And the winner is… Foo Fighters for ‘White Limo!’ Foo Fighters have just beaten out Mastodon, Megadeth, Dream Theater and Sum 41 for the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance as well as Best Rock Performance with 'Walk'.
On Feb. 12, the world’s largest and most prestigious music awards show will be broadcast into millions of households. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will feature the most popular artists in modern music, including a special live performance by Foo Fighters.
Music fans going to this year’s Coachella Festival were blessed yesterday with the news of Refused and At the Drive-In reuniting and claiming a spot in the lineup, but today we’ve all been given a punch to the gut. According to Billboard, Black Sabbath were scheduled as one of the headliners for 2012′s Coachella, but have pulled out due to Tony Iommi‘s recent lymphoma diagnosis.
The worldwide metal community has mourned the tragic death of the iconic vocalist Ronnie James Dio ever since he succumbed to stomach cancer at the age of 67. A year-and-a-half after Dio’s passing, some of rock and metal’s biggest names such as Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister and Dave Grohl have begun recording a tribute album in honor of the late singer.
Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan have just released a list of the top-selling albums of the SoundScan era (1991-2011). Coming in at No. 1 with more than 15 million units sold to date is Metallica‘s self-titled 1991 disc, aka The Black Album.
Killswitch Engage, the Grammy-nominated metalcore force of the 2000s has just announced the departure of vocalist Howard Jones. The powerful voice behind songs such as ‘Rose of Sharyn’ and ‘The End of Heartache’ will be off to pursue different goals outside of the band.
Corey Taylor had one hell of a year in 2011. Slipknot returned to the stage after the tragic death of bassist Paul Gray and Taylor went on a spoken word/acoustic solo tour and even released the New York Times bestselling book, ‘Seven Deadly Sins.’ In that vein, Taylor has wasted no time in 2012, hyping up the upcoming album from his other band, Stone Sour.
Metallica‘s 30th year is about to come to a close with a swarm of attention having followed them the entire way. Metallica celebrated the milestone with a week-long celebration in San Francisco, Calif., the first day of which is now available for your viewing pleasure. It’s 27-minutes, but totally worth your time.
Iconic Nine Inch Nails pioneer Trent Reznor has been nominated for yet another Golden Globe Award for his work with longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, scoring ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ The duo captured the 2011 ‘Best Original Score’ Golden Globe for the music from ‘The Social Network,’ and are looking to achieve back-to-back wins in 2012.
DimeBash went off without a hitch last night (Dec. 14) at the Key Club in West Hollywood, Calif. Presented by ‘That Metal Show’ hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, the event boasted some of metal’s most legendary musicians paying tribute to the late Pantera / Damageplan guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.
‘Tis the season of metal-inspired Christmas light shows and we’ve got another one to cram under your tree. We recently posted suburban light shows for Slayer‘s ‘Raining Blood‘ and Metallica‘s ‘Enter Sandman,’ so to continue this new holiday tradition, we give you Machine Head‘s classic track ‘Impirium.’
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