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.
Though we didn’t notice any sort of “formal” press release about the news, the band Pearl Jam did post a notice on their Official Facebook about an upcoming European run in the new 2020 year. These are all festival appearances and since I know a lot of our readers are fans of the group (as we are too of course), I’m sharing the posted dates for your review.
Pearl Jam 2020 Tour Dates:
Jun. 23 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
Jun. 25 – Berlin, Germany @ Waldbühne *
Jun. 27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
Jun. 29 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena *
July 2 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 5 – Imola, Italy @ Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari ^
July 7 – Vienna, Austria @ Wiener Stadthalle +
July 10 – London, UK @ BST Hyde Park ^+
July 13 – Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena +
July 15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Budapest Arena +
July 17 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion +
July 19 – Paris, France @ Lollapalooza Paris +
July 21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome +
* = with IDLES
^ = with Pixies
+ = with White Reaper
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been listening to Pearl Jam since the very beginning and was the first of my own circle to even know about them thanks to my assisting a popular local radio program when the bands debut album was being introduced to stations such as his. Heck, I even had a strong background in Mother Love Bone where some members hailed. It was a different time in music for sure as a new genre was stepping in and moving other forms of sound aside. That being said, I still never managed to catch Pearl Jam in concert much less cover them as a media person for this here website. I think it would be fun to do that so let’s cross our fingers and see if they announce a US run when the new year arrives. As I close this I wonder how many of you are planning some festival visits based on this news. You can chime in down below in the comments because I’d love to hear from you. See you next time.
Back in May, Kerrang Magazine offered up the nominees for their “Kerrang Awards” and you can peruse the full list of who was up for what along with my own predictions by clicking HERE. Yesterday they announced who won and since I’d like to keep you in the know, I’ve shared that information below. Let’s take a look.
Best British Breakthrough Act:
Yonaka WINNER – IDLES