Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, Etc. To Perform At Biden-Harris Inauguration Event

Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, Demi Lovato, and more will be taking part in the upcoming “Celebrating America” event to commemorate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The show will take place on January 20 at 8:30-10:30 pm. ET/PT and it will be hosted by Tom Hanks. The swearing in ceremony will also feature Lady Gaga, who is set to sing the National Anthem, and Jennifer Lopez. On top of that, Fall Out Boy, Carole King, James Taylor, Will.I.Am, AJR, and more will also be taking part in a “We the People” pre-inauguration event on January 17.

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.

Doja Cat Appears To Sample Plini On Metal Version Of “Say So” At “MTV Europe Music Awards”

Pop star Doja Cat recently performed a metal version of her song “Say So” during the “MTV Europe Music Awards.” Notably, the track appeared to contain a sample from Plini‘s “Handmate Cities.“ Plini tweeted the following about that:

Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Anaal Nathrakh, Etc. Songs Featured On Soundtrack For “Watch Dogs: Legion”

The latest installment in the “Watch Dogs” video game series, “Watch Dogs: Legion,” was officially released yesterday (October 29) and it features a number of metal artists on the soundtrack. Among the bands included are Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Anaal Nathrakh, Bolt Thrower, Angel Witch, and more.

Here’s the full track listing:

  • Alt-J – “Breezeblocks”
  • Anaal Nathrakh – “Hold Your Children Close And Pray For Oblivion”
  • Angel Witch – “Death From
  • Andromeda”
  • Apollo Junction – “Begin”
  • Architects – “Hereafter”
  • Bad Sounds – “Milk It”
  • Baddiel, Skinner, & The Lightning Seeds – “Three Lions”
  • Beethoven – “Symphony No. 9”
  • Big Shaq – “Man Don’t Dance”
  • Biomechanical – “The Empires Of The Worlds”
  • Black Honey – “Hello Today”
  • Bloc Party – “Banquet”
  • Blur – “Song 2”
  • Bolt Thrower – “Inside The Wire”
  • BONES UK – “Creature”
  • Boston Manor – “Hate You”
  • Breton – “Titan”
  • Bring Me The Horizon – “Mantra”
  • Busted – “Reunion”
  • Coax – “Over It”
  • Continents – “Life Of Misery”
  • Curbi – “Polar”
  • Daniel Blume – “Tonight”
  • Demons Of Ruby Mae – “Synesthesia”
  • Diamond Eyes – “Run Away”
  • Everyone You Know – “Sinners”
  • Fatboy Slim – “The Rockafeller Skank”
  • Foals – “Exits”
  • Foals – “In Degrees”
  • Frank Turner – “Recovery”
  • Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”
  • Haggard Cat – “Grave Digger”
  • HitRecord – “I Am Your Virus”
  • HitRecord – “Riot”
  • HitRecord – “Rise For War”
  • Inja vs. Whiney – “Crooked Flex”
  • Isaiah Dreads – “Chill”
  • Janus Stark – “Enemy Lines”
  • KSI & Randolph – “Red Alert”
  • Lady Leshurr – “Queen’s Speech, Ep. 4”
  • Lily Allen – “Fuck You”
  • Metrik – “Cadence” (Metrik Goes Halftime remix)
  • Monico Blonde – “Breathe”
  • Mozart – “Requiem”
  • Mozart – “Symphony No. 40”
  • Muse – “Bliss”
  • Mussorgsky – “Night On Bald Mountain”
  • Muzzy – “In The Night” (feat. Sullivan King)
  • New Gen – “Man Of The Hour” (feat. Jevon)
  • Richard Wagner – “Ride Of The Valkyries”
  • Sam Fender – “Spice”
  • Savage Messiah – “Hellblazer”
  • Shiners – “Pressure”
  • Slumberjack & Machine Age – “Daggers”
  • Stiff Little Fingers – “Alternative Ulster”
  • Stormzy – “Rainfall” (feat. Tina Major9)
  • Stormzy – “Big for Your Boots”
  • The Libertines – “Up the Bracket”
  • The Prodigy – “Light Up the Sky”
  • Tokyo Taboo – “Make It Out Alive”
  • YONAKA – “Fired Up”

Foo Fighters And Jon Bon Jovi To Perform At “I Will Vote” Concert In Support Of Joe Biden

Foo Fighters and Jon Bon Jovi are among the artists set to perform at tonight’s (October 25) “I Will Vote” concert in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. That event will be hosted by George Lopez and Ana Navarro and it will also feature: A$AP Ferg, Sara Bareilles, Aloe Blacc, Black Eyed Peas (with Jennifer Hudson), Cher, Ciara, Darren Criss, Andra Day, Macy Gray, John Legend, Dave Matthews, P!nk, and more. The show will start at 8:00 p.m. ET. and fans can gain access to it by donating at joebiden.com/concert.

Mastodon To Perform At Virtual Adult Swim Festival

Mastodon will be performing as part of the virtual Adult Swim Festival. The event will stream on November 13-14 and it will also include a performance from Robyn. Run The Jewels, “Rick And Morty,” “The Eric Andre Show,” and more will also be involved as well.

Miley Cyrus Working On Metallica Covers Album

During a recent interview with Interview Magazine, Miley Cyrus revealed that she is working on a Metallica covers album. She said the following about that:

“We’ve been working on a Metallica cover album and I’m here working on that. We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this. At first, it [the COVID-19 pandemic downtime] felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited.”

Metal Anarchy’s Music In The Age Of COVID-19 Series: Interview With Emily Daccarett

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Emily Daccarett.

METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?

DACCARETT: I’ve been staying productive; working has been an amazing distraction. I got to be with my family and take trips to the lakes near my childhood home. I wanted to use this time to reflect, reconnect (even more because we are insanely close) with my family, and spend more time enjoying the quiet moments found in nature.

METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?

DACCARETT: I have been working on my new album. I think I started around the time quarantine began and I’m also toplining for other producers. My quarantine has been very music focused.

METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?

DACCARETT: The last show I attended was in LA to see my friend’s gig, Vedant Joshi Band, perform at the Whiskey a Go Go.

METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?

DACCARETT: Yes! I’ve been playing a lot of livestream concerts lately. I never thought I would like to do them so much. I love how I can interact with people, especially now it feels so nice to connect with others… even if it is virtually.

METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?

DACCARETT: I think it will. It’s in times of desperation that brings innovation, we are starting to see it already with artists taking livestream concerts to the next level. Charlie XCX will be doing virtual concerts in VR and I’m sure more will follow. As a whole, the entertainment industry (movies, music, fashion, art) has needed to change. We have been seeing movie budgets get bigger and bigger, so even if the movie was received well by critics and viewers, if it doesn’t double its budget, it’s considered a failure.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?

DACCARETT: I’ve been working on new merch that includes accessories and clothing! I would really appreciate it if you check that out, also streaming my music helps as well. Now that the world has slowed down, we can discover smaller brands, designers, and artists. A single purchase from them means a great deal to us.