Even though Lorde’s been telling the story of how Kansas City Royal third baseman, George Brett, inspired her hit song, she hadn’t gotten a chance to meet her muse. That is until now.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony used to be a drunken, freewheeling event that would stretch to all hours of the night. Today it’s an arena-rock spectacle with stunning moments that won’t soon be forgotten.
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” presenter Michael Stipe said. “This was not just pop music.”
Billboard announced today (April 9) the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Both Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead the nominations in 12 of the 40 award categories, with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with 11, 10 and eight noms respectively.
We already knew some of the headliners (Eminem, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex), but the official release revealed a few new acts on the bill including Foster the People, Lorde, Avett Brothers and the rest of the bill.
When Twitter first launched on March 21, 2006, no one really thought about their first tweet and what it would mean, historically speaking. Least of all musicians, who mostly use their first message to just announce to the world that they, in fact, just joined Twitter.
So who’s bringing the ChapStick?
While Lorde sounds wise beyond her years on the track off her 2013 debut, Pure Heroine, CHVRCHES singer Lauren Mayberry sounds like someone who’s been there done that.
The Boss didn’t just play the teen’s GRAMMY-award winning track, he opened his second-ever gig in New Zealand with it. Because Lorde may be Queen Bee, but Bruce will always be The Boss.
The cover works so well it sounds like it was tailor-made for the show.