fun., Green Day, Linkin Park, Gotye & More Compete for People's Choice Awards Wednesday Night
fun., Green Day, Linkin Park, and Gotye are among the artists who will be competing for honors at Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards, which will air live on CBS at 9 p.m. ET.
fun. will be duking it out with Gotye for Favorite Breakout Artist, while their latest album,Some Nights, will be competing for Favorite Album. In addition, fun.’s “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monáe, will be battling it out against tracks from Carly Rae Jepsen,Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and One Direction for Favorite Song.
Green Day will fight for the honor of Favorite Band, going up against Linkin Park and No Doubt.
Here are the nominations for the music categories featuring rock acts: Favorite Band
Favorite Breakout Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
“One More Night,” Maroon 5
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
“We Are Young,” fun. ft. Janelle Monae
“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
Favorite Album Believe, Justin Bieber Blown Away, Carrie Underwood Overexposed, Maroon 5 Some Nights, fun. Up All Night, One Direction
Muse, Mumford & Sons, Jack White, Coldplay Featured on2013 Grammy Nominees Album
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are fast approaching, and if you still need to brush up on who's nominated for what, there's one album that will do the trick. The 2013 Grammy Nominees album, hitting stores January 22, features songs from all the nominees in all the top categories, all in one handy place.
The 22-track disc features songs from nominees in the so-called Big Four categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Album of the Year. In addition, nominees in the categories of Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album.
Among the songs you'll find on the disc: Muse’s “Madness"; Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait"; Jack White’s "Freedom at 21"; Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown”; The Black Keys’ "Lonely Boy”; Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know"; Florence + the Machine's “Shake It Out"; The Lumineers' "Ho Hey"; Alabama Shakes' "Hold On"; and fun.'s "We Are Young."
If you pre-order the disc at Grammy.com/2013grammyalbum by January 21, you can enter to win a trip to this year's Grammy Awards, which air on CBS February 10. Additionally, if you buy the album in stores, you can enter to win a trip to next year's Grammy Awards.
Dropkick Murphys Reveal Story Behind “Rose Tattoo” Collaboration with Mumford & Sons’ Winston Marshall
Dropkicks Murphys got some help on their newly-released album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, from an unlikely source. The group’s lead single, “Rose Tattoo,” features some fancy picking from Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall. Dropkick Murphys mandolin player Tim Brennan says that the idea for the collaboration came about after the two bands met overseas.
“We played a festival in Europe and Mumford & Sons were playing,” Brennan tells Fuse in a video interview. “It turned out that they wanted to come see us later in the night, on a smaller stage. We struck up a conversation.”
Shortly after that, Mumford & Sons asked the Murphys to join the lineup for one of their Gentlemen of the Road Tour stops in Portland, Maine. Brennan reveals that it was during their time together that they “kidnapped” Winston and “made him play on the record.”
Singer/bassist Ken Casey adds that he enjoyed working with Marshall and that his signature style of playing was just what the song needed. "He's a good guy, down to earth," explains Casey. "It's cool...that he played on the record. It's subtle, but with that rolling finger-picking style, you know it's him when you hear it."
Dropkick Murphys are currently on tour overseas, but they’ll return to kick off a North American tour on February 21 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH.
Three Days Grace Releases Lyric Video for “The High Road”
Three Days Grace has posted to YouTube a lyric video for “The High Road,” the next single from their latest album, Transit of Venus.
In the three-minute clip, the song's lyrics are projected across the face of a man wearing a white mask while high-speed video of a rushing car flashes behind him.
You’ll get your chance to hear the song performed live when Three Days Grace kicks off their co-headlining tour with Shinedown on February 1 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL. P.O.D. will support the bands on all dates.
Visit ThreeDaysGrace.com to view the full itinerary.
The Black Keys to Begin Recording New Studio Album This Week
The Black Keys have revealed that they’ll be heading into the studio to begin working on their next studio album.
“We're going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we're hoping to have it done by some time in March," guitarist Dan Auerbach tells U.K. magazine Uncut.
Auerbach adds that when it comes to recording new material, the guitarist and his band mate Pat Carney don’t believe in writing anything in advance before beginning the recording process.
“The record isn't written yet, we'll do it when we get into the studio,” he explains. “This is when we both work best, when we're dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we're there."
Jane’s Addiction Guitarist Dave Navarro Poses Naked for PETA, Again
Three years ago, Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro posed naked in an ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ ongoing “Ink, Not Mink” campaign. Now, the guitarist has once again stripped down for PETA’s new anti–cosmetics testing campaign. The adfeatures Navarro, naked and seated on the ground, bleeding from the eyes with scarred patches of skin on his leg and torso.
"They're not taking a bunny rabbit and putting mascara on it,” said Navarro in a statement. “They're injecting a chemical directly into its eye to see what kind of adverse reaction happens to it. They're all alive, and they're all aware. It's torture for the animal, it's terrifying and painful and probably one of the cruelest things done in the name of vanity."
You check out Navarro’s ad at MediaPETA.com.