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Gavin Rossdale Reflects on 20th Anniversary of "Sixteen Stone," Says "I Still Got Moves"

Gavin Rossdale Reflects on 20th Anniversary of “Sixteen Stone,” Says “I Still Got Moves”

Image Courtesy of Round Hill RecordsBush‘s debut album, Sixteen Stone, will turn 20 years old on December 6. The record peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and launched Bush and frontman Gavin Rossdale‘s career, with hits like “Glycerine” and “Comedown.”

“I just think we just came at a time, you know, the zeitgeist, we hit a nerve,” Rossdale tells ABC News Radio. “I could pull together a few songs that just seemed to speak to people, or allow people to speak for themselves.”

At the time, Rossdale wasn’t trying to write Sixteen Stone as the massive record that it would become. He says that his main goal was “to have a good chorus that people would like.”

“Basically, at that point, because I never made a record, a full record, I just wanted to have a legacy,” he continues. “I didn’t want to have been giving my life to making music and not have ever made a record.”

Having made that album, Sixteen Stone catapulted Bush into the mainstream, allowing the band to make five more records, most recently 2014’s Man on the Run.

“Most musicians don’t even get record deals,” says Rossdale. “And then most people who get record deals don’t have a hit, and most people who have a hit don’t even get more than one hit. So to be in that sort of other category is just a bit of a mind-bender.”

Bush will be releasing a special 20th anniversary remastered vinyl edition of Sixteen Stone on December 9. The special release will feature newly interpreted artwork and never-before-seen photos of the band taken during the Sixteen Stone tour. But don’t think Rossdale will be resting on his laurels and basking in past success — he says there’s still a lot of music left for him to write.

“It’s like I’m in a dance competition, I just don’t want anyone to tap me on the shoulder. That’s it,” he says. “Please don’t tap me on the shoulder, I still got moves.”

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Grammy Album of the Year Nominees Revealed on "A Very Grammy Christmas" Special

Grammy Album of the Year Nominees Revealed on “A Very Grammy Christmas” Special

CBSFive artists got a nice Christmas present Friday night at the end of the CBS special A Very Grammy Christmas: a Grammy nod for Album of the Year.

After rolling out 82 out of 83 categories in all on Friday, the nominees for the most prestigious category were unveiled at the end of the special, which featured musical performances by Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Tim McGraw, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith. Conveniently, those last two artists were nominated.

The Album of the Year nominees are:

G I R L, Pharrell Williams
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Morning Phase, Beck
X (Multiply), Ed Sheeran
Beyonce, Beyonce

“Oh my gosh, dream come true!” exclaimed Sam after host LL Cool J read the nominees. Sam Smith and Beyonce extend their Grammy nominations lead: they now each have six Grammy nominations.

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The Libertines Sign to Virgin EMI, Announce First Album Since 2004

The Libertines Sign to Virgin EMI, Announce First Album Since 2004

Image Courtesy of Rough TradeThe Libertines have announced that they will be releasing their third album after signing a record deal with Virgin EMI. The currently untitled album will be the first since the British band’s 2004 self-titled effort.

“After everything we have been through The Albion sails on course again, and we couldn’t be more excited,” reads a post on The Libertines’ Facebook page. “This signals a new era and a new beginning for The Libertines.”

The band signed the deal on Ko Si Chang Island in Thailand, which is, as Pitchfork notes, where notorious frontman Pete Doherty is going to rehab.

“I don’t know what to say, I’m so happy,” Doherty adds. “A beautiful day.”

The Libertines broke up in 2004 following Doherty’s very public struggle with addiction, as well as disagreements between him and band mate Carl Barât. The band briefly reunited in 2010 for the Reading and Leeds Festivals. They began touring again earlier this year.

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SnoCore 2015 Announces Full Itinerary

SnoCore 2015 Announces Full Itinerary

Image Courtesy of MSO Public RelationsEarlier this week, the SnoCore Tour announced that Flyleaf will be headlining the 2015 tour, along with Adelita’s Way, Framing Hanley and Fit For Rivals. Now, the full itinerary for the SnoCore 2015 Tour has been revealed. The tour will begin February 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina and wrap up March 11 in Sacramento, California. All dates will go on sale December 6 at noon via SnoCore.com.

SnoCore 2015 will be Flyleaf’s second appearance on the tour’s bill — the band was a supporting act on the 2006 tour with Seether, Shinedown and Halestorm.

If all goes as planned, SnoCore 2015 will be the first SnoCore since 2010 when the tour went on hiatus. A 2014 tour, headlined by The Pretty Reckless, was announced, but had to be canceled after Taylor Momsen came down with acute laryngitis and walking pneumonia.

Here are all the SnoCore 2015 tour dates:

2/3 — Charlotte, NC, Amos South End
2/4 — Baltimore, MD, Rams Head
2/6 — Clifton Park, NY, Upstate Concert Hall
2/7 — Manchester, NH, Jewel
2/8 — Lancaster, PA, Chameleon Club
2/13 — Syracuse, NY, Lost Horizon
2/14 — Buffalo, NY, Rapids Theatre
2/15 — Pittsburgh, PA, Altar Bar
2/17 — Louisville, KY, Expo Five
2/18 — Columbus, OH, A&R Music Bar
2/20 — South Bend, IN, Club Fever
2/21 — Flint, MI, Machine Shop
2/22 — Joliet, IL, Mojoes
2/24 — Libertyville, IL, Austins
2/25 — Minneapolis, MN, POVS
2/27 — Denver, CO, Summit Music Hall
2/28 — Grand Junction, CO, Mesa Theatre
3/3 — Salt Lake City, UT, Hanger 18
3/4 — Missoula, MT, The Wilma
3/6 — Spokane, WA, Knitting Factory
3/7 — Seattle, WA, Studio Seven
3/10 — Reno, NV, Knitting Factory
3/11 — Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades

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Dave Grohl Says "There Might Be a Season Two" of "Sonic Highways"

Dave Grohl Says “There Might Be a Season Two” of “Sonic Highways”

Image Courtesy of Roswell Records/RCA RecordsThe finale of Foo Fighters:Sonic Highways airs tonight, but luckily for fans of the eight-part Foo Fighters documentary, it may not be the series finale.

“There might be a season two,” Dave Grohl told Jon Stewart during his guest appearance on The Daily Show on Wednesday.

Sonic Highways followed the Foos across America as the band recorded their new album, also titled Sonic Highways, in different studios all over the country. In the midst of documenting the band’s recording process, the series also profiled the music history of each city the band visited. After hitting Chicago, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Seattle, tonight’s Sonic Highways episode will focus on New York City.

The Sonic Highways album was released in November and reached the number two spot on the Billboard 200.

Foo Fighters will be celebrating the Sonic Highways finale with an intimate show at New York City’s Irving Plaza. The band’s full-scale North American tour begins next year on July 4 in Washington, D.C. The tour will wrap up October 7 in Memphis, Tennessee. All ticket info can be found on FooFighters.com.

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