Category Archive: Active Rock

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Oct 25

Rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino, dead at 89

Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFats Domino, whose piano-driven R&B hits more than 60 years ago helped define rock and roll, has died in New Orleans.  He was 89. Domino died Wednesday morning, surrounded by family and friends, according to his daughter. Born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, he was nicknamed “Fats” early on in …

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Oct 12

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees

Dick Clark ProductionsBruno Mars has a lot to like this morning.  The “That’s What I Like” singer’s earned a leading eight American Music Awards nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop/Rock and Soul R&B Artist and more.  It’s all on the strength of his 24K Magic album, which also earned nods for favorite …

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May 09

The Grammy Awards will return to New York for their 60th anniversary

Courtesy The Recording AcademyIn 2018, the Grammy Awards will be held in New York City for the first time in 15 years. Normally, the awards show is held in L.A., but since this is the Grammys’ 60th Anniversary, something special was called for.  The show will be broadcast live on both coasts from New York’s …

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Mar 18

Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, dead at 90

Yuri Martianov/Kommersant via Getty ImagesRock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is dead at age 90, according to St. Charles County, Missouri police. No cause of death was given. A post Saturday just before 6:00 p.m. ET on the police department’s Facebook page reads, “St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road …

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Feb 13

Grammys 2017 — the performances

Bruno Mars performs a tribute to Prince; Monty Brinton/CBSAs usual, Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were less about the awards, and more about the performances, as unexpected artists duetted with one another, and artists who perhaps weren’t household names going into the show proved why they were nominated in the first place. Here’s rundown of who …

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Feb 12

Bowie Is Big Early Winner at Grammys; Adele, Drake and Beyonce Also Win During Pre-Ceremony

Courtesy the Recording AcademyThe Grammy Awards telecast hasn’t begun yet, but David Bowie already is a big winner.  The late rock legend has already won four Grammys during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, when awards in 70 categories were given out before the start of the main event at 8 p.m. ET. Bowie’s final album, …

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Jan 27

Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Rush's Lee & Lifeson to Induct Rock Hall Class of 2017

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2017Tickets for the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center on April 7, will go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10 a.m. Eastern time. A release from the Rock Hall notes that Citi cardmembers can get …

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Dec 06

Beyonce Leads 59th Annual Grammy Nominations with 9 Nominations

Parkwood/ColumbiaBeyonce’s Lemonade has turned into Grammy gold. Queen Bey leads the nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards with a total of nine nods, including Album of the Year for Lemonade, plus Record and Song of the Year for her single “Formation.”  Close behind her are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who each have eight, …

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Nov 20

American Music Awards Winners List

Dick Clark ProductionsHere’s the complete list of winners in all categories from Sunday night’s American Music Awards: Artist of the YearAriana Grande Favorite Album – Pop RockJustin Bieber — Purpose Favorite Female Artist – Pop Rock Selena Gomez Favorite Male Artist – Pop Rock Justin Bieber Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary Adele Favorite Duo or …

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