Nominees for the 39th annual American Music Awards were revealed the other day by Nicki Minaj and Pitbull. OneRepublic have been confirmed as nominees for Favorite Band, Duo or Group alongside Maroon 5 and LMFAO. Fans of the band can go to ABC.com to cast their vote before voting ends on Friday, November 11th. Winners will be announced live during the 2011 AMAs on Sunday, November 20th at 8/7c on ABC.
Hey Rosetta!’s current album ‘Seeds’ has been voted to the Top 10 Short List for this year’s Polaris Music Prize. The band’s previous album ‘Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart, and on through your blood)’ also made the Polaris Short List in 2009. Seeds will be the focus of the sixth official Polaris Record Salon night scheduled for Tuesday August 9 at 8:00 pm at The Drake in Toronto.
The St John’s, Newfoundland indie rock band’s summer dates kicked off at Downsview Park with a rousing afternoon set on a bill with Broken Social Scene, Weezer and The Tragically Hip. The band will also play other festival stops including Osheaga and MFEST in the coming months. Hey Rosetta! will be participating in War Child’s ‘Busking for Change’ initiative at their Osheaga performance at the end of July.
November of 2011 sees Hey Rosetta! back in North America for a headline tour, including a major market run across Canada and select stops into the U.S. They’ll be taking Australia’s The Jezebels out as support for the dates.
Hey Rosetta! Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 29 Summer in the Park North Bay, ON
July 30 Osheaga Montreal, QC
July 31 Riverfront Jubilee New Glasgow, NS
August 2 George Street Festival St. John’s, NL
August 6 HarbourFest Summerside, PE
August 7 M-Fest Dartmouth, NS
August 15-17 Woody Point Heritage Theatre Woody Point, NL
November 8 Echo Los Angeles, CA
November 9 The Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
November 11 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
November 12 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
November 14 MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB
November 15 Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, AB
November 17 The Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB
November 18 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
November 19 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
November 20 London Music Hall London, ON
November 24 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
November 25 Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON
The Foo Fighters have signed on to perform their new single ‘Walk’ at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. The event will be hosted by actor/comedian Jason Sudeikis and will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Justin Guarini of TV Guide Network interviewed Paramore on the red carpet for Sunday night’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Haley Williams and company talked about catching some rays in Brazil, what to expect on their next release and how their music has evolved. The interview at YouTube has since been removed.
Pete Wentz and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy attended the Nickelodeon 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards held at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion on Saturday (March 28) in Westwood, California. “I heard it was a black-tie event, so I decided to wear my Canadian tuxedo,” bassist Wentz told the Orange County Register.
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MTV News reports Christina Aguilera, The All-American Rejects, and Pharrell Williams have been added as performers on the MTV Video Music Awards line-up. The show is set to air from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on August 31 at 8 p.m. Read more.
Billboard reports Lordi, a Finnish heavy-metal band that performs in monster masks, won the 51st Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, the first time Finland has won the contest in 40 years of trying. ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ received 292 points from a telephone vote in 38 countries, beating Russian singer Dima Bilan, who received 248 points.
U2 won Album Of The Year for ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ at Wednesday night’s Grammy Awards. “Well, we have — this is our second album of the year, but we’ve lost two, ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ and ‘Achtung Baby’. I know how it feels,” Bono told the audience. “Kayne you’re next. He’s a great artist, been on the road with us, extraordinary. Listen, to be in the company of Paul McCartney, who discovered the country that we’re all living in is a true honor indeed. Yes, sir. Mariah, yeah you sing like an angel, really something else, and what about Gwen? This is the heart of Hollywood. She’s like Carole Lombard. She’s an extraordinary girl. I don’t know what to say. This is really a big, big night for our band. If ever there should have been a record called ‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’, it should have been this one. We had a lot of producers, Flood, Nelly Hooper, Jack Knifely, Carl Landville, Chris Thomas, and our friend Steve Lilywhite. Yes, yes.”
Green Day took home Record Of The Year for ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ at Wednesday night’s Grammy Awards. “Thanks a lot. This record has been out for two years or almost two years or something like that,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said. “If you’re wondering if I’m nervous right now, you’re absolutely right. I don’t know. I just want to thank the people that worked on it. Mike and Trey, my brothers for life. And Doug McKean. He’s our engineer. Rob Vavallo, our producer. Chris who mixed it. And thank you. Also I just want to acknowledge that pop radio playing rock music is very big deal to me so thank you very much.”
U2 won the Grammy for Best Rock Album for ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ on Wednesday night. “Thank you very much,” Bono said. “That was really great. Um, being in a rock band is like running away with the circus, except, um, you always think you’re going to be the ringmaster, you don’t expect that on more than a few occasions end up the clown, the freak, but hey, even that’s okay, because you’re in showbiz. Even cleaning up the elephant dirt is okay. Also the possibility with rock music, the guitar and base and drums, that, you know, it might amount to something a little more than entertainment and you might, you know, be able to communicate some honest feelings. So thanks. Thanks for this award.” The Edge added, “Thank you so much. You know, this is amazing, we are now this is the sixth Grammy that we got. We got two early on tonight and it means a hell of a lot for us. I just want to say something else, an even more precious gift is the gift that all have afforded us to continue to make you’re music, everybody who supported us. Thank you.”