These new releases give you a front-row seat to see artists from the Stones to Amy Winehouse
1 THE ROLLING STONES
CHARLIE IS MY DARLING-IRELAND 1965
Having just wrapped the Stones' 50th-anniversary year, it's a fitting time to look back at the early days of the legends. This fascinating documentary captures them bonding behind the scenes—Mick and Keith lead a Beatles jam!—and causing all manner of mania as they tore through Ireland over two days.
2 LED ZEPPELIN
It's no shock 20 million fans entered a lottery to see their '07 reunion gig: The rock gods absolutely slay in this set, which also has rehearsal footage. Robert Plant's waistline may have grown, but he's still one wild frontman.
3 LADY ANTEBELLUM
OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR
Yes, the quality of this 90-minute show from '12, featuring their smash "Need You Now," looks quasi-bootleg. Still, there are cute backstage scenes, including Lady A singing to an adorable (toddler) fan.
4 PAUL MCCARTNEY
In this beautifully shot disc, filmed at L.A.'s famed Capitol Studios, the Beatle plays tunes from last year's album of standards, Kisses on the Bottom, and shares the meaning behind it all: Turns out that title isn't as dirty as it sounds.
5. AMY WINEHOUSE
THE DAY SHE CAME TO DINGLE
The DVD half of the two-disc At the BBC collection features a 2006 interview and performance at a church in Ireland-and an intimate look into the soul behind the beehive.
REVIEWED BY CHUCK ARNOLD & KEVIN O'DONNELL
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ...
I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT ...
My passport. I almost ran off to Mexico the other day, but I stopped myself.
AT 3 A.M. I AM ...
Either playing with Mr. Peeps, my cat, or playing strip poker. It's always different.
THE CELEB I'D LIKE TO MAKE OUT WITH IS ...
Will Smith. To fulfill my deep child-hood longing. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air did it for me. He was just so fresh!
THE LAST PERSON I KISSED WAS ...
A very friendly, happy stranger at this amazing strip club in Atlanta.
YOU KNOW YOU'VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK WHEN ...
You read your text messages, and you're not actually texting words.
THE BEST INVENTION EVER IS ...
The boombox. It's a portable dance party.
THE SONG THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME CRY IS ...
"Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter. It's a country song about young love and growing up. I'm from the South, so it reminds me of home.
I WOULD COME BACK IN MY NEXT LIFE AS ...
A baby lion. Ferocious and adorable at the same time.
THE GRAMMY ® GRAPEVINE
CATCH THE 55TH ANNUAL
SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 8 P.M. EST ON CBS
Frontman Nate Ruess (center), 30, dishes on leading the "We Are Young" band to six nominations-including Album of the Year
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE NOMINATED?
It's pretty unbelievable, but I'm a competitive person, so what would be better than being nominated is to win! I would've never even thought a nomination was in our realm of possibility before, but because it's been such a crazy year, now it feels like anything is possible.
WHICH AWARD DO YOU WANT TO TAKE HOME THE MOST?
I'd like them all! But Best New Artist is pretty special because it's for more than just a song-it's for a body of work, the band. That's an important one for us.
HOW WOULD YOU CELEBRATE?
After the nominations show, we went out and ordered way too much food, so that's what we'll do after the Grammys. Win or lose, we're going home stuffed!
YOU HAVE JANELLE MONAE ON "WE ARE YOUNG," AND YOU JUST CUT A SONG WITH PINK. WHO ELSE IS ON YOUR LIST OF DREAM COLLABORATORS?
Paul McCartney is someone the three of us would love to sit in a room with because the Beatles are our favorite band ever. Just to learn something is more important than a collaboration.
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER?
Mila Kunis congratulated me when we were [both] at Jimmy Kimmel Live. I thought, "Play it cool," so I was like, "Yeah, thanks." Then I ran away very fast. I'm a shy person-even around my parents.
WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST GIFT A FAN HAS EVER GIVEN YOU?
We were presented with busts of our heads over the summer in Indiana. The fans actually made them. The crazy thing is that they were very accurate.
YOU HAVE A DISTINCT HIGH VOICE. DID YOU ALWAYS LIKE IT?
I only got used to my [singing] voice about six years ago. I despised it at first, but I had enough people telling me they liked it. There were some people who were critical, but I just looked at it as a challenge to become a better singer. As far as the sound of my [speaking] voice, I can't imagine being on the other end of the phone.
T.I. VS. MARVIN GAYE
Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head-T.I.'s first album since finishing his second stint in prison-pays homage to Marvin Gaye's soundtrack for the 1972 blaxploitation flick simply named Trouble Man. The rapper can't match the cinematic heights of Gaye's original, recently reissued in a 40th-anniversary expanded edition (inset). Still, T.I. hits more than he misses over a sprawling, ambitious 72 minutes. As in film, he could just use a good editor.
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Volume 1: Music from the HBO Original Series
Fun's glowing "Sight of the Sun" is among four new cuts on a set boasting some Brooklyn-hipster cred befitting the returning show's setting. Any excuse to hear Robyn's "Dancing on My Own" again is a good one.
This 20-year-old makes like a British Bieber on his debut album. The funky, Pharrell-assisted "Lift Off" conjures something even better: Justified-era Justin Timberlake. But you kind of wish this budding heartthrob had more contrast to really offer.
Terius Nash: 1977
First released as a free download in 2011, this set from Beyoncé collaborator Terius Nash lacks new tracks. But retro-futuristic jams like "Used to Be," on which he laments his once-"anti-Internet" girl who overshares too much, are worth revisiting.
BOYS LIKE GIRLS
This quartet broke out with emo-punk bands like Panic! At the Disco in the mid-2000s. But on their third album, they've outgrown the guyliner and turned into slick peddlers of pop anthems, especially on "Life of the Party."
Florence + the Machine's "Shake It Out." It's just pumpin' and gives me that driving beat. It helps me escape, shut everything out.
Destiny's Child's "Survivor." I did the New York City Marathon and put it on repeat. It brought me home!
"Sexy and I Know It"
[by LMFAO]. I start lifting weights and I'm like, "Yeah!" It gives you that boost to get the last few reps.
I'm really into the Black Keys right now, so "Gold on the Ceiling." But I'm such a music whore, I'll listen to anything!
I listen to a lot of Beethoven's symphonies-classical music with no words. I never know when the music is going to stop, so it helps me keep running.