Randy Newman

Rex Orange County and Randy Newman – “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”

Rex Orange County aka Alex O'Connor released a cover of "You've Got a Friend in Me" alongside Randy Newman himself. Their take on the 1995 Toy…
Isabella Castro-Cota / May 31, 2018

Watch Randy Newman Play “Short People,” Talk About Writing Three Amigos on Fallon

Randy Newman stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform two songs and give a short interview. Fallon talked to Newman about his history with…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 19, 2017

50 Best Albums of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2017

Watch Randy Newman’s Tiny Desk Concert

Randy Newman is the latest guest on NPR's Tiny Desk concert series. The singer-songwriter is currently promoting his excellent August album Dark Matter. In the NPR…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 10, 2017

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
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