As Adele ascends to the stage in the middle of Staples Center in Los Angeles for the first of her eight sold-out summer shows, she has them at "Hello." And by "them," I mean the hundreds of mobile devices being held aloft to capture her grand entrance, fit for a queen in her glittering black gown.
"I'll probably never watch it again," admitted a young fan pointing and shooting next to me, "but I will post it on Instagram and Snapchat just to say, 'I was there.'"
The GRAMMY Foundation and GRAMMY Museum will honor the legacy of 15-time GRAMMY winner B.B. King by presenting Icon: The Life And Legacy Of B.B. King, a live tribute concert featuring performances and storytelling by artists influenced by the King of the Blues. Sponsored in part by Gibson USA, the concert will take place on Sept. 1 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Television series about musicians and the music industry are almost as old as TV. The first network television season was broadcast in the U.S. seven decades ago and within a few years musicians were a central part of the story. When "I Love Lucy" debuted in 1951 Lucille Ball's husband, Desi Arnaz, played a bandleader, with plenty of music performance segments on the show. In the 1960s the Monkees parlayed a hit show into pop stardom and the '70s found "The Partridge Family" telling everyone to "come on, get happy."
Punk-rock icon Iggy Pop and GRAMMY winner Josh Homme recently detailed their 2016 collaboration that resulted in the former's new studio album, Post Pop Depression, during an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's A Conversation With series. In an exclusive interview, the duo revealed the '90s shock rocker who sparked their introduction at a magazine photoshoot in 2001, among other topics.
Singer/songwriter and actor Emily Kinney recently participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's The Drop series. In an exclusive interview, Kinney opened up about how an ex-boyfriend inspired the title track from her debut album, This Is War, among other topics. She also performed a brief set, including "This Is War."