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The Grammy Awards Are On Tonight

Tonight, The Grammy Awards will be presented on live television. During the broadcast, there will be a special tribute to both George Michael and Prince. Lady Gaga and Metallica will also duet. For the first time in ages, I'm actually looking forward to this show! The broadcast starts at 8pm ET on CBS.


Angus Young Joins Guns n' Roses On Stage

AC/DC's Angus Young joined Guns n' Roses on stage in Sydney, Australia. Our own Christian was there to witness this live in person. Until he has time to tell us about it, here's a video:



This Is Heresy - 'Hysteria' Is Perfect

I really enjoy Ultimate Classic Rock. Great website, good writers. But this post of theirs below is heresy. Def Leppard's Hysteria is perfection - a work of art. The album says everything about the time it was written. The album IS 80s metal. Period.

Ultimate Classic Rock writers argue that the album is too long and it shouldn't play more than 45 minutes. This is absurd. Hysteria was released in 1987. During that time, people bought a record and let it play. Attention spans were longer. People appreciated music. Now, no one cares about anything. People throw a fit for having to wait three minutes in a line at Starbucks! One of the writers even wants to change up the track listing! Another writer wants to kill "Love Bites!" Are you freaking kidding me? That was a number one hit single! Yet another writer wants to kill "Love and Affection" which he calls "insufferable" but that's wrong. The song is one of the best ballads in the entire Lep catalog.

I'll note the four collaborative writers on this piece are all men, a sad by-product of music journalism, especially where metal is concerned. It wouldn't have been too hard to find a female music writer to weigh in on this subject and I guarantee the outcome would be different. Def Leppard is a male band but women made them rich and famous. They know where their bread is buttered too in that regard.



So This Is A Thing

Valentine's Day is Tuesday. If you're still looking for a great gift for that special someone, perhaps consider some Guns n' Roses... roses... and concert tickets. Because why not? You can merchandise anything these days!



Farewell Steve Lang

Former April Wine bassist Steve Lang has passed. He was just 67. I'm not sure of the cause of death but 67 is just really, really young. Too bad - April Wine has some great tunes!


Santana Announces Summer Tour

I've never seen Santana on tour but I'd definitely love to check them off my list! The band just announced a summer tour with quite a few dates. The venues are definitely on the smaller side. Once again, Ohio is skipped completely in this routing.

Here are the dates:

6/23 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
6/24 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
6/25 – Goldendale, WA – Maryhill Winery
6/27 – Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
6/30 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/01 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
7/03 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
7/04 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
7/07 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
7/08 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
7/10 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/12 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
8/04 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
8/05 – Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/09 – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
8/13 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
8/18 – Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
8/20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort
9/11 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim


Lady Gaga Was Amazing During Super Bowl 51

Lady Gaga performed during the Super Bowl 51 half time show last night. She did a medley of her greatest hits, soared through the air and dropped the mic in diva fashion - a true rocking performance! If you somehow didn't get to see it live, the video is below. Also, the New England Patriots can bite me.