Bon Iver to Collaborate with Alicia Keys

Bon Iver, Fall Creek Wisconsin, August, 2010. ..Photo by D.L. Anderson

2012 is shaping up to be the year of collaborations. Don’t believe me? Ask Justin Vernon. After a fistful of Grammy nominations, he has taken to making music with unlikely counterparts. First was his effort with The Flaming Lips, and now Bon Iver is joining up with Alicia Keys in an effort to create, “an American songbook of the greatest women singers.” In the same interview with USA Today, he explained that the duo has already written songs, but have yet to record and release them. Let us … [Read more...]

Obama Campaign Wish List: Arcade Fire, The Roots, Jay-Z


President Barack Obama appoached his first campaign with the support of 50 cent, Michael Moore, Jamie Foxx and, let's be honest, way too many other celebrities to count. This time around, according to a "wish list" of potential supporters the administration sent to a number of campaign donors, the President of the United States is still eager for some support from the music world. Among the musicians Barack Obama sought for endorsement were Arcade Fire, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 frontman Adam … [Read more...]

Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, and Others Join for FIFA World Cup Kick-Off


Alicia Keys will join the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and several other music stars for the FIFA  World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert, to be hosted this year by first-time host, South Africa. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira, Mali's acclaimed duo Amadou & Mariam, Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, and Benin's Angelique Kidjo. South African natives so far listed in the line-up include rockers BLK JKS and Parlotones, as well as folk … [Read more...]