Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon, Trivium, Etc. Nominated For 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 10 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

Between the Buried and Me, “Condemned to the Gallows”
Deafheaven, “Honeycomb”
High on Fire, “Electric Messiah”
Trivium, “Betrayer”
Underoath, “On My Teeth”

Best Rock Performance:

Arctic Monkeys, “Four Out of Five”
Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good”
The Fever 333, “Made an America”
Greta Van Fleet, “Highway Tune”
Halestorm, “Uncomfortable”

Best Rock Song:

Bring Me the Horizon, “MANTRA”
Ghost, “Rats”
Greta Van Fleet, “Black Smoke Rising”
St. Vincent, “Masseducation”
Twenty One Pilots, “Jumpsuit”

Best Rock Album:

Alice in Chains, “Rainier Fog”
Fall Out Boy, “M A N I A”
Ghost, “Prequelle”
Greta Van Fleet, “From the Fires”
Weezer, “Pacific Daydream”

Best New Artist

Greta Van Fleet
Luke Combs
Chloe X Halle
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

Guns N’ Roses, “Appetite for Destruction (Locked N’ Loaded)” Box Set
The Decemberists, “I’ll Be Your Girl”
Grateful Dead, “Pacific Northwest ’73-74′: The Complete Recordings”
“Weird Al” Yankovic, “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic”
Johnny Nicholas, “Too Many Bad Habits”

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

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Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Planning To Release New Solo Album In 2019

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) is currently finishing up a new solo album for a 2019 release. The bassist recorded the effort at Station House studios in Echo Park, CA with producer Shooter Jennings.

McKagan said the following:

“I wrote a couple of articles about historical places I passed through on this last tour and people kept asking if that was going to be the focus of my next book. But an unseen and irrepressible force guided me to write little vignettes of reflective prose…little instant reactions.”

“The heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide I have experienced over the last two and a half years of traveling this globe of ours coerced these words into songs that tell my truth, and one that I hope will spread and help us all. I do this for my daughters…I do this for my love of where I grew up…I do this, because I truly feel it must be done and said right now.”

Jennings also commented:

“From the first night we sat together at my piano hashing out arrangements of his songs, before going into the studio to record them, I felt it was a really important record that had to be heard. The songs have so much heart and are so musical that I could just hear all the arrangements immediately and I could really feel them.”

“I met Duff right after I moved to Los Angeles nearly twenty years ago. I was such a massive Guns N’ Roses fan when I was younger. I’d say that they had a lot to do with me even moving to L.A. But there was some kind of magnetic force I guess that kept us orbiting each other over the years. When the idea of collaborating with him on this album came up, I was very eager to get the job as producer. I felt like the music this man made was part of the fabric of my own musical identity and that I would really love building a record with him. Once we sat down and started going over the songs he had, I instantly knew that the two of us were going to be a great fit together.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Guns N’ Roses Cut Abu Dhabi Show Short After Axl Rose Becomes “Severely Ill”

Guns N’ Roses had to cut their Abu Dhabi show short tonight (November 25) due to Axl Rose becoming “severely ill.” The group reportedly made it through about 20 songs before stopping. Rose told the crowd the following:

“They’ve got me on IVs and a bunch of injections, ’cause I got sick today, I’ve been throwing up for about the last five hours. So, instead of canceling, I’m gonna do the best show we can for you.”

UPDATE: Rose has since thanked fans and his bandmates for their support following his illness:

Eagles Of Death Metal Cover Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Etc. Songs On New Vinyl-Only Covers Album “Pigeons Of Shit Metal”

Eagles Of Death Metal have announced a new vinyl-only covers album titled “Pigeons Of Shit Metal.” The effort takes its name from the nickname Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) gave them back in 2006 following a bad show together. Amusingly, a cover of Guns N’ Roses‘ “It’s So Easy” is featured on the release. The band’s own Josh Homme (also of Queens Of The Stone Age) created the cover art and it can be seen below. Pre-orders can be found HERE on black vinyl, glow-in-the-dark vinyl, neon pink vinyl, cyan blue vinyl, and milky clear with splatter vinyl.

“Pigeons Of Shit Metal” Track Listing:

01. “It’s So Easy” (Guns N Roses cover)
02. “Beat On The Brat” (the Ramones cover)
03. “Gouge Away” (Pixies cover)
04. “So Alive” (Love and Rockets cover)
05. “High Voltage (medley)” (AC/DC cover)
06. “Go With The Flow” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)
07. “The Hunger” (The Distillers cover)
08. “Abracadabra” (Steve Miller Band cover)
09. “Gonna Leave You” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)
10. “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)

Duff McKagan Joins Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Onstage In Hollywood, CA

During Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ October 16 show at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA, Slash was joined onstage by his Guns N’ Roses bandmate Duff McKagan for a performance of “It’s So Easy. You can see footage of that below:

Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Rage Against The Machine, Etc. Releases Set For 2018 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day (November 23) has been posted. You can see a list of various rock/metal releases below, and can view the full list at recordstoreday.com.

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  • A Perfect Circle, “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” 7”
  • Alice Cooper, “Live From the Astroturf” LP
  • Anthrax, “Kings Among Scotland” 3XLP
  • Babymetal, “Distortion” 12”
  • Blue Oyster Cult, “Some Enchanted Evening” (Legacy Edition) 2XLP
  • Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good” 7” (featuring title track and Temple Of The Dog‘s “Stargazer” live at the Paramount)
  • CKY, “Too Precious to Kill” EP (featuring “Chase Me“, “Fists To The Sky“, “One Step Ahead“, “Bite It You Scum” (GG Allin cover))
  • Dead Kennedys, Iguana Studios Rehearsal Sessions LP
  • Dio, “Holy Diver Live At 35” 12” (featuring “Holy Diver” live at Donington in 1983 and studio version of “Electra” on 12″ Dio logo die-cut release)
  • The Germs, “What We Do Is Secret” LP
  • Guns N’ Roses, “Shadow of Your Love” / “Movin’ To The City” 7”
  • Nothing, “Blue Line Baby” LP (featuring “Spell” and previously unreleased track “Dirty White Glove“)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Mono” EP 7”
  • Joan Jett, “Bad Reputation” Soundtrack LP
  • Judas Priest, “Rocka Rolla” LP
  • Rage Against The Machine, “Live And Rare” 2XLP (previously released in Japan in 1997)
  • Ramones, “Live In Glasgow Dec. 19, 1977” 2XLP
  • Smashing Pumpkins, “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” LP
  • Stone Sour, “Stone Sour” LP (remastered with bonus 2002 live CD)
  • Stone Temple Pilots, “Live 2018” LP
  • Sublime, “Greatest Hits” LP
  • Tom Morello, “The Atlas Underground” (Instrumentals) 2XLP
  • Type O Negative, “Bloody Kisses” 25th Anniversary Edition 3XLP (featuring an extra LP of bonus tracks)
  • Type O Negative / Trivium, “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” 7”
  • Weezer, “Africa” (Toto cover) 10”

Guns N’ Roses Announce First-Ever Hawaiian Show

Guns N’ Roses have announced that they will be performing in Hawaii for the first time ever on December 8 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Tickets will go on sale October 12 at 10:00 a.m. HST and there will also be a pre-sale for Citi cardmembers starting October 8 at 10:00 a.m. HST.