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Taylor Swift '1989' World Tour - Sydney

Taylor Swift's Concludes Majorly Succesful 1989 World Tour Despite Self-Doubt >>

Last year, Taylor Swift wrapped up her most successful performance circuit to date: the >1989 World Tour. But Ms. Swift is not immune to pre-concert anxiety, she says. The 26-year-old singer admits that she had nerves before performances in which she worried that she may not have an audience to play for.

One Direction, Pharrell, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti and More Cover Beach Boys Classic 'God Only Knows' for BBC Music

One Direction, Pharrell, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti and More Cover Beach Boys Classic 'God Only Knows' for BBC Music >>

For the love of music, indeed, BBC. A most resounding rendition of Brain Wilson's own "God Only Knows" has premiered at BBC Music, which features a studded cast of Beach Boys fans including pop stars like One Direction and Pharrell to classical and opera sensations like Danielle de Niese and Nicola Benedetti.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Brings Nirvana As Told by Lorde and St. Vincent, KISS Fandom, Linda Ronstadt and E Street Demigods to the Rock Hall

Why the Post-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nirvana Tribute at Greenpoint's Saint Vitus Bar Was What Kurt Would've Wanted >>

As is to be expected with most of these highly anticipated and star-studded evenings of musical self-aggrandizing, there were exceptional moments juxtaposed with the, well, not-so-exceptional.

For Better or Worse, Village Voice's Pazz+Jop Rank the Top Albums and Singles of 2013 [POLL]

For Better or Worse, Village Voice's Pazz+Jop Rank the Top Albums and Singles of 2013 [POLL] >>

While many argue the merits of the long-suffering publication as well as the results therein--hey, the lot of us feel the same way about the Grammys--the Voice's P+J issue (conceived of by disgraced music editor, Bob Xgau) is about as consensus as we're likely to get these days.

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