After a rumor floated around a couple of weeks ago that AC/DC would be performing at this year's Grammy Awards, that news has now officially been confirmed.
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is always outspoken, and in a new interview, the legendary percussionist had a lot to say. During the chat, Lombardo spoke about the second Philm album, Jeff Hanneman being snubbed during the Grammys' 'In Memoriam' segment, how money can come between bandmates + more.
The 2014 Grammy Awards was yet another successful broadcast of the annual event, but within the worlds of rock and metal, a tremendous amount of controversy and perceived disrespect caused a heated worldwide conversation. Most spiteful amongst Grammy performers this year was undoubtedly Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who offered a strong "F--- You" to the Grammys, but now the award show's Executive Producer has offered a public apology to Reznor.
We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.
As it does every year, the Grammy Awards paid tribute to the musicians who passed away over the past 12 months with an 'In Memoriam' segment toward the end of Sunday night's ceremony. However, there was at least one glaring omission, as there was no mention of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
Already a two-time Grammy Award winner before the end of the night, Dave Grohl almost finished the Grammys on another high note. The Foo Fighters frontman joined Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham for the show's closing performance -- at least what we got to see of it.
Dave Grohl took home his second Grammy of the day, this time winning for Best Rock Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards for 'Cut Me Some Slack' with his collaborators Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. The song comes from the 'Sound City: Real to Reel' soundtrack, which won earlier in the day for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
While the 2014 Grammys are over and done, and few rock and metal luminaries walked away with big awards. Most of the rock awards were handed out during the untelevised pre-ceremony, which began at 1PM PT on Sunday (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles. Early rock winners included Dave Grohl's 'Sound City: Real to Reel' soundtrack for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Black Sabbath's 'God Is Dead?' for Best Metal Performance.