News and Interviews

How the Beatles made 'The White Album'


The Beatles in London on July 28, 1968.

Producer Giles Martin shares the remarkable stories, early demos, outtakes and stunning new mixes from the just-released deluxe version of the album.

Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane from Mumford and Sons talk 'Delta'


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In the run-up to the Friday, Nov. 16, release of their fourth studio album, 'Delta,' Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane talk to 'New Hot' host David Safar about the making of the new record, as well as the themes and messages behind it.

Elvis Costello says now is the right time for 'Look Now'


Elvis Costello

'I honestly considered making a record of this nature for 20 years,' Elvis Costello says of 'Look Now,' his latest full-length album. 'But the reason I haven't made it is because I've been doing other things.' In a phone interview, Costello tells Mary Lucia why now is the right time for 'Look Now.'

Music News: Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees announced


Missy Elliott

The nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced, with the possibility of making history for one of the nominees. Author Haruki Murakami will donate a record collection of more than 10,000 records to his alma mater. A Willie Nelson tribute will be held next year. Vampire Weekend's new album will come out in 2019 and we reflect on the unique Iceland Airwaves festival.

Har Mar Superstar describes new project, Heart Bones


Heart Bones

A new collaborative project between Har Mar Superstar and Austin, Texas, musician Sabrina Ellis, Heart Bones have already sold out a show at the Turf Club later this month. The duo are embarking on a tour to perform songs from 'Dirty Dancing' and to roll out their own original music.

Joey Dosik talks about releasing his 'Inside Voice'


Joey Dosik press photo

Los Angeles-based artist Joey Dosik, is well known for his work collaborating with other groups like Vulfpeck, but now Dosik is also becoming popular for his work as a solo artist. Both his debut full-length album, Inside Voice, and EP, Game Winner, were released earlier in the year.

Talking standup comedy with Judd Apatow


Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow has been a writer, director or producer (or all of the above) on so many iconic TV shows and films -- from 'Freaks and Geeks' to 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' to 'Bridesmaids' to 'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers' -- but Apatow has been returning to his roots in standup comedy. Ahead of his Nov. 7 engagement at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, Apatow spoke to Brian Oake and Jill Riley about his work.