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2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails

January 28th, 2014 10:30am EST
2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails
Another year and another Grammys ceremony has come and passed. As always, there were moments that thrilled while others made me curse under my breath. Luckily, as a music journalist, this guy has learned how to think like the Recording Academy, hence the accuracy of many of my picks this year. Still, even being correct, you have to wonder what the Academy is thinking sometimes. Yes, I’m specifically referencing the fact that Kendrick Lamar was shut out – ridiculous! But here goes nothing examining the awards given.

The Big Four: Record, Album and Song of the Year & Best New Artist

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Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

January 28th, 2014 1:05am EST
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With so many great live performances at Sunday night's 56th Grammy Awards, it's been hard* whittling them all down to the five best. Well, the five best that didn't include any weddings, Broadway adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood meets Harry Potter meets Showgirls, or cut-off performances, that is.

The night was all about mixing the past with the present, and in some cases the past, present and future.

5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton: 2/4 of the original Highwaymen with the legendary Haggard and modern Country giant Shelton wasn't the tightest voc...
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Lose Yourself to Dance – Daft Punk's New Music Video

September 18th, 2013 11:30am EDT
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In a recent interview with MTV News, Nile Rodgers told MTV how their new music video, “Lose Yourself to Dance” came together.

The Daft Punk video came about like this:

‘Hey Nile, what are you doing?’

‘I’m in Europe.’

‘Can you get over here and do a music video?’

‘Sure, OK, cool.’

It was that simple,

Daft Punk gave us a little piece of their video for “Lose Yourself To Dance” before introducing Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers as collaborators at the 2013 Video Music Awards. They released full music video on Monday (September 16).

The first video from the band’s latest album, R...
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Nile Rodgers Plans Another Collaboration With Daft Punk After Discovering Lost Chic Tapes

July 11th, 2013 11:39am EDT
Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers
Producer Nile Rodgers is planning another collaboration with French duo Daft Punk.

Rodgers worked with the electronic dance music (EDM) stars on their track "Get Lucky," off new album "Random Access Memories," and he's set to team up with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter once again and resurrect an unfinished track (or more) by Rodgers' former band Chic, which he discoverd in a lost collection of his things at the Warner Music tape library.

"I found in the Warner tape library some old, unreleased Chic masters that were in boxes that said Chic (on the label) but when you op...
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Nile Rodgers Say He Had 'Upped His Game' With Daft Punk

April 13th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
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Nile Rodgers felt the need to "up his game" with Daft Punk.

The producer experienced a mutual sense of challenge while recording with the French electronic duo on their upcoming album Random Access Memories, especially as they were in New York's iconic Electric Lady Studios, built by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

Speaking to Vice magazine as part of their online Creators Project series, Nile explained: "90 per cent if not higher of all the recordings that I've ever made in my life have been the result of a very impromptu initial meeting that feels so natural and organic that you have to tak...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 19

September 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
http://www.starpulse.com/Supermodels/Silvstedt,_Victoria/
Happy Birthday to "Sky High" actress Danielle Panabaker (1987), Canadian duo Tegan and Sara Quin (1980), Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty (1975), Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt (1974), "Taxi" star Jimmy Fallon (1974), "The King of Queens" actor Victor Williams (1970), "Saturday Night Live" actress Cheri Oteri (1965), country singer Trisha Yearwood (1964), 80s singer Lita Ford (1958), music producer Nile Rodgers (1952), English actress/model Twiggy (1949), "Kingdom of Heaven" actor Jeremy Irons (1948), "Emergency!" actor Randolph Mantooth (1945), Scottish actor David McCallum (1933), singer Br...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 19

September 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
http://www.starpulse.com/Supermodels/Silvstedt,_Victoria/
Happy Birthday to "Sky High" actress Danielle Panabaker (1987), Canadian duo Tegan and Sara Quin (1980), Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt (1974), "Taxi" star Jimmy Fallon (1974), "The King of Queens" actor Victor Williams (1970), "Saturday Night Live" actress Cheri Oteri (1965), country singer Trisha Yearwood (1964), 80s singer Lita Ford (1958), music producer Nile Rodgers (1952), English actress/model Twiggy (1949), "Kingdom of Heaven" actor Jeremy Irons (1948), "Emergency!" actor Randolph Mantooth (1945), Scottish actor David McCallum (1933), singer Brook Benton (1931; d. 1988), "Family G...
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