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Martin Gore, Frank Ocean (Miguel Medina, Matt Kent Getty Images

During a recent interview, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan revealed that vocalist Frank Ocean has collaborated with the band’s main songwriterMartin Gore.

“We were in the studio in New York, and we were filming and recording some live tracks toward the end of the session. I was singing, Martin [Gore] on guitar, a few of the other guys,” Gahan told Entertainment Weekly about a session for Depeche Mode’s forthcoming new album, Delta Machine.

Suddenly in the doorway, I sensed this presence, and I realized there was this guy standing there just watching,” Gahan continued. “An assistant came up to me in between songs and said, ‘Do you mind? Frank Ocean is here working in another studio and really wants to meet you guys.’ I wouldn’t have thought he would have even known who we are, but it turns out he’s a big fan.”

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Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine is scheduled for release on March 26, followed by an extensive world tour. North American dates have yet to be announced.

-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local



Jack White Performing Grammys - P 2013

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Jack White

Jack White appeared to drop an F-bomb on the Grammys on Sunday night, but CBS claims he didn’t.

White sang what sounded like the F-word during his performance of “Love Interruption” with Ruby Amanfu during the show, which aired live from the Staples Center on the East Coast. While the lyrics to their song don’t include the words “f— me,” it appeared that White and/orAmanfu added them in during their live performance.

Many Grammy viewers immediately took to social media to note the apparent utterance of the swear word.

Click to watch the video: Jack White – Love Interruption & Freedom At 21 – Grammys 2013 – Video Dailymotion.

But Martin Franksexecutive vp planning, policy and government affairs at CBS, insists that the F-word was not sung during White and Amanfu’s performance and that the network’s editors have listened to the performance multiple times on state-of-the-art equipment to verify that. He says the word that was sung was “fight.”

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Courtesy Epitaph

Alkaline Trio have released new song “I Wanna Be a Warhol,” the first single from their much anticipated ninth studio album, which is yet to be titled.

The new song is a mysterious return, as there is virtually no information available about the new album, with the band promising to reveal the details on Tuesday, February 5.

“It’s cool with the Trio because we take simple ideas – Dan will bring his idea, Derek will bring his idea or I’ll bring my idea and we’ll rip it apart, then rebuild it into something that we all have an influence on,” the band’s frontman Matt Skiba told Punknews.org last year on his working relationship with bandmates Dan Andriano and Derek Grant.

Listen to the song here: http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2013/02/01/alkaline-trio-debut-new-single-i-wanna-be-a-warhol-from-forthcoming-album/

KROQ is also giving you a shot at scoring a limited-edition set of soup cans and custom lithograph from the band! Enter to win here.

alkalinetrio Alkaline Trio Debut New Single I Wanna Be A Warhol From Mysterious Forthcoming Album

by Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

Kelly Clarkson will also take the stage; presenters include Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Prince.

Rihanna VMA Red Carpet - P 2012
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Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will take the stage together at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for a special performance, CBS announced Monday.

Kelly Clarkson will also perform on music’s biggest night.

Sixteen-time Grammy winnerBeyonce, who performed at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show Sunday evening (and reunited with her Destiny’s Child counterparts), has been added to the presenters list, which also includes Hunter Hayes, Jennifer LopezNCIS‘ Pauley Perrette andPrince.

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written by philiana ng for hollywoodreporter.com

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Pivotal Research Group’s Brian Wieser said CBS would gain exposure in fast-growing countries.

CBS should buy Sony Pictures Entertainment, a Wall Street analyst said in a research note Tuesday.

Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research Group told clients that CBS will have cash for major acquisitions now that it has decided to turn CBS Outdoor in the Americas into an REIT while selling off the European portion of that business, as hollywoodreporter.com

“First and foremost, among potential targets we think that at the right price, SPE offers a very strong fit for CBS,” he wrote.

“If we assume SPE were worth around $10 billion in enterprise value and were capable of high-single-digit profit margins, such an acquisition would not be dilutive and would be strategically beneficial,” wrote Wieser. Read more about the article here: http://bit.ly/10vMIbW

The analyst also noted that CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves has expressed an interest in SPE.”Moonves indicated in the press that SPE is the kind of business that CBS would be interested in purchasing,” Wieser wrote. “However, Sony has reiterated several times that the division is not for sale.”


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


Big Bang Theory has done it again.The CBS comedy delivered series-high ratings across the board Thursday night for its episode that featured the cast riffing on Star Trek: The Next Generation. We’re taking 19.8 million viewers and a dizzying 6.3 adult demo rating at 8 p.m. Big Bang Theory out-delivered Fox’s American Idol a few times in the demo last season. Could the hit comedy topple TV’s long-running top-rated series outright to rank No. 1 for the season? It’s possible given Idol‘s ratings trajectory in recent years and Big Bang‘s surging. Idol averaged an 8.9 in the demo last year on Wednesdays and 7.7 on Thursdays; Big Bang is currently at a 6.4.

Also hitting a series-high rating last night: ABC’s Scandal (8.4 million, 2.8). This Shonda Rhimes political soap, which launched last year in midseason, has really impressed. Despite fairly modest ratings when it launched, Scandal‘s numbers have been slowly but semi-steadily creeping upward throughout its run. That’s rare, especially nowadays. It takes a pretty masterful showrunner to claw a broadcast drama up the charts in the current brutal broadcast environment. NBC essentially surrendering its 10 p.m. slot by airing Rock Center with Brian Williams in the hour this season has doubtless helped.

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Meanwhile, the time-period premiere of NBC’s 1600 Penn delivered … oh how do we put this? About 74 percent less than Big Bang. The White House sitcom had 3.9 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. That’s 6 percent lower than Parks & Rec‘s modest average in the slot.

Though Big Bang performed amazingly well, the rest of CBS’ lineup took a slight dip, with Two and a Half MenPerson of Interest and Elementary down a tad from last week when they aired against repeats. On ABC, Last Resort returned (ABC promises the show will deliver a satisfying conclusion during its upcoming series finale), while Grey’s Anatomy perked up slightly compared to its last original a month ago.

UPDATE: In the final national ratings released this afternoon, Big Bang went up even higher. Get this 20 million viewers and a 6.4 in the demo.

Full chart:

FOX 8-9P MOBBED S #11t 1.2 3,277
9-10P GLEE R #14 0.7 2,034
ABC 8-9P LAST RESORT #11t 1.2 5,786
9-10P GREY ANATOMY #4 3.1 9,219
10-11P SCANDAL #5 2.8 8,368
CBS 8:00P BIG BANG #1 6.3 19,782
8:30P TWO&HALF MEN #2 4.2 14,341
9-10P PERSON INTEREST #3 3.3 15,563
10-11P ELEMENTARY #6 2.4 11,333
NBC 8:00P 30 ROCK #9t 1.4 3,770
8:30P 1600 PENN RS #9t 1.4 3,927
9:00P OFFICE #7 2.2 4,534
9:30P 1600 PENN P #8 1.6 3,852
10-11P ROCK-WLLMS #13 1.1 3,766
CW 8-10P CRITIC AWARDS S #15 0.6 1,925


–by james hibberd for ew.com


Host Kaley Cuoco speaks on stage at the People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. / CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP

The People’s Choice Awards kicked off Wednesday night with “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco returning as host for the second year in a row.

Host Kaley Cuoco speaks on stage at the People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles.

The show opened with a taped segment of Cuoco learning how to be a “kick-butt” host, with the help of LL Cool J, Katniss Everdeen and some of the characters from “Twilight.” She then arrived on stage and told viewers that more than 475 million votes were cast by fans for the night’s winners.

People’s Choice Awards 2013 red carpet

Early awards went to Jennifer Aniston for favorite movie actress, Taylor Swift for favorite country artist, Maroon 5 for favorite band and “Supernatural” for favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV show.

The awards for favorite comedic TV actor and actress both went to “Glee” stars — Lea Michele, clad in a hot pink dress, and Chris Colfer, who told fans he enjoyed “being exploited in your fan fiction.”

Alicia Keys was the first performer of the night, singing her hit “Girl on Fire.” Christina Aguilera and Jason Aldean will also perform during the show, broadcast live from Los Angeles on CBS.

Nominations and winners at the 34th annual awards show are determined by fans’ votes. This year’s nominees include Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, Emma Stone, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence. The films competing for favorite movie are “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Hunger Games” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Sandra Bullock will also become the first recipient of the “favorite humanitarian” award. The Oscar-winner is receiving the honor for her philanthropic efforts, including her commitment to Warren Easton High School in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

–article and images taken from: cbsnews.com


Also taking the stage at the 55th annual event: Rihanna, The Black Keys and FUN.

24. Taylor Swift
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Taylor SwiftRihanna and Mumford & Sons are among the first performers announced for this year’s Grammy Awards.

The Black Keys and Fun. will also take the stage at the 55th annual ceremony, which will be televised Feb. 10 on CBS from the Staples Center in LA.

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Grammy Nominees

All are nominated for Grammys: Swift and Rihanna both scored three nods, with the former up for awards including Record of the Year for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and the latter in the competition for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Where Have You Been,” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay-Z for “Talk That Talk” and Best Short Form Music Video for “We Found Love.”

As for Mumford and FUN., each of the popular bands snagged six nods apiece. The British folk-rockers are nominated for awards including Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for Babel, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “I Will Wait” and Best New Artist. Meanwhile, the pro-party “We Are Young” outfit is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the ubiquitous anthem featuring Janelle Monae.

The Black Keys received five nods including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album forEl Camino.


— article taken from hollywoodreporter.com

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