The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Winners

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Winners

OK…before we even get to who won last night, I have to continue to express how exciting it was to have some hard rock/metal bands featured on the GRAMMY telecast this year!  To see Metallica and Lang Lang with their pyro, and Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age with Dave Grohl on […]

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 Discovery Channel: GRAMMY Connect @ YouTube Space LA, 1/22/14

Discovery Channel: GRAMMY Connect @ YouTube Space LA, 1/22/14

The GRAMMY week staple, Social Media Rock Stars Summit, was morphed into a new event this year deemed GRAMMY Connect.  Out at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, the theme of this year’s event was discovery.  We’ve moved on from the themes of earlier years of what is out there and why, and […]

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 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Nominations

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Nominations

I have never lost my appetite for new music as I’ve gotten older; my tastes may have sharpened, altered, and gone underground at times, but I have never veered far from the first rock records I coerced my mom into buying me. Every year for the past 5 years, I have analyzed how the GRAMMY […]

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 Lonely Girl: My Week at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Lonely Girl: My Week at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

This year marked my fourth year covering GRAMMY week as part of the Recording Academy’s Community Blogger program. With last year’s GRAMMYs being the most social event of the year, the stakes were higher for our team this year. It’s been very cool to be a part of this ongoing effort to make an awards […]

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 Pre-GRAMMY Gala / Clive Davis Party @ The Beverly Hilton, 2/11/12

Pre-GRAMMY Gala / Clive Davis Party @ The Beverly Hilton, 2/11/12

The Clive Davis party is one of the most exclusive nights in music….so me being there feels weird all on its own. But nothing….NOTHING…will ever top this year. I was watching Exhumed at The Roxy when I received a text that Whitney Houston had died. Now, I think somewhere in the back of all of […]

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 GRAMMY Week: Social Media Rock Star Summit @ Conga Room, 2/10/11

GRAMMY Week: Social Media Rock Star Summit @ Conga Room, 2/10/11

This being my third year covering GRAMMY week, one of my favorite events is the Social Media Rock Star Summit. It feels very contemporary, and gives me a hint of optimism for the future of the music industry. This year’s summit would focus on how musicians monetize through social, mobile, and gaming. The panelists included […]

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 GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Dream Theater

GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Dream Theater

Artist: Dream Theater Nominated track: “On the Backs of Angels” from their 2011 release A Dramatic Turn of Events HardRockChick: What is it about your nominated track that represents you as an artist? Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci: “On The Backs Of Angels” truly represents what Dream Theater is all about. From the very beginning […]

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 GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Sum 41

GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Sum 41

Artist: Sum 41 Nominated track: “Blood In My Eyes” from their 2011 release Screaming Bloody Murder HardRockChick: What is it about your nominated work that represents you as an artist? Sum 41 bassist Jason “Cone” McCaslin: “Over the course of our career our band has done a wide variety of different styles of music. Playing […]

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 53rd Annual GRAMMY Pre-Telecast @ LA Convention Center, 2/13/11

53rd Annual GRAMMY Pre-Telecast @ LA Convention Center, 2/13/11

Last year’s GRAMMY Pre-Tel was one of the surprise highlights of my GRAMMY adventure. On paper, it looks really boring: 100 some odd categories including genres of music that I would probably only listen to if it happened to be piped into a restaurant I was dining at. But there’s something about how casual the […]

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