The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which means that New York is overrun with rock legends. Jimmy Fallon has been welcoming new members of the HOF on his show all week, and last night he sat down with Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic to talk about Kurt Cobain, the band’s origins, and the psychosis required to play in front of 350,000 people.
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Unfamiliar with country’s hottest new star, Cherlene? Well, that may be because she doesn’t exist. “Cherlene” is actually a Judy Greer-voiced character on the animated FX spy comedy Archer whose most recent season has tracked her unlikely rise through the country ranks (at least those parts of the season which haven’t tracked the feckless attempts by her colleagues to sell a metric tonne of cocaine).
The March 6 episode of Grey’s Anatomy finds TV’s most amorous doctors dealing with the hospital’s new non-fraternizing policy, so it makes sense that one of the songs we’ll hear in the hour is Young Summer’s slow, moving cover of the Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me.” We’ve got your exclusive full-length stream below. The track is available now on iTunes. READ FULL STORY
Will Rachel Berry cover Lea Michele this season?
If Glee is known for one thing, it’s song covers. And while earlier seasons gave us new twists on the biggest hits of the ’70s and ’80s, in recent years they’ve rushed to put their spins on current pop tracks blowing up the charts. (See: All the Katy Perry!) Which means when McKinley’s brightest star — which, duh, would be Lea Michele — dropped her first album (Louder, streaming now on iTunes), it would only be a matter of time before the pop songs make their debut on Glee.
Because it’s all but inevitable, we picked five of Michele’s Louder cuts and imagined how they might wind up on the show in the future. READ FULL STORY
'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America': Why 'Ed Sullivan Show' was more than a musical moment -- VIDEO
When The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, I wasn’t alive, but I knew exactly who to ask about the Brits’ American television debut: my mom. She described sitting at home at age 11 with her family, and as each song played — “All My Loving,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” — she inched closer to the edge of the couch. Then she slid down the couch to be closer to the TV. Then she was cross-legged on the floor. Then she had her face right up by the screen. She needed to be as close as possible to the Fab Four and their music — and she wasn’t alone.
More than 73 million Americans gathered around their televisions on the night of Feb. 9, 1964, and on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, exactly 50 years later to the day and time, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A Grammy Salute will bring us back to that magical night. The two-and-a-half-hour show includes the band’s famous fans performing their biggest hits; interviews with those involved in the Sullivan telecast, including David Letterman’s sit-down with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (check out a preview below); and a Beatles reunion performance.
But it was so much more than just a musical moment. As the show’s producer, Ken Ehrlich, told EW, the country was searching for something to rally around after months of tragedy.
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The world lost a monumental folk icon on January 27 when Pete Seeger passed away at 94. To celebrate his life, PBS is now streaming their 2008 documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song free online.
The documentary explores Seeger’s life with the help of interviews with family members and fellow greats like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Power features footage of his early performances, take a visual tour of the many (many) places he lived over the years, and captures him in his later years doing things like joyfully singing as he chops wood.
As the title implies, The Power of Song shows us just how much Seeger believed in the extraordinary ability of music to enact change, and how he spread that belief to his audiences. “He had this amazing ability to look at a group of people, and to make them all sing parts of the songs,” Dylan says. “Whether you wanted to or not, you found yourself singing a part. And it’d be beautiful.”
In addition to streaming online, the documentary will broadcast on PBS tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Macklemore talks about losing a friend to drugs, keeping his sobriety and more in MTVU special -- watch a clip here EXCLUSIVE
As much as the duo might be high on life (and Grammy fumes) right now, Macklemore has always been open about his past issues with substance abuse, and in a special , he talks specifically about losing a friend to addiction, and the advice he has for ones who are struggling.
The interview is part of “The Other Side,” an initiative launched by mtvU and The Jed Foundation’s “Half Of Us” campaign to help students deal with prescription drug abuse on college campuses.
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Losing A Friend
The day after the Grammys is big for any music fan, so it makes perfect sense that Monday would be the first day for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ new digital cable music channel, Revolt TV, to go live with its first show, aptly titled Revolt Live.
From the channel’s new Hollywood studio, you can see the Hollywood sign perfectly framed in the background. And the setting is fitting – Revolt Live aims to be the music lover’s version of Sportscenter, giving fans the latest music news of the day as it happens; the show also features in-studio performances and interviews. For the first show, rappers Wiz Khalifa and Mack Wilds both made an appearance in the studio while Bastille, fresh off their SNL performance this past weekend, and Knicks player J.R. Smith were interviewed live from New York.
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Grammys Winner Snubs and Surprises: Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath steal, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar get robbed
Last night, there was a tweet floating around the Internet that noted that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had already amassed four Grammys and legendary artists like Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Jimi Hendrix, the Beach Boys, and the Who have a grand total of zero among them.
The suggestion, of course, is that possessing an an armload of Academy-issued gold sippy cups doesn’t necessarily have any real correlation to artistic greatness.
Still, that doesn’t mean there weren’t some head-scratching decisions and maddening snubs during last night’s telecast, most of which happened off-camera. As surprised as Taylor Swift was that Daft Punk won the Grammy for Album of the Year last night, the French duo’s victory can’t entirely be called an upset; though there were some mild surprises among the awards handed out live at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, there wasn’t a single on-camera score that could be considered a true surprise of snub.
Luckily, there were dozens more awards given out before the televised show even started, and there lives a parade of outrage. READ FULL STORY
Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and more added to Grammys performance roster
The 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be one giant all-star luge race of live performances –the latest names to be added are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Sara Bareilles with Carole King. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who will accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles, will perform as well.
They join a roster that already includes Lorde, Katy Perry, Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder; Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons;Metallica and Lang Lang; P!nk and Nate Ruess of fun.; Robin Thicke and with Chicago, and a special performance with Merle Haggard Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton.
The show airs Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST (meaning that it will be live on the East coast but delayed on the West, for those in the Pacific Standard Zone gagging for spoilers and/or wishing to avoid them on social media).
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