Tag Archives: Sting

Get Out

Grammy Awards are this Sunday which means former Grammy nominees and winners are in town and they want to play. Here are a few choices for you. Adam Ant, Best New Artist Nominee 1982 is at the Fonda   Sting, 16 (Police and Solo) Grammy Awards performing at the Hollywood Palladium Beck 5 time Grammy winner is […]

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Oscar Music (Original Song) Nominees

The prediction: Two songs from La La Land will cancel each other out handing Lin-Manuel Miranda the coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Grand Slam. A Justin Timberlake win would make him one step closer to an EGOT .  He currently has 9 Grammys and 4 Emmys (All for Saturday Night Live).  This is Justin’s […]

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Innovators/Imitators The 2015 Rock Hall Nominees

Welcome to the 4th edition of Innovators/Imitators in which I try to separate the wheat from the chaff and determine whom I think should be inducted into the Rock Hall in December. The Innovators/Imitators idea came from My Morning Jackets’s “Wordless Chorus” so let’s kick this off with the theme song. The Paul Butterfield Blues […]

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Meeting Your Inspiration

Lorde recently met up with former Kansas City Royal George Brett.  In case you don’t know, it was the picture below in the July1976 issue of National Geographic that inspired Lorde to create her insanely hit song “Royals” Here are some photos of artists with their inspirations: Paul Westeberg and Alex Chilton “Alex Chilton”   Sting and […]

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Co-Headlining shows

I saw Paul Simon and Sting last week and it was actually pretty good.  They sang each other’s songs and dueted together.   They played most of their hits (and a few buried gems).  The only big risk was Sting taking the lead on Bridge Over Troubled Water I think it worked quite well.  They […]

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Spirits In The Material World

Many of our favorite pop stars have had encounters with the “otherworld”. Here are a few stories of artists that have given their ghosts friendly names. Demi Lovato: deemed her house in Texas as “so ridiculously haunted.” However, it’s not inhabited by a malicious spirit — it’s a little girl she believes is named Emily.  “I’ve […]

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