Adele batted a thousand at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday, winning all six categories in which she was nominated including Album Of The Year over Foo Fighters.
Foo Fighters still had a great night. They swept the rock cateogires (Rock Song, Rock Album, Rock Performance, and Hard Rock/Metal performace) and also added Best Long Form Music Video for the Back And Forth documentary.
Mellow indie rocker Bon Iver beat out Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and others for Best New Artist, inspiring echoes of Arcade Fire's 2011 upset victory in the Album of the Year category. Follow the hilarious new twitter feed @WhoIsBonnieBear for hiarious retweets of sore losers and their bad grammar.
Metallica will tap their indie cred when they curate their own destination festival this summer. Atlantic City, NJ will host the two-day Orion Music Fest starting June 23. Metallica will headling both nights, tracking "The Black Album" first and Ride The Lightning the next night. There will be more metal of course (Avenged Sevenfold, The Sword), but also plenty of bands from the alt, indie, and punk worlds. Cage The Elephant, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Titus Andronicus, Arctic Monkeys, and many others are confirmed.
Let's quickly catch up on some 97X Sunday School news...
Ben Folds 5 announced a reunion for a new album, probably for a spring release. The band played some shows together a few years ago, but this is the latest activity.
Ministry will release Relapse on March 30. Al Jourgenson swears it will be his final Ministry album, as he focuses more on music that is more fun to write and record - like his recent alt-country project Buck Satan.
The Cult and Garbage will both release new albums in May. The Cult once declared the album to be a dead format and they'd never make another one, and this will be the first Garbage set since 2005.
The latest round of revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden expose some of the high-profile targets the agency has monitored — and there are some odd names on the list.