February 8, 2012


News Notes: Deadmau5 and Foo Fighters to Collaborate at GRAMMYS

Kevin Winter
Kevin Winter

Rave On: Tipping its hat to dance music genre, this Sunday’s GRAMMY ceremony will include live performances in a 1,000 person-capacity tent outside the Staples Center. To entertain the sweaty dance fans, Deadmau5 is set to collaborate with Foo Fighters and David Guetta will bring out Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. [Stereogum]

Eh, There: The Juno Awards, the Canadian version of the GRAMMYs, has announced it’s list of nominees. Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, Nickelback and Drake will compete in for the Album of the Year Award. And you thought the GRAMMYs were out of touch! [MTV]

She’ll Try: Macy Gray will release a covers album next month, paying tribute to Radiohead, Metallica, Arcade Fire, My Chemical Romance, and Eurythmics, among others. [Rolling Stone]

The Blueprint for Staying Rich: Even though he’s worth half a billion, last year Jay-Z only donated $6,000 to the scholarship fund he created. Hey, he has a baby to feed now, so lay off! [The Daily]

I Want Psychocandy: The Jesus and Mary Chain announce their first tour since 2008. [Pitchfork]

Chic Discovery: Nile Rodgers is in the studio collaborating with Daft Punk on their upcoming fourth album. [CoS]