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fun. recently took a break from skiing to chat with 96.5 TIC/Hartford about their upcoming performance at President Obama’s Inauguration and confessed that they still get starstruck. It happened recently, as the band had the chance to play with Counting Crows, and there’s more artists they’d love to collaborate with in the future.

Paul McCartney would be pretty cool,” Nate Ruess confessed.

Jack Antonoff added an explanation for what he feels makes a great artist team-up, saying, “Playing with someone is like [seeing] a free show with a band you love. It’s cool to do things that you would have paid money for.”

Read more fun. interview with 96.5 TIC/Hartford here fun. Reveal Nerves On Performing At President Obama’s Inaugural Ball « 96.5 TIC FM – Hartford’s Best Variety.

fun. will be star struck in a very different way soon, as they approach their big appearance at the White House for one of President Obama’s Inauguration events. They’ll get the chance to shake hands with the President but fans shouldn’t expect any Al Roker situations. The newscaster admitted publicly last week that he had an accidental bowel movement at the White House, which was news to the guys from fun.

The Inaugural events will kick off on Saturday (January 19) in Washington, D.C.

 

-Bill Sencio, 96.5 TIC/Hartford

 

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When The Lumineers attended the GRAMMY Nominations concert last month in Nashville there were a few clues that led them to believe they might receive a nomination.

The Lumineers are an American folk rock band, based in DenverColorado. The core band consists of singer Wesley Schultz on guitar, Jeremiah Fraiteson drums, and Neyla Pekarek on cello and vocals.

As radio.com reported

“We were at the nominations ceremony and we found out because there was someone with a camera right in our face right before they nominated us,” Wesley Schultz confessed. “So we were pretty sure that we were in that category at that point because they had us sitting in the audience.”

So, who was the first person they called about the good news?

“I don’t think we had any time to tell anybody,” Wesley admitted.

Find out more about The Lumineers’ interview at Carson Daly Discusses GRAMMY Nominations And Dream Collaborations With The Lumineers « New Music, Music News, Concerts, Gossip – 97.1 AMP RADIO.

Nominated as Best New Artist and Best Americana Album, while the band remain doubtful they’ll take home either award they do promise one thing.

 

-Annie Reuter, Radio.com, image from goldderby.com

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A two-minute trailer touting the two-hour series closer, airing Friday, ups the stakes.

 Fox has released the official trailer for the beloved sci-fi drama’s series finale, airing this Friday, and while there’s a shade of nostalgia throughout, an feeling of uneasiness creeps in.

The stakes for Olivia, Peter, Walter and company have been dramatically upped during the fifth and final season — and the final episodes of Fringe will likely top all, with “one final battle.”

Fringe airs its two-hour series finale 8 p.m. Friday on Fox.

 

-source hollywoodreporter.com

Anthrax has just made available a taste of the band’s upcoming EPAnthems, due out March 19 on Megaforce Records.  “Anthem,” the band’s cover of the classic Rush song, can be heard right here.

The eight-track Anthems EP pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax’s favorite bands from the 1970s.  The track listing includes Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from their latest album Worship Music.

 

— source revolver magazine

 

The trio will perform their new song, ‘Nuclear.’

It’s the reunion R&B fans have been waiting for. Destiny’s Child will reportedly reunite at Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, sources tellUs Weekly.

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join Beyoncé on stage during her Super Bowl half-time show and perform a medley of Destiny’s Child hits including their new song, “Nuclear.” The performance would be their first in six years.

Beyoncé went on Facebook yesterday (Jan. 10) to announce the upcoming release of their compilation album, “Love Songs.”  The 14-track album will be composed of romantic-themed songs the trio recorded between 1997-2004 except for “Nuclear.” A publicist for Legacy Recordings confirms with Billboard that “Nuclear” is a newly recorded track.

Sources also tell US Weekly that Bey’ is to debut a new song from her forthcoming fifth album during the finale of her set.

Which songs would you like to see Destiny’s Child perform?

 

–taken from erika ramirez for billboard.com

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I’d never seen this rather splendid documentary on Kate Bush before. Made for German television in 1980, Kate Bush in Concert captures what was, and still is so irrepressible about the pioneering singer and performer, and explains the delightful (and naive) charm that caused so many young virginal fans to pine for her. Mixing live performance with an interview, in which we hear how Kate’s brothers’ taste in Prog Rock (Pink Fairies and Pink Floyd) and Folk Music that inspired her, and explaining the difference between her on-stage and off-stage persona.

‘When I perform, there’s just something that happens in me, it just takes over. It’s like suddenly feeling you’ve leapt into another structure, almost like another person, and you just do it. But when I’m not working, it’s me and I certainly wouldn’t dance around a table and sing.’

Och, well, there goes another wee fantasy of Ms Bush dancing and singing around a homely kitchen whilst baking fruit scones.

 

–source from dangerousmind.net with big thanks to john kowalski

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Headhunters

Norway’s biggest international best-selling author, Jo Nesbø, gets the big screen treatment in Hodejegerne (Headhunters) (Morten Tyldum, 2011) and Splendid Cinema is excited about bringing this film to Worcester.

Roger Brown (Askel Hennie) is overcompensating for his shortness by being the best corporate headhunter in Scandanavia and being married to the uber-gorgeous Diana (Synnøve Macody Lund). Roger is also an art thief of no small acclaim. But our anti-hero has more than met his match, when he tries to lift a priceless Reubens from SAS-trained psychopath Clas Greve (played with perfect menace by Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

Director Tyldum brings the right amount of absurdity to Nesbø’s story, very much in the spirit of some of the Coen Brothers’ films, whom Tyldum cites as an inspiration to him. Headhunters is the right amount of humour, horror and nail-biting suspense one expects from…

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