Feb 19 2011

Clarence Clemons – Big, Smart, Strong und Gaga

An einem Freitag vor drei Wochen trainierte Clarence Clemons in seinem Haus in Florida. Plötzlich erreichte ihn ein Anruf von Lady Gaga. Die Künstlerin, die vor Kurzem drei Grammys gewann, forderte den 69jährigen auf, sofort nach New York zu kommen. Clarence Clemons folgte dem Aufruf und traf den Popstar gegen Mitternacht im „Big Apple“. Der E Street Band Saxophonist arbeitete mit Lady Gaga am neuen Song „Hair“, der bald auf „Born this Way“ erscheinen wird.

Hollywood Reporter berichtet:

On a Friday afternoon three weeks ago, the musician was putting together an exercise machine at his home in Florida when a call came that Gaga wanted him in her recording studio stat. He dropped what he was doing, flew to New York, met Gaga at midnight and had a track recorded three hours later. Clemons told Rolling Stone, „She said, ‚We’ll put the tape on and you just play. Play from your heart. Play what you feel.‘ It was all very pure.“

Cleveland.com hat am Donnerstag einen interessanten Artikel über Clarence Clemons Collegezeit veröffentlicht. Der „Minister of Soul“ und „Secretary of the Brotherhood“ war in jungen Jahren ein begabter Footballspieler und wäre beinahe als Profispieler bei den „Cleveland Browns“ gelandet.

In the early 1960s, the Maryland State College football team had an offensive lineman with all kinds of promise. He was big, smart, strong and quick. You might even say he was born to run.  And he was this close to blocking for the Cleveland Browns … weiterlesen

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Dez 2 2010

And the Grammy goes to …

Am 13. Februar 2011 findet im „Staples Center“, Los Angeles, CA die „Grammyverleihung 2011“ statt. Leider hat Bruce Springsteen diesmal keine Chance, eine der begehrten Trophäen zu ergattern. Das aktuelle Album „The Promise“ wurde erst am 16. November veröffentlicht und die Grammy Richtlinien sehen vor, dass nur Musikstücke bzw. Alben nominiert werden können, die zwischen dem 1. September 2009 oder 30. September 2010 veröffentlicht wurden. Theoretisch könnte Springsteen im Jahre 2012 einen Grammy für „The Promise“ erhalten.

Grammy Nomination Process:

Record companies and individuals may submit recordings to be nominated. The entries are entered online and then a physical copy of the product must be sent to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Once a work is entered, reviewing sessions are held by over 150 experts from the recording industry. This is done only to determine whether or not a work is eligible or entered into the proper category for official nomination.
The resulting list is circulated to all NARAS members, each of whom may vote to nominate in the general field (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) and in no more than nine out of 30 other fields on their ballots. The five recordings that earn the most votes in each category become the nominees. There may be more than five nominees if there is a tie in the nomination process.
Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are generally invited to screenings, or sent DVDs, of movies nominated for Oscars. In contrast, NARAS members receive no nominated recordings.
After nominees have been determined, final voting ballots are sent to Recording Academy members. They may then vote in the general fields and in no more than eight of the 30 fields. NARAS members are encouraged, but not required, to vote only in their fields of expertise. Ballots are tabulated secretly by the major independent accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.[5] Following the tabulation of votes the winners are announced at the Grammy Awards. The recording with the most votes in a category wins and it is possible to have a tie. Winners are presented with the Grammy Award and those who do not win are given a medal for their nomination.
In both voting rounds, Academy members are to vote based upon quality alone. They are not supposed to be influenced by sales, chart performance, personal friendships, regional preferences or company loyalty. The acceptance of gifts is prohibited. Members are urged to vote in a manner that preserves the integrity of the academy.
The eligibility period for the 2011 Grammy Awards is September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010.

Nominierte in der Kategorie „Album of the Year“:

  • Arcade Fire – „The Suburbs“
  • Eminem – „Recovery
  • Lady Antebellum – „Need You Now“
  • Lady Gaga – „The Fame Monster“
  • Katy Perry – „Teenage Dream“

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Feb 1 2010

Bruce Springsteen gewinnt Grammy!

Bruce Springsteen hat gestern Abend den 20. Grammy seiner Karriere gewonnen. Der ‚Boss‘ dominierte in der Kategorie „Best Solo Rock Performance“.

Die Kategorien:

  1. Best Rock Song
    “Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon (GEWINNER)
    “Working on a Dream” – Bruce Springsteen
    “The Fixer” – Pearl Jam
    “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” – U2
    “21 Guns” – Green Day
  2. Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
    “Working on a Dream” – Bruce Springsteen (GEWINNER)
    “Beyond Here Lies Nothin” – Bob Dylan
    “Change in the Weather” – John Fogerty
    “Dreamer” – Prince
    “Fork in the Road” – Neil Young
  3. Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
    “Jai Ho” – Film: “Slumdog Millionaire” / Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash (GEWINNER)
    “The Wrestler” – Film: “The Wrestler” / Bruce Springsteen
    “The Climb” – Film: “Hannah Montana: The Movie” / Miley Cyrus
    “Decode” – Film: “Twilight” / Paramore
    “Once In A Lifetime” – Film: “Cadillac Records” / Beyoncé
  4. Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
    “Lucky” – Jason Mraz und Colbie Caillat (GEWINNER)
    “Sea Of Heartbreak” – Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
    “Love Sex Magic” – Ciara und Justin Timberlake
    “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Willie Nelson und Norah Jones
    “Breathe” – Taylor Swift und Colbie Caillat

RTT – Global Financial Newswire schreibt:

Bruce Springsteen was among those honored at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, winning for best solo rock vocal performance for his „Working On A Dream.“ The Boss beat out Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Prince and Neil Young for the award. – QUELLE

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Dez 3 2009

Springsteen für 4 Grammys nominiert!

In der Nacht zum 1. Februar 2010 werden in Los Angeles, CA die „Grammys“ verliehen. Unter anderem wurde auch Bruce Springsteen in vier Kategorien nominiert:

  1. Best Rock Song
    „Working on a Dream“ – Bruce Springsteen
    Die weiteren Nominierten:
    „The Fixer“ – Pearl Jam
    „I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight“ – U2
    „21 Guns“ – Green Day
    „Use Somebody“ – Kings of Leon
  2. Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
    „Working on a Dream“ – Bruce Springsteen
    Die weiteren Nominierten:
    „Beyond Here Lies Nothin“ – Bob Dylan
    „Change in the Weather“ – John Fogerty
    „Dreamer“ – Prince
    „Fork in the Road“ – Neil Young
  3. Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
    „The Wrestler“ – Film: „The Wrestler“ / Bruce Springsteen
    Die weiteren Nominierten:
    „The Climb“ – Film: „Hannah Montana: The Movie“ / Miley Cyrus
    „Decode“ – Film: „Twilight“ / Paramore
    „Jai Ho“ – Film: „Slumdog Millionaire“ / Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash
    „Once In A Lifetime“ – Film: „Cadillac Records“ / Beyoncé
  4. Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
    „Sea Of Heartbreak“ – Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
    Die weiteren Nominierten:
    „Love Sex Magic“ – Ciara und Justin Timberlake
    „Lucky“ – Jason Mraz und Colbie Caillat
    „Baby, It’s Cold Outside“ –  Willie Nelson und Norah Jones
    „Breathe“ – Taylor Swift und Colbie Caillat

Columbia Records Presseveröffentlichung:

NEW YORK, Dec. 3
Artists and recordings from the Columbia Records Group garnered 42 nominations in some 32 Grammy® categories for recordings released during the Grammy® Eligibility Year October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009. Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2 by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held on „GRAMMY® Sunday,“ January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Beyonce leads the Columbia Records pack this year with an astounding ten nominations including the Top 3 Grammy categories (Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year). Maxwell followed with six nominations while Columbia artists MGMT and the Ting Tings were both nominated in the Best New Artist category. Last year’s new artist winner, Adele, picked up another nomination this year.
Other Columbia Records artists nominated for Grammys this year include Bruce Springsteen (4 nominations), Chris Botti (3 nominations), Bob Dylan, AC/DC, MGMT and Israel Houghton (2 nominations each) and John Legend, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Slayer, Miranda Lambert, Decyfer Down, Mary Mary, Johnny Cash, the „Cadillac Records“ soundtrack and producer Brendan O’Brien, whose work on Columbia albums for AC/DC („Black Ice“) and Bruce Springsteen („Working On A Dream“) earned him a Producer of the Year, Non-Classical nomination. Quelle

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Feb 11 2009

Bruce und die Grammyverleihung

Am 8. Februar 2009 fand im Staples Center von Los Angeles, CA die “51st Annual Grammy Award Verleihung” statt. Bruce Springsteen wurde in der Kategorie “Best Rock Song” mit einer goldenen Trophäe ausgezeichnet.

Heute war in der amerikanischen Presse folgender Bericht zu lesen:

Springsteen: ‚I didn’t know I was up for a Grammy‘
Bruce Springsteen only found out about his recent Grammy win when he read the results in a newspaper the following day.
The star was awarded the Best Rock Song trophy at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday for his track Girls In Their Summer Clothes … weiterlesen

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