Quick Hits: Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, Prince, Selena Gomez, The Rolling Stones, The Postal Service
January 21, 2013


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Dave Grohl debuted his Sound City Players at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, trotting out 17 musicians for more than three hours of music. His all-star band included Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Fear's Lee Ving, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, and Rick Springfield. The show was divided into mini-sets backed almost entirely by Foo Fighters, and the artists played up to seven songs from their own catalogs as well as songs recorded especially for Grohl's Sound City film, which premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. "I consider this to be the most important thing I've ever done, artistically, of all the albums I've made, of all the bands I've had the pleasure of being in," Grohl said at the film's premiere, according to Rolling Stone. "I really feel like the Sound City movie, its intention is to inspire the next generation of kids to fall in love with music as much as I did."

Billboard will honor Prince at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, set for Sunday, May 19 in Las Vegas. Prince will be celebrated with this year's Billboard Icon Award at the annual awards show, which will air on ABC.

Selena Gomez spoke to MTV News about her upcoming album, saying, "I think for me it was actually interesting to see that towards the middle of me recording my record, a big turn happened to me and it was incredible to see how I applied that to music because I've never done that before and it's great. I think the older I'm getting the more I'm just kind of like I'm cool to share my side of the stories as much as I can, so I'm having a lot of fun." Gomez added that she hopes to have a new single released in March.

Despite rumors about the Rolling Stones playing at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, it is definitely not happening, a source close to the band told Rolling Stone. However, fans should still expect to see the band on the road this year. "There have been quite a few offers," Mick Jagger told the magazine after wrapping the band's recent 50th anniversary shows in London, New York and New Jersey. "I'm going to see what's on the table and discuss it with everyone. We'll announce it when we've figured it out."

The Postal Service, the electronic-based side project of Death Cab For Cutie singer Ben Gibbard, will apparently be making a comeback this year. The band, made up of Gibbard and producer/musician Jimmy Tamborello, launched a new website today that simply says "The Postal Service - 2013." This year marks the 10th anniversary of their only album, Give Up, and rumors are immediately swirling about the Postal Service playing Coachella.




 
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