Well it seems like whoever sits down and decides the winners of the Grammys was almost scared about a Kanye freakout! There was a very fair distribution of the awards. "Use Somebody" by Kings Of Leon took down Record Of The Year.
Taylor Swift's"Fearless" beat out Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and The Black Eyed Peas for Album Of The Year. Beyonce's "Single Ladies"(Put A Ring On It) took down Song Of The Year. Lady Gaga's "The Fame" won for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Jason Mraz took the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance home. Beyonce won again for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, with "Halo."
The 52nd Annual Grammys are upon us, and as with most award shows...it's sure to get weird at one point or another. Beyonce and Taylor are both up for Record of the Year, so they have Kanye waiting in a spring-loaded seat that will shoot him up to the main stage, should the occasion arrise. Lady GaGa and Elton John are said to be performing, which is like a weird sandwich baked on oven fresh weird-bread.
All in all, I love awards shows. When you get that many eccentric, insane people into one room, all to celebrate someone other than themselves...there is bound to be trouble!!! Sit back, grab a brewski, and enjoy the 52nd Annual Grammys!
Fans of James Hetfield and the boys in Metallica are usually a little hardcore, but nothing eclipses the brute force that Metallica fans in Chile posess! Prefix Magazine reports that fans who didn't have tickets to the show stormed the gate and caused a full scale riot that finally came to a close with my personal favorite...Water Cannons! Awesome!!
Alice In Chains was a band that exploded on the scene with their heavy, angst-driven grunge. When their frontman Layne Staley died in 2002, it was one of my first real experience with losing a singer in a band I liked. I remember hearing it on the radio early in the morning. It seriously bummed me out. Oftentimes when such a thing happens to a band, the replacements chosen to fill the roles of the deceased are lackluster at best.
The Who are a band who's songs still hold weight against the leaders of alternative music today. They don't sound dated. The Superbowl is a football game that surpasses a love for one team, and provides a single game that everybody watches. Well now those two things have joined forces, with The Who set to rock the halftime show! Billboard caught up with The Who's Pete Townshend.
After narrowly escaping the blinding light from the shining star that is Jon Gosselin, Jon the sports guy and myself continued our ground assault on The Sundance Film Festival. Friday had been pretty eventful. I had an encounter with Ron Livingston, the main dude in Mike Judge's "Office Space." He was a supremely cool dude, very conversational and down to Earth. That same night I would encounter a celebrity who is so far from Earth, that her googly eye is said to contain the events of everyone's death...Paris Hilton! . A large group of individuals were huddled together around a window, and awaiting the creature. She finally exited the building, and a mob of 40 or 50 people went running after her.
Tucked away between mountains so grand, they make your own humanity seem almost insignificant- there sits a quiet little mountain community. 50 weeks a year this community would blend in with any other upscale neighborhood in the U.S.A. 2 weeks a year however, this town is invaded by celebs who descend down in their UFO's and 4 wheel drive SUV's to hit the theater strip and watch the finest independant films of the year-at the Sundance Film Festival. People line the streets to catch flicks, feast on Park City's main street cuisine, and to check out the famous.
In the complex universe of rock, there are a ton of suitable candidates for an autobiography that would be a blast to read. None more than the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne! Ozzy's autobiography drops this month! The name of the book is "I Am Ozzy", which I believe is the only phrase he can verbalize now...just kidding Ozzy!
Yesterday, I reported on some very rare good news regarding the music industry. That being the reunion of a talented group of individuals that collectively go by the handle: System Of A Down. Yes, it was glorious indeed. The fact that musicians with talent are going to make an impact on the scene again, gave me the ability to rest easy.
The world of music has had alot of ups and downs, but lately it has seemed like a bunch of downs. But here's an up! System Of A Down is hinting to the fact that they may be hitting the road sometime soon asking fans "Are You Ready For System?" on bass player Shavo Odadjia's twitter account, according to NME.