“Lean On Me” To Be Performed At Legacy Concert

The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that GRAMMY® winners Bryan Adams, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, and Willie Nelson; GRAMMY-nominated artist Robin Thicke; and singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc will perform at “Lean On Me: A Celebration Of Music And Philanthropy,” the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert, on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

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The Temperance Movement Comes To America

America is about to experience The Temperance Movement and its gonna leave a scar. Driven by the griaice UK band has toured non-stop since 2012, winning fans across the continent including Jimmy Page and Mick Jagger, who personally invited them to open for The Stones. The Temperance Movement will play their first ever American shows when they hit the road in 2015 (with Blackberry Smoke) from February 18th through May 9th.

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Sam Smith Scores American Music Award

Sam Smith continues his winning streak, taking Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock honors at the 2014 American Music Awards. In the past month, the acclaimed British artist has won the VH1 2014 You Oughta Know Artist Of The Year award and a Q award, and swept the MOBO Awards with wins in four categories. He will perform on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” next Monday, December 1.

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Goes Vinyl

Chris Robinson Brotherhood will release Try Rock ‘N’ Roll—a limited edition 12″ vinyl exclusive EP featuring four cover songs—on Black Friday, November 28. With only 1400 copies pressed and available solely at independent record stores, the collection features three new studio recordings and one live recording of songs the CRB perform in their live repertoire, but have never officially released. The studio tracks include “Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham,” a Delaney Bramlett/Mac Davis composition that’s been recorded by the likes of Blue Cheer, Lee Hazlewood and Bobby Whitlock (premiered today by LA Weekly); the Mel Tillis classic “Goodbye Wheeling” and the EP’s title track, “Try Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Bobby Mitchell, that reached the top 20 of the R&B charts in 1956. The lone live track is The CRB’s take on “Shake Rattle and Roll,” which was a hit single for both Big Joe Turner and Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954.y

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Jimmy Kimmel To Host Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the first annual Diamond Ball, a black tie fundraising event benefitting the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and taking place on December 11th at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills. In addition, special guest Brad Pitt will introduce Rihanna’s orchestra performance. Founded in 2012 by Rihanna in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Brathwaite, CLF works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.

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Idina Menzel To Tour World In 2015

Hot on the heels of a remarkable year that included performing the smash hit “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen at the 86th annual Academy Awards, a triumphant return to Broadway in the musical If/Then, a Best Actress Tony Award nomination and the release of this season’s must-have Christmas album Holiday Wishes, superstar Idina Menzel announced today that she will head out on a global tour in 2015. The North American leg of the tour, promoted by Live Nation, will begin July 7 in Richmond, Va. at the Altria Theater, making stops in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Austin, Boston and Chicago before wrapping in Los Angeles on Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Kayla Adams On Country Fix, Scores Top 20

As her debut single “Sober & Sorry” breaks into the Top 20 on the MusicRow chart, newcomer KAYLA ADAMS’ Country Fix feature episodes begin airing tonight on the Heartland, Angel Two and AMG networks. The program will continue to broadcast, as indicated below, through Sunday, December 14.

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