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Monday Metal Madness – 56th Grammy’s


1015599-grammy-award-617-409It’s time for the *yawn* Grammy’s; excuse me I don’t mean to be rude, but this normally a waste of time for metal and for people who like metal.  However, this year might be a bit different.  Keep in mind this is America; we are talking about a country where metal is not as out in the open as it is across Europe.  I miss Europe!  I can see where my European friends would think this is a weak list of “metal” bands, and I would normally agree, but again this America and I want to point out one thing.  These are all metal bands.  Last year, Halestorm beat out Megadeth, Anthrax, Marilyn Manson, Iron Maiden and Lamb of God if I remember correctly.  Really?  Nothing against the catchy Halestorm, but they won out of sheer popularity and record sales.  They got played on the radio…during daylight hours.  It just goes to show that the people who run the Grammy’s and/or cast votes know nothing about “great” metal.  Again, nothing against Halestorm, I do like them, but how does a band like that beat such heavyweights?  The year before, Foo Fighters cleaned house and though they are a great band, I wouldn’t exactly call them metal.  Again, they beat out actual metal bands.

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Sonisphere Festival Update – 23 Feb 11


The Sonisphere festival on 8-10 July is just outside London on the UK portion of the tour.  Another weekend of metal to be enjoyed by many…typically around 55-60K.  The promoters like to keep it fairly small as to make the festival enjoyable for all.  Since the last update there have been several new entries; nothing along the lines of Download, but a few recognizable bands were added to the festival.  The new additions are: (sorry if I repeat anything from the last post)

Diamond Head

Weezer

Architects

Protest The Hero

Kids in Glass Houses

Volbeat

Gojira – Nice to see a French metal act play in England

Limp Bizkit – Why oh Why?

One Minute Silence

The Sisters of Mercy

For this post I ask the same question I asked for the Download lineup.  If you had to pick a day based on what is confirmed now which day would it be?

Friday is Metallica headlining with Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Diamond Head

Saturday is Biffy Clyro headlining with Weezer

Sunday is Slipknot headlining with Limp Bizkit

All other bands have yet to be placed on a stage or a specific day.  My pick is obvious…Friday.   I grew up with the Big Four so that is a no brainer for me.  But before the Big Four was announced, it was going to be Sunday for Slipknot.  I am going to this Festival…on the Friday.

P.S. for my non-metal side I would love to see Weezer.  Sorry guys you are on the wrong day.