sally Field and Sesame Street, the first television show to be honored and the … More »

Bo Burnham Writing Songs For New Sesame Street Movie

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Bo Burnham evolved from comedy musician to film writer and director with last year’s Eighth Grade. Now, Deadline reports that he’s contributing songs to the upcoming Sesame Street movie, which comes out in 2021. Directed by Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), the film follows Big Bird and friends as they travel through Manhattan … More »

Songland Is The Voice For Music Nerds

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SonglandHere is the genius of Songland: It’s every music reality show you’ve ever seen, but it’s also every makeover show you’ve ever seen. Like the best minds in the songwriting industry it spotlights, the NBC series — airing Tuesdays at 10PM ET — has managed to distill lots of familiar ingredients into something fresh. There’s … More »

Ratboys – “I Don’t Want To Live On The Moon” (Sesame Street Cover)

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There’s a new covers compilation out today, with proceeds going to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. One of the contributors is Chicago-based duo Ratboys, who put out an album, GN, last year, and an accompanying EP, GL, back in February. They took on a curious one: “I Don’t Want To … More »