The Bird and the Bee, "Interpreting the Masters, Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen" (No Expectations/Release Me Records)
An album of Van Halen covers without guitars. Wait, what?
Maren Morris starts 2nd album with uplifting “GIRL” single
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated second record, but as soon as she heard the demo of "GIRL," she knew this was the song she wanted to lead off the album.
"It felt like such a timely song for now," said the 28-year-old Morris of the song she's releasing Thursday that touches on overcoming self-doubt and the pressure of comparison in a world of impossible standards.
Liam Gallagher is heading back into the studio in Los Angeles shortly to work on the follow-up to his debut album.
The former Oasis star will be reuniting with producer Greg Kurstin and his team of songwriters to pen tracks for his second outing, following the worldwide success of 'As You Were', which featured the hits 'Wall of Glass', 'For What It's Worth' and 'Paper Crown'.
Liam Gallagher wants his second solo album to be a "punk rock" record.
The 45-year-old singer released his debut solo LP 'As You Were' last October and it was a success all over the world and has earned him a British Male Solo Artist nomination at the upcoming BRIT Awards.
Beck — ‘Colors’
THE GOOD: Singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Beck releases his 10th official full-length album.
THE BAD: Usually a trailblazer (or at least very unpredictable), Beck gives us nothing but a decent pop/rock collection this time. But is it too normal?
I didn’t think Foo Fighters had any real surprises left. Then I listened to “Concrete and Gold.”
The new album (Foo Fighters’ ninth), was released in September, and it shocked me. For a band like theirs — more than 20 years in, with such a defined sound — I didn’t think shock was still possible. But here we are.
Review: Upbeat Beck returns with rich, dance sound
Beck, "Colors" (Capitol Records)
Singer-songwriter Beck has never been very good at hiding how he's feeling. If you made it through the defeated melancholy of "Sea Change" without wanting to hurl yourself off a cliff, congrats. But the thing is, Beck doesn't hide when he's happy either.
Review: Liam Gallagher struts his stuff on ‘As You Were’
Liam Gallagher, "As You Were" (Warner Bros.)
As swaggering frontman of 1990s British titans Oasis, Liam Gallagher understood that rock stardom is three-quarters attitude — and, in his case, one quarter love of The Beatles.
Gallagher's burning bravado fuels his solo debut "As You Were," an invigorating rock 'n' roll record that shows he remains cheerfully in thrall to the Fab Four.
Review: New producer for Foo Fighters, same rock result
Foo Fighters, "Concrete and Gold" (Roswell/RCA Records)
When it was learned the Foo Fighters had turned to a polished pop producer for their next album — a hitmaker for Sia, no less — you could be forgiven for fearing the band was shedding their hard-charging skin. After listening to "Concrete and Gold," it's clear that's a bunch of fooey.
The Latest: Adele sweeps record, album of year Grammy honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 59th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local):
Select winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards
Select winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards:
Album of the year: "25," Adele.
Record of the year: "Hello," Adele.
Best new artist: Chance the Rapper.
Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Hello," Adele and Greg Kurstin.
Best pop solo performance: "Hello," Adele.
Best pop vocal album: "25," Adele.
Best traditional pop vocal album: "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin," Willie Nelson.
Best pop duo or group performance: "Stressed Out," twenty one pilots.
The Latest: Adele’s ‘Hello’ wins song of the year Grammy
The Latest on the 59th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local):
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An apologetic Adele has accepted the song of the year Grammy for "Hello," sharing it with the song's writer and producer, Greg Kurstin.