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Presenting The 64th Annual Grammy Award Nominations for Rock and Metal

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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees have been revealed in a mile-long list of categories and that’s to be expected with this particular award since it is essentially the Academy Awards of the recording industry. Now, with that being said, as a scribe who leans towards the heavier side of music there are only a few categories that remotely interest me so please peruse below on the nominations in the Rock and Metal Category for the 2022 Awards broadcast.

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

Shot In The Dark – AC/DC
Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A) – Black Pumas
Nothing Compares 2 U – Chris Cornell
Ohms – Deftones
Making A Fire – Foo Fighters
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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Has Died (1953-2017)

We’re saddened today to learn of the passing of the great Malcolm Young, the brother of Angus and co-founder of the legendary Australian band AC/DC. Back in 2014, the rhythm guitarist stepped down from his role in the band due to health concerns. He was in the early stages of dementia and after several months of speculation on his return or not, the management announced he had retired from the band. Sadly, the effects of Alzheimer’s would end up being the cause of his demise at 64 years of age. Malcolm’s passing leaves only Angus as the remaining original member of the band at this point in history. I’ve been a fan of the band since the “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” album, but only ever saw them in concert once and that was during a business trip when I learned they were playing in the same town I was staying. I loved their music and always am sad when one of the founding icons leaves us. Alzheimer’s is no joke in terms of what it does to you and there doesn’t seem to be any sort of cure or means to stem it off. A shame. To learn more about the musicians life you can hit his official Wikipedia entry since it’s all there. We wish his family, band mates and worldwide fans the deepest of condolences during this time. Rest in Peace Mr. Young and thanks so very much for sending us down the highway to hell and to be flies on the wall of every dirty deed being done dirt cheap. We salute you 🙂

Official Artist Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Young

AC/DC @ Madison Square Garden

The “Rock Or Bust” tour is finally hitting NYC’s famed arena but remember that Brian Johnson is not on the tour and is being filled in for by Axl Rose of Guns ‘n Roses.

AC/DC Announces Final Leg Of “Rock Or Bust” Tour

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Fans have been wondering when the recently cancelled ACDC “Rock Or Bust” tour dates would be rescheduled and now my legions, your waiting is at an end for the band released this information only a short time ago. I’ve embedded the full on press release that I received for your consumption so read on.

The Press Release:
AC/DC ANNOUNCE FINAL LEG OF THEIR ‘ROCK OR BUST’ WORLD TOUR – TEN RE-SCHEDULED SHOWS IN USA SET FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
NEW LINE UP TAKES EUROPE BY STORM TO CRITICS ACCLAIM

While packing out stadiums across Europe to rave reviews from critics and fans alike this summer, AC/DC have today announced full details of their re-scheduled USA tour dates. The AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust World Tour’ returns to America for ten final shows in August and September 2016. They are in Greensboro, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Columbus, Cleveland. Detroit, Buffalo, New York, Washington & Philadelphia. Original tickets will be honored for all rescheduled dates, refunds are available at point of purchase.
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Brian Johnson’s Official Statement On AC/DC Outcome

For the past couple of days, ACDC Fans around the world have been both lamenting and celebrating the inclusion of Guns ‘N Roses singer Axl Rose after it was announced that Brian Johnson would be stepping aside due to potential complete hearing loss. It was news that struck all of us rather hard but like I said, some were calling this the end of the band as we know it while others were excited to find the chance to see Axl Rose singing these classic tunes. Earlier today, Brian Johnson released a full official statement on the matter and I have shared it with you below.

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As many AC/DC fans know, the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer. I want personally to explain the reason because I don’t believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented.

On March 7th, after a series of examinations by leading physicians in the field of hearing loss, I was advised that if I continue to perform at large venues, I risked total deafness. While I was horrified at the reality of the news that day, I had for a time become aware that my partial hearing loss was beginning to interfere with my performance on stage. I was having difficulty hearing the guitars on stage and because I was not able to hear the other musicians clearly, I feared the quality of my performance could be compromised. In all honesty this was something I could not in good conscience allow. Our fans deserve my performance to be at the highest level, and if for any reason I can’t deliver that level of performance I will not disappoint our fans or embarrass the other members of AC/DC. I am not a quitter and I like to finish what I start, nevertheless, the doctors made it clear to me and my bandmates that I had no choice but to stop performing on stage for the remaining shows and possibly beyond. That was the darkest day of my professional life.
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