Presenting The 2024 Grammy Nominations for Rock and Metal

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It was just a short time ago that the Recording Academy had announced the nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards and as is the usual practice here at the Metal Media High Command HQ, I’ve culled that almost 100 category list to serve up the nominations for the Rock and Metal releases. I’ve even kept to the inclusion of the Alternative stuff as well since sometimes that gets really close to the kind of stuff we are listening to as fans. There were some interesting nominations this time around.

Best Rock Performance – For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.

Sculptures Of Anything Goes – Arctic Monkeys
More Than A Love Song – Black Pumas
Not Strong Enough – Boygenius
Rescued – Foo Fighters
Lux Æterna – Metallica
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The Japan Society Announces Special Public Screening of “Godzilla Minus One”

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The Press Release:
Japan Society is honored to announce a special public preview screening of Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One. Following its world premiere at the prestigious Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan Society will present the first Japanese Godzilla movie since 2016 to eager audiences in NYC on November 28 at 7:00 pm. The special public screening will take place at Japan Society (333 E. 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues) and is in partnership with Toho International, who will release Godzilla Minus One in theaters across the U.S. on December 1.

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KISS Announce “The Final Concert” @ Madison Square Garden on PPV

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The countdown to the final live shows by “The Hottest Band in The World” KISS is on and it will be here before you know it. With this being the case, the band has announced a special Pay-Per-View option for those who can’t make it. The very brief details are down below the super cool poster.

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Slipknot Parts Ways With Drummer Jay Weinberg

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The Statement:
“We would like to thank Jay Weinberg for his dedication and passion over the past ten years. No one can ever replace Joey Jordison’s original sound, style or energy, but Jay honored Joey’s parts contributed to the last three albums and we, the band, and the fans appreciate it. But as ever, Slipknot is intent on evolving. The band has decided to make a creative decision, and to part ways with Jay. We wish Jay all the best and are very excited for what the future holds”.

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*** end of statement ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now this is a surprise to me because I cannot imagine what creative decision would find them wanting Jay out. I was a real latecomer to the music of Slipknot but once I began following and even covering them, realized what a powerful bit of chaos they were. I never saw Joey in action but did see Jay and he was fantastic. At the time of this quite shocking news, there has been no statement from Jay Weinberg or even the record label but as more information is released about this I will surely share it since Slipknot is one of the biggest Heavy Metal bands in the world.

Update: Not long after the aforementioned news got circulated on this and all of the other websites that stopped in their tracks to get something online, Slipknot removed the posts from Facebook and their other social media profiles. Pretty strange but according to research they’ve done that before. Stay tuned for any updates that we see.


Iron Maiden Announces “The Future Past” Tour For Fall 2024

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The Press Release:
Following their spectacular performances this year at the recent Power Trip Festival in California, in Western Canada and throughout Europe, iconic British band IRON MAIDEN will be returning to the United States and Canada with THE FUTURE PAST TOUR next year.

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Tickets will be available starting with an exclusive IRON MAIDEN fan club presale beginning on Tuesday, October 31st. The general onsale will begin on Friday, November 3rd at 10am local time HERE. Trooper VIP will be once again available at most shows in U.S.A./Canada. Go to for the latest info.
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