Beyonce, Alicia Keys & more take part in Obama inauguration, D'Angelo LP "99 percent done", Patti Smith set for Bronte gig, watch Dave Grohl, Cribs, Villagers videos... Music News Daily
Tuesday, 22 January
Music starred at Barack Obama's inauguration in yesterday. Not only did Beyonce sing the US national anthem at the ceremony (above), but Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx and Steve Wonder were among the acts to play at Washington balls marking the occasion.
However one musician who did not enjoy the proceedings was Lupe Fiasco who was throw off stage during one of the pre-inauguration events for attacking Obama. Declaring he did not vote for the president, the rapper performed a 30 minute version of his track Words I Never Said which criticises Obama's policy on Israel.
Watch The Cribs VHS-style new video for Lather Jacket Love Song.
Patti Smith is perform for the Bronte Society at their museum in Haworth, Yorkshire. The singer will stage an evening of "words and music" on 19 April.
Ben Gibbard's side project The Postal Service are set to reunite. The duo will play this year's Coachella festival and release a tenth anniversary edition of album Give Up.
Here's an exclusive session of Villagers performing Nothing Arrived, filmed by our pals FaceCulture.
Read an interview with Vince Clarke about his synth project with Martyn Ware, House Of Illustrious.
Watch footage of Dave Grohl's soundtrack band, the Sound City Players, performing with John Fogerty at Sundance last week. Plus see more clips at Stereogum.com.
D'Angelo's comeback album is 99 per-cent complete according to collaborator, Roots' Questlove. "I would not be far off by saying this is probably my generation's version of Sly [And The Family Stone's] There's A Riot Goin' On. It's potent. It's funky. It's an extremely hard pill to swallow," he explained. "It's going to take you about ten years to digest this record. Totally brilliant. Just the way this society works with music... being able to judge if something is a classic after the first listen, you can do that after thirty seconds on this."
NME have nominated The Rolling Stones, Tame Impala, Haim, The Vaccines and more for their annual awards. The results of the public vote will be announced on 27 February.
Justin Bieber has passed Lady Gaga as Twitter's top user. As of last night he had 33,315,521 followers to Gaga's 33,315,459. Is there a cash prize?
Paramore's are streaming their new single, Now, er now.
Listen to Disclosure's new track White Noise featuring AlunaGeorge.
Pussy Riot will not release an album because they reject all forms of commercialism, one of the band has explained. Katya Samutsevich made the declaration as she took part in a Skype Q&A at this year's Sundance Film Festival to accompany a documentary about the group entitled Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.
Today's Track Of The Day is French Films with When People Like You Filled The Heavens
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
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