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Obama Hosts White House Hoedown

(Newser) - The grand East Room of the White House felt more like the Grand Ole Opry last night as the Obamas hosted a celebration of country music, the Tennessean reports. The elites of DC and Nashville packed the room as Charley Pride, Brad Paisley, and Alison Krauss took to the stage... More »

Krauss, Plant Win Big at Grammys

Telecast short on awards, long on performances

(Newser) - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant boasted the highest number of Grammys last night, grabbing five awards, including honors for Album of the Year for Raising Sand, E! reports. Other big winners included Lil Wayne, who scooped up four Grammys, and Coldplay, which snagged three awards, including one for Best Rock... More »

Plant Rules Out Led Zep Reunion

Frontman explains why he won't do reunion tour

(Newser) - Led Zeppelin isn't Led Zeppelin without the late John Bonham, Robert Plant says, and a reunion tour will only disappoint. Plant, who took part in a single concert in 2007 with Jason Bonham filling in for his dad, elaborated in an interview with Absolute Radio, NME reports: "The comparisons... More »

Lil Wayne Grabs 8 Grammy Nominations

Coldplay comes in second with 7, including one for album of the year

(Newser) - Lil Wayne led the field at the Grammy nominations last night, AP reports. The rapper's eight nominations included one for album of the year for Tha Carter III—the first album to go platinum in its debut week since 2005. Coldplay came in second with seven nominations, which also included... More »

Plant: No Zep Reunion Tour for Me

Singer 'keen to get on' with own projects

(Newser) - Robert Plant denies he ever planned to join a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, saying "it's been both frustrating and ridiculous" to hear such rumors, Billboard reports. Plant says he won't be touring with anyone for at least two years, but wishes guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and... More »

Rock Rolls With Bluegrass

Plant and Krauss make an unlikely duo but still make beautiful music on tour

(Newser) - He's a howling rock god; she's a fiddlin' bluegrass queen. It sounds like an odd pairing, but Robert Plant and Alison Krauss weave haunting harmonies on tour, reports Rolling Stone. The duo admits they struggled to find the right groove while performing Led Zep covers and R&B classics from... More »

Page Hints at Led Zeppelin World Tour

Guitarist drops clues, but scheduling must await Plant's return

(Newser) - Lead guitarist Jimmy Page has dropped some serious hints that a Led Zeppelin world tour may be on its way. Promoting the band's Mothership album in Japan, Page said the successful reunion concert in London in December proves that they're ready for a tour, reports the Daily Telegraph. “There... More »

Plant, Krauss Make Sweet Music

Led Zeppelin frontman and bluegrass queen harmonize nicely

(Newser) - Alison Krauss’ clear mountain voice might seem an odd match for former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, but their collaboration, Raising Sand, is “the stuff of which music lovers’ dreams are made,” says the Boston Globe. Traversing a range of root styles, Krauss and Plant harmonize beautifully, USA ... More »

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