The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Grammy Awards breakdown
Metallica and Lang Lang rocked, Trent Reznor and crew kicked ass and new-to-the-biz pop star Lorde looked like she took dance lessons from Elaine from the sitcom Seinfeld, that’s the gist of last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony. If you didn’t watch, here’s a quick rundown of the winners that matter to you. For best metal performance, Black Sabbath won for “God is Dead?”. Led Zepplin got best Rock Album for Celebration Day, and Dave Grohl, along with Kirst Novoseleci, Pat Smear and Beatles legend Paul McCartney won for Best Rock Song for the tune Cut Me Some Slack. That was from the Sound City documentary soundtrack that Grohl put together for his film. Check out video of Metallica’s performance of “One” with pianist Lang Lang below:
You can see the collaboration of Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and others performing Nine Inch Nails’ tune “Copy Of A” and Queens of the Stone Age's "My God is the Sun" here:
Some snubs from last night’s awards ceremony include Killswitch Engage, Anthrax and Volbeat, who were all beat out by Black Sabbath. Queens of the Stone Age was up for several nominations including Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Album, and Best Engineered Album. Nine Inch Nails got left behind in the category Best Alternative Music Album. Other snubs include Alice In Chains, Primus, Green Day, and Jack White. Another big snub was forgetting to mention Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman during the In Memoriam segment of the show. The Grammy Awards have gotten criticized as of late because they changed up the categories seemingly in an effort make it more mainstream. By doing so, a ton of artists and new music gets overlooked while the red carpet fiesta is played out on primetime TV.
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