Tool, Cage The Elephant, and Gary Clark Jr. Win for Metal and Rock at the 62nd Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards announced their winners for the Rock and Metal categories for the 2020 award ceremony, their 62nd edition. Tool won for the Best Metal Performance category for the song ‘7empest’ from their album Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA). Tool members Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor were in attendance to collect the award, which was announced before the broadcast portion of the show. Gary Clark Jr. who was nominated over several categories for multiple tracks won both Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for the track ‘This Land’. Best Rock album honors went to Cage the Elephant for Social Cues. In the more pop-orientated Alternative Rock category, Vampire Weekend won, while other Rock and Metal related artists such as Chris Cornell won for the packaging of his posthumous self-titled boxed set, and The Best Instrumental Album went to metal fans and sometimes cover artists Rodrigo y Gabriella for Mettavolution (ATO Records) The 62nd Grammy Awards are once again hosted by Alicia Keys and will air on CBS.

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Tom Morello Details Solo Album To Lars Ulrich On It’s Electric Podcast

Tom Morello appeared on the new episode of Lars Ulrich’s Apple Beats 1 podcast “It’s Electric”. He discussed his debut solo album, The Atlas Underground. An all-star affair, Morello, best known for Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets Of Rage worked with GZA, Gary Clark Jr., K. Flay, Pretty Lights, Portugal. The Man, Whethan, Marcus Mumford, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, Carl Restivo, Nico Stadi, Leikeli47 and Herobust on the albumWatch the interview below.

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GUEST POST: Doc Coyle’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another of our guest “End Of Year” list, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have our pal Doc Coyle’s Top Ten Albums Of 2016 list. The metal personality, blogger and ex-God Forbid guitarist has had a banner year; touring with drummer and YouTube sensation Meytal Cohen, dropping an EP with his new rock band Vagus Nerve, and starting a killer podcast The Ex Man. Hailz!  Continue reading

Sepultura With Steve Vai, Hollywood Undead, etc Added To Rock In Rio USA

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More updates have been made to the inaugural 2015 Rock In Rio USA Festival, happening May 8-9, 2015 and May 15-16, 2015 at the City of Rock venue in Las Vegas, NV. May 9th is the ‘rock day’ of the festival with the updated lineup:

Mana

Mana

 

The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless

May 8th

Main Stage:
No Doubt
Mana
The Pretty Reckless

Sunset Stage:

Foster The People
Gary Clark Jr
Bleachers
Saints of Valory

May 9

Main Stage:
Metallica
Linkin Park
Rise Against
Hollywood Undead

Sepultura

Sepultura

Steve Vai

Steve Vai

Hollywood Undead

Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage:
Deftones
Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai)
Coheed And Cambria
Of Mice & Men

Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men

Billy Joel, Robert Plant and Slayer Among The Names For Bonnaroo

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Bonnaroo Festival has announced their line-up for 2015 with their annual Bonnaroo Line-up Announcement Megathon or B.L.A.M. Billy Joel who has never played the festival, was a surprising but inspired choice as a headliner. Joining the veteran rocker on the line-up is Robert Plant and the Sensational Space, who once again plays the fest. From the metal world Slayer was announced earlier as well as artists from the across rock, pop and indie music landscape. Past metal bands to play the fest include Metallica, Opeth and Mastodon. The B.L.A.M. event ramps up fan excitement while enticing fans to share and promote their favorite artists on the fest via Social Media.

 

Other confirmed acts include Mumford and Sons, Shifters, Florence and the Machine, Tears For Fears, Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., Earth Wind & Fire, Bassnectar, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Against Me!, Flying Lotus, Caribou, The War on Drugs, Dawes, Mac DeMarco, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Shabazz Palaces, SBTRKT, Jamie xx, Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Booker, Rustie, Hozier, STS9, Bleachers, Flume, Sturgill Simpson, Sylvan Esso, Rudimental, Strand of Oaks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Woods, Tycho, The Bluegrass Situation Superjam hosted by Ed Helms, Ryn Weaver, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Gramatik, Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Guster, Houndmouth, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Punch Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester, Shakey Graves, The Very Best, Twenty One Pilots, G-Eazy, Odesza, Moon Taxi, SOJA, Glass Animals, Jungle, The Growlers, Bahamas, Temples, Pokey LaFarge, and Tove Lo.

 

Bonnaroo is set for June 11-14in Manchester, Tenn. Tickets go on sale at noon on Jan. 17.

 

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Bonarroo on Facebook

 

 

Foo Fighters Release More Tour Dates For 2015

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The Foo Fighters have announced a number of new tour dates for 2015. The band has previously announced their UK and US dates, and now have an extensive list of shows across the globe. Gary Clark Jr was previously announced to open select North American dates.

Dec 10: Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town (South Africa)
Dec 13: FNB Stadium – Johannesburg (South Africa)
Jan 15: Estadio Nacional – Santiago (Chile)
Jan 18: Estadio Unico de La Plata – Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Jan 21: Estacionamento da FIERGS – Porto Alegre (Brasil)
Jan 23: Estádio do Morumbi – São Paulo (Brasil)
Jan 25: Estádio do Maracanã – Rio De Janeiro (Brasil)
Jan 28: Mega Space – Belo Horizonte (Brasil)
Jan 31: Estadio El Campín – Bogotá (Colombia)
Feb 18:: AMI Stadium – Christchurch (NZ)
Feb 21: Mt. Smart Stadium – Auckland (NZ)
Feb 24: Suncorp Stadium – Brisbane (AU)
Feb 26: ANZ Stadium – Sydney (AU)
Feb 28: Etihad Stadium – Melbourne (AU)
Mar 02: Derwent Entertainment Centre – Hobart (AU)
Mar 04: Coopers Stadium – Adelaide (AU)
Mar 07: nib Stadium – Perth (AU)
May 25: Stadium of Light – Sunderland (UK)
May 27: Emirates Old Trafford – Manchester (UK)
May 30: Slane Castle – Meath (IE)
Jun 07: Rock Am Ring – Flugplatz Mendig/Vulkaneifel (Germany)
Jun 07: Rock Im Park – Nuremberg/Zeppelinfeld (Germany)
Jun 10: Telenor Arena – Oslo (Norway)
Jun 12: Ullevi Stadium – Gothenburg (Sweden)
Jun 14: Pinkpop Festival 2015 – Landgraaf (NL)
Jun 19: Wembley Stadium – London (UK)
Jun 20: Wembley Stadium – London (UK)
Jun 23: BT Murrayfield Stadium – Edinburgh (UK)
Jun 25: Rock Werchter – Werchter (BE)
Jul 04: RFK Stadium – Washington D.C.
Jul 06: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Jul 09: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON (Canada)
Jul 16: Citi Field – New York, NY
Jul 18: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
Jul 19: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
Aug 12: Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Aug 13: Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB (Canada)
Aug 17: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
Aug 19: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO
Aug 21: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Aug 22: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
Aug 24: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Aug 25: First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 27: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
Aug 29: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
Sep 11: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Sep 12: Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Sep 14: Moda Center – Portland, OR
Sep 16: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Sep 18: Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
Sep 21: The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 24: Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Sep 25: AK-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Sep 27: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Sep 29: Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 30: INTRUST Bank Arena – Wichita, KS
Oct 04: Centennial Olympic Park – Atlanta, GA
Oct 05: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Oct 07: FedExForum – Memphis, TN

Gary Clark Jr Opening For Foo Fighters on North American Run

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Gary Clark Jr will be supporting Foo Fighters on select dates on the North American leg of their 2015 tour. He appeared on their track “What Did I Do/God Is My Witness,” as well as appeared on the Austin episode of Sonic Highways HBO series and performed with the band on the 40th Aniversary of PBS-TV’s Austin City Limits. Check out the brand new video for “When My Train Pulls In,” by up-and-coming director Carmela Makela on NOWNESS.COM.

Jul 04: RFK Stadium – Washington D.C.
Sep 11: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Sep 12: Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Sep 14: Moda Center – Portland, OR
Sep 16: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Sep 18: Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
Sep 21: The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 24: Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Sep 25: AK-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Sep 27: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Sep 29: Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 30: INTRUST Bank Arena – Wichita, KS
Oct 04: Centennial Olympic Park – Atlanta, GA
Oct 05: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Oct 07: FedExForum – Memphis, TN