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And the Grammy Goes To, New Song, and He Lost

The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station


And the Grammy goes to!


That Grammy is not made of chocolate ...
That Grammy is not made of chocolate ...

Last night some 80 categories of music awards were announced at the Grammys. Except for a handful, a ton of awards we don't care about. But the ones to note include the following: for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Halestorm's "Love Bites (So Do I) beat Manson, Maiden Megadeth, Lamb of God and Anthrax. For Best Score Soundtrack for Visaul Media, Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor and his production partner Atticus Ross took the Grammy for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The big winner in the rock category was The Black Keys. They walked away with Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song -- both for "Lonely Boy," and Best Rock Album for El Camino. The Black Keys also performed at the Grammys, as did a few other acts, including Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. He hooked up with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, and hip hop legends Chuck D and LL Cool J. LL just so happened to be the host of the Grammys. They performed a few songs, but quickley were cut off by sponsorship mentions in a lame attempt to keep the length of the show. Last night was the 55th annual Grammy Awards.


New song online


Stone Sour’s latest song is out with a lyric video streaming online. The tune “Do Me a Favor” will be on the upcoming second installment of House of Gold and Bones. The video is set against a desolate backdrop with some truly stunning visuals and lyrics projected on decaying walls and crumbling buildings. As for the song, it’s heavy and in your face. Front man Corey Taylor says he hopes eventually make a movie about the concept, but first there will be a comic book series released featuring a character that is based off House of Gold and Bones. The comic book will act as a story board for the film project. The second installment will drop in stores April 9th.  Watch the new video below or at this link.



He lost


As was expected, the lawsuit that Axl Rose filed against Activision was dismissed. The failed lawsuit claimed that Activision didn’t have permission to use of a Slash looking character on one of their Guitar Hero video games, something Rose says was not part of the agreement for the game maker to use some Guns ‘N Roses songs. Rose was suing for $20 million.


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