Mark Ronson

Paul McCartney Ever Young at 71 With New Single ‘New’ (listen!)

As soon as the new Paul McCartney single, “New,” broke, I listened to it straight away. At 71, McCartney is pushing it more than ever: world tours, videos, re-mastered early works; rather amazing I’d say. As big as The Beatles became, they are just a chapter in his long storied career. The new song is miraculously more ’70s and ’80s than anything else–think “Penny Lane” or “My Brave Face.” “We can do as we want; we can live as we choose” is the one lyric that will jump out at you, and rather charming at that. ...

Bruno Mars Stands Out as Master of His Own Unique Sound (video)

Of all the albums and artists that surfaced last year around this time on “Best of” lists, only one has made good on their promise. And, that is unquestionably Bruno Mars. His debut album doo-wops & hooligans was an amalgam of everything right and wrong with music today. Mars aka, Peter Gene Hernándezis, is simply a whirling dervish of creativity; he wrote, sang, produced or co-produced everything on his first album....

Rufus Wainwright Taps Helena Bonham Carter for New Video

Rufus Wainwright, muse to the terminally hip, enlisted Helena Bonham Carter as a sexually frustrated librarian for the video for “Out of the Game,” the first single off his upcoming album by the same name. Wainwright himself goes through at least three separate personas in the clip; a debonair 10 o’clock scholar in a natty fedora, a woman with a mop hairdo and a stoned dude in a Sonic Youth tee-shirt....