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Go 'On Location' In Los Angeles With Moby, Jade Novah, Nick Hexum & More

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Go 'On Location' In Los Angeles With Moby, Jade Novah, Nick Hexum & More

Follow us to Los Angeles where host Charlie Travers visits some of the city's finest and funkiest hidden gems with local musicians

GRAMMYs/Jul 19, 2018 - 06:43 am

From Santa Monica to DTLA, Silverlake to Venice Beach, Los Angeles is as diverse, creative and action-packed as it is big. Want proof? Look no further than On Location: L.A., the latest episode of the Recording Academy's new music and travel series.

In this second episode of the On Location series, host Charlie Travers digs into the rich musical and cultural history of the city that has something for everyone: Los Angeles. Much more than just the glitz and glam of Hollywood, L.A. contains countless rewarding gems just waiting to be experienced by those willing to go on a personal quest to find them. And who better to explore the city with than musicians who know exactly where to go?

Keen to capture the spirit of Los Angeles, Travers starts her journey halfway between the 101 freeway and the beach on a hike through the Santa Monica mountains with 311 vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum. The two songwriters talk creative process and the eclectic music scene Los Angeles houses.

"To me, L.A. is the mecca. It's the center of great music," says Hexum. "Whether it's hip-hop or punk or reggae, Latin music or jazz, it's all here."

After the hike, Travers connects with Offspring bassist Noodles down by the ocean at the International Surfing Museum in a Huntington Beach building that was once a music club called Safari Sam's where all the local bands would play. Noodles reminisced about the rebellious freedom and natural connection between punk rock and skating or surfing — all elements that are integral to the cultural concoction of L.A.

Next up, singer/songwriter Jade Novah takes Travers shopping at a small boutique called House of Intuition. As they peruse jewelry and accessories, Novah tells the host about her travels across the country,  how she chose her stage name and how she found a home in the City of Angels.

Travers also links up with GRAMMY-nominated DJ/producer and activist Moby to visit his sustainable vegan restaurant, Little Pine. A 30-year vegan veteran, Moby talks about the rise of vegan restaurants in Silverlake through the years and how the best parts of the city are not always the most obvious.

"In the early '90s, when I started coming here for work playing raves and that sort of thing, all my friends in New York told me that I would hate Los Angeles because I was born in New York City," admits Moby. "I ended up loving it. Everything beautiful in Los Angeles is hidden."

With a full stomach, our host gets ready for night out at the one-of-a-kind hair-salon-meets-record-store, The Artform Studio. Co-owner/stylist Sherry Younge gives Travers the royal treatment with a new do and tells her about the origins of the business she started with her musical husband, celebrated producer Adrian Younge.

Travers now has the look for a night on the town, but before committing, she swings by one of Downtown L.A.'s hottest attractions, the GRAMMY Museum, to get a heavy dose of music history and experience the interactive exhibits that take visitors inside the music.

When it's finally time to let her hair down for the evening, Travers meets up with singer/songwriter Maty Noyes. They end up at the legendary Two Boots pizza place in DTLA for a late-night snack, the perfect way to cap off a whirlwind day in Los Angeles.

Stay tuned for exclusive extras from On Location: L.A. as well as additional episodes as we explore these emerging communities in other well-known locales, including Miami, New Orleans and Chicago. See you there!

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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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