Shaun's Music Minute 2-2-17

Bruno Mars May Head GRAMMY Prince Tribute              

Although there's been no official word, it seems safe to say that the GRAMMYs are planning a tribute to Prince, and “Billboard” is now reporting that Bruno Mars is in talks to be a part of it, along with members of The Time.

The exact details about the salute aren't known, like whether Bruno will be performing a song on his own or with The Time, and so far there’s no confirmation as to whether Morris Day will join The Time for the performance.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards air February 12th on CBS.

Nickelback Hitting The Road This Summer              

Nickelback will hit the road this summer on a 44-city North American tour in support of their upcoming album, “Feed The Machine,” which drops June 9th. 

The “Feed The Machine Tour” kicks off June 23rd in Noblesville, Indiana, hitting such big cities as Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and more, before wrapping October 1st in Vancouver. U.S. dates will feature special guest Daughtry, while Cheap Trick will open the fall Canadian dates and Shaman’s Harvest is on board as opener for the entire tour.

Blondie Announces New, Star Studded Album              

Blondie has a new album in the works and it's jam packed with special guests. "Pollinator" will hit stores on May 5th and feature Sia, Charli XCX, Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, the Smiths’ Johnny Marr and more. Even John Roberts, who plays Linda Belcher on "Bob's Burgers," makes an appearance. 

The band has already released their first single, "Fun" and according to Chris Stein, the meaning is simple. “Quoting Emma Goldman, ‘If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution,'” he explains. “In these trying times we need some fun.” Frontwoman Debbie Harry adds, “We’re very serious about fun.”

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