Quick Hits: One Direction / Radio Disney Awards, Guns N' Roses, Bruno Mars, The Roots, The Dirty Heads, Beale Street Music Festival
February 27, 2014


One Direction
One Direction, Katy Perry, Austin Mahone, and Justin Timberlake are among the major nominees for this year's Radio Disney Music Awards. One Direction is up for Best Music Group, while its "Best Song Ever" is a nominee for Song of the Year. It will go up against Katy Perry's "Roar" and Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It." Perry also has a nomination for Best Female Artist, against Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato, while Timberlake is up for Best Male Artist, vying for the title with Mahone and Cody Simpson. The ceremony will be held on April 26 in Los Angeles, while the TV broadcast will take place on April 27 at 8 p.m. on the Disney Channel.

Guns N' Roses will headline this year's Golden Gods Awards, which are put on by Revolver magazine. The Hard Rock & Metal ceremony will be held at Los Angeles' Club Nokia on April 23 and will also feature performances by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Korn, A Day to Remember, Zakk Wylde and more. In addition to performing, GN'R frontman Axl Rose also will receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Avenged Sevenfold leads the pack with seven nominations this year, while Five Finger Death Punch has six nods, and Black Sabbath has five.

Bruno Mars has partnered with the Grammy Foundation and the Hawaii Community Foundation to establish a scholarship for five students to attend Grammy Camp this summer. The fund will cover the tuition of one qualified high school student each year for the next five years with preference to students from Hawaii. Grammy Camp, now celebrating its 10th year, is the Grammy Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students.

The Roots are set to release another concept album as the follow up to 2011's undun, which also had a narrative story line. Rapper Black Thought told XXL recently that the new album, called And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, is "coming soon, hopefully sometime this spring." He added that the band's 11th studio effort is "another concept album in the spirit of undun, but it's not just about just one kind of character. We create quite a few different characters in this record. It's satire, but in that satire it's an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the hip-hop community, but in the community. I don't know if that makes any sense."

The Dirty Heads will do a brief headlining tour in April as they continue to work on a new album. The band has announced dates from April 3 in New Haven, CT to April 17 in Indianapolis. Their yet-to-be-titled new album is expected for a summer release and will include a number of guests contributing vocals as well as production.

Memphis, TN's Beale Street Music Festival has revealed its very eclectic lineup for 2014, including Foster the People, Motörhead, Alabama Shakes, Pretty Lights, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Grouplove, Dropkick Murphys, Third Eye Blind, Bootsy Collins, Patti Labelle, Dandy Warhols, Seether, Blues Traveler, Fitz and the Tantrums and many others. The three-day fest will take at Tom Lee Park from May 2–4.




 
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