Topic: Flight-of-the-Conchords

Lady Gaga and 15 Other Musicians Who Have Guest Starred On ‘The Simpsons’

Lady Gaga and 15 Other Musicians Who Have Guest Starred On 'The Simpsons'

I suppose it was inevitable: Lady Gaga just finished recording her lines for an appearance she’ll be making on The Simpsons. Though apparently it was a little nerve-wracking for her– singing does not equal voiceovers, apparently– she seems pretty psyched about it; she told EW, “My dad’s probably going to do 80 backflips when the episode comes out.” Which, by the way, will be the spring of 2012 with the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga.” But as you may well know, The Simpsons has a long and storied history of rendering not just actors and comedians, but also musicians in animated form. Though tuest-his is by no means a comprehensive list, here’s a guide to some of the more entertaining choices of musicians who have guest-starred on The Simpsons. More »

Unexpected Places to Find David Bowie

Unexpected Places to Find David Bowie

Weird confession: I find David Bowie endlessly fascinating. Somehow, over his long and impressive career, he’s managed to make himself into something more than just a guy who happens to make really good music: He’s actually become a concept. This is a terribly impressive feat; it’s the same reason I’m so interested in Lady Gaga and Freddie Mercury. But beyond his essential Bowieness, Bowie has the additional strange ability to pop up in places you’re not expecting him to be. I don’t know how he does it. It’s like magic. And you’d think I would have stopped being surprised by this by now, but I haven’t. It still gets me every time. Interested in going Bowie-hunting? Here’s a hand guide to the unexpected places you might be able to find him: More »

Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie to Play an Elf (Again) in ‘The Hobbit’

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie to Play an Elf (Again) in 'The Hobbit'

Bret McKenzie, one half of the comedy-singer duo Flight of the Conchords, is no stranger to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. In fact, the New Zealand-born McKenzie appeared as an extra in the trilogy, named “Figwit” (“Frodo is great… who is that?!”) by the fans. With The Hobbit now shooting in NZ, McKenzie will reprise his role, in a sense — he’ll play not Figwit, but a Rivendell elf named Lindir. More »