Hello again my friends, I have returned once again to discuss the always popular topic of the Grammy Awards and the winners of the “Rock” and “Metal” categories that have already been delivered at a pre-broadcast ceremony. As always, I have left the nominees in for comparison sake so do please check it out down below. I guess we Rockers should be thankful that we don’t have to wait around through endless speeches and can instead make some evening plans with our friends.
Best Rock Performance:
Bones UK – Pretty Waste WINNER – Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Karen O & Danger Mouse – Woman
Rival Sons – Too Bad
Continuing with our Monday Morning Music Motivations, comes the awareness of a co-headlining tour by Grammy Award winning artist Beck and Cage The Elephant. The full skinny on “The Night Running Tour” can be learned below.
The Press Release:
Today alternative, chart topping artists Beck and Cage The Elephant announced a North American co-headline tour across amphitheaters this summer – The Night Running Tour. Both artists are known for their amazing live performances and the energy they bring to their shows, making this an incredible co-headlining tour fans of both bands will not want to miss. They will be joined by special guest Spoon on all dates. Starcrawler, Sunflower Bean and Wild Belle will open as well in select cities. See full itinerary and details below.
Produced by Live Nation, the 28-city tour kicks off July 11th in Ridgefield, WA at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater and will make stops in Irvine, Las Vegas, Austin, Chicago and more before wrapping August 30th in West Palm Beach, FL at Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 15th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 12th at 12:00 p.m. local time until Thursday, February 14th at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Continue reading Beck & Cage The Elephant Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour→
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. Continue reading The 59th Annual Grammy Nominations For Rock and Metal Are Here→
Since I’ve started to try and use the PiercingMetal Musings blog to showcase some of the larger tour news, this recent event was an absolutely must discuss with you as I was super curious what you all thought about the news. Here we go.
The other day the press release came out which announced that the one and only Metallica would be headlining a festival of their own creation with the people of C3 Presents and this would go under the moniker of “Orion Music Festival and More”. The music part is pretty self explanatory but the “and more” is apparently slated for the aspect of “lifestyle and arts”. The press release stated that Metallica would of course headline both nights of this two-day festival and across the span of the nights would perform “Ride The Lightning” and “The Black Album” in their entirety.