NIRVANA: Now Cobain Gets a Day First there was Nirvana day, and now there's Kurt Cobain day.
Two nearby towns in the state of Washington -- Hoquiam and Aberdeen -- are apparently trying to cash in on Nirvana being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Hoquiam -- where Cobain briefly lived -- announced last month that they would celebrate Nirvana Day on April 10th. On Wednesday Aberdeen announced that it would celebrate Kurt Cobain Day on February 20th, the birthday of the late singer-guitarist. Aberdeen, Cobain's hometown, plans to celebrate the day every year and hopes to turn it into a Kurt Cobain week.
In Nirvana related news………..Sirvana up for a Grammy on Sunday!
GRAMMY PREDICTIONS: Best Rock Song
The Best Rock Song category is probably the easiest to predict for this year'sGrammys.
How can Grammy voters resist a tune that brings together a Beatle and the remaining members of Nirvana? "Cut Me Some Slack" by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear is the likely winner.
The also-rans in this category will be Gary Clark Junior; The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne; and Muse's Matthew Bellamy.
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 METAL PERFORMANCE Anthrax - "T.N.T." Black Sabbath - "God Is Dead?" Dream Theater - "The Enemy Inside" Killswitch Engage - "In Due Time" Volbeat f/ King Diamond - "Room 24" 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
RAMMY PREDICTIONS: Best Metal Performance
The Best Metal Performance category has one first time nominee, one guy competing against himself -- and one likely veteran winner. Volbeat have their first-ever nomination for "Room 24," their track with King Diamond. Volbeat's lineup expanded last year when producer-guitarist Rob Caggiano joined. He had been in Anthrax before that, and is a nominee with them for their cover of AC/DC's "TNT." Dream Theater (in 2011) and Killswitch Engage (in 2005) have been nominated before in this category, but both lost.
The only previous Grammy winner in the category is Black Sabbath for "God Is Dead?" from their reunion album13. And since Grammy voters will most likely recognize the Sabbath name first, that's who we think they'll pick.
And Lastly don’t forget about Metallica’s performance and this show closer………………..
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, NINE INCH NAILS: Closing Grammys
An all-star jam will wrap up the Grammys Sunday night. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac'sLindsey Buckingham will team up for the final performance of the evening. Its the first time Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age have performed on the Grammys.
Grohl is the musician that connects all his fellow performers -- he got all three acts to appear in his Sound Citydocumentary and has drummed for Queens and Nine Inch Nails.
In other Grammys news, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto will be presenters.