Music News Digest: Week Of November 13, 2022

November 20, 2022 by Amy Gold

During the week of November 13, 2022, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the upcoming 65th annual Grammy Awards, which include such veteran artists as ABBA, Bill Anderson, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Dolly Parton, and Diana Ross. The awards ceremonies will take place at Arena in Los Angeles and will air live February 5, 2023 on CBS.

Also that week, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its nominees for 2023, which include Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, country star and Eagles member Vince Gill, Jeff Lynne of ELO, Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers, Patti Smith, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Steve Winwood.

The rights to Harry Nilsson's song publishing catalog were acquired by BMG in a deal with his estate. The late Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who passed in 1994, is best known for such classics as "Without You," "Everybody's Talkin'" as featured in the soundtrack "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), and "One" as made famous by Three Dog Night.

Bruce Springsteen's first-ever interview with Howard Stern, which originally aired on October 31, 2022, will debut November 27 on HBO and also stream on HBO Max. The Boss discussed his latest album, "Only The Strong Survive," along with many other topics, and he performed "Born To Run," "Thunder Road," "The Rising," and other classics.

Also that week, Disney+ announced the December 16, 2022 premiere of "If These Walls Could Sing," a new documentary about London's historic Abbey Road Studios directed by Paul McCartney's daughter Mary. In addition to archival footage of The Beatles and other top acts, this upcoming film features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Nile Rodgers, John Williams, and more.

Finally, a number of iconic rock memorabilia items sold at Julien's Auctions' "Icons And Idols: Rock 'N' Roll" auction which took place in New York City the weekend of November 21, 2022. Among the biggest winners were a gold and diamond watch once owned by Elvis Presley, the piano on which Bob Dylan wrote songs for his 1969 album, "Nashville Skyline," a pair of John Lennon's wire-rimmed Granny glasses, and the guitar Don McLean used to compose "Vincent," which sold for $256,000, $217,600, $162,500, and $156,250, respectively.

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