Excuse me while I sit down and rest. The very notion of annual nominations for the Grammys exhausts me. Not everything is terrible, but...*sigh*
RECORD OF THE YEAR:
"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams
"Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
"Royals" - Lorde
"Locked Out of Heaven" - Bruno Mars
"Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
The Blessed Unrest - Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red - Taylor Swift
SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Just Give Me A Reason" - Pink, featuring Nate Ruess (Writers - Pink, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess)
"Locked Out Of Heaven" - Bruno Mars (Writers - Bruno Mas, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine)
"Roar" - Katy Perry (Writers - Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter)
"Royals" - Lorde (Writers - Ella Yelich O'Connor, Joel Little)
"Same Love" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Writers - Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Curtis Mayfield)
BEST NEW ARTIST:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
Alabama Shakes - "Always Alright"
David Bowie - "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"
Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
Led Zeppelin - "Kashmir"
Queens of the Stone Age - "My God Is the Sun"
Jack White - "I'm Shakin'"
BEST ROCK SONG
(award goes to songwriters; artist name in parentheses)
"Ain't Messin 'Round" - Gary Clark Jr. (Gary Clark Jr.)
"Cut Me Some Slack" - Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
"Doom and Gloom" - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
"God Is Dead?" - Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
"Panic Station" - Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
BEST ROCK ALBUM
Black Sabbath - 13
David Bowie - The Next Day
Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
"An older Michael Cera works in the desert with rejects from Mystery Science Theatre 3000" is how this video was thought up.
Keep your wrath away from me.
I get what they're saying, though...but it's bound to piss people off. Go check out the article HERE.
The latest video from Lorde, by the way, can be seen down below:
Which is understandable, what with the constant touring and three albums they've put out in the past 14 months. Go to bed, guys. Also, Bille Joe Armstrong has been busy since pulling himself out of the EEEEK! that happened at last year's IHeartRadio Festival, so...read more about what he's been up to HERE.
Meanwhile, I am gladly playing this on the 90s at Noon today!
Looks like Metallica won't be doing their annual festival next year. It's not like the band hasn't been busy or anything with a movie, anniversary of their first album, playing Yankee Stadium, signing to be part of Giants Day, etc.
Read more about the guys doing a European tour instead of the Orion Festival HERE.
Meanwhile, if you missed the Orion Festival from this year and need something to hold yourself over until maybe 2015, watch this:
He was on Comedy Bang! Bang! recently and did this with Reggie Watts. Comedy Bang! Bang! is one of those amazing things that started as a stage show which I first saw in L.A., turned into a radio show, and was wisely converted for television. Basically, I'm nerding out over Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age hanging out with some of my favorite funny people. You win, Homme. You win my ovaries.
Don't worry, it's not TOO Owen Wilsony (we can talk about that time he scratched his head in front of me in a movie theater another time...let's just say it was uncomfortable). This is actually a sweet video.
The Killers are doing their traditional Christmas song with Dawes this time. You can check it out below!
While I do know people who can easily fall asleep to Manson, kids are a tough bunch. I personally suggest watching Ken Burns documentaries, but this could be helpful too!
And, apparently, it's going to be "f***ing rad." Normally, when the word rad is used, I don't take it seriously (I actually just hate the word rad), but when Grohl says it...I beileve it.
Read more about what Dave Grohl has to say about the upcoming stuff from Foo Fighters HERE and see what he's last done down below: