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Presenting The 65th Annual Grammy Nominations For Rock and Metal

The Grammy Awards nominations were revealed earlier today and while this is an extremely lengthy list we are only going to laud the noms for the Rock, Metal and Alternative categories here on the website. A full rundown will be on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” website after some considerable editing. When we look at this in Word its more than thirty pages but I digress, here now are the nominations of the categories we focus on at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ.

** Rock **

Best Rock Performance (For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings).
“So Happy It Hurts” by Bryan Adams
“Old Man” by Beck
“Wild Child” by The Black Keys
“Broken Horses” by Brandi Carlile
“Crawl!” by Idles
“Patient Number 9” by Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck
“Holiday” by Turnstile
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Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie Announce Co-Headlining 2019 Tour

While it’s been a pretty chilly Spring so far, the Summer Tours are slowly being announced and while we generally focus on the Metal ones here, when there are classic acts that define the term performing together, we aim to help rally the charge. Such is the case about the just announced Elvis Costello and Blondie Co-Headlining run. Check it out down below.

tour posters, elvis costello, blondie

The Press Release:
Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie will co-headline a coast-to-coast tour this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the 13-city tour will kick off July 20th in Bethel, NY at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and make stops in Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more, before wrapping August 10th in Seattle, WA.

Artist fan club presale tickets will be available starting today at 12pm local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, April 6th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Elvis Costello and Blondie shared spots near the top of the UK Singles Chart 40 years ago when Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” sat neck-and-neck alongside Elvis Costello & The Attraction’s “Oliver’s Army” in the company of The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor and ABBA. The same week, Blondie’s seminal album Parallel Lines reached #1 on the Album Chart while Costello’s Armed Forces landed at #3.
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