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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Joins Muse, Electrifies Reading Festival

Brian Johnson made a surprise return to one of the world’s largest stages by performing “Back in Black”. The former AC/DC singer joined MUSE on stage Sunday night (27th August 2017) at the Reading Festival in England. The Reading Festival surprise was one of just a handful of performances Johnson has delivered since being forced to retire last year due to hearing problems. The crowd cheered every one of Johnson’s moves and sang along with the song’s famous guitar riff. After the song, a clearly thrilled Johnson declared, “That means a lot to me, thank you so much, thank you boys!”

During March 2016 AC/DC postponed the final ten dates of the Rock or Bust World Tour after doctors told Johnson, he faced a total loss of hearing if he did not stop touring immediately. On 16 April 2016, AC/DC released a statement announcing the addition of Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose as the band’s lead vocalist for the remainder of their 2016 tour dates. The tour was completed with GUNS N’ ROSES singer Axl Rose as a “guest vocalist” and Johnson apparently not returning to the group.

On 19 April 2016, Johnson officially acknowledged his ongoing hearing difficulties but stated his intentions to continue recording and potentially resume touring.He also thanked Angus Young and Cliff Williams for their support during his AC/DC tenure.

List of 2014 Grammy Award winners


The 56th annual Grammy Awards were announced on Sunday night, 26th Jan 2014. Here is the list of the winners from the whole event that has honoured many performers under 82 categories.

Album of the Year: Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Record of the Year: Daft Punk, “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
Song of the Year: Lorde, “Royals” (Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters)
Best Country Album: Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
Best Pop Vocal Album: Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”
Best Pop Solo Performance: Lorde, “Royals”
Best Rock Song: Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear, “Cut Me Some Slack”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky”
Best New Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Best Rock Album: Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day
Best Metal Performance: Black Sabbath, “God Is Dead?”
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams
Best Alternative Music Album: Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Best Rock Performance: Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Best Country Song: Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round” (Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne)
Best Country Solo Performance: Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: The Civil Wars, “From This Valley”
Best Music Film: Paul McCartney, Live Kisses
Best Music Video: Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z, “Suit and Tie”
Best Blues Album: Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite, Get Up!
Best R&B Album: Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Rihanna, Unapologetic
Best R&B Song: Justin Timberlake, “Pusher Love Girl”
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Gary Clark, Jr., “Please Come Home”
Best R&B Performance: Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway, “Something”
Best Pop Instrumental Album: Herb Alpert, Steppin’ Out
Best Dance Recording: Zedd Featuring Foxes, “Clarity”
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Best Rap Performance: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
Best Rap Song: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
Best Rap Album: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the Heist
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé, to Be Loved
Best New Age Album: Laura Sullivan, Love’s River
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Wayne Shorter, “Orbits”
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Terri Lyne Carrington, Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic, Night in Calisia
Best Latin Jazz Album: Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente, Song for Maura
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: Tasha Cobbs, Break Every Chain
Best Gospel Song: Tye Tribbett, “If He Did It Before . . . Same God”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: Mandisa, “Overcomer”
Best Gospel Album: Tye Tribbett, Greater Than
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Mandisa, Overcomer
Best Latin Pop Album: Draco Rosa, Vida
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: La Santa Cecilia, Treinta Días
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, A Mi Manera
Best Tropical Latin Album: Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Best American Roots Song: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, “Love Has Come for You”
Best Americana Album: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon
Best Bluegrass Album: Del McCoury Band, The Streets of Baltimore
Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley in Concert
Best World Music Album: Gipsy Kings, Savor Flamenco (tie) Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Live: Singing for Peace Around the World (tie)
Best Folk Album: Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture of You
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Dockside Sessions
Best Children’s Album: Jennifer Gasoi, Throw A Penny In the Wishing Well
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling): Stephen Colbert, America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t
Best Comedy Album: Kathy Griffin, Calm Down Gurrl
Best Musical theater Album: Kinky Boots
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Sound City: Real to Reel
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Skyfall, Thomas Newman, composer
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Adele, “Skyfall”
Best Instrumental Composition:The Clare Fischer Orchestra, “Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra”
Best Instrumental Arrangement: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, “on Green Dolphin Street”
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding, “Swing Low”
Best Recording Package: Reckless Kelly, Long Night Moon
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Paul McCartney and Wings, Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)
Best Album Notes: John Coltrane, Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered and Expanded)
Best Historical Album: The Rolling Stones, Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965, Bill Withers, the Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Lana Del Rey, “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
Best Surround Sound Album:Paul McCartney, Live Kisses
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Winter Morning Walks
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Best Orchestral Performance: Minnesota Orchestra, Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 (Osmo Vänskä, conductor)
Best Opera Recording: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Adès: the Tempest
Best Choral Performance: Tui Hirv and Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir and Vox Clamantis, Pärt: Adam’s Lament
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Brad Wells and Roomful of Teeth, Roomful Of Teeth
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Albany Symphony, Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra
Best Classical Vocal Solo: Maria Schneider; Jay anderson, Frank Kimbrough and Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Winter Morning Walks (Dawn Upshaw)
Best Classical Compendium: Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks, Maria Schneider, composer