Yearly Archives: 2013

Aerosmith Going Country: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood Record New Song

Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood are going to release a new country song for Aerosmith’s new album, Music From Another Dimension, which will be out on August 28th, a close source to the band confirmed to us today.

The song has been recorded and may be featured on Aerosmith’s “Global Warming Tour” which will start on June 16th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Steven Tyler reportedly asked Carrie Underwood to record this song with him after they did a television special earlier this year.

Carrie Underwood invited Steven Tyler to perform with her at the Academy of Country Music Awards last year where they performed “Walk This Way” together. Since then, they’ve grown a good friendship that may lead to more than just a song on Aerosmith’s album in the future.

For more information on Aerosmith’s summer tour, click here.

M.I.A.’s Album On Hold, Label Says It’s Too Positive


Sometime last year, it was revealed that M.I.A. had a new album up her sleeve and it was going to have a really weird name. The name was Matangi, which comes from a green parrot and is a Hindu wisdom goddess. The album was delayed and M.I.A. has finally revealed why.

“At the moment, I’ve been told it’s too positive. So we’re having a bit of an issue at the label…They’re like, ‘You need to like darken it up a bit…We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you’re coming out with all this positive stuff.”

What can be too positive coming from M.I.A.?

If we were the label, we would probably also encourage her to keep up that dark persona she has. However, we’d be really interesting in listening to a clean, positive album from M.I.A.

If there are no more delays, the album will most likely be released in April through Interscope.

55th Grammy Awards Predictions

It has become a tradition here at Music Daily News and we’ve decided to do it early. It’s time for us to reveal our predictions for the 55th annual Grammy Awards which will be taking place Feb. 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Since it is very time consuming, we did not predict every category. In fact, we just predicted the ones we thought are the most prestigious and the most important.

So check them out below!

Record Of The Year

  • “Lonely Boy”-The Black Keys
  • “Somebody That I Used To Know”-Gotye ft. Kimbra
  • “We Are Young”-fun. ft. Janelle Monae
  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”-Taylor Swift
  • “Thinkin Bout You”-Frank Ocean
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”-Kelly Clarkson

We are predicting that Gotye and Kimbra will be taking this with their amazing song that is “Somebody That I Used To Know.” It had the most airplay of any song in 2012 and it was downloaded more times than all of the other songs in the category. Plus, it is a musically great composition.

Album Of The Year

  • El Camino-The Black Keys
  • Some Nights-fun.
  • Babel-Mumford & Sons
  • Channel Orange-Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss-Jack White

We are predicting that the genius in Jack White will take this since his album, Blunderbuss, outdoes the other four any day. This man likes to play with sounds and his album is a masterpiece when it comes to the actual music. White will be doing great things now that he’s a solo artist. We just expect to see him winning a lot of awards as his career grows.

Song Of The Year

  • “The A Team”-Ed Sheeran
  • “We Are Young”-fun. ft. Janelle Monae
  • “Adorn”-Miguel
  • “Call Me Maybe”-Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”-Kelly Clarkson

This is a pretty difficult choice. We are predicting that this award will go to either Carly Rae Jepsen for “Call Me Maybe” or fun.’s “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae. Considering everything that is taken into consideration, these two songs have everything to be worthy of a Grammy award. The success, the actual song, etc.

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun.
  • Hunter Hayes
  • The Lumineers
  • Frank Ocean

There were so many GOOD new artists this year. We would have considered One Direction, Rita Ora, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Unfortunately, those responsible for the nominations did not considered them. However, the five nominees are incredible. We won’t go with an actual prediction, but with our favorite from the list and that would have to be Fun.

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Stronger-Kelly Clarkson
  • Ceremonials-Florence & The Machine
  • Some Nights-Fun.
  • Overexposed-Maroon 5
  • The Truth About Love-Pink

This is also a tough one. We absolutely loved Pink’s album, but we doubt it will take the win against the likes of Florence & The Machine and Fun. So yeah, it will either go to Florence Welch and company or Fun.

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Set Fire To The Rain”-Adele
  • “Wide Awake”-Katy Perry
  • “Where Have You Been”-Rihanna
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”-Kelly Clarkson
  • “Call Me Maybe”-Carly Rae Jepsen

This is not that hard at all and we would bet all our money on this one. Not a single one of the other nominees sound as good as Adele performing “Set Fire To The Rain.” Plus, the nomination comes from her Live at Royal Albert Hall performance.

Best Rap Performance

  • “HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)”-Drake ft. Lil Wayne
  • “N****s In Paris”-Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • “Daughters”-Nas
  • “Mercy”-Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz
  • “I Do”-Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000

There are many great contenders in this category, but we would have to root for our favorites. We say Jay-Z & Kanye West will take the prize here.

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Blown Away”-Carrie Underwood
  • “Home”-Dierks Bentley
  • “Springsteen”-Eric Church
  • “Cost Of Livin’”-Ronnie Dunn
  • “Wanted”-Hunter Hayes
  • “Over”-Blake Shelton

The vocals on Carrie Underwood’s song are impressive, but the guys also have a lot of talent. Blake Shelton’s “Over” has a lot of potential and has earned him numerous awards last year. Our prediction is that Carrie Underwood will take it home with her latest hit.

Anyway, this time around there were a lot of great songs, albums, and performances. It is extremely hard to do predictions, but we did the best we could do. Last year was an Adele-dominated award show and we wouldn’t surprised if fun. pulled one off too.


Rolling Stones Plan 2013 Gigs, Possibly Coachella

The Rolling Stones had such a great time together performing five shows for their 50th anniversary tour that they want to keep on going. It went by so fast, that the nostalgia is making them want to stay on-stage and keep performing. And everything seems to be that yes, they will be running a few gigs in this new year.

Mick Jagger said:

“There have been quite a few offers. I’m going to see what’s on the table and discuss it with everyone. We’ll announce it when we’ve figured it out.”

One of those offers could possibly be Coachella. After all, there was a time when their own app was showing it as a tour date, but was immediately removed. And just a few days ago, Coachella posted a photo of a stone rolling on the plains of Empire Polo Club. Another one of those offers could be Glastonbury during the summer.

As far as discussing it with the band, Keith Richards right away responded to that with:

“Really, all you’re going to have to do is wait for an announcement. The shows went like a dream, at the same speed, man. But we barely got off the starting blocks. It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, ‘Well, that’s that, 50 years, bye-bye.”

Would you want them to do another run next year? They look great and sounded great at their five 50th anniversary shows. The possibilities for this year are endless, but something tells us that they will be performing again.

55th Grammy Awards Promo Images Feature Taylor Swift, Rihanna

As the 55th annual Grammy Awards draw closer and closer, promo images have started to been released. The artists featured in the first images are Grace Potter, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Dam-Funk, and Gary Clark Jr. You can see those below.

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Elton John, Neil Young Among Perfomers For Bruce Springsteen MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute

Elton John, Neil Young, and many other A-list artists will perform at the tribute for 2013 MusicCares Person of the Year, Bruce Springsteen. The tribute comes every year along with the Grammy Awards.

The performers include Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper,Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples,Sting, and Eddie Vedder. Comedian Jon Stewart will be responsible for hosting duties.

The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, just two days before the 55th annual Grammy Awards, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Avicii, David Guetta Headed To Ultra Music Festival 2013

Avicii At ACL Fest

The biggest EDM music festival in the United States, Ultra Music Festival, has announced the first confirmed acts for their two weekends in Miami this March. Among the biggest names are Avicii, David Guetta, and Calvin Harris. Of course, as it is known, Swedish House Mafia will be concluding their “One Last Tour” in Miami as headliners on both weekends.

Here are all the confirmed acts:

  • DJ’s
  • Above & Beyond
  • Afrojack
  • Armin van Buuren
  • Avicii
  • Bassnectar
  • Calvin Harris
  • Carlcox
  • David Guetta
  • Fat Boy Slim
  • Kaskade
  • Knife Party
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Tiesto
  • Live
  • The Bloody Beetroots
  • Booka Shade
  • Boysnoize
  • Crystal Castles
  • deadmau5
  • Disclosure
  • DJ Fresh (Live)
  • Hot Chip
  • Major Lazer
  • Matt And Kim
  • Modestep
  • Rudimental
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Yeasayer

It looks like a great line-up. The festival will run two weekends: March 15-17 and March 22-24.

Rita Ora Lashes Out At Television Star For Bringing Up Jay-Z Affair Rumors

British singer, Rita Ora, may be a newcomer in the business, but she has already gotten herself in a few drama-filled situations as a professional singer. She had a lot of problems with Rob Kardashian after they dated for a bit last year. The worst was when he said that she was with a lot of men at the same time, which led to rumors suggesting that she even slept with her boss, Jay-Z.

You know when someone says something they know you hate just to annoy you and you get really pissed? Well, that’s exactly what happened recently with Ora.

British reality television star from Geordie Shore, Holly Hagan, went on Twitter and decided to comment on the rumors surrounding the singer.

She tweeted:

“I’ve been told to say that Rita Ora has been ALLEGEDLY bukin jay z! I repeat ALLEDGELY.”

The problem wasn’t that Ora did in fact sleep with Jay-Z because she didn’t. The problem here was that Ora did not like how Hagan suddenly decided to talk about it like it’s her business.

Therefore, Ora decided to respond, in a series of now-deleted tweets:

““I stayed silent on one bull**** rumour but this one I have to speak.

“Neva eva will any1 includin a red dum z listin, attention seekin whore try talk s*** about me & my family, holly wateva ur name is.”

“Anyway I only speak when I have to and that was just f*****g ridiculous. That’s why I spoke.”

This only shows how (Rita Ora has gangster talk in herself) the British singer will no longer be a victim of stupid rumors that the Internet and other dumb celebrities start.

BREAKING NEWS: Rita Ora slept with Chris Brown cheating on Rihanna!