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The 14 best late night talk show performances of 2015

The late night talk show circuit may feature a few celebrity interviews or comedy sketches and maybe even some games—but the real excitement comes from the showstopping musical performances. Bands and artists have the luxury of reaching an audience they may have never been put in front of otherwise (such as when my own mother […]

Nate Ruess (fun.) shares "Great Big Storm" solo single

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of the Format) has debuted another new solo single via Twitter. You can stream “Great Big Storm” in full (following a promotional tweet) below. The track is culled from the vocalist's radio-geared LP, Grand Romantic, which is due out June 16 via Fueled By Ramen. In case you missed it, watch Ruess' video for “Nothing Without Love.” Read […]

Nate Ruess (fun.) streams new solo single, "AhHa"

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of the Format) has debuted his second solo single, “AaHa,” which you can listen to below. It's taken from the singer's upcoming album, Grand Romantic. Read more: fun. say they’re not breaking up Grand Romantic is set for release on June 16 via Fueled By Ramen. In case you missed it, watch Ruess' video for “Nothing Without Love.”

10 New Songs You Need To Hear From February 2015

Sometimes the rock world can get noisy, and we don’t just mean in decibels or fuzz. Often the signal-to-noise ratio is more noise than signal. But no worries: We read, listen to and watch everything so we can sort it for you. Here are some of our favorite new songs and videos of February 2015. […]

Nate Ruess (fun.) releases “Nothing Without Love” video

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of the Format) is launching a solo career this year. Ruess released his first single, “Nothing Without Love” (along with a music video), today via Fueled By Ramen. You can watch the full video below. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts. Read more: fun. say they’re not breaking […]

Nate Ruess teases debut solo single, “Nothing Without Love”

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of the Format) is launching a solo career this year. Ruess will release his first single, “Nothing Without Love,” on February 23 via Fueled By Ramen. Today, he’s released a quick teaser, which you can watch below. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts. Read more: fun. say they’re […]

fun. are working on a new album

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, fun.’s Nate Ruess revealed that he is deep into writing a new album—the band’s follow-up to 2012’s massive hit, Some Nights. The singer explains that while the process of making the album is moving along, he doesn’t want to rush into it after a long touring cycle for Some […]

fun.’s Nate Ruess to perform with Pink at 56th Annual Grammy Awards

The first performances for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced today, and they include: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and Pink and Nate Russe (fun.). Nate Ruess and Pink will be performing their Grammy-nominated hit, “Just Give Me A Reason,” together for the first time on network television. The duo are up […]

The Format announce another run of 'Dog Problems' vinyl; claim no tour plans

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means announced vinyl reissues of both of their full-length albums, Interventions + Lullabies and Dog Problems, earlier this week, before promptly selling out every copy in less than a day, the latter in just five hours. While standard, black vinyl copies of Interventions + Lullabies were still available (as opposed to the orange vinyl, limited […]

The Format sell out vinyl reissue pre-orders, tease "more news"

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means managed to sell out every pre-order copy of the vinyl reissue of their sophomore album, Dog Problems, just five hours after it was announced yesterday afternoon. The band's debut, Interventions + Lullabies, which celebrated its tenth anniversary yesterday, was also announced to receive the the vinyl reissue treatment, and also just managed to sell […]

The Format to reissue BOTH 'Interventions + Lullabies' and 'Dog Problems' on vinyl

The Format have officially confirmed earlier hints of not only a deluxe vinyl reissue of their debut album, Interventions + Lullabies, which was released ten years ago today, but also a vinyl reissue of their second and final full-length, Dog Problems. Additionally, the group's single “Swans” will be reissued as a die-cut 7-inch. Check out a tweet […]

The Format hint at 'Interventions + Lullabies' vinyl reissue

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means just posted a tweet, hinting at new developments. Means, however, appears to have divulged even more information through an earlier Instagram post, spelling out the likely nature of today's forthcoming announcement. Check out the post, below: This clue gives away quite a bit. Its caption reads:  “We'll just […]

"Something is happening" with The Format

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means, have posted a vague tweet, hinting at new news. The group announced an indefinite hiatus in 2008, and both Ruess and Means have been active with their respective new projects since, with fun. propelling Ruess to an unprecedented new level of fame and recognition. The […]

Nate Ruess (Fun.) to perform tomorrow with Queen at iHeartRadio Festival

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess is set to guest perform with rock legends Queen at this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Both Queen (plus guest frontman Adam Lambert) and fun. are slated to perform tomorrow night, Sept. 20, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It is unclear how many songs Ruess will collaborate on, though Billboard notes […]

Fun.'s Nate Ruess opens up about vocal rest following festival cancellation

Fun. had to sit out last night's Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover festival date with Mumford And Sons and more due to singer Nate Ruess' doctor's orders. A last minute replacement was made by John Fogerty, who made up for Fun.'s abscence in St. Augustine, FL. Ruess posted an explanation to fans on the band's […]