Rock Notes for Jan. 21st, 2014…
Tune in to the Grammys this Sunday to see Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Lindsay Buckingham give the ceremony’s closing performance. Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said, “There’s nothing better than when the grammys can rock out” and predicts that this will be “one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time.” Grohl, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age are all nominated for awards. The show begins broadcasting live at 8PM.
Lemmy Kilmister’s health continues to go downhill. According to his manager, Lemmy refuses to follow doctor’s orders. He’s given up smoking and whiskey, apparently; but the Motörhead frontman now drinks 2 bottles of wine a day – way too much sugar for a diabetic. His manager says he’s just traded “one demon for the other” and “needs to find a balance”; “he has great days and then he f-s it up.” Best wishes to Lemmy.
Slash and the Conspirators are hard at work on their upcoming album. Bassist Todd Kerns updated his blog with some clues about the record, the follow up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love. This time, the songs are “sleazier, tougher, and more dangerous” and Kerns says “we are all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can.” The band hits the studio early February, so we should see the new album by the end of 2014.