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The 59th Annual Grammy Nominations For Rock and Metal Are Here

Hey it’s that time of the year again for the Grammy Award nominations and since its always a fun talking point to present the artists that our reader demographic are most interested in. I’m speaking of course about the Rock and Metal categories with a touch of Alternative thrown in for good measure. I’ll be adding my own personal choice below each category and I’ll be polling you at the close. Let’s go.

Best Rock Performance:
“Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)” — Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” — Beyonce´ Featuring Jack White
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“The Sound Of Silence” — Disturbed
“Heathens” — Twenty One Pilots

PiercingMetal’s Pick: Wow Beyonce in the Rock Category! What is this musical world coming to? I guess we shall see her being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next. Moving on, I’m going to hope that the late great David Bowie wins the award since he left us with so much over the years that it would be a great way to respect his passing and creative genius. Disturbed also did a bang up job on the Simon and Garfunkel classic tune that they are deserving.

Best Metal Performance:
“Shock Me” — Baroness
“Slivera” — Gojira
“Rotting in Vain” — Korn
“Dystopia” — Megadeth
“The Price Is Wrong” — Periphery

PiercingMetal’s Pick: Nice. These are some great nominations for the Metal stuff and while I am personally leaning towards Megadeth I would not mind seeing Gojira or Baroness win the Grammy. These last two are newer to some listeners but they have been offering up the Heavy Metal good for a bunch of years and are to be commended for it. Good luck to all participants in this category.
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The 2016 Grammy Nominees Rock Rundown

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The list of nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards are in and while there are so many more categories than what I’ve presented below, I am limiting this topic to the Rock and Alternative categories since that is where our readership pays the most attention. Let’s take a look and then I’ll discuss a little more after its all done.


Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man,” Florence + the Machine
“Something From Nothing,” Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile,” Wolf Alice

Metal Performance
“Identity,” August Burns Red
“Cirice,” Ghost
“512,” Lamb Of God
“Thank You,” Sevendust
“Custer,” Slipknot
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The 2014 Grammy Nominations Are………

Because I know you love seeing this kind of stuff, here is the full rundown of the 2014 Grammy Award Nominees (there are a lot of them)

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I first have to thank the major press outlets like Billboard.com who actually get the whole list so I can share it with you. We can talk about the Metal and Hard Rock stuff after you scroll through the massive list. I do realize that many of you only care about that but there are others among you who have a larger level of curiosity so let’s indulge both sides shall we? Okay and away we go. Here are the nominees for this year.

Album Of The Year:
“The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
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Congratulations To The Foo Fighters For Winning The Grammy Award For Rock “Everything”

And I know that you think I am being obnoxious by making such a statement and alright, perhaps I am being just “a little bit” cheeky in this but let’s face it – the Foo Fighters pretty much won the Rock “Everything” at the Grammy Awards just a little while ago. Don’t get me wrong, because I really think that Dave Grohl is a fantastic musician and a tried and true Metal head at the end of the day, but the bands winning every Rock related category just proves how little the heavier side of music matters to this institution and its fans. To recap, here was the bands awards for the night. All of this was based on their latest album “Wasting Light”.

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The 54th Annual Grammy Nominations Are In For “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance”

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Huzzah!!! The nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards are in and I can hardly say that I even care about it. I guess I take this position because the realm of “Popular Music” seems to escape me, and yet that is alright since it’s not what I dedicate the site or writing adventures to in the first place over here on PiercingMetal. Despite this being the case, I find many of the media resources who walk along the same road as I do often take the time to speak to their readers about their views on situations like this situation. With this in mind I would never neglect the Metal Republic that chooses to listen to my thoughts on something so “important” and how it applies to our genre and its demographic of fans. Here we go….

Oh wait, I want to make mention of this before I continue on. With the 2012 Awards ceremony there will no longer be a category for “Best Hard Rock Performance” and “Best Heavy Metal Performance” as the two have been combined into the single listing of “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance”. I am sure that you agree that this is okay because the two genre distinctions are exactly the same. Right?

The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” are as follows: “On The Backs Of Angels” by Dream Theater [Roadrunner Records], “White Limo” by Foo Fighters [RCA Records/ Roswell Records], “Curl Of The Burl” by Mastodon [Reprise Records], “Public Enemy No. 1” by Megadeth [Roadrunner Records] and “Blood In My Eyes” by Sum 41 [Island]. You might view this as a very odd mixture of bands but let’s face it, the Grammy nomination committee has not struck me as all that sharp since the whole Metallica vs. Jethro Tull incident from many years ago. I listened to each tune and offer up my insight for what it is worth at the end of the day. Read on.
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