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 […]
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..
On February 11, 2011, Randy Newman was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame during a concert at the Manship Theater of the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, LA. Click here to read the whole story.
Randy picked up an award at the August 21st Creative Emmys ceremony! “When I’m Gone,” written for the “Monk” finale, prevailed in the 2010 Original Music and Lyrics category. Variety has posted a list of Emmy winners.
Randy’s star is firmly in place in front of Musso & Frank’s Grill at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard. John Lasseter (of Pixar) and Eric Idle (of Monty Python) honored Randy with brief speeches. Now you finally have a reason to wander through Los Angeles! For the rest of the story, click here! For the KABC News […]
“Mr. Newman has transformed our nation’s deepest anxieties into great American song.”—The New York Times “One of the most venerated songwriters of his generation.”—USA Today Nonesuch Records will release Randy Newman’s first album of new material in nine years August 5, entitled Harps and Angels. The recipient of the 2002 Academy Award for Best […]