(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Rock Hall Announces 2013 Class
Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer are the performer inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2013. Blues guitarist King and GRAMMY winner Summer will be posthumously inducted. Additional inductees are GRAMMY-winning producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones, who will receive the Ahmet Ertegn Award for Lifetime Achievement. The class will be inducted at a ceremony on April 18 in Los Angeles.
Luke Bryan Tops American Country Music Awards
Luke Bryan was the top winner at the 2012 American Country Music Awards on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas, taking home nine awards, including Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for "I Don't Want This Night To End" and Album of the Year for Tailgates And Tanlines. GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert followed with three awards, including Single of the Year: Female for "Over You." Additional artists garnering awards included Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band, among others.
Welch Breaks Up Concert Fight
Fresh off garnering two nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album for Ceremonials, Florence Welch of Florence & The Machine is still shaking it out, both onstage and in the crowd. Midway through her performance of the GRAMMY-nominated "Shake It Out" during a concert in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Dec. 9, Welch spotted audience members pushing and shoving each other. Realizing that her pitch-perfect pop vocals usually don't arouse mosh pits, Welch took matters into her own hands after spotting a crying fan. "Are you alright my love?" Welch asked before jumping offstage, barefoot and all. After all was resolved, Welch then asked the audience to "kiss and make up and be good to each other." Moral of the story? Don't kiss with a fist, at least not in front of Florence Welch.