Update: The Grammys are now taking down every video that shows the Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age performance.
The 2014 Grammy Award ceremony has come and gone. For this section, the only real positive thing to make mention of is that Black Sabbath won “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for their track “God Is Dead?”. Congratulations to Ozzy and the rest of the band as 13 is a badass album and a total throwback to the glorious days of doomy heavy metal.
But let’s talk about some serious botches that should have the producers begging to keep their jobs. First of all, during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment, which highlights the deaths of musicians in the past year, Clive Burr (ex-drummer of Iron Maiden) and Jeff Hanneman (guitarist of Slayer) were both omitted from the video. These two musicians were both in high profile bands that revolutionized their respective subgenre (and I should mention that Slayer has won two Grammy awards). To omit them is incredibly disrespectful and highlights how little the popular music world sees the metal and hard rock community.
Next, can we talk about how the ceremony ended by cutting off the stellar mashup performance of Trent Reznor (along with all of Nine Inch Nails), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)? What was supposed to be a 10 minute performance was chopped in half when the producers deemed that the ceremony had gone on way too long and simply cut to commercials. Reznor and fellow NIN member Alessandro Cortini took to Twitter to voice their feelings and people who had been anxiously awaiting this once in a lifetime supergroup performance were left horribly disappointed. You can read Reznor and Cortini’s tweets below as well as see the first half of the performance.
What a mockery and what a shame. The Grammys should be ashamed of themselves. READ MORE
Rock band Foo Fighters has posted a picture on Twitter showing several canisters of tape reels marked as ‘LP 8′, signifying that they are entering the studio to record the follow up to 2011′s Wasting Light. In an interview with XFM, Dave Grohl states, “…we are going to make this album in a way that no one’s ever done before, and we’re pretty excited about it.” He also stated in that interview that the writing of the album is complete, so the studio process should be relatively quick, barring any unforeseen circumstances. A 2014 release date is tentatively planned. READ MORE
Swedish rockers Ghost B.C. have announced that they will be releasing a new EP called If You Have Ghost on November 15th. The five-track EP was recorded and produced by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and features covers of Abba, Roky Erickson, Depeche Mode, and Army of Lovers. There is also a live version of their track “Secular Haze”. The EP is available for pre-order here.
Head below to hear the band’s cover of “If You Have Ghosts”, originally by Roky Erickson. READ MORE
Rock band Queens Of The Stone Age have released “My God Is The Sun”, their first new track from their upcoming album …Like Clockwork, which comes out June 4th (pre-order here). The album is the followup to 2007′s Era Vulgaris and is described by mainman Josh Homme as, “…an audio documentary of a manic year.“. The album was produced by Homme and QOTSA while being recorded by Mark Rankin.
Below is the song as well as the full track list. READ MORE
A performance video of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) playing “Mantra” from the Sound City soundtrack has been uploaded and can be viewed below.
Sound City chronicles the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios, where band such as Nirvana, Kyuss, Tom Petty, and more recorded their albums. READ MORE
Grunge rock band Soundgarden have released a new video for their track “By Crooked Steps, which comes off their latest album King Animal. The video was directed by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures) and features the bands as a mock motorcycle gang who rides Segways, kicks a DJ off of his turntables in order to perform a rock show, and then lead the police on a “chase”. There is also a cameo from electronic artist Deadmau5. You can watch the video below. READ MORE
Update: The band has released another image, this time of the full band line up on the mixing board tape. Check it out below.
Well, well, well, looks like old Davey boy is back in Queens of the Stone Age! In a picture posted on the QOTSA Facebook page, the name of the Foo Fighters guitarist/singer was written on a piece of tape on a studio mixing board, right next to Josh Homme. Grohl was last on the QOTSA album Songs for the Deaf, where he recorded drums, percussion and backing vocals. He was also the drummer alongside Josh Homme in Them Crooked Vultures.
Check below for the picture. READ MORE
Tomorrow sees the release of House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1 (stream the album here), the latest album from hard rock/metal band Stone Sour. In anticipation of this release, Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with singer Corey Taylor. In it, we discuss Corey’s history with music, his views on the music scene today, Slipknot and Stone Sour fans, and much more! Check it all out below!
You can pre-order HOGAB:P1 here. Make sure to read Sammy Key’s editorial on Music And Rebellion. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) of Loaded! Check after the jump for the skinny on the new album, the Loaded film, Duff’s opinion of horror, and a lot about Foo Fighters! Oh yeah, there’s a bit about goat f*cking. Seriously.
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AS I LAY DYING’s new album THE POWERLESS RISE (out May 11 on Metal Blade) is now streaming live on their MySpace page HERE
. From today at 12:00pm PST through Monday, May 10 at 6:00pm PST the entire 11-song disc including the furious new single “Parallels” will be unlocked and streaming live. The group will be featured act on the MySpace front page and music pages through May 11.
While AS I LAY DYING cross the U.S. on their headlining tour with Demon Hunter, blessthefall and War Of Ages, the group have announced a day-of-release in-store at Rolling Stones Music (7300 W. Irving Pk. Rd. Norridge, IL 60706). The in-store signing will begin at 3:30 PM sharp and continue until before the band’s headlining show later that night at the House of Blues (329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL).