Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Watch: Randy Newman Performs "Outdoors but Not the Red River Valley" on Library of Congress Gershwin Piano
During a recent visit to the Library of Congress, Randy Newman was given the opportunity to play George Gershwin’s piano. "Outdoors but Not the Red River Valley" was written on commission from pianist Gloria Cheng and is one in a five-part homage to Newman’s uncles, film composers Alfred, Emil & Lionel Newman. "My uncle Alfred wrote the music for a number of John Ford’s films," says Newman. "In every one of them, the great director wanted to use 'Red River Valley.' Al liked the tune, but not in every picture. I wrote this piece for my uncle, who was a really great composer." Watch his performance here.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Watch: Randy Newman Joins Son Amos for Billboard / Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference Keynote Q&A
Randy Newman was joined on stage by his son Amos Newman for an hour-long keynote Q&A at the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, held in LA earlier this week. The conversation touched on a number of topics related to Newman père's career as a singer-songwriter and as the composer of film scores, not least for a number of Pixar pictures. You can watch an excerpt of the discussion, including some thoughts on Kanye West and talk of a new solo album, here.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Randy Newman will open the 2013–2014 season of free concerts from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. His performance in the Thomas Jefferson Building's Coolidge Auditorium will take place on Saturday, October 5, followed by a conversation with the Music Division’s Mark Horowitz about the art of songwriting. Audra McDonald will spotlight songs from the Library’s American musical theater collections in her October 10 Coolidge Auditorium concert. Tickets will be available starting September 4.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Congratulations to Randy Newman, winner of the PRS for Music Special International Award at the 58th Ivor Novello Awards in London last night. The awards, which honor excellence in music writing, are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and judged by the writing community. Peter Gabriel presented Newman with his award at the ceremony. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at which Newman was inducted into the Hall of Fame last month, will be presented on HBO this Saturday night.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Randy Newman, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, was a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday. He spoke with host Neal Conan about his career in music, his songwriting process, writing for film scores, and more. Listeners of the show wrote in to pick their favorite Randy Newman tune. Their choice: "Political Science." The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18, at 9 PM ET/PT. Newman has a number of live shows scheduled later this spring and summer.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Randy Newman will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles tonight. Newman, who will be inducted by Don Henley, will also perform at the event with Jackson Browne and John Fogerty. The ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18, at 9 PM ET/PT.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Following the news that Randy Newman will be among the 2013 Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Newman was featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The show opens with his solo piano-and-vocal recording of his classic tune "Political Science" from his 2003 Nonesuch debut album, Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1, and includes two past Fresh Air interviews. Newman, who has described the induction into the Hall of Fame as "a great honor," recently spoke with both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines about that honor.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Congratulations to Randy Newman, a 2013 Inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! "I’d like to thank the people who have supported me for all these years," says Newman. "It’s a great honor. I’m very happy about it." All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on April 18, 2013, and broadcast on HBO at a later date.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Following last week's insight on the year's best in music according to Uncut, Mojo, and Paste, which featured several Nonesuch artists, come three more noteworthy year-end lists from Rolling Stone, NPR Music, and American Songwriter. They tip their respective hats to artists including Amadou & Mariam, Dr. John, Randy Newman, Fatoumata Diawara, Jeremy Denk, Lianne La Havas, and Punch Brothers.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Congratulations to Randy Newman, a 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee! For the first time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is offering fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process, tallying a collective “fans’ ballot” with the other ballots to choose the 2013 inductees. Vote for your favorite today! The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in LA on April 18, 2013, broadcast on HBO at a later date.