- Grammy Awards live Monday Night 2/15
Part of the excitement of the GRAMMY awards is watching the unique collaborations by different artists. This year, there will be a tribute to Glenn Frey with Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and collaborator Jackson Browne. Smooth Jazz artist/ producer Nathan East will be performing with Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor during a tribute to Lionel Richie. That commitment required that East turn down an invitation to perform a tribute to David Bowie with Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers.
Tune in to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards this Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.
- Make a Valentine's video for Maxwell
Maxwell will be performing ob Valentine's Day at the Barclay Center. Send Maxwell a short video about your favorite moments with his music and what his songs over the years have meant to you. Maxwell will select a few favorites to share on the big screen before his Valentine's Day performance. Here are the essentials:
1. Film a video telling the audience about your favorite Maxwell moment in 30 seconds or less.
2. Only landscape orientated videos will be reviewed for sharing. Horizontal videos cannot fit on the big screen.
3. Don't worry about video quality. Feel free to film the landscape video on your cellphone or computer. The important part is the story!
4. Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org Please use Dropbox or WeTransfer.com to upload your videos. Maxwell can't wait to see what you send!
Maxwell is working on a new album for release this summer!
Watch a special message from Maxwell here: https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell/videos/10153224933060997/
- Elan Trotman's Barbados Jazz Excursion
The BARBADOS JAZZ EXCURSION is from October 7-10, 2016 and features a weekend of island excursions, concerts, golfing and fun at the Crane Resort in Barbados. Performing artists include Barbados native Elan Trotman, Jeffrey Osborne, Peter White, Brian Simpson, and Althea Rene.
- Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire Passes Away
Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles.
His brother Verdine White released the following statement on Facebook, "My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."
The AP is reporting that White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. He has not been performing with Earth, Wind and Fire recently, even as the band kept touring. Earth, Wind & Fire, a nine-piece band centered featuring the two White brothers, singer Philip Bailey and the distinctive horn section, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. The band’s most successful period started with the 1975 album “That’s The Way of The World” and continued through the rest of the decade. Other hits included “Serpentine Fire,” “That’s the Way of the World” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life.”
- Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Tour
Sting & Peter Gabriel have announced their Rock Paper Scissors Tour!
Purchase tickets now at: LiveNation.com.
Date City Venue On Sale Date (Time) June 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am) June 23 Washington, DC Verizon Center Mon. Jan 25 (10am) June 24 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Mon. Feb. 1 (10am) June 26 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion Mon. Jan. 25 (10am) June 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Mon. Jan. 25 (9am) June 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Mon. Jan. 25 (10am) June 30 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Mon. Feb. 1 (10am) July 02 Worcester, MA DCU Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am) July 05 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Mon. Jan. 25 (10am) July 07 Québec, QC Festival d’été de Québec On sale March 2016 July 09 Chicago, IL United Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am) July 10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest Mon. Feb 1 (10am) July 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am) July 14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Mon. Jan. 25 (10am) July 15 Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s Mon. Jan. 25 (10am) July 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Mon. Jan. 25 (10am) July 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am) July 23 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome Mon. Jan. 25 (10am) July 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
- Glenn Frey Passes
The Eagles website has reported the passing of founding member, Glenn Frye:
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of husband, best friend, father, comrade, and Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016. Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
"The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.
Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.
Cindy Frey • Taylor Frey • Deacon Frey • Otis Frey
Don Henley • Joe Walsh • Timothy B. Schmit • Bernie Leadon • Irving Azoff"
Don Henley also issued the following statement:
"He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved. We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry -- and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn't quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. He loved is wife and kids more than anything. We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow. We brought our two-year 'History of the Eagles Tour' to a triumphant close at the end of July and now he is gone. I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."
For Glenn Frey's full bio, visit yahoomusic.com.
- Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards of 2016
The Grammy Recording Academy today announced its 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and Run-D.M.C.; the Trustees Award honorees are John Cage, Fred Foster and Chris Strachwitz; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. A special ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in the spring.
- Behind the Scenes with the JT Project
- Natalie Cole's Cause of Death
NEW YORK (AP) — Natalie Cole's family said the singer's cause of death was idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, which led to heart failure.
Her family said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday that after Cole received a kidney transplant in 2009, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare lung disease that causes shortness of breath, dizziness and sometimes chest pain. Because Cole's case was idiopathic, the exact cause is unknown.
The statement read: "(Cole) responded well to pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific agents over many years, during which she performed many concerts world-wide, but eventually succumbed to intractable right heart failure, an outcome that unfortunately commonly occurs in this progressive disorder."
Cole died last week. She had battled drug problems and hepatitis that forced her to undergo a kidney transplant.
January 7, 2016
- Janet Jackson Recovering From Surgery
Janet Jackson released a statement about postponing her tour due to surgery on her website:
"Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright."
She also released this follow-up video on YouTube confirming that cancer rumors were false: