November 2012

November 2012 News

The Who, Hunter Hayes Added to Grammys Nomination Show

The list for next week’s The Grammys Nominations Live—Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night continues to grow. The Who, Hunter Hayes, Dierks Bentley, and The Band Perry have all been added.

The Who will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Bentley and The Band Perry will perform a tribute for Johnny Cash.

They join Fun., Ne-Yo, Maroon 5, and Luke Bryan as performers. The December 5th show will be co-hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift. It airs live at 10 PM ET on CBS.


Metallica Starts Own Record Label

Veteran rock band Metallica has started their own record label, Blackened Recordings. In a provision from their deal with Warner Bros., the band owns their entire catalog of master recordings that includes both music and videos.

The new record label ends their 28 year relationship with Warner Bros. 

Howard Rosen Promotion Artists in Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update

Howard Rosen Promotion ( has several artists in the November 29, 2012 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for Uncharted Shores, Eric Dill, Cole Armour, and Honor Society in this issue.

Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder, & Dave Grohl added to 12.12.12

Though Jon Bon Jovi was already scheduled to be part of the 12.12.12 concert, he will now be joined by his bandmates to perform. Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder have also been added to the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. The Rolling Stones are rumored to make an appearance since they will be performing at Madison Square Garden three days later.

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 3.

For more on the concert, go here.


Grohl to Host Sirius XM Show

Dave Grohl will begin a radio show “Dave Grohl Presents Sound City” on November 29. The show will air weekly at 4:00 PM ET on Sirius XM’s Classic Vinyl station.

Each show, Grohl will focus on a particular era starting with 1970-75. Artists to be covered include Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Santana, Tom Petty, Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Nirvana.

The final show will air January 24th and will include a discussion on the making of Grohl’s Sound City documentary.


Black Keys Settle Lawsuits

Back in June, the Black Keys file copyright infringement lawsuits against Home Depot and Pizza Hut. The band claimed misuse of both “Lonely Boy” and “Gold on the Ceiling”. Both companies said they did not copy the songs.

Earlier this month, Home Depot and the Black Keys settled. The band’s lawyer told a judge that they had reached an agreement with Pizza Hut.

No further details have been given. 

Back To Black Friday” This Friday

The third annual Record Store Day “Back To Black Friday” is happening at record stores across America on Friday.

Among the records that will be available is music from The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, The Lumineers, Dr. Dog, Incubus, M83, and Nirvana. One special record is a split 7” of both Leonard Cohen’s and Jeff Buckley’s versions of “Hallelujah”.

For more, click here.


Jack White To Open Novelties Lounge

To coincide with “Back to Black Friday”, Jack White has announced a new section of the Third Man Records record store. The Novelties Lounge will have such things as color photo booth, a Mold-A-Rama (to make miniature guitars) and a Scoptione 16 mm film jukebox.

Watch this video for a sneak peak.


BAD25 Premieres on Thanksgiving

Spike Lee’s documentary, BAD25, premieres this Thanksgiving. Lee takes a look at the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s record and tour Bad.

The special airs at 9:30 PM on ABC.

Gaslight Anthem Releases Song In Tribute to Jersey

New Jersey band Gaslight Anthem pays homage to their home state in their new video. “National Anthem” is an acoustic track set to images from the devastation of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.

The band has teamed up with Punk Cares to raise money for RebuildRecover and Architecture for Humanity. The band’s merchandise is for sale on the website with proceeds going to the organization.


World Hunger Campaign to Benefit Sandy Victims

Yoko Ono’s Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign is donating a portion of it’s proceeds to Hurricane Sandy victims.

This is the campaign’s fifth year and it focuses on combating childhood hunger and poverty. Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels was this year’s celebrity ambassador. Ono and D.M.C. met with Hurricane Sandy victims and members of Added Value, whose community farm was destroyed.

For more, go here.


Dave Grohl To Be SXSW Keynote Speaker

It has been announced that Dave Grohl will be the keynote speaker at SXSW in March. The keynote will be held on March 14 at the Austin Convention Center.

Last year’s speaker was Bruce Springsteen. 

Springsteen, McCartney, The Who to Perform at Sandy Benefit

A few days ago, it was announced that Clear Channel was putting on a benefit for Hurricane Sandy relief. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, The Who, Billy Joel, Kanye West, Jon Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, and Roger Waters have all been confirmed as performers.

The concert is called “12.12.12” and will take place at Madison Square Garden. Proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund.


Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors Join Occupy Sandy Benefit

Vampire Weekend and members of Dirty Projectors are among artists performing at Occupy Sandy Benefit.

The concert takes places November 17 at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights. Tickets are available for a suggested price of at least $30.

For more, go here.

Ne-Yo and Fun. Added to Grammys Live Concert

Ne-Yo and Fun. have been added to the lineup for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!–Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night. They join Maroon 5 and Luke Bryan as performers on the special hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift.

The special airs live from Nashville on December 5. It will begin at 10 PM ET on CBS.

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Gavin DeGraw StageIt Show for Sandy

On November 15, Gavin DeGraw will be performing a concert via StageIt. The concert will take place at 5:30 PM ET/2:30 PT and last for 30 minutes. It is pay what you can to view the performance. All proceeds will go to benefit The Red Cross.

You can purchase your tickets on StageIt’s website.


Dave Matthews Tour Opener Now Jersey Benefit

Dave Matthews Band is kicking off their tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The November 30th show takes place at the IZOD Center. All ticket proceeds and merchandise sales will go to Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund. The band is pledging to raise $1 million.

Clear Channel to Hold Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Clear Channel, along with The Weinstein Company and The Madison Square Garden Company, are holding a concert benefiting Hurricane Sandy victims on December 12 (12/12/12). A Concert for Sandy Relief will raise funds for relief efforts to provide assistance and will be held at Madison Square Garden. The funds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

No artists have been announced at this time.


Artists Join Sandy Relief in Jersey

The Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem, Nicole Atkins, and Mick Fleetwood have all teamed up with Move for Hunger’s RebuildRecover for Hurricane Sandy relief in New Jersey.

RebuildRecover is a nonprofit organization that works with communities to provide resources and volunteers. They are based in Red Bank, NJ.

All of the musicians involved have recorded PSAs for the organization.

Watch Seth Avett’s PSA

The Script Headlines Long Island Benefit

The Script has been revealed as the headliner for Strong Island Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert. The concert will take place November 8 at 8 pm.

Originally scheduled to perform at The Paramount on December 5th, the band rescheduled it’s show to take place tomorrow night. Other artists will be announced. Radio stations WBLI,WPLJ, KJOY, WALK, WRCN, and Party 105 are promoting the event.

All proceeds will go to The Long Island Red Cross.

New Whitney Houston Track Released

“Never Give Up” is the new song from the late Whitney Houston. The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Cox.

It is one of two new tracks on her new greatest hits album “I Will Always Love You-The Best of Whitney Houston”. The album will be out on November 13.

Idris Elba Directs and Stars in Mumford & Sons Video

British actor Idris Elba, who was in Prometheus and The Wire, directed Mumford & Sons “Lover of the Light”. He also stars as a blind man in the video.

Watch it now.

Hurricane Sandy Telethon Raises $23 Million

Last Friday’s star studded “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” telethon raised $23 million. The funds will go to the relief efforts of the Red Cross.

Red Cross’ chief marketing officer, Peggy Dyer said “Our preliminary results of nearly $23 million raised are an extraordinary example of how the American people pull together in times of disaster. Their generous donations will go directly to those in need, and we urge the public to continue to give. We also thank the dedicated and talented team at NBCUniversal for the millions of people they have helped through this telethon.”

Watch Billy Joel perform “Miami 2017” from the telethon.


Maroon 5 Concert After Grammy Nominations Live

Maroon 5 was the first artist announced to perform at the Grammy Nominations Live!!-Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night. The band will also perform after the live show for the fans in Bridgestone Arena.

The nominations special will air December 5 at 10 PM on CBS.

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