Pharrell Williams

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    How Metronomy 
Frontman Joseph Mount Got Scooped by Daft Punk

    When Joseph Mount of London-based Metronomy listened to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, he realized he'd have to change the direction of "Boy Racers," the most upbeat song on his band's 2013 album, Love Letters. He had intended to have the song include a German narrator speaking about how fast b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of May

    You won't believe some of the things we saw while out at the clubs this past month. Besides gawking at all the usual nightlife shenanigans, we happened to spy such weird and wild things as life-sized anthropomorphic animals costumes, dudes firing up laser beams, and a few religious types leading pil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Best of Coachella, Weekend Two

    Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Four Acts to See at Wet Electric This Weekend

    Wet Electric, Phoenix's original water-park festival returns this weekend for two days at two locations: Saturday, April 26, at Big Surf in Tempe, and on Sunday, April 27 at Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale. As always, the line-up includes everything from dance music heavy-weights to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The 50 Most Beautiful People at Coachella

    By Katie Bain So many Coachella-goers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures, and their breezy poses. There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Female Artists Are Killing It at Coachella This Year

    By Adam Lovinus As a dusty wind whipped behind her in hazy stage light, Solange and her ultra-slick backing band brought serious chops and swagger to the polo fields as nighttime fell over Coachella. And then Beyonce showed up on stage, dancing to "Losing You." It was the first Coachella big celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    These Are the Songs They Play at a Kid's Skating Rink Birthday Party

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book. In his column, he writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin 6-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play basketbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    The 2014 Coachella Lineup Has Been Announced--and It's Good!

    Let me speak on behalf of everyone by saying "whoa, the 2014 Coachella lineup came out early." The news is still pretty fresh--Coachella sent out the lineup email a little after 9 p.m. last night, causing the internet to blow up as usual. It's tough to see beyond the headliners--though you should be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Nobody Cares About Robin Thicke By Himself (Yet)

    It could be the relatively short notice or the confusing name--I would not have pegged him as a jazz artist, personally--but it's happening, universe: The Robin Thicke Controversy Machine is coming to Ahwatukee, as one of the headlining acts of the Arizona Jazz Festival. It may have taken us a whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella?

    This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, being asked everywhere from the campsites to the press tent. Even though the French dance-punk duo officially squashed the rumors, not many people seem to be buying it. At least, not since last night. Just before Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Is Robin Thicke's Banned YouTube Video Worth Fighting For?

    Every so often, some group of well-meaning progressive bowdlerizers forces the ACLU to explain why it defends the right of the Ku Klux Klan (et al) to say ridiculous and offensive things, and the result is usually an argument that neither party enjoys having. Robin Thicke's new video, "Blurred Lines ... More >>

  • Film

    August 4, 2011
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    August 2, 2011

    Five Songs Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest to Celebrate Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

    ​Michael Rapaport. Not to be a dick, but when we think of the C-list star, shit films and even crappier television are the first things that pop into mind. However, after watching Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, our opinion has totally shifted -- Michael Rapaport is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Pharrell Launches Liqueur For Working Women

    Pharrell Williams has concocte​d a liqueur for working women, according to Paste.N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell is releasing Qream, which he says was "created for contemporary women who work hard and want to relax with friends at the end of the day."One of the aspects of Qream that ladies will like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Adele Denies Ex-Boyfriend Any Royalties From Her Album '19'

    British soul pop singer Adele knows all too well that only the strong survive. And like a strong woman should, she stood her ground and refused to give her ex-boyfriend a portion of her royalties when he came crawling back to her, according to Spinner.Her ex has broken the silence between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Pusha T's 20 Fattest Coke Lines

    Brush up on Pusha T's 20 best coke lines of all time

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Titus Andronicus Thought Time Touring With the Pogues Sucked

    ​Highly hyped New Jersey band Titus Andronicus' tour with the Pogues infuriated Titus' lead singer, Patrick Stickles, according to Paste.The Pogues, who the members of Titus Andronicus consider to be musical heroes, didn't give their opening band the time of day. They never once watched Titus open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Travis Barker Calls His Critics Nazis

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is not responding well to those who have critiqued his new solo album, Give the Drummer Some, according to Spinner.Many fans of his work with Blink-182 have recently expressed that they don't particularly care for his solo work. Barker responded by calling his crit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    50 Cent Sued by Caliber For Copyright Infringement

    ​Part of G-Unit isn't feeling so hot right now. Rapper and actor 50 Cent is being sued for copyright infringement, according to Billboard.It turns out that rapping about how you've got tons of money isn't always a good thing. Atlanta rapper Caliber is filing a lawsuit against Fitty and the produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    N*E*R*D Discuss Touring, New Album, Commercialism and Daft Punk

    N*E*R*D​ It's hard to believe that given as in demand as music producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are as the Neptunes that they can still find time to put out a new album for their N*E*R*D project. But somehow Pharell, Chad, and fellow band member Shae Haley have managed to put together th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Fall Out Boy Arrest, Kings of Leon Remixed By Pharrell, Timberlake and Ronson, Madonna Works With Weezy, No Age Download

    Spin: Fall Out Boy Patrick Stump ArrestedElectric Mustache: mp3: Stricken City "Pull The House Down"Idolator: The Best-Selling Album Of 2009 Is Actually A Compilation From 2003Idolator: Madonna Is Now Hung Up On Lil WayneNME: Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake set for Kings Of Leon remix albumP ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Welcome to the Grindhouse

    Valley shop makes every day Go Skateboarding Day

  • Music

    June 5, 2008
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    May 25, 2006

    Special Blend

    A little bit of this, a little bit of that

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Quiet Riot

    Rockin' the house but shying from the spotlight, DJ Element is the Valley's no-flash grandmaster

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Handsome Boy Modeling School

    White People

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Unsettled Traveler

    Ethiopian-born singer Kenna finds himself and battles his demons simultaneously on New Sacred Cow

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Neptunes

    The Neptunes Present... Clones (Star Trak/Arista)

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Original Soundtrack

    Bad Boys II: The Soundtrack (Bad Boy/Universal)

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Deep Black

    Listeners had to travel far beyond mainstream to find sublime black music in 2002

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Seeds of Time

    People remember 1982 for Men at Work more than they do for Elvis Costello or Gang of Four. Why should 2002 be any different?

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Styles, Trinity, Clipse

    A Gangster and a Gentleman (Ruff Ryder), (Past, Present and Future) (Capitol), Lord Willin' (Star Trak)

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Revenge of the N*E*R*D

    After stepping out of the studio, Pharrell Williams finds the rock-star role suits him just fine

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Playa's Paradise

    Survivalist is taking west Phoenix hip-hop national, with smooth R&B hooks

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Kaleidoscope Eyes

    Seething with rage and burning with desire, hip-hop nonconformist Kelis makes an inspired, mood-swinging debut