Metallica, Paramore, and Boygenius Sweep the Rock and Metal Grammy Awards for 2024

Metallica Paramore, and Boygenius swept the major Metal, Rock, and Alternative music awards at the 66th annual Grammy Awards. Taking place at the Arena in Los Angeles all of the Rock Music awards are given earlier in the day and only televised on YouTube and not the main broadcast. In no surprise, Metallica won the only Metal Grammy award – “Best Metal Performance” for the song “72 Seasons” beating out other contenders Disturbed, Slipknot, Ghost (for their Iron Maiden cover), and Spiritbox! Robert Trujillo accepted for Metallica commenting “This is like family. When you’re making an album like this you’re jamming and collaborating and the spirit of 72 Seasons is the youth and creating music together. Keep those instruments in your hands and let’s keep the youth making music and keeping the dream alive!” Continue reading

Ghost Streams Rare Bonus Track “Zenith”


Ghost has made their non-album bonus track “Zenith” to all DSPs. The track is long-sought after by die-hard Ghost fans, and was originally from a special expanded edition of Meliora called Meliora Redux in September 2016, as well as the Meliora box set. The band also released a new Spotify playlist called the 13 Commandments, which includes the biggest hits from the Swedish Heavy Metal band, as well as their recent cover of Iron Maiden’s “Phantom of The Opera” which is nominated for a Grammy award for 2024. Stream the track here.

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Metallica Slipknot, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age, Spiritbox, Ghost, Boygenius, and More Nominated for Rock and Metal Grammy Awards for 2024


Metallica Slipknot, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age, Spiritbox, Ghost, Boygenius, Greta Van Fleet, Paramore and others have been have been announced as the “Best Metal Performance” nominees at the 66th annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on Sunday, February 4, 2024. Taking place from Arena in Los Angeles. The event will air live on the CBS television network and stream on Paramount+ from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. ET / from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. PT. Ozzy Osbourne won the Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 65th annual Grammy Awards 2023. Check out the full list of rock and metal nominees here.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Brandi Carlile Win Big for Rock and Metal at the 65th Grammy Awards, Full List of Winners


The 65th Grammy Awards were held last night and in a mild surprise, Ozzy Osbourne and Brandi Carlile swept most of the Metal and Rock Awards. They won against tough competition such as Idles, Ghost, Megadeth, Muse, Turnstile for metal, and the Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Beck, Wet Leg, and Spoon for rock awards. Ozzy won for Best Metal Performance, and Best Rock Album for Patient Number 9. Brandi Carlile’s “Broken Horses” won Best Rock Song, Best rock Performance, and Americana album, and Wet Leg swept The Alternative Rock category. Also, of interest to metal fans and gamers, composer Stephanie Economou won the first-ever Grammy for a video game score Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok. The award is officially called Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media. The full list of winners for main awards can be seen below and at the Grammy’s website

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Ozzy Osbourne, Ghost, Megadeth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Turnstile, Beck, Bjork, Idles, Wet Leg, and More are Nominated for Rock and Metal in the 65th Grammy Awards


It’s Grammy Awards season again, and while we don’t pay full attention to popularity awards, it’s always good when a few bands with a little mainstream appeal breakthrough. Major nominations for categories involving hard and heavy music includes Ozzy Osbourne, Idles and Turnstile for Best Rock Performance, Ghost, Megadeth, Muse, Turnstile, and Ozzy + Tony Iommi for Best Metal Performance, the Chili Peppers up against Turnstile and Ozzy’s production team for Best Rock Song, and Idles and Ozzy up against The Black Keys, Beck, Wet Leg, and Spoon for Best Rock Album. Other nominees in categories include Underoath and Danny Elfman. The full lists of these categories can be seen below, or the entire 2023 list can be viewed at the Grammy site

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Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, and St. Vincent Win Rock, Metal and Alternative Awards at the 64th Annual Grammys

Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, and St. Vincent ran the table of the heavy music awards at the 64th annual Grammy Awards. Foo Fighters cleaned up in the Rock categories winning Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire” and Best Rock Song for “Waiting On A War” – and Best Rock Album for 2021’s Medicine At Midnight (Roswell Records). The award is a posthumous accolade for drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away on March 25th. Long-running legendary prog metal band Dream Theater won for best Metal Performance for “The Alien” from their album “A View From The Top Of The World” released last fall 2021 (InsideOut Music). The band beat the most crowded field in the rock categories including Deftones, Mastodon, Gojira, and Rob Zombie, all past winners. St. Vincent won for Best Alternative Music Album Vocal or Instrumental for the song “Daddy’s Home.”

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High on Fire to Announce New Tour Dates Next Week

High On Fire, on a post to their Facebook account, the band will announce a new tour next week. The band is already booked as one of the headliners of next months Psycho Las Vegas. The bands are still touring in support of their 2018 Grammy Award-winning album Electric Messiah (eOne Music). Continue reading

Chris Cornell, High On Fire, Greta Van Fleet and More Win Grammy Awards

Although no rock or metal acts play a part in the televised event, the 61st Grammy Awards was held last evening in Los Angeles, California and some awards were given out to our chosen favorite music genres. Five of these awards were given off the air, as rock music is apparently not fit for the air. Chris Cornell won a posthumous award for Best Rock Performance for the song ‘When Bad Does Good’, High on Fire won Best Metal Performance for the song ‘Electric Messiah’, Greta Van Fleet won for Best Rock album for their EP From The Fires, and Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent for Masseduction. In a major upset, St.Vincent and her co-writers won Best Rock song for the ‘Masseducation’ track, over obviously better choices from Ghost and Greta Van Fleet. GVF also lost in the Best new artist category to Dua Lipa. In the main pop awards televised Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B took home other major awards. Check out the five major rock and metal categories, their nominees and the winners. Continue reading

Ghost Will Release Their Next Album in 2020

In a new interview with Billboard, Tobias Forge confirmed that he has begun writing the next Ghost full-length original album, and it will be released in 2020. Backing up a previous interview where he intimated the band have already recorded one of their infamous covers Eps for later in 2019, Forge claims he has been working on new material “working on for months now,” with plans to be in the studio again by the beginning of 2020 with a release later that year. The band is about to embark on a full tour of Europe supporting Metallica, followed by festivals and more headline shows worldwide. The band is on tour supporting their global smash album Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings), Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year for 2018, and is nominated for the Grammy awards this weekend. Continue reading