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BRIT Awards 2014 Winners List

BRIT awardsThe 2014 BRIT Awards took place last night at London’s 02 Arena, and in addition to hosting performances by Katy Perry, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde and Disclosure, the ceremony also gave awards to some of the year’s most popular performers including, David BowieEllie Goulding, Bastille, One Direction, Arctic Monkeys, and yes, even Lorde. Check out the full list of winners below, and let us know who would have had your vote in the comments. Continue reading ‘BRIT Awards 2014 Winners List’

BRIT Awards Tease Performance Lineup

BRIT awardsWhile we’re still coming down from the exhaustion that was last weekend’s Grammy Awards, the BRIT Awards are already boasting a collaboration between Lorde and Disclosure, as well as confirmed performances by Katy Perry, Pharrell, Ellie Goulding, Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, and more. Check out a teaser photo tweeted by the awards ceremony below, and catch the performances Feb. 19 at 8pm. Continue reading ‘BRIT Awards Tease Performance Lineup’

Arcade Fire Cover INXS’ “Devil Inside”

arcade-fireArcade Fire has had a pretty incredible 2014, and it’s only January. I mean, they were nominated for a BRIT Award, are headlining Coachella, and just generally seem to be on top of the world. I still hear “Reflektor” played constantly on indie radio. Plus, they’re currently touring Australia surrounding their time at Big Day Out Festival, so that’s  pretty cool.

Speaking of, last night while at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the band covered INXS‘ “Devil Inside.” You can watch a fan recorded performance, and if you’re in the mood for an Arcade Fire/INXS mashup, you can listen to a new one by the Hood Internet below. Continue reading ‘Arcade Fire Cover INXS’ “Devil Inside”’

U2, Pharrell, Karen O Nominated For Oscars

OscarsLately it feels like all we do is fill you in on the latest awards that your favorite musicians are up for. But you know, that’s not such a bad thing. Between the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards, and People’s Choice Awards, we’ve been seeing some repeat nominees and winners. Take for example U2. They are recent winners of a Golden Globe  for their track “Ordinary Love,” and now they’re up for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category for the same track, which can be heard in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Or how about Grammy nominee Pharrell, who was up for an award for his work on Robin Thicke‘s Blurred Lines, and is now nominated for his songs “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, and “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the movie of the same name? And let’s not forget Karen O whose solo track “The Moon Song” (from Her, and written with director Spike Jonze) faces off with U2 for Best Original Song.

You can check out the full list of nominees below, and let us know in the comments who has your vote.
Continue reading ‘U2, Pharrell, Karen O Nominated For Oscars’

BRIT Awards Nominees: David Bowie, Bastille, Ellie Goulding

BRIT awards‘Tis the season for awards shows! Following the recent announcement of the Grammy Awards nominees, comes the BRIT Awards nominations. Artists up for multiple awards this year include the Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, and newcomers Bastille, who are nominated in four categories, including best British Breakthrough Act, and Album of the Year. The awards will take place at 8pm GMT at London’s 02 Arena, and feature performances by Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars. You can view the full list of nominees below. Continue reading ‘BRIT Awards Nominees: David Bowie, Bastille, Ellie Goulding’

Adele Flips Off BRIT Award Producers for Cutting Her Off

Following her victorious night at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards ceremony, Adele left last night’s BRIT Awards with two more statues under her belt…plus a little something extra.

The singer, who was delivering her acceptance speech for album of the year, was abruptly cut off and escorted off stage by show host James Corden. As a result, she delivered another, much more unpleasant, message to the producers of the show. ITV has since released a statement explaining their actions and apologizing to the singer herself.

“The Brits is a live event,” they say.  ”Unfortunately, the programme was over-running and we had to move on. We would like to apologise to Adele for the interruption.”

The singer has also apologized to anyone who might have been offended by the gesture.

 

Blur to Headline 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony

According to Rolling Stone, British icons Blur are set to be the headliners of this year’s Olympic closing ceremony, which will take place at London’s Hyde Park later this summer. The band, who split up in 2003 and eventually reunited in 2009, says that this performance for the BT London Live shall be even better than their reunion show. What’s more, they shall be receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the BRIT awards tonight.

Other bands scheduled to join Blur at the closing ceremonies are New Order and the Specials, making the event an iconic night for British music.

 

Discourse & Dischord

The Good

Gaga sweeps Brit Awards

Lady Gaga

Looking like Marie Antoinette in a wedding cake, Lady Gaga swept three categories at Tuesday’s Brit Awards, picking up trophies for International Female Solo Artist, International Album and International Breakthrough Act. For her performance, the singer paid an emotional tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, donning the designer’s lobster claw heels for an acoustic version of “Telephone.” Here’s the video.

The Bad

EMI to sell Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road, the album

Abbey Road Studios, a space that gave birth to albums by Pink Floyd, Radiohead and a little band known as the Beatles, may or may not have been put on the market. EMI, who has owned the studio since 1929, has declined to comment on the reported sale.

The Ugly

Mary J. Blige covers “Stairway to Heaven”

Mary J Blige

Forget the bustle in your hedgerow, here’s something more alarming. R&B singer Mary J. Blige, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and guitar legend Steve Vai have joined forces to record a cover of Led Zeppelin’s iconic hit, “Stairway to Heaven.” The superstar group has taken over Studio A at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood … they’ll either emerge with a genius remake, or an abomination that will leave Robert Plant yowling louder than he did on “Immigrant Song.”

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