Happy birthday, Grammys! The granddaddy of music awards shows turns 50 tonight, with a special show packed full of performances and tributes to greats musicians from the past and the present.
In addition to Amy Winehouse's live-via-satellite performance, there are a ton of other much-hyped acts taking the stage tonight: Beyonce and Tina Turner will duet, as will John Legend and Fergie and Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. Aretha Franklin, Feist, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys are among the other performers, and the casts of Cirque du Soleil's Love show and Across the Universe will unite in a special tribute to the Beatles. Plus, one lucky instrumentalist will get to join the Foo Fighters in a special performance outside the Staples Center in LA.
The awards will be broadcast live on the East Coast starting at 8 p.m. EST and tape-delayed on the West Coast starting at 8 p.m. PST. Will you be watching? To see all the performers and presenters who have been announced so far, just read more
When the Foo Fighters take the stage on Sunday to perform their song "The Pretender" at the Grammy Awards, one talented amateur will join them in their orchestra. Who? That part's up to you.
This year, My Grammy Moment — the same contest that allowed one singer to duet with Justin Timberlake last year — has been searching for an instrumentalist to join the Fighters on stage. From a list of 15 finalists, the field has been narrowed to three: two violinists and a cellist. Between now and the first hour of Sunday's show, they're competing for your votes, which you can submit via text message or online.
Want to see the finalists in action? Just read more
Rock stars often have inexplicable sex appeal. Maybe it's they way they jam on the guitar or toss their tousled hair from side to side, but for me Dave Grohl's appeal is directly linked to the father factor — how adorable he is with his 21–month–old daughter, Violet Maye.
Quite the family man, he and wife Jordyn Blum, are often seen hanging out at the park and farmer's market with their wee one.
The rocker, who just turned 39 this week, doesn't show his age a bit. This is surprising since the hard worker has been a musician and songwriter for more than half of his life.
Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, and Rihanna each swept up multiple nominations when the Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning.
West leads the field with eight nominations, including one for Album of the Year and many others in the rap performance categories. Winehouse scored six nominations, including Album, Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
The Album of the Year category is an interesting one this time around, with Herbie Hancock, Vince Gill, and the Foo Fighters joining West and Winehouse. Beyonce, the Foo Fighters, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Winehouse will square off for Record of the Year.
The most pleasant surprise: Four nominations for my gal Feist, including Best New Artist. The awards — the Grammys' 50th — will be presented Feb. 10.
Music Video: Foo Fighters, "Long Road to Ruin," With Rashida Jones Jenna Fischer isn't the only star from The Office to be making appearances in music videos. Now Rashida Jones, a.k.a. Karen who is currently regional manager at the Utica branch of Dunder Mifflin is appearing in the video for the Foo Fighters song "Long Road to Ruin."
Jenna Fischer isn't the only star from The Office to be making appearances in music videos. Now Rashida Jones, a.k.a. Karen who is currently regional manager at the Utica branch of Dunder Mifflin is appearing in the video for the Foo Fighters song "Long Road to Ruin" from their album Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace.
The song itself isn't groundbreakingly cool, but the video is entertaining. It reminds me of a sketch we might have seen on an old episode of The State. Lots of long-haired wigs and '70s mustaches accompany this soap opera-y story, all coated in a hazy dreamlike sheen. Sound weird? It is. It really is. To see what I'm talking about and to check out Rashida's music video debut, read more