Johnny Depp jams with Aerosmith as band celebrates 50-year career
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Johnny Depp and musician Alice Cooper joined Aerosmith on Friday at a gala dinner and performance in Los Angeles to celebrate the band's 50-year career as one of the best-selling American hard rock bands of all times.
K-pop band BTS's microphones fetch $83,200 at auction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seven microphones used on tour by South Korean pop band BTS have sold for $83,200 at a pre-Grammy Awards auction for charity, more than eight times the expected starting price, Julien's Auctions said on Friday.
Bytedance's TikTok hires Microsoft IP chief as general counsel
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular mobile video app TikTok said on Friday it has hired attorney Erich Andersen from Microsoft to serve as the company's global general counsel, reporting to president Alex Zhu.
Grammy organizers deny claims award nominations are rigged
(Reuters) - The organizers of the Grammy Awards on Thursday denied allegations that nominations for the highest prizes in the music industry are rigged, calling the claims "categorically false and misleading."
Justin Bieber Gives Emotional Speech at Album Preview Event
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Justin Bieber broke down in tears describing the challenges he's faced in the last couple of years and the people who helped him get through it.
Oscars: Elton John, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman to Perform at Ceremony
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - All five of this year's Oscar-nominated original songs will be performed during the awards telecast on Feb. 9, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday.
Lil Nas X and BTS to Team Up for Grammy Performance
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Was Lil Nas X the pop culture phenomenon of 2019, or was it BTS? Either way, the Grammys have it covered -- and within a single number. The Recording Academy and CBS officially confirmed Thursday that the rapper and the K-pop group will perform together on the awards telecast Jan. 26.
Young, gifted and unique, top Grammy contenders march to their own tune
(Reuters) - Move over pop and rap. From Billie Eilish to Bon Iver and Rosalia, the top contenders at Sunday's Grammy Awards are turning traditional music genres on their head with a striking fusion of styles.
Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer Will Not Be Allowed to Play at MusiCares, Court Rules
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Drummer Joey Kramer, a founding member of Aerosmith who's been with the band for five decades, will not be joining his groupmates onstage at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala on Friday, Jan. 24, a Massachusetts court ruled today (Jan. 22).
DAVOS-Play it again, Barry: Davos 'Piano Man' gets new gig
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Reuters) - For 25 years he had the ear of world leaders, CEOs and even rock stars at Davos, but the Swiss ski resort's most-listened to man has moved on.
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