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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Randy Newman’s new song, “I’m Dreaming,” is available as a free download here, where you can also watch the accompanying video. With lyrics from the viewpoint of a voter who casts his ballot solely based on skin color, the song draws attention to something Newman has noticed and written about for 40 years: racism in America. (The complete lyrics are here as well.) While the song, which Newman performs solo at the piano, is free, anyone wishing to contribute is encouraged to donate to the United Negro College Fund.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Randy Newman will join Larry Mantle, host of KPCC's AirTalk, for a live broadcast event from The Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, California, this evening at 6:30 PM PST. The event is an in-depth discussion about the state of contemporary film music and how the business is changing. Joining the discussion are fellow composers Michael Giacchino, David Newman, and Trevor Rabin. Watch it streaming live at scpr.org. Randy Newman's film work has garnered two Academy Awards and 20 Oscar nominations.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Randy Newman Concert Earns Five Stars from The Guardian, Independent; "Quite Simply Peerless," Says The Times
Randy Newman continues his tour of Europe with stops in Germany this week, following several shows in the UK and Ireland last week that brought rave reviews, not least five-star reviews of his London show from the Guardian and the Independent. "Newman’s songs express a set of values and concerns that touch on the work of other greats—Toms Waits and Lehrer both spring to mind, likewise Stephen Sondheim—but he remains essentially uncategorisable," says the Independent. "On occasions the experience—a packed auditorium, an artist alone on stage with his piano—was akin to a Schubert recital, so exquisite and so deft was Newman’s rendering of human experience." The Times insists "that Newman's work as a songwriter and social commentator is quite simply peerless."