Alt-rock mainstay Wilco has announced plans to hit the tour trail next spring, confirming a handful of Southern shows. More news: Tweedy , Wilco
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George Harrison, the Bee Gees and Buddy Guy are among a number of artists who will be receiving a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award during the festivities surrounding next year’s Grammy Awards. Beck, Beyonce Nominated for Grammy Album of the Year The Recording Academy will also honor country duo the Louvin Brothers, jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, composer Pierre Boulez and Tejano music accordionist Flaco Jiménez. Along with the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Grammys will also hand out Trustees Awards, which recognize contributions to music in areas other than performance. This year’s recipients are producer Richard Perry, husband-and-wife songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and jazz impresario George Wein
Big Boy Bloater hosts an hour-long documentary for TeamRock Radio which investigates the modern blues scene and looks at its roots.
Corrosion Of Conformity’s reunion with Pepper Keenan will see the band working on “leftover” material from previous album sessions.
Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal says he’s currently putting his solo career ahead of working with Guns N’ Roses.
Anthrax have released a limited edition bourbon whiskey named after one of their hit songs.
It was, by all accounts, a very good year to be Eric Church, Jason Aldean or Luke Bryan. But which of them was the year’s top country artist overall? It depends on which year-end chart statistics you consult. 40 Best Country Albums of 2014 Church, whose The Outsiders garnered four Grammy nominations, had the best-selling album of 2014, according to year-to-date Nielsen Soundscan figures, and the LP was Billboard ‘s Number Four country album of the year (on a chart that’s topped by three 2013 releases).
If you’ve ever seen the Band Perry perform Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls,” you know the sibling trio have a knack for putting a modern — yet respectful — spin on songs that came before their time. They do the same, albeit with a much tamer delivery, with a Glen Campbell classic released 16 years before their eldest, lead singer Kimberly Perry was even born. The country group’s stirring, banjo-rich rendition of “Gentle on My Mind” is featured on the soundtrack to the documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me , and was one of the highlights of both the 2013 Grammys and 2014 CMA Awards.
Stevie Wonder will be the focus of a televised tribute concert that will air one week after the Grammy Awards next year. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute will feature what the Recording Academy has billed as “some of the biggest names in music today” performing songs that the soul legend popularized over the past half a century. 50 Best Albums of 2014 The two-hour show will tape two days after the Grammys in Los Angeles and will air on CBS on Monday, February 16th, from 9 to 11 p.m. EST.
Pink Floyd have released a stream of Surfacing, the second-last track from their final album The Endless River.
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott has revealed the band have restarted studio work on their tenth album.
Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall has shared an experience that he believes is an example of police racism.