When Lisa Loeb was asked to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network in 2015, she jumped at the chance. “I was so excited,” Loeb tells American Songwriter. “How can you not be excited about anything associated with Oprah Winfrey. She’s such a great interviewer, and I love how she connects people with each other, and with important ideas, so of course, I said ‘yes.’”
Liz Phair performed in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The acclaimed singer-songwriter welcomed Lisa Loeb to close things out at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Phair kicked things off with a tune, “Supernova,’ from her 1994 album Whip-Smart, the sole track from that LP. Liz would also deliver a song from her latest album, Soberish, in the form of “Hey Lou,” a nod to Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.
Last night, Liz Phair headlined an evening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s monthlong Gen X Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Along for the ride were Lisa Loeb, Remi Wolf, Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast, and Vagabon. During the set, Phair brought out Loeb for a special cover of the Verve’s 1997 classic “Bittersweet Symphony.” Phair also performed Soberish single “Spanish Doors” in concert for the first time, and Cosentino broke out her cover of Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy.” Watch it all go down below.
Apparently I am the only person who shelved Lisa Loeb to the 90s. Shame on me! In the process, I’ve missed out on a quarter-century of talent. Loeb first jumped into the fray as a breakout star from the seminal 90s film “Reality Bites.” At the time, in a twist of fate somewhat art-mirroring-life, actor Ethan Hawke, the earnest and badass heart throb actor of “Singles,” in real life lived across the hall from her in NYC, and he helped link her into the movie—and Loeb’s single “Stay” played in the closing credits. The song got traction, as they say, and soon landed her #1 on the Billboard charts, an accomplishment particular exciting in that she also was the first artist to break into the Billboard 100 as an unsigned artist.
Grammy-winning Singer Lisa Loeb joined us live to talk about her upcoming tour, which includes a local stop. In addition to upcoming shows across the country, she will be performing Saturday night at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Visit her website for more tour and ticket information and follow her on Instagram. This segment aired […]
Don't call her a 'One-Hit-Wonder,' though most of us know her from her big hit, 'Stay.' Lisa Loeb is bringing her guitar and glasses to a new venue in Loveland. Yes, that is the one and only Lisa Loeb that you may have seen in the recent Geico commercial. The YouTube video has over 200,000 views; that goes to show you that people still appreciate her, even when she's singing about a cracked windshield.
Perhaps there were songs that made more money or boasted more radio plays, but amongst people worldwide, did this song not make the biggest impression? Just start singing the first two words with a falsetto voice in any public space: “You say….” and you’ll likely have an instant chorus of strangers to back you up.
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin have returned with their Hanukkah Sessions and they’re starting off the series with a cover of Lisa Loeb’s classic “Stay (I Missed You).”. The Foo Fighters frontman and Grammy award winning producer joined forces to cover a song by a Jewish musician for each night of the eight-day holiday. The Loeb cover is definitely a unique one. Grohl transitions back and forth from soft melodic vocals to full on metal. It’s remarkably hilarious. Oh, and he rocks a dress and glasses throughout the music video. Additionally, Grohl and Kurstin have covered The Ramones’ “Blitzkreig Bop” and Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana.”
Once upon a time, Lisa Loeb became the first unsigned artist ever to score a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. You probably don’t need me to tell you the name of that song. (Dave Grohl just covered it.) But Loeb also landed a few more hits, including her single “Do You Sleep?,” which made it to #18. Today, it’s possible to hear that song title as an advertising prompt, since Lisa Loeb is out here narrating a commercial for insomnia drugs.
The Hanukkah Sessions by Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin, is a celebration of the annual Jewish festival of lights set to music. For this year’s first release from the project, the team covers “Stay,” the song made famous by Lisa Loeb in 1994. Foo Fighters frontman and head honcho Dave Grohl, once again colabs with producer Greg Kurstin for 2021’s version of the sessions. Last year saw the pair cover songs from the Beastie Boys, Drake and more.
Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin rebooted their “Hanukkah Sessions” project on Sunday night (Nov. 28) — the first night of the Festival of Lights — with a bone-crunching, black metal take on Lisa Loeb‘s gentle 1994 ballad “Stay (I Missed You).” After running through eight covers of songs by Jewish artists last year, including tracks by the Beastie Boys, Drake, Mountain, Peaches, Bob Dylan, Elastica, The Knack and the Velvet Underground, the demonic duo roared back with a fresh take on Loeb’s signature song for the first entry in this year’s edition.
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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin began the second annual installment of The Hanukkah Sessions by putting their own spin on Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You).” The series in which the pair interprets songs by Jewish artists for each night of Hanukkah started last year with tracks by Bob Dylan, Peaches, Drake, Beastie Boys and more.
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