2017 Tom Petty is honored as Person of the Year at the MusiCares gala, held two days before the Grammy Awards. "Twenty years ago I'd have been way too cynical to do this, but I'm 66 now and I feel ya," he says in his speech.More
1997 Blur's eponymous fifth album is released. Although the band is huge in Europe, American success has proven elusive. The single "Song 2" becomes the band's biggest US hit, topping out at #55 on the Hot 100.
1968 Rolling Stone magazine offers free roach clips to new subscribers.More
2019 At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Leon Bridges and PJ Morton tie for Best Traditional R&B Performance when Bridges' "Bet Ain't Worth The Hand" and Morton's cover of the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love" both win the title. It's the first Grammy win for both artists.
2013 Janis Ian wins the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her autobiography Society's Child, beating out Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres. Ian quips: "I keep thinking there's got to be a punchline here: an ex-president, the First Lady and three lesbians walk into a bar..."
2008 Famous spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone and Bruce Springsteen win the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental. Springsteen covered Morricone's classic "Once Upon a Time in the West."
2008 Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around... Comes Around" wins the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. He also takes Best Dance Recording for "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows."
2008 Ne-Yo's sophomore album, Because Of You, wins the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. It's the singer-songwriter's first Grammy win.
2006 James "Jay Dilla" Yancey dies of a heart attack at age 32, just three days after the release of his final album, Donuts.
2004 Eminem is among the guests heard on the second season premiere episode of Comedy Central's Crank Yankers. The rapper gives voice to "Bobby's Brother" opposite comedian Jim Florentine's "Bobby" in a prank phone call to a restaurant.
2001 Jennifer Lopez' album J.Lo goes to #1 in America. Her movie The Wedding Planner is #1 at the box office, making her the first person with a #1 movie and album at the same time.
1993 Michael Jackson appears on Oprah's prime time special, where he talks about having a skin condition called Vitiligo, and claims he's had just 2 plastic surgery operations.
While performing at the Get Out The Vote rally in New Hampshire in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, The Strokes debut the animated video for their new single "At The Door." They also perform the forthcoming followup single "Bad Decisions" for the first time.
"At The Door" is the lead single from The New Abnormal, the Strokes' first LP in seven years. The synth ballad finds frontman Julian Casablancas examining his grief over a dying relationship. The band doesn't perform the song at the event, but lets the video serve as an introduction. Directed by Mike Burakoff, the clip draws inspiration from classic '80s animation, with nods to the films Watership Down, The Neverending Story, and Heavy Metal, among others. Burakoff told It's Nice That: "One of the things I love about the Strokes' music is how they convey a string of complex emotions without being overly explicit about context. You can project yourself into the song, and when you hear it a second time it feels like a memory. For this project, we wanted to use the emotional language of a '70s/'80s animation to project the viewer into the story Julian tells in 'At The Door.'" Aside from "At The Door," The Strokes' setlist includes a cover of Talking Heads' "Burning Down The House," and fan favorites "Hard To Explain," "Someday," "New York City Cops," and "You Only Live Once," among others. The first live performance of "Bad Decisions" also teases the new album, which drops in April.
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