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”

Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Members Featured On “Times Like These” Charity Single

The BBC recently brought together over 20 artists to perform Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” for a new charity single. Now, a video for the track can be seen below. In addition to the band’s own Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, the track also features Royal Blood, Yungblud, Biffy Clyro, Chris Martin (Coldplay), 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Dua Lipa, and more. As previously reported, the UK net profits from the single will be combined with funds raised by “The Big Night In” and will be distributed between BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief. International net profits will go towards the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Over 20 Artists To Cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” For Charity

The BBC are bringing together over 20 artists to cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” for a new charity single. A video for the track will premiere during BBC One’s “The Big Night In” fundraising event on Thursday (April 23) and fans will also be able to hear it across Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music, Asian Network, and on demand on BBC Sounds. The UK net profits from the single will be combined with funds raised by “The Big Night In” and will be distributed between BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief. International net profits will go towards the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Here’s all the artists taking part: 5 Seconds Of Summer, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Celeste, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Grace Carter, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Faith, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Royal Blood, Sam Fender, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Yungblud, and Zara Larsson.

[via Blabbermouth]

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, Etc. Members To Perform At “Will Ferrell’s Best Night Of Your Life” Benefit

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith has recruited a number of artists to participate in an all-star jam at “Will Ferrell’s Best Night Of Your Life” benefit. The group, who will perform under the moniker “Chad Smith’s Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars,” will feature Smith, along with Chris Martin (Coldplay), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), and Brad Paisley. “Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life” will take place on October 6 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and it will be hosted by Ferrell himself. The event will feature music as well as the following comedians: Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Zooey Deschanel, Kumail Nanjiani, Jerrod Carmichael, and Brody Stevens.

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Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, Etc. Nominated For 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will be held on May 20, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below.

Top Touring Artist:

Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

Top Rock Tour:

Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Album:

Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

The Color Morale Cover Thrice, Comeback Kid, Misery Signals, Etc. Songs For New EP

The Color Morale have released a new “Artist Inspiration Series” EP composed of the following covers: Comeback Kid’s “Wake The Dead”, Thrice’s “Stare At The Sun”, Coldplay’s “Fix You”, Jimmy Eat World’s “Blister”, and Misery Signals’ “The Failsafe”. You can stream that via Spotify, and purchase it in various digital outlets.

Coldplay‘s Chris Martin Pays Tribute To Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington With “Crawling” Performance In East Rutherford, NJ

During Coldplay‘s August 1 show at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, Chris Martin paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington with a solo piano cover of Linkin Park‘s “Crawling.” Check out footage of that below: