The tragic news of the passing of Los Angeles Rapper Coolio was announced Wednesday evening. According to reports, Coolio was found unresponsive in his friend's bathroom. Medics were called and pronounced Coolio dead on the scene.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl‘s acceptance speech at last Sunday’s Grammy Awards stirred up a lot of reaction — both positive and negative — when he seemed to deride electronic music in favor of using real instruments. However, in a new open letter, Grohl clarifies his speech by saying he is a fan of electronic music and that his words were misinterpreted.
As the 2012 Grammy Awards slowly become a spotlit memory, one of the most successful and featured winners of “music’s biggest night” were Foo Fighters. With his band having captured five Grammy awards (only one less than pop star Adele), including Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, frontman Dave Grohl revealed to MTV that he feels bad for beating out Dream Theater for that very award.
As the Grammy Awards are quickly approaching this Sunday (Feb. 12), the nominees for the ‘Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance’ category are readying their tuxedos and preparing their speeches. Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Megadeth and Sum 41 are all nominated for the precious prize and have been sharing their excitement with a cluster of new quotes.
Progressive metal masters Dream Theater have waited a long, long time to hear that they’ve been nominated for a Grammy Award, but last night, the 26-year wait was put to an end. ‘On the Backs of Angels’ from their 2011 release ‘A Dramatic Turn of Events’ put Dream Theater among the nominees for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance award.
With pop acts seemingly getting all the attention these days, seeing Foo Fighters representing rock in the 2012 Grammy Awards is a breath of fresh air for fans. The band is nominated in multiple categories for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, thanks to their latest album ‘Wasting Light,’ which is up for the prestigious Album of the Year trophy.