Randy accompanied a star-studded cast of (seeming) thousands when the Colbert Report signed off on December 18, 2014.
Randy Newman lead a one-night-only performance of his famed 1995 musical “Faust” in concert at New York City Center on July 1, 2014, as part of the Encores! Off-Center series. Here is a short highlight clip from that performance.
Randy, “whose 40-year career has included a few improbable hits (‘Short People’ and ‘I Love L.A.’), two Academy Awards (and 20 nominations), and a trove of smart, satirical songs that has won him the reverence of his peers, seemed to enjoy himself Monday. He told the crowd he’s ‘just enough of a snob’ to relish […]
During a 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 and Lionel Newman. “My uncle Alfred wrote […]
“And I’ll Scratch Yours” is the “companion to the critically acclaimed Scratch My Back and the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which Peter and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s songs.” Randy, interpreting “Big Time,” joined Lou Reed, Arcade Fire, David Byrne, Paul Simon, and others in covering Peter Gabriel’s tunes. To […]
“I really thought maybe I’d have to die first,” Randy told Rolling Stone. “I didn’t think it would happen if it didn’t happen, you know, a little earlier. But this is great. I’m really glad it happened when I was still around to see it.” Rolling Stone has more information here. The Rock and Roll Hall […]
“It’s difficult to imagine any other musician so nimbly addressing contemporary America without hiding behind the abstraction that plagues so many songwriters. Forty years after his debut LP, Newman remains in a class of his own. Now as before, no one can touch him.” —Time Out NY Randy Newman’s new song, “I’m Dreaming” is also […]
Randy and his daughter visit the Melbourne (Australia) Zoo.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted “Congratulations Randy Newman, Winner of Best Original Song for ‘We Belong Together’ – This is his second Oscars Win.” — “I’m very grateful for this and surprised. My percentages aren’t great. I’ve been nominated 20 times and this is the 2nd time I won. At the Academy, […]
In February 2011, Randy won the 2010 Grammy for “Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media”! If you don’t believe it, check the Wikipedia..