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DrakeRobin ThickeKeith Urban, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, are the first group of performers confirmed for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!, which will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles, California, December 6. The hour-long CBS special will be hosted by LL Cool J.  The event will reveal nominees in several Grammy Award categories. Thicke will follow the telecast with an exclusive concert. The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center, January 26...

The Jonas Brothers have canceled their forthcoming tour, which was scheduled to kick off in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Friday (October 11). Those who purchased tickets for the 19-date tour can get a refund at the point of purchase...

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, who postponed the release of their forthcoming album, Give the People What They Want, after singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with first-stage cancer of the bile duct, announced that Jones is "doing much better" and that the album will be released January 14, 2014, via Daptone. The group will perform at New York City's Beacon Theater February 6...

The Moody Blues will host its second annual Moody Blues Cruise in April 2014, aboard MSC Cruises' MSC Divina. The five-night cruise, which departs from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and visits Nassau, Bahamas, and Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, will feature the theme "Return to the Isle of Wight," and will feature performances from The Who's Roger DaltreyThe ZombiesLittle River BandShawn Phillips, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Carl Palmer, and others. 

Delaware craft brewery Dogfish Head has teamed with the Grateful Dead to produce American Beauty, a beer named after the band's 1970 album of the same name. THe beer is a pale ale, which was decided on by the surviving members of the band, and the beer's defining ingredient, granola, was chosen after the band consulted with Deadheads around the world...

Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron died Tuesday (October 8) in Dublin, Ireland, following a long battle with cancer. He was 56. Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2007, and in August 2012, a new tumor was discovered. That tumor was deemed inoperable...


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