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Avicii Remembered In Stockholm, At Coachella, And By Fellow Artists

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Avicii Remembered In Stockholm, At Coachella, And By Fellow Artists

In the wake of his untimely death at age 28, Avicii's fans and fellow artists everywhere honor "one of the most important figures for EDM"

GRAMMYs/Apr 23, 2018 - 06:43 pm

The tragic news of Avicii's death at age 28 sent shockwaves through the music community all over the world. As fans and peers of the GRAMMY-nominated Swiss DJ/producer born Tim Bergling try to process this immense loss, his impact on music and culture was honored over the weekend everywhere from Coachella to Stockholm to a special program on SiriusXM Radio featuring fellow EDM artists Tiësto, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren and Steve Aoki to social media, where superstars like Madonna and Diplo paid tribute.

Coachella weekend two had just begun when the unexpected news of Avicii's death arrived in Indio, Calif. Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo honored the late EDM master by playing the song "Without You" while an image of Avicii showed on the giant video screens behind him, which then revealed the words "Rest in piece. We will miss you."

Nile Rodgers, who collaborated with Avicii, also paid his respects from the Coachella stage during his set with Chic, saying, "Just yesterday, one of my best friends in the world, Avicii, passed away.” 

Thousands of miles away in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 21, thousands of fans gathered at a dance music memorial to celebrate Avicii. Fans filled the city's Sergels Torg plaza, and clapped along, danced, and held up their hands to honor their fellow countryman.

On the digital airwaves, Sirius XM's BPM Channel welcomed a host of EDM superstars to remember their comrade.

"He was amazing. He just always thought out of the box. He came up with different melodies," said Tiësto. "He inspired so many other DJs as well. He's Kygo's biggest inspiration."

Kaskade also offered a remembrance of Bergling, saying, "The thing I like to think about with Tim is when he came out with the album that was so infused with country music and he went up there at Ultra and invited all those people onstage to perform. … People were hating on that moment and really thinking to themselves, 'What is this guy doing?' I think a lot of the audience, it was lost on them because it was quite different. … And then when the music came out, he seemed like the smartest guy on the planet because it did connect."

"When I really go back what Avicii did to electronic music," said Aoki, "I literally can hear him in all these songs even if they aren't his songs. He is one of the most important figures for EDM, that term, to even exist. That term is maybe 10 years old, and Avicii broke that term into existence. You know there's a few artists who can do that, and he is one of them."

Artists also took to social media to honor their friend and collaborator. Madonna posted a photo of her and Avicii, saying, "So Sad....... So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. Gone too Soon."

Diplo also crafted a post on his Instagram account, saying "You were the gold standard. You made me want try and make dance music when I first heard 'Seek Bromance.' And then u kept making feel like shit cause you kept getting better and I couldn't even mix a snare right... you were the best of this generation. A real superstar."

Swedish DJ/Producer Avicii Dies At 28

Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 02:09 am

The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.

In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip. 

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 05:39 am

What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.

Take a peak at Album Of The Year GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, 60th GRAMMY Awards Host James Cordon, Cardi B minutes before her electrifying performance of "Finesse," and more!

Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.

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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show

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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show

Dark punk legends to play first show with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only since last year's Riot Fest reunion

GRAMMYs/Aug 22, 2017 - 05:28 am

There's big news today for punk-rock fans aware that the Misfits made much more than just T-shirts.

The massively influential punk band announced a special show touted as the "only 2017 performance in this world… or any world" and billed as "The Original Misfits" in Los Angeles at the Forum on Dec. 30.

This will be the first Misfits show featuring original singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein since the band reunited for a pair of Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver in 2016. Last year's Riot Fest gigs, which featured drummer Dave Lombardo, marked the first time in 33 years the original Misfits members played together.

"OK Los Angeles, you've waited almost 35 years for this, here's your chance to see the "Original Misfits" in this Exclusive L.A. only performance." said Glenn Danzig. "No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there."

Tickets for this "one night only" show go on sale Friday, August 25.

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Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs

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Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs

The Hawaiian native takes home Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like" at the 60th GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 08:11 am

Feeling the 24K Magic, Bruno Mars' successful progress through the categories he's been nominated in at the 60th GRAMMY Awards picked up another one at Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like."


Christopher Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence co-write with Mars under the name Shampoo Press & Curl. The other winning songwriters for Mars' hit tonight in this category are James Fauntleroy and production team "The Sterotypes" — Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and  Jonathan Yip.

For additional "Finesse" on stage at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Mars was joined by Cardi B for a reprise of their 148-million-views hit remix.

The Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award wrapped up the night and wrapped up Bruno Mars' complete rampage through his six nominated categories — now six wins.

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