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First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

By Dan Greaves | 30th July 2014

Not many artists have their break-out year after more than a decade in the spotlight. So far 2014 has been shaping up to be pretty great for Karen O - the singer from New York...

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Karen O To Release Solo Album

26th June 2014

Karen O is releasing a solo album this September.The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman has announced that her debut record, 'Crush Songs', will drop this autumn via The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas' Cult Records.The music was...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O Announces Solo Album, 'Crush Songs'

By Lauren James | 25th June 2014

Karen O has announced that she'll be releasing her first album of solo recorded material this autumn. Titled Crush Songs, the record will apparently touch on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman's experiences in love and...

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Pharrell, Karen O And U2 Perform At The Oscars

3rd March 2014

Pharrell Williams, Karen O and U2 took to the stage to perform at Oscars last night (02.03.14). 'Happy' singer Pharrell brought the house down with his Oscar-nominated song from 'Despicable Me 2'. He was...

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2nd March 2014

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O is set to be joined onstage at Sunday's (02Mar14) Oscars ceremony by Vampire Weekend guitarist Ezra Koenig. The frontwoman will perform the The Moon Song, which has been nominated...

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Oscar Producers Zadan And Meron Tease Some Of This Year's Biggest Moments

By Victoria Pavlova | 25th February 2014

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a controversial hit out of the Oscars last year, but they might be on thin ice this time. Getting Seth McFarlane to host anything is a risky...

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Here's Why Karen O Is The Oscars' Coolest Nominee

By Stephanie Chase | 14th February 2014

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontwoman Karen O will take to the stage at this year’s Academy Awards to perform the wonderful ‘The Moon Song’ from the movie ‘Her’. Karen's been a musical visionary for over ten...

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14th February 2014

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is among the artists who will take the stage at the Oscars next month (Mar14). She will perform her nominated song from Spike Jonze's Her. Other Best Original Song...

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Karen O To Perform 'The Moon Song' At Oscars

14th February 2014

Karen O will perform 'The Moon Song' at this year's Academy Awards.The singer-songwriter will take on the Oscar-nominated song from Spike Jonze's romantic drama 'Her' at the ceremony which will take place on March 2...

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U2 To Perform At Oscars

14th February 2014

U2 are to perform at the Oscars next month.The Irish rock band will perform their track 'Ordinary Love,' which is nominated for best Original Song, at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles...

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U2 Will Perform At The Oscars

13th February 2014

U2 are set to perform at the Oscars next month.The Irish rockers will take to the stage to perform their track 'Ordinary Love,' which is nominated for best Original Song, at the ceremony at the...

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Ed Sheeran Disappointed By Oscar Snub

17th January 2014

Ed Sheeran is disappointed he didn't get an Oscar nomination. The 22-year-old singer wrote the track 'I See Fire' for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and was hoping for an Academy nod for Best...

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Karen O Preparing To Face Public Speaking Fears At Oscars

17th January 2014

Rocker Karen O has thanked Her director Spike Jonze for forcing her to face her public speaking fears following her Best Original Song Oscar nomination on Thursday (16Jan14).The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman earned her first...

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Patti Smith Duets With Karen O At Star-studded Benefit Bash

3rd June 2013

Musician Patti Smith surprised a star-studded crowd at an environmental benefit dinner in Los Angeles on Friday (31May13) by taking to the stage for a duet with Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O.Tobey Maguire, Cindy...

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Karen O Brands Gaga 'Unoriginal'

16th April 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O thinks Lady Gaga is unoriginal. The 'Sacriledge' singer doesn't feel any connection with her fellow New York singer, as she feels Gaga doesn't use her influences in the right...

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Yeah Yeah Yeah's Mosquito Has 'Humour'

12th April 2013

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have added ''humour'' to 'Mosquito'.The indie trio from New York have let their hair down for their fourth studio album after going through a ''dark'' period and aimed to encourage their...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Worry About Being 'Middle-aged'

11th April 2013

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are worried about being a ''middle-aged'' band.The indie trio - comprised of Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase - are set to release their new album 'Mosquito' later this month,...

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The Things They Say: 3599728

11th April 2013

"My dad sent me a link to the Gangnam Style video last year, and I cried when I saw it, because I was so overwhelmed with emotion... I'd been waiting for Korea to be culturally...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Helped Karen O Overcome Death Of Best Pal

31st March 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O has credited the band with helping her overcome the grief of losing her best friend when she was 22.The Heads Will Roll hitmaker, real name Karen Orzolek, was just...

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Deap Vally: Being Female Sets Us Apart

12th March 2013

Deap Vally think being female sets them apart from other bands.The 'Gonna Make My Own Money' duo shrug off comparisons to groups like The Black Keys and The White Stripes, because they have a different...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Fun' Rap Track

27th January 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs included a rapper on their new album to make it more fun. The 'Heads Will Roll' band have a track with Dr. Octagon on fourth record 'Mosquito', and singer Karen O was...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want More Mosquitoes

25th January 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are ''surprised there aren't more songs about mosquitoes''.The indie-dance band have named both a song and their new album after the small blood consuming insects, and think they are an under-appreciated topic...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Wrote Cheery Music To Combat Personal Pain

15th January 2013

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs escaped from their personal problems by only recording "uplifting and cheerful" music, according to frontwoman Karen O.The singer admits she was going through an "identity crisis" when the time came to...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Reggae Album

15th January 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new album is ''influenced by roots reggae.''The 'Heads Will Roll' group will make their return in April with fourth album 'Mosquito', which will include some surprising influences. Singer Karen O told NME...

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Karen O Unaware Of Led Zeppelin's Legacy

9th December 2011

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O was "totally in the dark" about the rock legacy of Led Zeppelin when she agreed to cover one of their songs for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack.The...

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Karen O Marries Director Beau

9th December 2011

Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O has wed her longtime boyfriend.The singer, 33, recently exchanged vows with director Barnaby Clay, although she has failed to reveal specific details. She tells UsMagazine.com, "I'm a married woman!"...

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Karen O Writes Opera

19th July 2011

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is following in the footsteps of Damon Albarn by writing her own opera.Blur rocker Albarn has moved from creating chart hits to working on stage shows, launching Monkey: Journey...

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Trent Reznor & O Team Up For Led Zeppelin Cover On Girl Soundtrack

1st June 2011

Trent Reznor and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O have given Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song a dark makeover for the soundtrack to the new Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake.A trailer for the much-anticipated David...

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The King's Speech Rules At Oscars

28th February 2011

'The King's Speech' was the big winner at last night's (27.02.11) Oscars, taking home four awards.The movie - which tells the story of stammering British monarch King George VI - was named Best Picture and...

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