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.

Tool, Chris Cornell, Etc. Win At 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards is currently being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA tonight (January 26) and the winners have already been revealed in the rock/metal categories. They include the following:

Best Metal Performance: Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance: Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Song: Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album: Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) also won an award in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Nominated For 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Candlemass & Tony Iommi – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus“
  • Death Angel – “Humanicide“
  • I Prevail – “Bow Down“
  • Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed“
  • Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance:

  • Bones UK – “Pretty Waste“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman“
  • Rival Sons – “Too Bad“

Best Rock Song:

  • Tool – “Fear Inoculum“
  • The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try“
  • Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “amo“
  • Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“
  • The Cranberries – “In The End“
  • I Prevail – “Trauma“
  •  Rival Sons – “Feral Roots“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) was also nominated in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Guns N’ Roses, A Day To Remember, Etc. To Perform At South American Lollapalooza Festivals

The lineups have been revealed for the 2020 Lollapalooza festivals in South America. Those events will feature Guns N’ Roses, A Day To Remember, The Hu, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, The Strokes, Cage The Elephant, Yungblud, etc. Here’s the dates:

03/27-29 Buenos Aires, ARG – Hipodromo De San Isidro (Lollapalooza Argentina)
03/27-29 Santiago, CHL – Parque O’Higgins (Lollapalooza Chile)
04/04-05 Sao Paulo, BRA – Autodrome de Interlagos (Lollapalooza Brasil)

Metallica Announce Special Acoustic Show & Auction For Charity

Metallica have announced that they will be playing a special acoustic show at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on November 3. The event will also include an auction and proceeds will go towards the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Cage The Elephant will serve as support.


Metallica commented:

“A little over 18 months ago we announced the formation of All Within My Hands, our foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be celebrating our first full year with the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction on November 3rd at the Masonic in San Francisco.

We hope you will join us to see what we’ve been up to, learn about the organizations we’ve supported, bid on some cool auction items and we’ll close out the night by hitting the stage for a rare acoustic performance. Also joining us for that evening will be our friends Cage The Elephant.

As the WorldWired tour rolls on we have had the honor and pleasure of meeting dedicated people all over the world who focus their daily lives on helping others… it’s been extremely humbling and very inspiring. We’re excited to share our passion with you, introduce you to some of the people we’ve worked with, and of course, raise funds to assist with their incredible ongoing efforts in communities across the country and around the world.

Tickets in the balcony and a limited number of floor seats will be available via Ticketmaster this Friday, September 21st at 10 AM PDT. Visit to read how you can enter to win two third row floor seats or eBay to bid on prime floor seats for the event.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in our first year and know there is much more to be done. Looking forward to sharing it all with you.”

Queens Of The Stone Age Drop Off 2017 Outside Lands Festival

Queens Of The Stone Age have cancelled their August 12 set at the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, CA,due to injury. Cage The Elephant will now be performing instead. Festival organizers commented:

“Due to injury, Queens of the Stone Age‘s previously announced appearance August 12 at Outside Lands has been cancelled. Queens apologize for any inconvenience caused & look forward to returning to the Bay Area at a later date. We are happy to announce that Cage The Elephant will now be joining the Saturday, August 12 lineup at Outside Lands.”

The full event will take place on August 11-13 at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, and will also include Metallica, The Who, Royal Blood, etc.

Foo Fighters Announce New Album “Concrete And Gold”, U.S. Tour, & Cal Jam Fest

Foo Fighters have announced that they will release their new album “Concrete And Gold” on September 15. The cover art/track listing for the effort, which Dave Grohl describes as “Motörhead’s version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’… or something like that”, can be found below:

“Concrete And Gold” Track Listing:

01. “T-Shirt”
02. “Run”
03. “Make It Right”
04. “Sky Is A Neighborhood”
05. “La Dee Da”
06. “Dirty Water”
07. “Arrows”
08. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
09. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete And Gold”

The band commented:

“Dear Everybody –

Remember that “break” we were taking?

Well…. we lied.

We just spent the last 6 months secretly making a gigantic new foo fighters album with our friend/genius/mastermind Greg Kurstin that will undoubtedly fry stereos from here to Fukuoka. Start saving your speaker money now. Sorry. It’s big.

It’s called Concrete And Gold, comes out Sept. 15th, and has more twists and turns than a live senate hearing. Like a box of really loud chocolates. Hope you’re hungry.

And what better way to celebrate our biggest sounding album ever than to invite 50,000 of you to come throw down with 22 of our favorite bands Oct 7th at the Glen Helen Regional Park + Fairgrounds? That’s right. We throw one hell of a party you know…..

See you there. It’s gonna go off.


In other news, the band will also headline Cal Jam Fest, alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes In Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, and White Reaper. That event will take place on October 7 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA.

Furthermore, Foo Fighters have also announced a full U.S. tour:

10/07 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Regional Park (‘Caljam 17‘)
10/12 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/14 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
10/15 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
10/18 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/23 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/24 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
10/26 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/07 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
11/08 Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena
11/10 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/13 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
11/18 Mexico City, MEX – Corona Capital
12/01 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/02 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/04 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/05 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
12/07 Nampa, ID – Fort Idaho Center
12/09 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark
12/10 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
12/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

Metallica, The Pretty Reckless, Incubus, Etc. Pay Live Tributes To Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell’s (Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc.) tragic death left the rock community in a state of shock, and live musical tributes are still continuing to pour in. You can check out some of those below:

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo mixing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” into his bass solo on May 19 in Foxborough, MA:

The Pretty Reckless performing Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” at WMMR’s MMR-B-Q at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ on May 20:

Incubus and Cage The Elephant‘s Matthew Shultz performing “Black Hole Sun” at the KROQ Weenie Roast on May 20:

Bush mixing “Black Hole Sun” into a cover of R.E.M.’s “The One I Love” at Rock On The Range on May 19:

Red Hot Chil Peppers’ Josh Klinghoffer performing Cornell’s “Seasons” during the band’s show in Indianapolis, IN on May 18:

Dream Theater’s  James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess performing partial cover of “Black Hole Sun” (which LaBrie unfortunately forgot the lyrics to) during the band’s show in Bucharest, Romania on May 20:

Queensrÿche performing Temple Of The Dog’s “Say Hello 2 Heaven” in Biloxi, MS on May 20:

U2 dedicating “Running To Stand Still” to Cornell at their show in Pasadena, CA on May 20:

Living Colour covering Soundgarden‘s “Blow Up The Outside World” during their show in Perth, AUS on May 19:

Aerosmith having a moment of silence and dedicating “Dream On“ to Cornell in Batumi, GA on May 20:

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) & Matt Shultz (Cage The Elephant) Join Prophets Of Rage Onstage In Nashville, TN

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, were joined onstage by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) & Matt Shultz (Cage The Elephant) at their September 27 show in Nashville, TN. Check out footage of them performing MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams” below:

Metallica To Perform At 2016 Bridge School Benefit Concert

Metallica have been booked to perform at the 2016 Bridge School Benefit concert. The acoustic event will take place on October 22-23, at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and will also include: Neil Young & Promise of The Real, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage The Elephant, case/lang/veirs, and Nils Lofgren.