Artists from Mexico’s Café Tacvba, pop star Juanes, alternative rocker Draco Rosa and Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profetica have paid tribute by covering Cerati’s songs. Shakira and U2 are among those who have dedicated songs onstage to the 54-year-old musician.
Lawyers representing Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the producers of the Mexican biopic Gloria for use of an "unauthorized" script about the singer-songwriter's life.
Arcade Fire, Zoé, Nine Inch Nails, Los Bunkers, Los Tigres del Norte, Calle 13, La Maldita Vecindad and Placebo are among bands who will play the 15th edition of the massive Vive Latino Festival, set for Mexico City in March.
During an interview with Billboard, Jenni Rivera's sister Rosie opened up about the aftermath of her sister's death, coming to grips with the loss and having to learn the music business at a quick pace.
Major labels and major commercial releases for the most part dominated the Latin fields for the Grammy nominations, heralding spirited competition in all four Latin categories: pop, regional Mexican, tropical and that hybrid of alternative/Urban/rock.
"Here most people want to be free, they fight for their country," he said in the West Bank city, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. "It would be good to start building bridges between Palestine and Puerto Rico."
The Latin Grammy green carpet was canceled, but there was plenty of action behind the scenes. We were inside the Mandalay Bay Center (Nov. 21) with a front row to the stars, the music and all the things that did not make the live broadcast.
The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices.
Rain had been forecast for Las Vegas since Monday. But come Thursday afternoon, when it came time for artists to start walking the green carpet at the Latin Grammys, the water was coming down and there was no contingency plan in place.