This Week In History: Beatles Take Control; The Boss' Big Debut; Farewell to the 'King of Reggae'; 'The Chairman' Retires; Dionne Gets PinchedThis week we go back to the '60s as The Beatles take control of the music charts; the '70s when 'The Boss' makes his big debut; the '80s where we say farewell to the 'King of Reggae'; the '90s as the 'Chairman of the Board' takes his final bow; and back to 2002 when, on her way to San Jose, Dionne Warwick gets pinched!
Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley Highlight Jackson Browne Tribute AlbumSome of Browne's peers (Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley) contribute to the album, as do "younger" artists (Ben Harper, the Indigo Girls, Joan Osborne, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek).
The Rolling Stones' Guest Stars On '50 & Counting' Tour: A Fight To The DeathSome guests took the stage like honorary Stones (Taj Mahal, Aaron Neville) while others appeared with the graciousness and fear of a rookie at bat (“best moment ever!” said Taylor Swift).
Love Hurts AND Stinks: A Classic Valentine's Day PlaylistFor the single folks in the room, Valentine's Day is just cruel. An entire day that rubs in the fact that you're alone? No thank you. Take the mushy stuff elsewhere, this is not a playlist celebrating the wonder of love, of two people connecting on the most intimate level. More often than not, all that goes horribly wrong. Luckily, it's inspired some enduring songs to help us commiserate the fact that love both hurts and sucks. Behold.
"I Have Enough, Thank You Though!" Bonnie Raitt Takes 10th GRAMMYBonnie Raitt had nine GRAMMYS before tonight's ceremony, and just won her tenth - and first since 1996 - taking the Best Americana Album, in a very strong category. She won against her all-male and all-contemporary competition of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and the Avett Brothers). She saluted her fellow nominees in the category.
Don Was On Bonnie Raitt's 4 Wins At The 1990 GRAMMYS: "It Was Really Intense"Don Was told Radio.com that his greatest GRAMMY night was on February 21, 1990, the year Bonnie Raitt took home an armful of awards for her triumphant comeback album, Nick Of Time.
Bruce Springsteen Nabs Three GRAMMY Nominations; "Springsteen" Gets Two MoreBruce Springsteen nabbed three GRAMMY nominations Wednesday night, and the song that bears his name got two more. Meanwhile, "Springsteen" -- the song by country singer Eric Church that name drops several Bruce classics -- was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.
GRAMMY Predictions: Which Legends Will Be Nominated Tonight?Tonight, at 10 p.m. ET, CBS will broadcast the GRAMMY nomination special. The past year has been a great one for legendary artists putting out albums that hold up to their legacies. Here, we predict which ones will get nods in the big categories.
Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, Buddy Guy Celebrated At 35th Annual Kennedy Center HonorsClearly, it was a departure for the Kennedy Center Honors. Now in it's 35th year, the ceremony started out by paying tribute to cultural icons like Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams. In recent years, rock has been represented more and more at this prestigious event, with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen all collecting the Kennedy Center medallion. But past ceremonies probably never got as loud as this year's.
Santana, Willie Nelson Debut In Top 20 On Album ChartAmerican Idol runner-up Adam Lambert makes a chart feat this week as the first openly gay artist to score a No. 1 album with his Trespassing, with fellow Idol alum Carrie Underwood, Adele, Tenacious D and Norah Jones rounding out the top five. But further down the line, a few classic artists make high debuts this week on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Lionel Richie Holds Down No. 1 Spot on Album Chart For Second Week
New Releases: Bonnie Rait's "Slipstream," Carole King & Fleetwood Mac Books