The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards, February 8th in Los Angeles, will be announced on the morning of December 5th. The Album of the Year category will be announced that night on the CBS special A Very Grammy Christmas.

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, Night Ranger singer and bassist Jack Blades, and former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich have formed a band called Revolution Saints. They just recorded their first album, which will be out next year.

A new species of tarantula, discovered in Brazil’s Western Amazonia, has been named after John Lennon.

Graham Nash will perform at the 30A Songwriters Festival along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A, January 16th to the 18th. Also on the bill are Leon Russell, Indigo Girls and many others.

Derek Trucks played the late Duane Allman‘s goldtop Gibson Les Paul Wednesday night at the Beacon Theater in New York, where The Allman Brothers wrap up their last residence and their career on Tuesday.