Memphis has a great musical tradition and rock music will definitely be on display as part of the Beale Street Music Festival. Alice in Chains, the Black Keys and Smashing Pumpkins have been selected as the headliners for the three-day music weekend.
The Black Keys were the big winners of the 2013 Grammy Awards, taking home three trophies (plus one for frontman/producer Dan Auerbach) and performing a memorable version of 'Lonely Boy' with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
The Black Keys, already enjoying a big Grammy night winning three statues before the actual telecast and Best Rock Performance during the televised ceremony, carried over the good times to the Staples Center concert stage Sunday night (Feb. 10) at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
The Black Keys may allow some of their music to be used in commercials, but the band isn't exactly thrilled that another company has been using a track that is similar to one of their songs. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the group has accused casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment of improper usage and has filed a lawsuit to stop it.
The Black Keys were one of the top nominees when the Grammy Award nominations were announced last month and the band has confirmed they will take the stage to perform at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
Congrats are in order for the Black Keys, and in particular the band's singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, who had his name mentioned six times when the 2013 Grammy nominations were revealed Wednesday night (Dec. 5). He tied with fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West for the most nominations of the evening.
It looks as though the Black Keys will get their case heard in court. The group filed legal action earlier this year against both Pizza Hut and Home Depot, claiming that both companies had used their songs without permission in commercials.
Foo Fighters and the Black Keys are among the acts who will be playing the Global Festival on Sept. 29 in New York City's Central Park. The two rock groups will be joined by Band of Horses, K'naan and classic rock legend Neil Young at the massive concert, which aims to help spread awareness and raise funds for the global epidemic of poverty.
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