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Turnstile reacts to Grammy nominations in metal & rock categories: “Genre feels like an antiquated term”

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Turnstile‘s three nods were among the surprises when the 2023 Grammy nominations were announced this week. Not only did the hardcore outfit get recognized in the Best Rock Song and Performance categories for “Blackout” and “Holiday,” respectively, but “Blackout” also earned a nom for Best Metal Performance.. ...Read Full Story

WILLOW named her dog Korn

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As WILLOW has continued to explore heavier sounds in her own music, she’s shared her love for 2000s nu metal. Apparently, she’s such a fan that she named her dog after a staple of the scene.. ...Read Full Story

Stewart Copeland reflects on Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts: “I was sobbing like a fool”

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The Police drummer Stewart Copeland was among the many artists to perform at Foo Fighters‘ two tribute concerts to late drummer Taylor Hawkins, which took place September in London and Los Angeles. For Copeland, the shows proved, among other things, that Foo frontman Dave Grohl is the “hardest-working man in show business.”. ...Read Full Story

Alice in Chains' Cantrell and Kinney look back on 'Dirt': “It was never a drug concept album”

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When Alice in Chains released a 30th anniversary edition of their landmark 1992 album, Dirt, it surprised the band by reentering the top 10 of the Billboard chart. While the album is legendary for its dark, sometimes brutal lyrics about drug addiction, war, death and depression, the band feels that it’s wrong to think of Dirt — and by association, late frontman Layne Staley — as being completely miserable.. ...Read Full Story

expand Alice in Chains' Cantrell and Kinney look back on 'Dirt': “It was never a drug concept album”

Legacy Recordings

When Alice in Chains released a 30th anniversary edition of their landmark 1992 album, Dirt, it surprised the band by reentering the top 10 of the Billboard chart. While the album is legendary for its dark, sometimes brutal lyrics about drug addiction, war, death and depression, the band feels that it’s wrong to think of Dirt — and by association, late frontman Layne Staley — as being completely miserable.. ...Read Full Story