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2018-01-29

Cage the Elephant might be collaborating with Beck

Cage the Elephant might have something in the works with Beck. The two acts apparently spoke at a recent festival about collaborating sometime. "Yo @beck great meetin ya!" Cage tweeted after the event. "Les get up and do that track sometime soon!" Both Cage the Elephant and Beck are playing this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest, held April 27 to May 6, so perhaps the collab will surface then. Here's hoping for an "Ain't No Rest for the Loser" mash-up. Cage the Elephant's most recent release is their live acoustic album, Unpeeled. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

posted 2018/01/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-01-28

Grammys 2018: The Performances

As usual, the Grammy telecast Sunday night on CBS was all about performances, not awards: only about 9 trophies were given out during the three-and-a-half hour show.  Here's a rundown of who sang what on the 60th Annual Grammy awards, which aired live from New York City for the first : Kendrick Lamar with U2's Bono and The Edge -  "XXX" and "DNA." plus his verses on Rich the Kid's "New Freezer" and Jay Rock's "King's Dead." (See show recap for more details description) Lady Gaga with Mark Ronson - New piano version of "Joanne," which segued to "Million Reasons." …

posted 2018/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bruno Mars sweeps 60th Annual Grammy Awards; stars speak out on #MeToo, immigration & race relations

While this year's Grammy nominations may have given hip-hop some long-overdue respect, in the end, it was a mainstream pop star who actually took home the Grammy gold.  But a perceived lack of adventurousness in the awards was perhaps balanced by the number of political statements sprinkled throughout the evening. Bruno Mars went six for six at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, winning every single category he was nominated in, including Record, Album and Song of the Year for his song "That's What I Like" and his album 24K Magic.  Accepting his award, Bruno paid respect to the other nominees…

posted 2018/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Grammys 2018 Winners' List: Bruno Mars goes six for six

Despite going into the Grammys with eight nominations, JAY Z was completely shut out.  The big winner was Bruno Mars, who won six of the six Grammys he was nominated for.  Kendrick Lamar won four out of the seven Grammys he was nominated for.  Here are the winners: Record of the Year"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars     Album of the YearAwaken, My Love! —  Childish Gambino 4:44 —  JAY-Z DAMN. —  Kendrick Lamar Melodrama —  Lorde 24K Magic —  Bruno Mars Song of the Year"That's What I Like" Best New ArtistAlessia Cara POP FIELD Best Pop Solo Performance:"Shape of…

posted 2018/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar are big winners in pre-telecast Grammy ceremony

There are 84 Grammy categories, which is why most of the awards are handed out in a pre-telecast ceremony.  Bruno Mars, who went into the night with six nominations, is emerging as a big winner, having scored three Grammys already, included Best R&B Album for 24K Magic.  Kendrick Lamar, who went into the ceremony with seven nods, has scored three, including Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video for "HUMBLE." Other winners included Ed Sheeran, whose Divide took the Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy and Portugal. The Man, who won Best Pop Duo/Group performance for "Feel It…

posted 2018/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Champion: Fall Out Boy scores fourth #1 album with "M A N I A"

The mania for Fall Out Boy's music clearly hasn't subsided. The band's new album M A N I A has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 130,000 album units.  It's the band's fourth #1 album and third straight studio release to hit the top.  Fall Out Boy's previous #1 albums were 2015's American Beauty/American Psycho, 2013's Save Rock and Roll and 2007's Infinity on High. M A N I A sold 13,000 copies on vinyl, marking the biggest week for a vinyl album since this past September, when The National's Sleep Well Beast debuted…

posted 2018/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters, Metallica & more competing for Grammys tonight

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be held tonight, January 28 in New York City's Madison Square Garden, and the nominees include a number of rock's biggest names. The Best Rock Song nominees include Foo Fighters' "Run," Metallica's "Atlas, Rise!," Avenged Sevenfold's "The Stage," Nothing More's "Go to War" and K.Flay's "Blood in the Cut." "Run" and "Go to War" are also up for Best Rock Performance, as are Chris Cornell's "The Promise," Kaleo's "No Good" and Leonard Cohen's "You Want It Darker." Metallica's Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, Nothing More's The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Queens of the Stone Age's Villains, Mastodon's…

posted 2018/01/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-01-26

At the Drive In, Gone Is Gone Record Store Day releases available now digitally

At the Drive In and Gone Is Gone's releases for this past Record Store Day Black Friday are now available via digital outlets. At the Drive In's piece was an EP titled Diamante, and was the first new batch of material to follow their 2017 comeback album in•ter a•li•a. The three-song collection features the tracks "Amid Ethics," "Despondent at High Noon" and "Point of Demarkation." Gone Is Gone, which features Mastodon's Troy Sanders and Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age, contributed a single that included the new track "Phantom Limb" and an acoustic version of their song…

posted 2018/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Mastodon plans to "look awesome" at Sunday's career-validating Grammys

Mastodon is nominated for two awards at this Sunday's Grammys: Best Metal Performance for "Sultan's Curse" and Best Rock Album for Emperor of Sand. Speaking with ABC Radio, drummer Brann Dailor says that the nominations feel more like recognition of Mastodon's whole career. "For me, it ties everything all together," he says. "Even though they say it's just for one album, and I understand that, but it just feels like career validation or something." In the Best Rock Album Category, Mastodon will be competing against Metallica's Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, and Dailor credits James Hetfield and company for paving the way for metal…

posted 2018/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bring Me the "Rockstar": Could Oli Sykes be collaborating with Post Malone?

Apparently, Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes is friends with rapper Post Malone, and many fans are hoping that friendship leads to a collaboration. On his Instagram, Sykes posted a photo of his elaborate Grand Theft Auto Online setup, and tagged the "Rockstar" hitmaker. "We good to go @postmalone," he wrote in the caption. While the photo simply suggests two friends playing video games together, many of the fan comments propose that Sykes and Post lay down a few tracks in between. Perhaps Post could guest on Bring Me the Horizon's next album, the follow-up to 2015's That's the…

posted 2018/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jack White's "Boarding House Reach" includes song from abandoned JAY-Z collab

Along with the previously released tracks "Connected by Love," "Corporation" and "Respect Commander," Jack White's upcoming album, Boarding House Reach, features a song titled  "Over and Over and Over." As it turns out, White has been trying to record "Over and Over and Over," well, over and over and over again. Speaking with Rolling Stone, White reveals he originally wrote "Over and Over and Over" 13 years ago, and he tried to record it with The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. He even brought it up again during his scrapped collaboration with rapper JAY-Z. "I was just gonna hand it…

posted 2018/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Report: U2 will perform with rapper Kendrick Lamar, comic Dave Chappelle to open Grammys

Some details have leaked out about U2's performance on the 60th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday. E! News reports that the Irish rockers will join rapper Kendrick Lamar to open the ceremony, as will comedian Dave Chappelle. Lamar, the most-nominated artist at this year's Grammys, is featured on two tracks from U2's recently released album, Songs of Experience -- "Get Out of Your Own Way" and "American Soul." In addition, the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers lent their talents to a tune from Lamar's latest album, D.A.M.N., called "XXX," which features elements of U2's "American Soul." Meanwhile, CBS New York reports…

posted 2018/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock