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Bob Dylan Working on New Album

Bob Dylan is working on a new album. The 72-year-old singer has treated fans on his website bobdylan.com by posting a cover of Frank Sinatra's Full Moon & Empty Hearts, which will reportedly be featured on his 36th studio album. A spokesperson for the musician told Rolling Stone, "This track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year," which will be the follow-up to Tempest, which was released in 2012. The song …

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Robert Pattinson Writing New Songs

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Gossip, Rumors, Upcoming Releases, Blues, Rock,

Robert Pattinson is writing songs to help get over his split from Kristen Stewart. The 27-year-old actor is not planning on landing a record deal but is penning tracks in a bid to take his mind off his Twilight co-star, after they split for a second time last month. "Rob's always had half a mind on his music, but when his film career and relationship with Kristen both took off at the same time, something …

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Lana Del Rey Struggles with Criticism

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Artist News, Editorials, Blues, Pop,

Despite the 3.4 million copies of her Born to Die album sold and critical acclaim accompanying it, Lana Del Rey recently opened up to Fashion magazine about her struggles with negative remarks about her work. "If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist. I feel like my work’s important, but I don’t always feel like I get respect for it…when I feel like people don’t like …

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Jack White: Songwriters Should Be Against the World

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Editorials, Gossip, Alternative, Blues, Rock,

Jack White thinks it's a songwriter's job to be "against the world." The "Freedom at 21" singer credits his career to the delta blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s, and believes all artists should stay true to the honest, confessional style of songwriting they pioneered. "As a songwriter, even if you're singing about other people or making up characters, it's still your job to be against the world and that all began in the …

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Queens of the Stone Age ‘Embrace Evil’ for Album

Queens of the Stone Age "embraced" their "evil" on their new album. The band sent a cryptic handwritten note to the UK's Kerrang! magazine in which they talk about the conditions surrounding the making of their sixth studio album. "Some things you can't fix so... On this record we came to a realization: the best trick of all, is no trick at all. The songs are a real time document of the manic ups and …

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Jack White Set for the Grammys

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Awards, Performances, Alternative, Blues, Pop, Rock,

Jack White, Carrie Underwood and Ed Sheeran have been confirmed to perform at the Grammy Awards. Nine time award winner Jack will take to the stage at the 55th annual event - held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10 - as will Ed, who is teaming up for a special duet with Elton John. "Buzzing to announce I am going to be performing live on @TheGRAMMYs ... Cannot wait! (sic)" Ed …

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Rihanna, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammys

Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are among the first performers confirmed for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Fun. and The Black Keys will also hit the stage at the biggest night in American music, which takes place on February 10. All of the performers are nominated at the 55th annual music industry awards, with Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys and Fun. leading the pack with six nods apiece, along with Jay-Z, Kanye West …

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Beck Wants Jack White to Cover His Song

Beck wants to hear Jack White perform one of the tracks from his Song Reader album. The "Devil's Haircut" musician's latest album is only available as sheet music, as he wants to hear other people's interpretations of his tracks before he releases any recordings of his own, and he's particularly interested to hear Jacks' take on the track "I'm Down." "Initially, I'm curious to hear what other people do with the songs. I don't want …

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2013 Grammy Nominations Announced

Kanye West, Mumford & Sons and Jay-Z have landed six nominations each for the Grammy Awards 2013. The hip-hop artists and folk-rockers were joined by Frank Ocean and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in gaining the most nods when the shortlist was announced in Nashville, Tennessee, last night. Indie group fun. also boasted an impressive haul, scoring nominations in the four major categories; Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their single …

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Amy Winehouse Box Set to Be Released

A new Amy Winehouse at the BBC box set is to be released in November. The collection brings together 14 of the singer's live tracks picked by pianist and TV presenter Jools Holland from various sessions she performed for the BBC. The set also includes a DVD of her performance at Porchester Hall, London, recorded in 2007 as well as footage from Amy's first ever TV performances, interviews, and musical rarities including covers and alternate …

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