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The band is called Royal Blood and the song is “Out Of The Black.” These guys are a relatively new British rock duo. Some reference The Black Keys when talking about the band. I think they’ve got a sprinkling of The Mars Volta myself.
But before we jump to conclusions how about a listen?
Please listen, and let me know what you think! Cool?
A sister station of ours in Denver decided to boycott all music from Seattle for the week. I caught wind of it via an email from Hairclub, to the fine folks of said Denver rock station.
I’m quoting Hairclub below.
“Oh Really. Not going to play any Seattle music huh? Starve the good people of Denver of current and future Hall of Famers like Hendrix, Heart, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Queensryche, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Ray Charles, Macklemore – even Sir Mix a Lot?”
And so our idea for this week’s Sit And Spin was born!
We decided to focus on the great …….“Mt Rushmore’s of Music” from Denver/Colorado.
I suggest you take the fine playlist and plaster it all over Facebook! Especially if you’ve got a buddy that’s a Bronco fan!
KIP WINGER “17”
THE FRAY “HOW TO SAVE A LIFE”
THE LUMINEERS “HO HEY”
PHILLIP BAILY “EASY LOVER”
GLEN MILLER “IN THE MOOD”
ONE REPUBLIC “GOOD LIFE”
JOHN DENVER “ROCKY MOUNTIAN HIGH”
SUGAR LOAF “GREEN EYED LADY”
TAG TEAM “WHOOMP THERE IT IS”
FIREFALL “YOU ARE THE WOMAN”
Congrats to SIRVANA!! Dave Grohl, Black Sabbath and more! What did you like? Don’t you dare say Pharrell Williams hat either. In this day and age, it’s kind of a letdown to have two different feeds east and west coast. Hmmm….anyhow! Please share what you thought in the comments section. Side note, I would love to have Beyonce’s tush, at least for a day. Scroll below for a rundown of how the final act (NIN, QOTSA, Foo FighTers etc.) GOT THE SHORT END OF THE STICK!!
Winners listed below!
GRAMMY AWARDS: Telecast Winners Completed RECORD OF THE YEAR: Daft Punk f/ Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers- "Get Lucky" ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Daft Punk - Random Access Memories SONG OF THE YEAR: "Royals" - Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde) BEST NEW ARTIST: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE: Lorde - "Royals" BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: Daft Punk f/ Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers- "Get Lucky" BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox BEST ROCK SONG: "Cut Me Some Slack" - Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION: Jay Z f/ Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail" BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
BESTROCK PERFORMANCE: Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive" BEST METAL PERFORMANCE: Black Sabbath - "God Is Dead?" BESTROCK ALBUM: Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz - "Thrift Shop" BEST RAP SONG: "Thrift Shop" - Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis,songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz) BEST RAP ALBUM: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
As I write this, I’m missing the show closer……THE RAWK MUSIC MY FRIENDS!
Below is from loudwire.com
Already a two-time Grammy Award winner before the end of the night, Dave Grohl finished the Grammys on a 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.
The performance opened with Nine Inch Nails’ driving single ‘Copy of A’ with the band silhouetted and dimly lit, but it was eventually revealed that Josh Homme and Lindsey Buckingham were on hand to both sing and play guitar on the song.
Eventually, the dark, strobelight lit imagery gave way to a bright red orb above the stage and Homme’s instantly familiar guitar licks for ‘My God Is the Sun’ kicked in. The furious rocker found Grohl behind the kit pounding away while Trent Reznor appeared to have moved over to keys.
Unfortunately for rock fans who had been waiting the entire show for the performance, the producers decided midway through the song to show some of the Grammy sponsors and roll the closing credits over a distant shot of the stage while the band continued to play. The broadcast actually ended while the all-star finale was still onstage performing.
The one unifying factor of all the members of the finale is that they were linked through Grohl’s documentary, ‘Sound City,’ which helped earn the singer-drummer-turned-director two Grammys earlier in the evening.
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.
That long-rumored Shinedown covers album is finally coming out -- as an EP. And not under the Shinedown name. (Acoustic Sessions) is billed under the name Smith and Myers -- frontman Brent Smithand guitarist Zach Myers are the only members of the band on the recordings. Smith and Myers tackle songs by The Clash, Metallica, Otis Redding, The Black Crowes, Soul Asylum and Kenny Wayne Shepard -- who joins them on the recording of his own "Blue on Black."
The group will be posting videos of each song until the EP is released digitally on Tuesday. The cover of The Clash's "London Calling" is on YouTube now.
Well for obvious reasons we went with songs of VICTORY for Sit N Spin! GOHAWKS! GOHAWKS! GOHAWKS!!
BAD RELIGION “VICTORY”
THE VALKYRIE “RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES”
T-PAIN “ALL I DO IS WIN”
DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED “WE WIN”
KOOL & THE GANG “VICTORY”
NELLY “THE CHAMP”
QUEEN “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS”
ROCKY ORCHESTRA “GUNNA FLY NOW” (ROCKY THEME)
TINA TURNER “THE BEST”
JOE ESPISITO “THE BEST AROUND”
GUNS N' ROSES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Ready to Rock on the Range Guns n' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock will headline this year's Rock on the Range.
The annual hard rock event at Columbus Crew stadium in Columbus, Ohio has expanded to three full days of music, May 16th through the 18th. Tickets go on sale January 24th.
The rest of the lineup includes Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Seether, Chevelle,Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me the Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, The Pretty Reckless, Fuel, Redlight King, Rev Theory, Devour the Day and We as Human.
KISS: Dressed to Kill...Again KISS is the latest act to team up with John Varvatos for the fashion designer's new campaign. Outfitted in suits, just as they were on the cover of their 1975 album, Dressed to Kill, the band performed for Varvatos on Saturday night in Italy at his winter preview show for Milan Fashion Week. Paul Stanley says, "I knew John's clothes for years because they have all those elements that I love in clothes, which are timeless. There is a style that goes back to some of the great rock 'n' roll bands of the 60s."
Last September in New York, not far from where KISS posed for the cover of the Dressed to Kill album, they did a show at the Varvatos gallery, which occupies the space that was formerly punk club CBGB. They also did a photo shoot for the campaign at that time in Brooklyn.
Other artists who have taken part in campaigns for Varvatos include Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Velvet Revolver and Green Day.
The director behind the Nirvana doc 1991: The Year Punk Broke has posted some unreleased footage of the band.
Dave Markey recently posted 15 minutes of Nirvana's final Los Angeles concert on YouTube. The footage, shot at the The Forum on December 30th, 1993 includes covers of "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" (dedicated to the late River Phoenix), David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" as well as "All Apologies" from In Utero.
KISS: Catalog Coming to Vinyl in March
A major part of the KISS catalog will be reissued on vinyl March 18th.
Nine albums are slated to return to wax -- 1974's KISS, 1974's Hotter Than Hell, 1975'sAlive!, 1976′s Destroyer, 1979′s Dynasty, 1980′s Unmasked, 1983′s Lick it Up, 1984′sAnimalize and 1992′s Revenge. Alive! was already reissued on vinyl back in 2008. All of the albums are available for pre-order now through Amazon.