Archive for December 21st, 2011

Allman Brothers, Diana Ross to Get Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 21st, 2011
The Allman Brothers Band and Diana Ross will lead the next class of Special Merit Awards recipients at the Grammys The Allmans Ross Glen Campbell country music great George Jones Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim the late soul poet Gil Scott-Heron and the Memphis Horns are all set to receive...

‘X Factor’ Duet Partners Revealed: Alanis Morissette, R. Kelly, Avril Lavigne

December 21st, 2011
The X Factor's judges promised "superstar duets" during their Monday press conference and they have delivered This afternoon the show revealed this evening's lineup of guests who will sing with the final three contestants Hip-hop crooner Chris Rene will perform with Avril Lavigne rock favorite Josh Krajcik will be paired...

Songwriter, Percussionist Ralph MacDonald Dies

December 21st, 2011
Ralph MacDonald a highly regarded session musician and songwriter who co-wrote hits including "Where Is the Love?" and "Just the Two of Us" died on Sunday of lung cancer in Stamford Connecticut He was 67 Born in New York City to a musical father from Trinidad MacDonald learned to play...

On the Charts: Michael Buble Gets a Boost From ‘Saturday Night Live’

December 21st, 2011
WINNER OF THE WEEK Saturday Night Live Could it be that the late-night show legendary for helping to transform acts from Nirvana to Public Enemy into superstars is getting its sales-making power back? Michael Bublé performed on the show last week and his Christmas album sold another 448000 copies this...

Nikki Sixx: Vegas Residency Is Start of Biggest Years Of Crue’s Career

December 21st, 2011
Mötley Crüe's much ballyhooed Vegas residency this coming February only lasts three weeks but bassist Nikki Sixx tells Rolling Stone it's just the start of what will be a crazy schedule for the band "This is the beginning of what will be the biggest probably four to five years of the...