Grammy Nominations Announced; Foo Fighters, Metallica, Portugal. The Man, QOTSA, Bob Dylan Among Nominees

Grammy Nominations Announced; Foo Fighters, Metallica, Portugal. The Man, QOTSA, Bob Dylan Among Nominees

The official list of Grammy nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were unveiled on Tuesday, and several heavy hitters in the rock and roll realm are recognized. So, too, is a prevalence of hip-hop, as evidenced most strongly by the nominees for Album of the Year: Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Jay-Z – […]

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Chelsea Williams knows how to work a crowd. Williams honed her craft as a singer-songwriter busking around Los Angeles for the past decade, a regular at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Playing acoustic guitar, Williams performs a mix of Americana and indie-folk tunes as she competes with breakdancers, drummers, magicians and clowns for attention – […]

Watch Bob Dylan Cover ‘Learning to Fly’ in Honor of Tom Petty at a Tour Stop in Colorado

Watch Bob Dylan Cover ‘Learning to Fly’ in Honor of Tom Petty at a Tour Stop in Colorado

Over the weekend, Bob Dylan‘s ongoing tour rolled through Colorado. Dylan used the opportunity to pay tribute to Tom Petty — his friend, colleague and band mate in the Traveling Wilburys who passed away earlier this month at 66. At Saturday night’s show at the 1st Bank Center, Dylan and his band covered “Learning to Fly” […]

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

The former Byrd and Burrito Brother delivers an instant classic, with help from his famous friends “Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis congratulated him on the success of the album he’d […]

Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

New Music Friday: Joan Osborne’s ‘Songs of Bob Dylan’ Tribute Album Now Available — Stream

New Music Friday: Joan Osborne’s ‘Songs of Bob Dylan’ Tribute Album Now Available — Stream

For Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Joan Osborne, few music figures as as important and influential as Bob Dylan — so it’s no surprise, then, that she recorded an entire album of Dylan songs as a tribute to the enduring legend. Titled Songs of Bob Dylan, the album is out today and features 13 recordings from Osborne and […]

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

According to Merriam-Webster, one of the definitions of a “magpie” refers to one who collects indiscriminately. In the case of The Magpie Salute, a new 10-piece outfit drawing together three key members of The Black Crowes—Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien—the groups collects its source material from a myriad of influences to create an expansive […]

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