2014 Warped Tour Bands Reveal

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UPDATE (02/12/14): This week, six bands were added to the Warped Tour line-up. Like reported earlier in the day, Yellowcard have been confirmed to be joining this year’s line-up as well as The Story This Far, We Are The In Crowd, Born Of Osiris, Echosmith, and Beebs And Her Money Makers.

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The Vans Warped Tour has now gotten into the groove of revealing the bands that will be playing at the annual traveling festival on their Fuse show, Warped Roadies. Last year, was the first time that they attempted this type of reveal and it seems to have been a hit.

Since late last year, the show has been releasing the names of those that will be taking the stage at this year’s tour five at a time at the end of a new episode. The full list of the artists, up to this week’s episode, can be seen below.

2014 VANS WARPED TOUR LINE-UP

  • Motionless In White
  • The Word Alive
  • This Wild Life
  • Real Friends
  • Courage My Love
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Terror
  • I Fight Dragons
  • A Lot Like Birds
  • Less Than Jake
  • To The Wind
  • Secrets
  • MC Chris
  • Bad Rabbits
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Crown the Empire
  • The Maine
  • Volumes
  • State Champs
  • Enter Shikari (7/9-8/3)
  • Cute Is What We Aim For
  • Issues
  • Survive This
  • Anberlin (6/14-7/6, 7/16-8/3)
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Color Morale
  • The Ready Set
  • Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
  • NiT GriT
  • Saves The Day
  • A Skylit Drive
  • The Ghost Inside
  • I The Mighty
  • Beartooth
  • Mayday Parade
  • Attila
  • The Protomen
  • Tear Out The Heart
  • Plague Vendor
  • For Today
  • Stray From The Path
  • Mixtapes
  • Air Dubai
  • Teenage Bottlerocket

Grammy Performers List Released

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The Grammys have finally given viewers what they have been waiting for; a list of performers for the award show.

Last month, it was announced that Daft Punk would be taking the stage at the Grammys to perform and today, it was officially confirmed that they would be taking the stage with a number of guests including Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, Paul Jackson Jr.,and the Random Access Memories session players.

Lorde, one of 2013’s biggest breakouts will also be taking the stage to perform. The New Zealand singer was nominated for a total of four award including both Song of the Year and Record of the Year for her hit song, “Royals” as well as Best Pop Vocal Album for her album, Pure Heroine.

Katy Perry is another radio mainstay with the power to garner two nominations at this year’s event and sing (hopefully) during the live show. Her empowering anthem, “Roar” was nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

And while his song might be one of the most controversial song of 2013, it didn’t stop if from being the biggest song of the year. Robin Thicke and his “Blurred Lines” will also be taking the stage at the show. The song may have earned him “Sexist of the Year” by a British organization, but it didn’t stop him from earning three Grammy nominations for it.

But while the list includes some of the biggest names in pop music at this moment, one of the biggest shocks was the addition of metal gods, Metallica. Metallica will be taking the stage for the first time in 23 years. Their Metallica Through the Never (Music From the Motion Picture) soundtrack has been nominated for Best Recording Package. That means if they win, the actual band wouldn’t win; the award would go to the art directors.

Impressive, a little bit of everything for those with different tastes. The Grammys air live on Sunday, January 26 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.

Surprise Performers Confirmed for the Grammys

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The Grammys have revealed some of the performers that will be taking the stage at the annual music award show, but the biggest surprise on the list comes courtesy of some French DJs who like to wear helmets.

Can you guess who it is?

Well, we aren’t going to give you enough time to guess because the biggest shock on the list is that Daft Punk will be taking the stage to perform. This will be the first time in six years that the electronic duo will be performing on live television; the last time they performed on the show was in 2008 with Kanye West.

Since the release of Random Access Memories, the duo really haven’t done any public performance even though they did appear briefly on stage during the MTV Video Music Awards, but it was just to promote their newest single “Lose Yourself to Dance.” The Recording Academy is billing Daft Punk’s appearance as an “exclusive” one, so who knows, maybe it is. 

Also confirmed to take the stage is Kendrick Lamar who is nominated for seven awards including “Album of the Year” for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, “New Artist” as well as “Best Rap Performance” for “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Imagine Dragons who are fresh from performing a killer mash-up of their songs on the American Music Awards will once again be hitting the stage for the Grammys where they are nominated for two awards one of which is “Record of the Year.”

Grammy veteran P!nk will also appear on the award show to perform what we assume is her Grammy-nominated song, “Just Give Me a Reason” with fun. frontman, Nate Ruess.

There will also be a special Grammy Moment performance by country artists Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton. The performance has been described as a tribute to the Texas and Oklahoma roots of the artists.

LL Cool J will once again be returning for hosting duties during the live broadcast of the show which will take place on January 26, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. CBS will be airing the event live starting at 8 p.m. EST.

First Two Performers for Brit Awards Revealed

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The Brit Awards, one of Britain’s top music industry awards, doesn’t peahen until February 2014, but they have already announced two of the performers that will be taking the stage during the show.

Katy Perry and Sheffield’s own Arctic Monkeys have already been confirmed for the bill. For fans of the Arctic Monkeys this might come as a surprise because the band have not had a good relationship with the awards show in the past.

In 2006, they refused to attend even though they did proceed to win “Breakthrough Act.” In 2007, the band sent in a mocking video message with the members of the band dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz. In 2008, they did attend the award ceremony to accept their award in person, but dressed as country squires and made a really drunk “acceptance speech” even though they were given the award by Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellan; the video can be seen here.

Media outlets are reporting that the band have finally come to peace with the awards show after they came to terms with the fact that they have become one of the U.K.’s biggest band; you really can’t get bigger than headlining Glastonbury Festival or performing at the opening ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics last year.

As for Katy Perry, the American pop star said, It’s an honor to play at such a prestigious event where musicality shines at its brightest.”

While those in the United States might not privy to see the show since it is a British-based award show, those in the U.K. will be able to watch the show on ITV. Taking hosting duties once again will be Tony-award winning actor turned presenter and writer, James Corden. The organizers for the event have also reveal that this will be Corden’s fifth and last time taking over the hosting duties.

More American Music Award Performers Announced

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The American Music Awards are scheduled to happen in less than two weeks, and now they have added a number of new artists to the already announced line up for performers. Previously, they had confirmed that Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, One Direction, Luke Bryan and Kendrick Lamar would be performing at the show and now we can add-on Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and TLC.

Jennifer Lopez will take the stage to perform a tribute to late Cuban singer and music legend, Celia Cruz while Katy Perry will open the live show with her current single from her new album, “Unconditionally.” As for TLC, they are riding on the coattails of the recently release autobiography about their life and career. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas will take the stage with a special guest; we’re feeling it might be Keke Palmer of Lil’ Mama who were in the autobiography.

The AMAs are one of the first award shows of the season and one of the only ones that allows the fans to choose who will go home as winners. Nominees for this year’s event include Macklemore and Ryan Lewis who are leading the path with six nominations for “Thrift Shop,” Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift are tied with five nominations while Rihanna, Robin Thicke and Florida Georgia Line lag behind with four.

This year also marks the first year that fans could vote on Twitter.

The event will be hosted by Pitbull and will take place at the Nokia Theater in L.A. on Sunday, November 24, starting at 8 P.M. EST; the show will air live on ABC.

Grammy Nominations Concert to be Held in December

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The Grammy’s have announced that they will be holding the Grammy’s Nomination Concert Live on December 6, where all the nominees for the yearly award show will be revealed.

Last year, the concert special had been held in Nashville, but this year, the association have chosen to go back home to Los Angeles for the revealing of the nominees. The hour-long CBS concert special will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. live on Friday, December 6 at 10 p.m. EST.

Kind of a bad timing for those that like to actually go out Friday nights, but we guess that’s why TiVo and DVR were created.

Not only will the nominees be announced, but like the titled states, there will be some artists hitting the stage during the broadcast. Now, who will actually be gracing the stage to perform and present is still unknown, but that information should be coming our way sometime soon, at least according to the press released issued by the academy earlier today.

Last year, the concert was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The show was hosted by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J while performers for the evening included Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, fun. and Hunter Hayes.

As for the actual Grammy Awards, it will be broadcast live on CBS on January 26, 2013 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Kanye West to Return to Video Music Awards

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I’mma let you finish but it looks like MTV has once again asked Kanye West to appear at this year’s Video Music Awards. The rapper, who is famously known as interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance for “Best Female Video” at the 2009 VMA’s will be returning to the stage of the crime when the channel’s yearly music video appreciation award airs.

MTV made the announcement on the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon and shared the news through MTV’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. The rapper is reportedly going to perform “Black Skinhead” from his new album Yeezus on the show. For those not counting, this will be West’s seventh time taking the stage at the award ceremony, tying Madonna’s current record.

In honor of his performance on the show, MTV will be play an hour-long block of West’s videos and performances on MTV Hits and MTV Jams from 4-5pm ET/PT.

Previously, MTV announced that they would be doing the same thing when it was revealed that Lady Gaga will be making her triumphant return to her Little Monster during the live broadcast following her hip surgery which kept her away from the stage for a while. Gaga, on the other hand, will be debuting her first single off  her new album which was revealed to be titled, “Applause.”

As for West, since his infamous moment at the VMA’s in 2009, he came back to perform a beautifully staged rendition of “Runaway” from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010 and in 2011, he and Jay-Z took the stage to perform their joint Watch the Throne track, “Otis.”

The 2013 ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 25th and will air live on the network from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. MTV is set to announce more performers and presenters for the award ceremony within the next couple of weeks since the show is slated to go on in less than three weeks.

Riot Fest Daily Schedule Released

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Making the trip to Chicago in September just in time for Riot Fest? Want to know exactly when the bands you are looking forward tot he most will be hitting the stage?

Well, look no further.

Earlier today, Riot Fest organizers released the schedule and line-up for each day of the festival just for fans to know when a specific band will be performing. Just a few weeks back, the organizers revealed that  performers such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Andrew W.K. and the Pixies had been added to the already jammed packed line-up for the newly revived festival.

For now, check out the official daily breakdown (minus performance times because, you know, that’s part of the surprise) as well as the newly revised poster below:

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RIOT FEST SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Fall Out Boy
Sublime with Rome
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Bad Religion
Atmosphere
Yellowcard
Screeching Weasel
Andrew W.K.
GWAR
Hatebreed
Smoking Popes
Dessa Saul Williams
The Flatliners
Masked Intruder
Twin Peaks
Flatfoot 56
Off With Their Heads
Radkey
The Interrupters
New Beat Fund
Pet Symmetry

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Blink-182
Violent Femmes
Rancid
Blondie
Public Enemy
Flag
Guided By Voices
Taking Back Sunday
Dinosaur Jr.
X
DeVotchka
Pennywise
Best Coast
The Lawrence Arms
Glassjaw
The Devil Wears Prada
The Selecter
T.S.O.L.
Stars
Say Anything
The Wonder Years
The Dear Hunter
Surfer Blood
Empires
Mephiskapheles
Kitten
Nativ

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
The Replacements
Pixies
AFI
Brand New
All Time Low
Pierce the Veil
Rocket From The Crypt
The Dismemberment Plan
The Broadways
Against Me!
Bob Mould
The Lillingtons
Suicidal Tendencies
Quicksand
Bad Books
Mission of Burma
Saves the Day
Bayside
Peter Hook & The Light
Reggie and the Full Effect
Maps & Atlases
Chuck Ragan
Memphis May Fire
Peelander-Z
Touche Amore
Deal’s Gone Bad
White Mystery
Direct Hit!
Hostage Calm

Riot Fest will take place September 13-15 at Chicago’s Humboldt Park, so if you have tickets already then maybe you should start thinking about getting them soon; three-day passes and some single day passes have already sold out.