AC/DC, Foo Fighters, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Win At 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The winners of this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards were officially revealed during a ceremony at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA earlier tonight (May 27). Here’s the artists that won in the rock categories:

Rock Album Of The Year: AC/DC – “Power Up”

Rock Song Of The Year: Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”

Rock Artist Of The Year: The Pretty Reckless

Alternative Rock Album Of The Year: Machine Gun Kelly – “Tickets To My Downfall”

Alternative Rock Song Of The Year: Twenty One Pilots – “Level Of Concern”

Alternative Rock Artist Of The Year: Twenty One Pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: Powfu

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Machine Gun Kelly, Etc. Added To 2021 Riot Fest

More bands have been added to the 2021 Riot Fest. That event will take place on September 17-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Pup, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Beach Bunny, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Night Moves, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, GWAR, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Faith No More, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Riot Fest. That event will take place on September 17-19, 2021 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL and it will feature the following: Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Faith No More, Devo, Mr. Bungle, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, NOFX, New Found Glory, Circle Jerks, Simple Plan, Dinosaur Jr., The Ghost Inside, Gogol Bordello, Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, K.flay, Best Coast, Bayside, The Lawrence Arms, Les Savy Fav, Meg Myers, Beach Bunny, Big Freedia, Mayday Parade, Pup, Andrew W.K., The Bled, GWAR, Fever 333, Living Colour, Saves The Day, Thursday, The Sounds, Mother Mother, Hepcat, Alex G, Anti-Flag, Joywave, Fishbone, Fucked Up, Kennyhoopla, HEALTH, The Gories, Amigo The Devil, White Lung, Ratboys, Beach Goons, Eyedress, Meet Me At The Altar, Night Moves, Seratones, Just Friends, Radkey, Holy Fawn, Melkbelly, Ganser, and Hospital Bracelet. In other news, My Chemical Romance have also been booked for next year’s Riot Fest, which is scheduled to take place on September 16-18, 2022.

AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 27 at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and the artists nominated in the rock categories can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song of the Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover)
  • Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Under The Graveyard”

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AC/DC
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Shinedown
  • The Pretty Reckless

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
  • twenty one pilots – “Level Of Concern”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. blackbear)

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Cage the Elephant
  • twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

  • Ashe
  • Dayglow
  • Powfu
  • Royal & The Serpent
  • Wallows

The fan-vote is open HERE.

Power Trip, Body Count, In This Moment, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have officially been revealed. The ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”) and it will broadcast on CBS on January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Body Count – “Bum Rush”
  • Code Orange – “Underneath”
  • In This Moment – “The In-Between”
  • Poppy – “Bloodmoney”
  • Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) (live)

Best Recording Package:

  • Caspian – “On Circles” (Jordan Butcher, art director)
  • The Desert Sessions – “Vols. 11 & 12” (Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors)
  • Grouplove – “Healers” (Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors)
  • Coldplay – “Everyday Life” (Pilar Zeta, art director)
  • Lil Wayne – “Funeral” (Kyle Goen, art director)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”
  • “Bill & Ted Face The Music”
  • “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga”
  • “Frozen 2”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”

Best Music Film:

  • “Beastie Boys Story” (Beastie Boys)
  • “Black Is King” (Beyoncé)
  • “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” (Freestyle Love Supreme)
  • “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice” (Linda Ronstadt)
  • “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” (ZZ Top)

Best Rock Performance:

  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • HAIM – “The Steps”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”

Best Rock Song:

  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”

Best Rock Album:

  • Fontaines D.C. – “A Hero’s Death”
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”
  • Sturgill Simpson – “Sound & Fury”
  • The Strokes – “The New Abnormal”

Converge, The Armed, Etc. To Be Featured On “Cyberpunk 2077” Soundtrack

The track listing has been revealed for the soundtrack to the new video game “Cyberpunk 2077” (out December 10). The first volume of the soundtrack will feature Converge, The Armed, etc. and it will be available on December 11. The second volume will feature HEALTH, Grimes, etc. and it will be available on December 18. All the tracks will be released under pseudonyms.

“Cyberpunk 2077” Soundtrack Track Listing:

Radio Volume 1:

01. Run The Jewels (‘Yankee And The Brave‘) – “No Save Point”
02. SOPHIE / Shygirl (‘Clockwork Venus‘) – “BM”
03. Le Destroy (‘The Bait‘) – “Kill Kill”
04. Yugen Blakrok (‘Gorgon Madonna‘) – “Metamorphosis”
05. Konrad Oldmoney (‘7 Facas‘) – “Dinero” [feat. Cerbeus]
06. Deadly Hunta / Maro Music (‘Footage Missing‘) – “When It’s War”
07. The Armed (‘Homeschool Dropouts‘) – “Night City Aliens”
08. Converge (‘Shattered Void‘) – “I Won’t Let You Go”
09. Aligns (‘Rubicones‘) – “Friday Night Fire Fight”
10. Tomb Mold (‘Bacillus‘) – “March 30th”
11. Deafkids (‘Tainted Overlord‘) – “Selva Pulsátil”

Radio Volume 2:

01. Namakopuri (‘Us Cracks‘) – “PonPon Shit”
02. Grimes (‘Lizzy Wizzy‘) – “Delicate Weapon”
03. Rat Boy (‘IBDY‘) – “Who’s Ready For Tomorrow”
04. HEALTH (‘Window Weather‘) – “Major Crimes”
05. Rosa Walton (‘Hallie Coggins‘) – “I Really Want To Stay At Your House”
06. Nina Kraviz (‘Bara Nova‘) – “Surprise Me, I’m Surprised Today”
07. Raney Shockne (‘Point Break Candy‘) – “Hole In The Sun” [feat. COS and Conway]
08. Gazelle Twin (‘Trash Generation‘) – “History”
09. Poloz (‘Tinnitus‘) – “On My Way to Hell”

As previously reported, Refused also recorded tracks for the game under the name “Samurai.” However, those songs will not appear on the soundtrack.

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

Riot Fest will not be taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the event will be returning to Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-19, 2021. Here’s the initial lineup: My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots And The Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, Pup, Mayday Parade, Fever 333, Living Colour, Big Freedia, SWMRS, Beach Bunny, Alex G, Thursday, Saves The Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Beach Goons, Meet Me @ The Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, and Chubby And The Gang.

2020 SandJam Music Festival Cancelled

The 2020 SandJam Music Festival has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place on April 24-26 at M.B. Miller Pier in Florida with Shinedown, 311, Weezer, The Struts, Rival Sons, Dorothy, and more set to perform.

Shinedown, 311, Weezer, Etc. Set For 2020 SandJam Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 SandJam Music Festival. The event will take place on April 24-26 at M.B. Miller Pier in Florida and the daily lineups can be found below:

April 24: Shinedown, The Struts, Rival Sons, Lovelytheband, Dorothy, Magic City Hippies, and Sweet Lizzy Project.

April 25: 311, Judah & The Lion, Skillet, Sir Sly, The Hip Abduction, Devon Gilfillian, Heritage, Oliver Hazard, and Sleepwalkers.

April 26: Weezer, AJR, Manchester Orchestra, White Reaper, The Steel Woods, Strand Of Oaks, and Bones Owens.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Vanilla Sugar

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Vanilla Sugar.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your music:

VANILLA SUGAR: Vanilla Sugar is made of Alternative / Electronic music, a pop vocal sensibility, with a Metal influence.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

VANILLA SUGAR: I find a lot of inspiration in Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Korn, The Prodigy, and Mindless Self Indulgence.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

VANILLA SUGAR: My new single will be released in a few months! I am traveling to Houston, TX to shoot the music video in a week. This new song is totally different from anything I’ve released before. I’m very happy with it and excited to share it with everyone.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

VANILLA SUGAR: People can expect an extremely high energy performance, with a light show to match. I am the kind of person who believes in putting on a full show for people; lights, music, stage props, the whole thing.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your project heading in 5 years?

VANILLA SUGAR: Ideally, I see Vanilla Sugar continuing to tour globally, and releasing a few more albums by that time.