Arch MUSIC NEWS for 12/5/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
HERE’S AN INCREDIBLE MASH-UP VIDEO OF 2012’s HOTTEST SONGS. Eight minutes well-spent.
Here are the nominations for the annual Grammy Awards ceremony which will take place on February 10th
SONG OF THE YEAR
“The A Team” – Ed Sheeran (songwriter) – Ed Sheeran
“Adorn” – Miguel Pimentel (songwriter) – Miguel
“Call Me Maybe” – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay (songwriters) – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi (songwriters) – Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess (songwriters) – Fun.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys, “El Camino”
Fun., “Some Nights”
Mumford and Sons, “Babel”
Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange”
Jack White, “Blunderbuss”
RECORD OF THE YEAR:
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Fun. featuring Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Frank Ocean, “Thinking About You”
Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Stronger” – Kelly Clarkson
“Ceremonials” – Florence + The Machine
“Some Nights” – Fun
“Overexposed” – Maroon 5
“The Truth About Love” – Pink
BEST NEW ARTIST:
Rod Stewart will be hitting the road next year and will have Steve Winwood to join him on the three-week, nine-date tour, which coincides with plans for Rod’s next release. He’s returning to his roots with the project, which will be his first collection of new, original rock songs since 2001′s “Human.” The disc, which has the tentative title of “Love The Life You Live,” is also expected to hit stores in the spring.
Fleetwood Mac will have some new tunes to add to their sets for next year’s shows. Stevie Nicks tells Billboard.com that the group recorded three songs last month, which they’ll release early next year. She says Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie came up with two of the tracks earlier this year, and the third one is “an old Buckingham Nicks song” that neither she nor Lindsey could “figure out why” it wasn’t included on their 1973 album. Nicks explains that the band “wanted to have something to put out” before they launch their spring tour. She also admits that “since nobody really cares about albums anymore,” they felt they could “come up with two or three great songs and just put them out there” so fans can hear the group’s studio sound today. However, Nicks adds that the new tunes “sound like they’re 30,” and reflect no departure from their previous work.
The late Marvin Gaye‘s son isn’t happy about a proposed biopic about his famous father — for two reasons. Marvin Gaye the Third is upset about the film’s focus and its star, Lenny Kravitz. He’s calling the movie’s producers and directors “shameful,” saying they’re “very wrong” for “trying to do a film about a low period” in the soul legend’s life when they “don’t even know the whole story.” Director Julien Temple is reportedly at the helm for the still-untitled project, which tells the story of the singer’s struggle with addiction and his attempt to restart his career in the early 1980s. Marvin the Third adds that he’s upset Kravitz has apparently agreed to portray his father. He explains that he and Lenny have been friends since they were kids, so he’s hoping the rocker “doesn’t have any idea” that he has such strong objections to the film. Gaye adds that he and other family members have sought the advice of lawyers in an effort to block the movie from going forward.