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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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Boston Calling Music Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

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Based on the recent announcements, it looks like Boston is going to be the place to be a few times this year with stuff like the announcement we shared yesterday about Aerosmith doing a 50th Anniversary performance at Fenway Park (discussed HERE). Now comes the latest Music Festival details. Check it out down below.

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Friday, May 22nd: Foo Fighters, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, Noname, The Struts, Sharon Van Etten, Pup, Andrew WK, Iann Dior, The Districts, Brutus, Pony Bradshaw, The Sheila Divine, Liz Ladoux, DJ Knife and DJ Joshua Carl, Bearly yung, DJ Ryan Brown, Alingon Mitra, Will Smalley, Sam Ike, Emily Ruskowski, Shawn Carter, Drew Dunn, Katie Que.
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Guitarist John Frusciante Rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Statement:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer. Josh is a beautful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.

We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group.

Thank you.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well isn’t this some interesting news to absorb on a Monday morning my friends. Truth be told, I haven’t actually followed the path of the RHCP in quite a few years but I do have a number of their staple releases in my music library. One of my closest friends turned me onto their “Freaky Styley” and “Uplift Mofo Party Plan” albums after I had already gotten into the “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” one and while I loved all of that stuff, I got into a much heavier style not long afterwards. Despite seeing over 1000 or so bands in my life, I have never caught the RHCP once and that surprises me since a lot of my friends still enjoy everything about them and go to see them perform whenever they can. Perhaps this next go round with the returning John F. will be the year I finally address this oversight and as I close this notice up I wonder what you readers think about the news. Let me know what you think down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce 2017 North American Tour Supporting “The Getaway”

Too much going on to dance but there is still time enough to share another press release about an upcoming concert tour. This one came to inform us all about the 2017 run by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check it out below.

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The Press Release:
September 19th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Red Hot Chili Peppers announce the first three legs of their 2017 North American Tour today. The band is touring in support of its 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 The Getaway.

The Getaway Tour kicks off January 5th, 2017, in San Antonio, TX, and will crisscross its way across North America. Please see below for all confirmed dates. More dates will be announced soon. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will provide support for all dates. In addition, Jack Irons will join the tour for the January dates. Every ticket purchased includes a choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of The Getaway.

A fan club ticket pre-sale launches this Wednesday, September 21st at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th.

The Getaway debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
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The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Nomination Cluelessness

With so many radio & television personalities in the music industry tossing out their public discontent about the shenanigans that the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame gives us each and every year; I felt that it was high time for the PiercingMetal Blog to offer a take on this as well.

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To start I would like to thank the committee that sits on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame judging panel for once again providing amusement and numerous levels of argument from the fans of Hard Rock, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal music by offering up a list of nominees that are bound to set people on their ear. I will admit this to you readers very early on because one of my main points of disdain with the Rock Hall comes from their continual oversight of the band KISS who are not only my favorite group of them all, but are also a band that has been eligible for inclusion for about thirteen years. If you don’t know the skinny on how groups become eligible, here is a brief on the process:
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