There were hits and misses for rock fans where the 2015 Grammy Awards are concerned, and we run them down here.
The rise of Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. (Ghost) will forever be connected to the soundscape of 2013. From relative obscurity, Ghost experienced an unparalleled ascension last year, becoming one of metal's most popular acts thanks in part to 'Infestissumam,' the band's sophomore album. However, like any act whose rise commands universal attention, Ghost have received both immense praise and vitriolic criticism.
Guest blogger Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace checks in each month with an exclusive column for Loudwire. In future blogs, the drummer will keep us up to date on the next 3DG album as the band is busy working on the new disc. But in this piece, he talks about how smartphone technology has impacted the concert-going experience, plus he offers his views on virtual reality and other intriguing topics:
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.
Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
For the second year in a row, you nominated, but ultimately denied induction to Deep Purple. Fans of the legendary hard rock / heavy metal act were disappointed by the snub last year, but as Deep Purple were once again passed over for the 2014 ceremony, the Internet has blown up with serious vitriol against your Hall of Fame.