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Tonight: “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on HBO (10/17/2014)

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Musician Dave Grohl has taken his band The Foo Fighters on the road for an interesting documentary (err “ROCKUMENTARY”) series where they will be making stops across the country as a part of a new HBO Original Series. Now that the PiercingMetal website is 100% WordPress and our “Musings” Blog a part of the regular content being served up, I’ll be showcasing a lot of stuff like this to mix it up. The band stops in Chicago, IL with tonight’s episode and here is a teaser of that broadcast. Check it out.

The Premise: Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.
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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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