Music Gear News
Aretha Franklin praises Grammy tribute
Aretha Franklin "loved" her tribute at the Grammy Awards.
The legendary soul singer - who has been rumoured to be suffering from pancreatic cancer - was not present at last night's (13.02.11) ceremony, but enjoyed watching a medley of her hits performed by Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Florence Welch and Martina McBride.
She wrote on her Facebook page: "I LOVED it! The ladies all sounded so wonderful and they looked fabulous!
"All of them were dressed to the nines! I enjoyed each and every performance, especially Yolanda Adams doing 'Spirit In The Dark' and Christina Aguilera's rendition of 'Ain't No Way', Loved them all! "They all looked beautiful, I really liked Jennifer Hudson's outfit, those epaulettes on her shoulder pads were too sharp! Bravo ladies!!! (sic)."
Though she couldn't be at the awards, Aretha made her first public appearance of the year this weekend, watching a basketball game in her home state of Michigan with friend Jesse Jackson on Friday (11.02.11) night.
Asked how she was feeling since undergoing surgery in December, Aretha said she was "feeling really great".
The Motown legend has also revealed she will return to the stage in May, performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The performance will be part of "a network special with a lot of artists coming in to do a tribute for me," and she will return to full concert duties in June, playing three dates at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.Posted on 14 Feb 2011 16:15 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.
Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA
Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.
Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.
In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.
In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.
Recent Music News
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One