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Bret Michaels to Live Blog Grammy Awards Tomorrow Night

Bret Michaels will live blog the Grammy Awards tomorrow night for AOL.

"Please join me on AOL Sunday February 10 as I help blog right here about the Grammys - a little artist about artist, what they're going through, what might be in their head, what their performances are like," Michaels said in a statement.

The live blog kicks off 7:15 ET, Sunday night on You can watch the Grammy telecast on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET. In case you're wondering, here's the list of hard rock/metal nominees:

I'm Alive - Anthrax

Love Bites (And So Do I) - Halestorm

Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden

Ghost Walking - Lamb of God

No Reflection - Marilyn Manson

Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) - Megadeth

Personally,  I hope Halestorm wins but I think Megadeth is going to win this one. Thoughts?


Reader Comments (15)

Oh neat. Another Bret Michaels post.The third this week.
The illusion that he has a viable ongoing musical career must stop!
Either someone is an unabashed groupie,or they've become his publicist.

Surely there are other acts out there deserving of coverage than this has-been every other day. If not, Glam is truly dead & gone.
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Blood Brothers ? A 13 year old song ? Who else thinks that the nomination of live tracks is pretty lame ?
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Video-streaming of this blessed event will be provided by Netscape.
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim
think I will listen to heavens basement instead -Im electric.
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRed6ixx
Anthrax deserves that Grammy... "Worship Music" was one of the best albums of 2013.
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Can the Bret Michaels posts stop for about 10 years? Kthnx.
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I agree with Ace!
February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Mike -- AnTWERP deserves a Grammy, alright, but not in this category. Try "Best Comedy Single".

Christian -- Though I'm sure you don't agree with the above assertion, I, however do agree with YOU! It is LAME to nominate LIVE songs, or albums, for that matter.

It is an absolute crime The Grammys STILL have no regard for Hard Rock and Metal. You would think, as time goes on, the voting body of The Grammys, the National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences, would be more appreciative of the categories. Instead one gets the feeling recognition of our favorite music is still regarded as a necessary evil by those in power.

They continue to play Mr. Potato Head with them, first treating the popular genres like a hot POTATO, not even acknowledging them until 1989 with the creation of the "one-does-it-all" category of "Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental", which, by the way can either be awarded to a song or an album, the only category with such flexibility.

In 1989, again, the first year the category was established, Jethro Tull's abysmal album, "Crest of the Knave" (Let's put it this way -- it's no "Aqualung"), won The Grammy, beating out "...And Justice For All" by Metallica.

Though I don't particularly like Metallica (an understatement, uh, duh. They lost me after "Master of Puppets") and LOVE Jethro Tull (though they lost me after "Aqualung"), clearly Metallica deserved The Grammy, considering the vast number of our favorite bands whose works were totally ignored by The Academy. H*ll, they probably thought Jethro Tull was the name of an individual.

The choice generated huge backlash in the press from Rock Journalists Worldwide who felt Metallica were jilted and rightly so, no matter what I may think of their music when compared to The REAL Big Four -- Crüe, Ratt, Cinderella and Poison.

The incident was such a disaster, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY named it the BIGGEST upset in Grammy History.

There was so much outrage about the selection of Jethro Dull over Metallican't, The Academy finally separated the category, forming two -- Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance.

Now, The Academy has decided to re-merge the categories once again with the formation of the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance", thus limiting our kind of music to only one award, not two. I'll be the first to tell you there is a distinction between Hard Rock and Metal and, as we all well know, Christian's position on the topic is even more adamant.

It is an utter and complete shame this is the present state of the category. If it were still two, one could see Slash (featuring Mild Kennedy, hahaha!!!) winning the Hard Rock category and, say, Testament, though I personally wouldn't agree with it AT ALL, winning the Metal category.

Worse than the notion that Slash (oh, let's not forget his mediocre singer, hahaha!!!) and Testament should be justly considered, is the wholesale denial of REAL Rock & Roll by, not just The Academy, but our entire Nation (save for a precious few such as ourselves). How long is THE BEST Rock & Roll going to be ignored?

Will bands such as Crashdiet, Black Veil Brides, Hardcore Superstar, The Treatment or Imperial State Electric, etc. -- bands who really deserve it -- to be nominated? The present prognosis isn't to hopeful but the jury's still out.

Someone on here recently mentioned in Comments that Crashdiet booked several new upcoming gigs in The States.

Ya gotta start somewhere to Bring Back Glam!
February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
That was Reptileblvd who first mentioned the new Crashdiet Tour Dates here. Thank You!
February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And I'm going to wager Halestorm wins, as The Academy will find their music more listenable, for better or worse, than the other nominees.
February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Apologies for the multiple postings -- I predict THE BEST Live Performance of the night will be Adele, singing the theme to "Skyfall", which should win Best Song and Best Single, neither of which will happen, though she may nab some "metal" in the Soundtrack categories.
February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
What do you have against Testament MB? Their newest cd was widely considered the best metal cd of last yr & more importantly, they've always stayed true to their roots & never sold out or jumped the shark. You may not be a fan but surely you can disagree with my last sentence?
February 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
Not my cup of tea, B.K. Allday, but I tend to agree with your statement, though sometimes when a band "sells out" (i.e. creates more accessible music), the results can be quite astounding -- Saxon "Destiny", Slayer "In A Gada Da Vida", Priest "Turbo", etc., etc.

Testament's best moment came, of course, when they "sold out" -- their terrific cover of "Nobody's Fault But Mine", why? Because they didn't write it, hahaha!!! You see, Testament, whose Late 80's/Early 90's output I happen to own on CD, suffers from what most of your "Heavier Metal" bands are inflicted with -- Fundamental quality songwriting ability.

Perhaps the only two exceptions are Megadeth and Overkill, as they consistently deliver great lyrics and more importantly, great MUSIC -- something the Small Four and Iron Maidenform rarely do except for the odd sod happy accident.
February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
It really is too bad such a gynormous talent as that of Alex Skolnick has been wasted on a band as dull as Testament.

No wonder he has to resort to playing in a jazz band and other projects.

Testament S*CKS!
February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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