Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood to Perform at Grammys

Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.  Metallica are up for one award at this year’s Grammys, with their “Hardwired” nominated for…

William Onyeabor, Nigerian Funk Musician, Dead at 70

William Onyeabor, the Nigerian funk artist who, after self-releasing a wellspring of albums from 1977 to 1985, achieved worldwide acclaim nearly 30 years after he permanently left the music industry, died Monday following a brief…

Watch Ani DiFranco’s Tender ‘Deferred Gratification’ Video

In Ani DiFranco‘s new song, “Deferred Gratification,” the singer-songwriter sounds resigned with the opening line: “Deferred gratification, you are my new best friend.” The song is reflection and tribute to President Obama, DiFranco said. In…

Hear Bob Seger’s New Tribute Song to Glenn Frey

About four months ago, Bob Seger went down to Nashville’s Ocean Way studios to record a song he’d written about his late friend Glenn Frey. “It’s obviously not meant to be a hit,” he says….