Tag Archive: Classic Rock

Nick Jonas says his dream role is playing Bruce Springsteen in a biopic

Published by <p><div class="moreInfo firstrow_exclusives"></div> <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images-march-2021/Getty_NickBruce_031621.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1615924907982" alt=""></span><span class="thumbnail-caption">Nick: Anthony Mandler; Bruce: The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images</span></span>On screen, <strong>Nick Jonas</strong> has played everything from a World War II soldier to a video game avatar. But his real dream, he says, is to play The Boss.</p> <p>Speaking to <strong><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK79V2Dyoio&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Apple Music's</a> Zane Lowe</strong>, Nick says he's a massive fan of fellow New Jersey native <strong>Bruce Springsteen</strong>, and reveals, "It is a dream of mine, and I'll just go ahead and say it, hoping that it gets to the right ears, but it's a dream of mine to play him in a movie one day and tell his story in some way that would be honoring to him and that he could be involved with."</p> <p>"Growing up in New Jersey, Bruce obviously has a special place in my heart and my creative life," Nick explains, adding, "[I] could only hope to have a career as lengthy as his and as important as his has been to people. And that was the thing that really stood out to me after going to [one of his] show[s] is just, he's been a champion for his fans entire career and you see it at the shows."</p> <p>"It's about them," Nick says of the fans. "Every moment's about them, them having the best experience, best night of their week, their life, their year, whatever. Me and [my] brothers kind of said that about our shows...So we try to bring that same energy and that's all thanks to Bruce's model."</p> <p>And speaking of rock stars of the '70s and '80s, Nick also tells Zane that his new album <em>Spaceman</em> has been heavily influenced by<strong> Peter Gabriel</strong> and <strong>Phil Collins</strong>, both members of the U.K. progressive rock band <strong>Genesis</strong> who went on to top the charts as solo stars.</p> <p>By Andrea Dresdale<br>Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.</p></p>

Grammys 2021: The complete winners list

Published by <p><p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images-march-2021/M_2021Grammys_121620.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1615758331139" alt=""></span><span class="thumbnail-caption">The Recording Academy</span></span>The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night on CBS, hosted by <strong>Trevor Noah</strong>.</p> <p>Here is the complete list of winners in the major categories:</p> <p><strong>Record of the Year</strong><br>"Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish</p> <p><strong>Album of the Year</strong><br><em>Folklore</em> by Taylor Swift</p> <p><strong>Song of the Year</strong><br>"I Can't Breathe" by Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)</p> <p><strong>Best New Artist</strong><br>Megan Thee Stallion</p> <p><strong>POP</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Pop Solo Performance<br></strong>"Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles</p> <p><strong>Best Pop Duo/Group Performance</strong><br>"Rain On Me" by Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande</p> <p><strong>Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album</strong><br><em>American Standard</em> by James Taylor</p> <p><strong>Best Pop Vocal Album</strong><br><em>Future Nostalgia</em> by Dua Lipa</p> <p><strong>ROCK/ALTERNATIVE</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Rock Performance</strong><br>"Shameika" by Fiona Apple</p> <p><strong>Best Metal Performance</strong><br>"Bum-Rush" by Body Count</p> <p><strong>Best Rock Song</strong><br>"Stay High" by Brittany Howard</p> <p><strong>Best Rock Performance</strong><br>"Shameika" by Fiona Apple</p> <p><strong>Best Rock Song</strong><br>"Stay High" by Brittany Howard</p> <p><strong>Best Rock Album</strong><br><em>The New Abnormal</em> by The Strokes Alternative</p> <p><strong>Best Alternative Music Album</strong><br><em>Fetch the Bolt Cutters</em> by Fiona Apple</p> <p><strong>R&B/RAP</strong></p> <p><strong>BEST R&B PERFORMANCE</strong><br>"Black Parade" by Beyoncé</p> <p><strong>Best Traditional R&B Performance</strong><br>"Anything For You" by Ledisi</p> <p><strong>Best R&B Song</strong><br>"Better Than I Imagined" by Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)</p> <p><strong>Best Progressive R&B Album</strong><br><em>It Is What It Is</em> by Thundercat</p> <p><strong>Best R&B Album</strong><br><em>Bigger Love</em> by John Legend</p> <p><strong>Best Rap Performance</strong><br>"Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé</p> <p><strong>Best Melodic Rap Performance</strong><br>"Lockdown" by Anderson .Paak</p> <p><strong>Best Rap Song</strong><br>"Savage" by Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)</p> <p><strong>Best Rap Album</strong><br><em>King's Disease</em> by Nas</p> <p><strong>COUNTRY</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Country Solo Performance</strong><br>"When My Amy Prays" by Vince Gill</p> <p><strong>Best Country Duo/Group Performance</strong><br>"10,000 Hours" by Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber</p> <p><strong>Best Country Song</strong><br>"Crowded Table" by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)</p> <p><strong>Best Country Album</strong><br><em>Wildcard</em> by Miranda Lambert</p> <p><strong>DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Dance Recording</strong><br>"10%" by Kaytranada feat. Kali Uchis</p> <p><strong>Best Dance/Electronic Album</strong><br><em>BUBBA</em> by Kaytranada</p> <p><strong>GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song</strong><br>"There Was Jesus" by Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters</p> <p><strong>Best Gospel Album</strong><br><em>Gospel According to PJ</em> by PJ Morton</p> <p><strong>Best Contemporary Christian Music Album</strong><br><em>Jesus Is King</em> by Kanye West</p> <p><strong>Best Roots Gospel Album</strong><br><em>Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album)</em> by Fisk Jubilee Singers</p> <p><strong>LATIN</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Latin Pop or Urban Album</strong><br><em>YHLQMDLG</em> by Bad Bunny</p> <p><strong>Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album</strong><br><em>La Conquista del Espacio</em> by Fito Paez</p> <p><strong>Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)</strong><br><em>Un Canto Por Mexico, Vol. 1</em> by Natalia Lafourcade</p> <p><strong>Best Tropical Latin Album</strong><br><em>40</em> by Grupo Niche</p> <p><strong>COMEDY</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Comedy Album</strong><br><em>Black Mitzvah</em> by Tiffany Haddish</p> <p><strong>MUSICAL THEATER</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Musical Theater Album</strong><br><em>Jagged Little Pill</em> (Glen Ballard, composer; Alanis Morissette, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)</p> <p><strong>MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media</strong><br><em>Jojo Rabbit</em> (Various Artists) Taika Waititi, compilation producer</p> <p><strong>Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media</strong><br><em>Joker</em> by Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer</p> <p><strong>Best Song Written For Visual Media</strong><br>"No Time to Die" by Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas Baird O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) Track from: No Time to Die</p> <p><strong>MUSIC VIDEO/FILM</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Music Video</strong><br>"Brown Skin Girl" Beyoncé, Blue Ivy & WizKid<br>Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, video directors; Astrid Edwards, Aya Kaida, Jean Mougin, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, video producers</p> <p><strong>Best Music Film</strong><br>Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice<br>Linda Ronstadt Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers</p> <p><span>By George Costantino<br>Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.</span></p></p>

Congress certifies Biden/Harris election win; Trump promises “orderly transition on January 20th”

Published by <p><p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-january-2021/Getty_CongressRatification_010721.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1610023928249" alt=""></span><span class="thumbnail-caption">J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images</span></span>Hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol to protest the results of the 2020 election, Congress ratified the electoral votes cast in the general election and certified the victory of <strong>Joe Biden</strong> and <strong>Kamala Harris</strong>.<br><br>The announcement was made by Minnesota Senator <strong>Amy Klobuchar </strong>at 3:39 a.m. Thursday.  Vice President <strong>Mike Pence</strong> then repeated the totals at 3:40 a.m., first for president, then for vice president.<br><br>Biden will take Trump's place in the White House on Jan. 20.<br><br>Rep. <strong>Louie Gohmert</strong> and other House Republicans attempted to object to Wisconsin's electoral votes but did not have a senator join the objection. Gohmert said a senator had withdrawn his objection.<br><br>Biden and Harris finished with 306 electoral votes, while Trump and Pence finished with 232.  A minimum 270 electoral votes are needed to win the White House.<br><br>In a statement <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1347103015493361664" target="_blank">tweeted</a> by White House Deputy Chief of Staff <strong>Dan Scavino</strong> following the news, President Trump said: "Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!"<br><br>The statement marks the first time Trump has publicly acknowledged Biden's victory and agreed to a peaceful transfer of power.</p> <p>Following Wednesday's protest and storming of the Capitol, four people are dead, according to Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief <strong>Robert Contee</strong>.  One woman and two men suffered “medical emergencies” at the protests, and have subsequently died, Contee said during a press conference Wednesday night.</p> <p>Another woman was shot and killed during a standoff inside the U.S. Capitol between law enforcement and pro-Trump rioters.  The unidentified woman was shot by a Capitol police officer after "multiple individuals forced entry into the Capitol building, and attempted to gain access to the house and attempted to gain access to the house, room, which was still in session," Contee said Wednesday. She was transported to a local hospital where after all lifesaving efforts failed, and she was pronounced dead.</p> <p>By Libby Cathey, Catherine Thorbecke, Morgan Winsor, and Rosa Sanchez<br>Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.</p></p>

Trump tries to justify chaos at Capitol while Biden, President Bush condemn violence

Published by <p><div> <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-january-2021/Getty_CapitolBuilding_010721.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1609999856807" alt=""></span><span class="thumbnail-caption">John Moore/Getty Images</span></span>As the chaotic scene continued in the nation's capital with the world watching, President <strong>Donald Trump</strong> continued to tweet his repeated his false claim that the presidential election was stolen from him and tried to justify the storming of the U.S. Capitol that he encouraged earlier in the day.<br><br>"These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long," he said.</p> <p>After hours of chaos and as the Virginia State Police arrived at the U.S. Capitol Building, the president called on his supporters to "go home" in a one-minute video message posted to Twitter -- which has since been removed across social media.  In the message, President Trump, without evidence, called the election "stolen" and fraudulent," but told the protesters to go home "in peace."</p> <p>"It's a very tough period of time. There's never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us from me from you from our country. This was a fraudulent election. But we can't play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace."<br><br>"So go home. We love you. You're very special. You've seen what happens. You see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel -- but go home and go home in peace," he said.</p> <p>Former President <strong>George W. Bush</strong> released a statement on what he called an "insurrection" at the U.S. Capitol, calling it "a sickening and heartbreaking sight."<br><br>"This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic – not our democratic republic. I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions, our traditions, and our law enforcement," Bush said.</p> <p>President-elect <strong>Joe Biden</strong>, who was scheduled to deliver afternoon remarks on the economy, addressed the unrest at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware, and called on President Trump to "step up" and condemn the chaos being committed in his name.</p> <p>"I call on President Trump to go on national television now, to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege," Biden said. "To storm the Capitol, to smash windows, to occupy offices, the floor of the United States Senate, rummaging through desks -- on the Capitol, on the House of Representatives -- threatening the safety of duly elected officials, it's not a protest. It's insurrection."</p> </div> <div><span>Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.</span></div></p>

Joe Biden apparent winner in PA, now president-elect

Published by <p>Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ABC News can characterize Joe Biden as the apparent winner in Pennsylvania, giving him 273 total electoral votes -- a win that makes him president elect. Based on these numbers and those in other states, Joe B...</p>