GRAMMY Insider: Dave Grohl, Calvin Harris, Kelly Rowland, Metallica, Pink, Justin Timberlake, And More
(The GRAMMY Insider keeps you up to date about news on your favorite GRAMMY winners, including new album releases, tour updates, notable TV appearances, interviews, and more.)
People magazine named its most beautiful women of 2013, and several GRAMMY winners turned up on the list, including Pink and Kelly Rowland. Even Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress crowned the world's most beautiful woman on the issue's cover, is a GRAMMY nominee and past GRAMMY performer. Paltrow told the magazine she's usually dressed down at home. "[Husband Chris Martin] makes a joke about it," she said. "If I've gotten fully dressed up, he'll be like, 'Oh, wow! You're Gwyneth Paltrow!'"
Glen Campbell has announced he will release a new album See You There on Aug. 6, featuring reimaged versions of GRAMMY-winning classics such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Gentle On My Mind." … It's been more than 10 years since Cher turned back time with a new album, but that hiatus is coming to an end soon as the singer recently revealed via Twitter: "I JUST FINISHED MY CD." The album's first single, "Woman's World," is slated for release in June. … Bikini season is upon us and Beyoncé is helping kick it off with "Standing On The Sun," a new song featured in a summery advertisement for clothing retailer H&M.
DJ/producer Calvin Harris surpassed Michael Jackson for the most Top 10 hits from a single album in the UK as "I Need Your Love," a collaboration with Ellie Goulding, rose to No. 7, marking his eighth Top 10 single from his 2012 album 18 Months. Jackson previously held the record with seven Top 10 hits from 1987's Bad. … Neil Diamond's 1969 classic "Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)" experienced a sweet 597 percent sales increase after Diamond led the crowd at Fenway Park in an emotional sing-along on April 20, following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.
On The Road
Justin Timberlake will kick off a new long-term partnership with MasterCard on May 5 with an exclusive concert for cardholders at Roseland Ballroom in New York. … It's the end of an era for the Gibson Amphitheatre as Live Nation has confirmed the iconic Los Angeles venue will shut its doors in September when the building's lease agreement comes to an end. Artists set to perform during the venue's final days include GRAMMY winners Charlie Daniels Band and Vicente Fernández, with additional special performances to be announced.
Tune In/Read It
Nothing else matters for Metallica until the band's upcoming 3-D film Metallica Through The Never premieres Sept. 27 with exclusive screenings at IMAX theatres across the country. "IMAX! It doesn't get bigger or cooler than that!" said drummer Lars Ulrich. … Musician turned novelist Greg Kihn is set to release his fifth novel, the Beatles-inspired Rubber Soul, on Sept. 3. The book features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Patti Harrison, Yoko Ono, and Pete Best, and promises "part murder mystery, part coming-of-age story" that will be "a must for every Beatles aficionado." … With the 2012 death of Beastie Boy Adam "MC" Yauch still fresh on the minds of fans, remaining Beastie Boys Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz will publish a book in fall 2015 that will be "loosely structured as an oral history" of the Beastie Boys with a "strong visual component." … Director Asif Kapadia is developing an untitled documentary on the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse that will be introduced at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Garden designer and UK TV personality Chris Beardshaw found that plants exposed to the music of Black Sabbath produced the "best flowers and the best resistance to pest and disease." … Dave Grohl admitted that after meeting Rush drummer Neil Peart at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 18, he later "started f***ing crying." … After giving birth to her son Milan just three months ago, Shakira revealed that "[losing baby weight] is the only thing that's been a little stressful," and that she didn't "expect babies to need so many diapers." … Speaking of babies, Steve Martin recently visited the "Late Show With David Letterman" to chat about his newborn daughter, Conquistador. "We've thought about the name quite a bit," said Martin. "I didn't want to go with one of those Hollywood weird names. Conquistador is a statement."