The Grammy Awards created some unexpected pairings and delivered even more surprising interactions. We may not have expected Adele to wave her finger at Chris Brown, but we’re glad she did, and similarly, we never thought Patrick Carney of the Black Keys would be ruminating on the career of Justin Bieber. We do, however, always expect a few new beefs to sprout in the still early days of 2013…
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A lot has changed for Paramore over the last few years, but they’ve emerged stronger and ready to fight. New video for “Now” off their upcoming self-titled album (out April 9) serves to express the emotional state of the band in its current form after a tumultuous and very public lineup change. “Feels like I’m waking from the dead, and everyone’s been waiting on me,” sings Hayley Williams, who walks dangerously close to flying rubble yet remains safe from harm, with hair and makeup both perfectly intact.
This poor guy can’t catch a break. First he’s getting snubbed by the Grammys, and then his supposedly loyal microphone hits him in the head during Saturday Night Live. If you were Justin Bieber, you’d want to run into the open arms of your fans and friendly live stream viewers, too.
All hail Dame Adele–again. For the second straight year, the English songbird stole the show on music’s biggest night. With a fresh Grammy in her hand and etiquette lessons tailor-made for Chris Brown at the ready, Ms. Adkins gets our vote for Grammy MVP on account of looking so gosh darn tickled to be invited AND for being prepared to mediate potential fights before they got a chance to start.
Our You Oughta Know alums The Lumineers may not have won any awards tonight–losing out to Bonnie Raitt in Best Americana Album category and fun. for Best New Artist–but their Grammy moment, as LL Cool J has instructed us to call them, was a very convincing argument as to why they deserved both statues, and then some.
Kelly Clarkson plays no games when it comes to delivering with a live performance, whether it’s her own song or one of the many covers we’ve come to look forward to during her tour. There’s no fake wind blowing through her hair, just honest and consistently impressive vocals that can and will shut down the stage. Read more…
The love the Recording Academy has for Mumford & Sons goes nicely with their massive album sales over the last year. Leading the way with six nominations, out of all of tonight’s performers, the band drew some of the biggest pre-Grammy hype, thanks to the smash success of Babel and the hoards of extended family members emailing you to see if you’ve listened to this Mumford guy and his sons.
Every artist has a different pre-show ritual. While some opt for a quiet night in and gallons of coconut water to look red carpet ready, Skrillex isn’t afraid to mix business with pleasure. The annual Clive Davis party is the place to be come Grammy weekend, but Mr. Moore just revealed he skipped out early Saturday night to catch ex-girlfriend Ellie Goulding‘s L.A. show. Say what?
The night has begun, and we’re kicking off our very special Grammy Night Live with a bang by chatting with some of the show’s most decorated nominees. Mumford & Sons continue their effortless brand of cool tonight by breezing by the red carpet (sunglasses ON, natch) to clear up any threat of drama should Babel go home with Album of the Year.
If you’ve been keeping up with weather reports, those of you on the East Coast will need something to do between now and when the storm clears–and Justin Bieber doesn’t hit Saturday Night Live for another 32 hours. With the impending arrival of Nemo, in all its white and not-so-cuddly glory, we thought it would be appropriate to give a few activities to pass the time. Enter the Ru.