Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) Was Left Out Of The Grammy Awards’ “In Memoriam” Segment

Sadly, the legendary Vinnie Paul Abbott was left out of the Grammy Awards‘ televised “in memoriam” segment last night (February 10). The drummer is just the latest metal icon to get excluded following Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman, GWAR‘s Oderus Urungus, etc. However, Abbott was mentioned on Grammy.com, along with Oli Herbert (All That Remains), Kyle Pavone (We Came As Romans), Jill Janus (Huntress), etc., who were all snubbed on TV as well. Several members of the rock/metal community took to social media to voice their frustrations:

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale:

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It was a whirlwind of a Grammy Week. It was so wonderful to be nominated, and I’m honored to have lost that Grammy to one of my influences, Chris Cornell. His children got up on stage and filled my heart with such love as they paid tribute to their father. But I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah,All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans were not acknowledged in the Annual Memoriam list this year. There's a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, they put together a list that goes into the hundreds, 300 to 400 people. They go through that list and this committee votes. And from that, they cut it down to a reasonable number for television. I get it. But that is not an excuse for not including my friend Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah, who has in fact…been nominated for 4 Grammy awards. I am very much aware that our genre is still not given the respect that it deserves. This is why I’m involved. That’s why I was there, in my leather jacket and horns raised, representing my genre Presenting Awards at the Pre Televised ceremony. That is why I was present at the televised show, sitting next to the cool kids. Like anything in this world, if you want change, you must take action. If I threw in the towel the first or hundredth time someone didn’t take me seriously or told me I couldn’t make it cuz I was a girl… then all the hard work and passion I bear for my love of music would be wasted. So, with the same passion, I will not waste my time in the light. I will continue to be an ambassador for Rock and to fight for the respect that it deserves. -Lzzy Hale #RaiseYourHorns #TheGrammys #RockNeverDies

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Fozzy’s Chris Jericho:

Trivium’s Matt Heafy:

Eddie Trunk:

Lou Brutus:

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High On Fire, Greta Van Fleet, Chris Cornell, Etc. Win At 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The winners have been revealed for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony took place today (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and the winners in the rock/metal categories can be found below:

  • Best Metal Performance: High On Fire – “Electric Messiah”
  • Best Rock Performance: Chris Cornell – “When Bad Goes Good”
  • Best Rock Song: St. Vincent – “Masseduction”
  • Best Rock Album: Greta Van Fleet – “From The Fires”

The rock/metal awards were handed out during the pre-telecast ceremony. It’s worth noting that Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale was among the presenters for that part of the event.

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Perform With Post Malone At 2019 Grammys

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that they will be performing with Post Malone at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The event will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 10 and the nominees for the rock/metal categories can be found HERE.

Between The Buried And Me Reschedule Two Shows So They Can Attend 61st Annual Grammys

As previously reported, Between The Buried And Me’s “Condemned To The Gallows“ is one of the songs nominated in the “Best Metal Performance” category at next year’s Grammy Awards. As a result, the group have rescheduled the Winston-Salem and Louisville dates on their tour with TesseracT and Astronoid so they can attend the ceremony, which is set to take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. You can find their revised schedule below.

Tour Dates:

02/08 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
02/12 Wilmington, DE -The Queen
02/13 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
02/15 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
02/16 Hampton, NH – Wally’s
02/17 Rochester, NY – Anthology
02/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora
02/20 Lansing, Michigan – The Loft
02/21 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
02/22 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
02/23 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
02/24 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
02/26 Reno, NV – Cargo
02/27 Fresno, Ca – Strummers
03/01 Pomona, California – The Glasshouse
03/02 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
03/04 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
03/05 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
03/07 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
03/08 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
03/09 Greenville, SC -The Firmament
03/10 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
03/11 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

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.

Watch Body Count Perform “Black Hoodie” During 2018 Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony

Body Count rocked their track “Black Hoodie” at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, during the pre-telecast ceremony today (January 28). You can see footage of that performance below. “Black Hoodie” was one of songs nominated for Best Metal Performance, but it ultimately lost to Mastodon’s “Sultan’s Curse.”

Mastodon, Foo Fighters, Etc. Win At 60th Annual Grammy Awards

The winners in the rock/metal categories at the 60th annual Grammy Awards were officially revealed during the pre-show ceremony in New York today (January 28). You can see which artists won below:

Best Rock Performance: Leonard Cohen – “You Want It Darker”

Best Metal Performance: Mastodon – “Sultan’s Curse”

Best Rock Song: Foo Fighters – “Run”

Best Rock Album: The War On Drugs – “A Deeper Understanding“

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So this happened! #mastodon #grammys

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