Showing posts with label GRAMMYS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GRAMMYS. Show all posts

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Stevie Nicks

In advance of the great music and fun taking place at the 59th GRAMMY Awards tonight, Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, surrounded by some of the best and brightest in the music biz. Stevie Nicks along with Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor attended the pre-event. 

 Photo Courtesy Of: Jesse Grant / Wireimage / Henson Consulting

Monday, February 15, 2016


Katy Perry

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attended a pre-Grammys 2016 party together in Los Angeles Saturday night, marking the pair's second outing this weekend as they continue to fuel romance rumors.

Perry, Missy Elliott, Sia, and Greg Kurstin had teamed up with Spotify to co-host the bash, titled The Creators Party.

"They seemed to get along great," a source told E! News exclusively about Perry, 31, and Bloom, 39. "They were not all over each other but shared sweet gestures here and there. Orlando gave Katy her space to mingle and speak to her fiends and people she invited to her event. Katy did include Orlando in conversation at times during the evening."

"It was obvious that they are really, really into each other," the source said. 

Bloom and Perry have not commented.

A day earlier, the two attended Adele's concert in the city, while Perry's on-again, off-again beau John Mayer, 38, was spotted outside the venue with a mystery girl.

Perry and Bloom have been hanging out in recent months and she has even methis and ex Miranda Kerr's son, Flynn. The pop star and Mayer were last seen together just before New Year's. The celebs have not commented on their love lives.

At The Creators Party, Perry walked the red carpet while Bloom opted to stay out of the spotlight. The two were photographed just outside the venue, the Cicada restaurant and nightclub.

The singer channeled Kim Kardashian, sporting two braids, a style the 35-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has adopted in recent months as she lets her hair grow. She recently debuted a new blonde look.

Perry also channeled Xena: Warrior Princess with a strapless, semi-sheer, black, gold jeweled Dolce & Gabbanacorset that resembles a breastplate, paired with high-waisted black Dolce & Gabbana pants, Christian Louboutin black mesh pointed pumps, a black Nina Ricci chiffon neck tie with a cross and a Dolce & Gabbana black clutch with gold embellishments.

The Creators Party honored artists, producers and songwriters. Sia was one of the performers, while other attendees included Fergie,Rita Ora and Miguel.

Monday, February 09, 2015



Story By: G. H. HARDING

HATERS GOT TO HATE --- I think this was a pretty good Grammy event (though somewhat more somber than usual), but just what the heck was Madonna shooting for with a performance that had its moments but looked like something we’ve seen from her too many times before.

“Living For Love” was the new song, which, quite frankly, is no “Vogue.” Instantly forgettable. It was a weird frustrating moment as I kept waiting for the song to bust wide open …. and, it just never did. She looked pretty good, adorned in some sort of matador-inspired outfit, but, she’s done it before and used to do I so much better than anyone.

For me, the highlight was seeing rock-god Jeff Lynne with his newly re-fitted ELO-outfit (he played two concerts in Hyde Park last year, apparently re-igniting his interest in ELO) and, he was superb.

"Evil Woman,” and “Mr. Blue Sky” were performed (with Ed Sheeran) and spot-on excellent. Note to the kids: This is what real music is all about.

Interestingly enough, Meghan Trainor, whose “All About That Bass” was much talked about earlier this year, went home not winning, as did Hozier, aka Andrew Hozier-Byrne. Wonder-boy Sam Smith went home with 4 awards; although I am truly getting a bit tired of hearing “Stay With Me.”

Of course, no Grammy show would be complete without some sort of mention about Kanye West. Here, as Beck received album of the year, which was a complete surprise to this writer and most of the crowd, Kanye attempted to take the stage, but once he almost reached it, turned around.

What an idiot. I don’t get Kanye. I never have and hope I never do. His wife look shocked as the camera turned right to her. But, no doubt, the moment will be chronicled on Kim’s reality show, but really, what an embarrassing moment, which, I guess he’s used to by now.

Annie Lennox also killed with Hozier singing his “Take Me to Church.” Annie is the quintessential female vocalist; why she has never been a bigger star is amazing to me.

Also, two other well deserved awards: Best Country Song: "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" - written by Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond; and, 20 Feet from Stardom, Best Music Film.

I don’t know if it was one of the best ever Grammy-shows – one seems to watch them and forget about them the very next day - but, I enjoyed it.

ROSIE’S VIEW DOWN --- So, Rosie O’Donnell is a goner again from The View. This time’s she owing her decision to doctor’s orders. Also, head-producer Brian Balthazar, who shepherded the Kathie Lee & Hoda opus on NBC to a success, is also out. And, Whoopi’s contract is almost up.

Whatever, the show’s a mess. Rumors abounded last Friday that Joy Behar would return, but I fear the show’s a goner too. The one wild card, I believe, is Barbara Walters. Her return could spur a whole new audience,.

One think I've learned about Ms. Walters is never, ever count her out.

SHINE ON FRANK --- We attended a very special rehearsal last week for singer Frank Shiner; who’ll be appearing at Steve Walter’s Cutting Room on Saturday, March 21. Frank and his band ran through the 12 tracks on his debut album, The Real Me.

A total delight, Frank’s latest single, the title of the album, has been the top AC radio add for the past three weeks. Produced by the extraordinary Gary Katz (Steely Dan), it’s a sonic joy from start to finish.

Frank’s take on Tom Waits’ “Temptation” and Paul Simon’s “Nobody” are joyous. Check him out at the Cutting Room:

CLOSING NOTES --- One of the best ideas we've heard in far too long is the pending decision to bring back, in a limited run, NBC’s Law & Order. In fact, we've already learned from our exclusive sources that Chris Noth and Sam Waterson have already been approached. I think this is a brilliant idea as I'm still watching, along with millions of others, the repeats on the myriad of stations they show is on. Face it, L&O was a blast from start to finish. Dick Wolff is not known for being an amiable fellow, but even this news must bring bluster to his already very-rich ears. I'm not a fan of his Chicago Fire-series, but what the hell, I am a L&O devotee …

Finally caught The Imitation Game over the weekend and adored it. Benedict Cumberbatch is totally captivating; even at times reminding me of his BBC-Sherlock character. Terrific story (and, true) and the acting is off the charts. Everything I've heard it was true. Loved it ...

Who would have believed that the first true-blue media catastrophe of 2015 would have been Brian Williams? I watch him as often as I can and even had a really good conversation with him at a Monkees-concert, of all places, back at The Beacon Theatre. The only thing that bothered me a bit even then, was the fact that he seemed to have liked the sound of his voice a bit too much. As a friend said to me over the weekend: He had to be the hero. Sad story all around.

Thursday, December 02, 2010



Katy Perry

L.L. Cool J

Hayley Williams

Miranda Lambert


Cee Lo


Bruno Mars

Craig Ferguson

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder along with Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Monica, L.L. Cool J, Hayley Williams, Miranda Lambert, Craig Ferguson and many more stars attended The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations Concert held at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, California last night.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Monday, February 01, 2010



Roberta Armani

Robert Cray


Carlos Santana With Son

Miranda Lambert

Mayra Veronica

Melody Thornton

Linkin Park

Marisa Miller

Larry Platt

Lady Antebellum

Kaley Cuoco

Jason Mraz

Green Day

Erin Lucas

Dave Matthews Band

Elvis Costello

Alice In Chains


Adrienne Lau

Zac Brown Band

Wierd Al Yankovic

The Situation

Quentin Tarantino With Tia Carrere

Jonas Brothers

Travis Barker With Son

Ricky Martin

Toni Braxton

Barbara Bach With Ringo Starr

Phoebe Price

LL Cool J

Lea Michele

Kevin And Danielle Jonas

Kenny G With Son

Kathy Griffin

Justin Bieber

Jennifer Nettles

Jeff Bridges With Wife

Harry Connick Jr

Carrie Underwood And Fiance Mike Fisher

Adam Lambert


Heidi Klum With Hubby Seal

Nicole Kidman

Mary J. Blige

Kristen Bell


Katy Perry


Aaron Carter

Colbie Caillat

Black Eyed Peas



Miley And Tish Cyrus

Taylor Swift


Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga along with Taylor Swift, MileyAnd Tish Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Harry Connick Jr, Pink, Adam Lambert, Heidi Klum With Hubby Seal, Nicole Kidman, Jeff Bridges, Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Kristen Bell, Aaron Carter, Colbie Caillat, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna Beyonce, and many more stars attended at the 52nd Grammy Awards Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.


Album Of The Year: "Fearless" - Taylor Swift

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Halo"- Beyoncé

Song of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyonc— Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyonc—)

Best Solo Rock Performance: “Working on a Dream” — Bruce Springsteen

Record of the Year: “Use Somebody” — Kings of Leon

Best Country Album: Fearless — Taylor Swift

Best Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown — Green Day

Best Hard Rock Performance: “War Machine” — AC/DC

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

Best Dance Recording: “Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Use Somebody” — Kings of Leon

Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band

Best Electronic/Dance Album: The Fame — Lady Gaga

Best Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix — Phoenix

Best Contemporary R&B Album: I Am… Sasha Fierce — Beyoncé

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” — Beyoncé

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

Best Rock Song: “Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

Best Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: “Pretty Wings” — Maxwell

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “At Last” — Beyoncé

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: “A Day in the Life” — Jeff Beck

Best Urban/Alternative Performance: “Pearls” — India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore

Best R&B Song: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)

Best Rap Solo Performance: “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” — Jay-Z

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: “Crack a Bottle” — Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

Best Rap Song: “Run This Town” — Jeff Bhasker, Shawn Carter, Robyn Fenty, Kanye West & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)

Best Rap Album: Relapse — Eminem

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Make It Mine” — Jason Mraz

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Lucky” — Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Best Female Country Vocal Performance: “White Horse” — Taylor Swift

Best Male Country Vocal Performance: “Sweet Thing” — Keith Urban

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden — Michael Bublé

Best Metal Performance: “Dissident Aggressor” — Judas Priest

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “I Run to You” — Lady Antebellum

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: “I Told You So” — Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis

Best Country Song: “White Horse” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best Americana Album: Electric Dirt — Levon Helm

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free — The Derek Trucks Band

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire — Various Artists, A.R. Rahman, producer

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: “Jai Ho” (From Slumdog Millionaire) — Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)

Best Recording Package: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today — Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972) — Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)

Best Short Form Music Video: “Boom Boom Pow” — The Black Eyed Peas

Best Long Form Music Video: “The Beatles Love – All Together Now” — (Various Artists)

Best Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All! — Stephen Colbert

Photos By: RD / Kirkland / Retna Digital