Randy Newman

Randy Newman Stages the Most Ambitious Production of His Career

Randy Newman is a revered elder statesman in the world of American singer-songwriters and film composers alike, even if he makes fun of the designation at every opportunity.
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 2, 2017

Watch Randy Newman Perform “Putin” in Front of Topless Putin Photos on Colbert

And when he take his shirt off/He drives the ladies crazy/When he take his shirt off/Makes me want to be a lady! So goes a crucial…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 2, 2017

Stream Randy Newman’s Ambitious, Hilarious New Album Dark Matter

Today, NPR has the advance stream of Randy Newman's excellent 11th studio album Dark Matter. Some of the material has been available previously: his vaudevillian character…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 27, 2017

Here Are the Lyrics to Randy Newman’s Unreleased Song About Donald Trump’s Dick

In an excellent interview with Vulture's David Marchese, the ever-articulate, self-effacing and perfectly cynical Randy Newman opened up about a great many things: his "Putin"
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 19, 2017

Randy Newman – “Sonny Boy”

Randy Newman has released the second single from his upcoming album Dark Matter, which is his first studio LP of new material since 2008's Harps…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 18, 2017

Randy Newman Announces New Studio Album Dark Matter

Randy Newman has just announced his long-awaited first studio album of original songs since 2008's Harps and Angels. Dark Matter, a new nine-song collection, is coming…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 25, 2017

14 Songs About Heartbreak for Your Sad Valentine’s Day

Don't believe the hype: Love stinks, and no day reminds you of its follies quite like Valentine's Day, as marketers fall over themselves to remind…
SPIN Staff / February 14, 2017

Video: Randy Newman – “Putin”

Two weeks ago, Randy Newman released "Putin," the first single from his new album, which is due out sometime next year. Now, we have a…
Taylor Berman / October 25, 2016

From a White Stripes Reunion to a Frank Ocean Blog Post, Donald Trump Can Only Make Good Things Happen by Accident

Donald Trump's performance in last week's final presidential debate was a bit of a mess, which is to say it was very on-brand. Out of the many misfires,…
Brian Josephs / October 24, 2016

Randy Newman Has Returned With a Song About Putin

Vladimir Putin is Barack Obama's nemesis, Donald Trump's idol, and the subject of Randy Newman's new song. "Putin" is a song that's slated to appear…
Brian Josephs / October 10, 2016

Stephen Colbert Bids Adieu to ‘Report’ With Jeff Tweedy, Michael Stipe and More

Well, it's over. Stephen Colbert did the final episode of The Colbert Report last night, but rest assured, "We'll Meet Again." Ending the show with a…
Rachel Brodsky / December 19, 2014

Rush to Judgment: The Agony and Ecstasy of 2013’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Hell hath no fury like a Rush fan scorned. For over a decade, the cult of the Toronto prog-rock power trio has been waiting for…
Jeff Weiss / April 19, 2013

Randy Newman

What? Bitingly satiric, laugh out loud funny, ironic, and bitterly poignant, Randy Newman returned last week (Aug. 5) in typical form, releasing his first album…
Timothy Dwenger / August 13, 2008