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Grammys 2017: Winners & Highlights: Metallica, Lady Gaga, Prince, A Tribe Called Quest
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The Grammys were held on Sunday night, February 12, 2017, and hosted by James Corden at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with the live broadcast on CBS starting at 8pm EST (5pm PST).

Below are some of the highlights and clips from the broadcast of The 59th Annual Grammy Awards, along with the full list of Grammy winners at the end.

Here’s my usual official Grammys warning: I hate country music, I strongly dislike pop music, and I mostly have no idea about new music that’s not hard rock or heavy metal. I can, though, be objective when talking about a performance when it happens to be really good. With that, when I say I’m writing about the “highlights,” well, it’s the highlights according to me, a metalhead who watched the Grammys, a show that doesn’t even bother to televise the Heavy Metal category. With all of the deaths in the music world in 2016, I was sure that there’d be a lot of tributes, and I was intrigued by the tease of the Metallica and Lady Gaga team-up. Turns out, this year was mostly a snooze-fest, but there were some energetic performances that made up for everything else.

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NYCC 2016 Exhibitor Preview: Han Cholo’s He-Man Havoc Cuff
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NYCC 2016 spotlight Han Cholo Havoc Cuff

At New York Comic-Con, everything geeks love is gloriously conglomerated into one place. There is so much to see that sometimes it can seem like a daunting task. In addition to comic books, prints, collectibles, and games, there is also a proverbial cornucopia of clothing and accessory exhibitors. This week, I will be highlighting some of the most exciting and unique clothing and accessory exhibitors in preparation of the exciting events to come!

Featured vendor: Han Cholo
Feature product: He-Man Masters of the Universe collection Havoc Cuff

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets Music Edition!
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Jimmy Kimmel Mean Tweets

In honor of the Grammy’s last night, Jimmy Kimmel Live presented its most popular bit, Mean Tweets Music Edition #3.

Check out the Mean Tweets video (NSFW) below.

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Grammys 2016: Winners & Highlights: Tributes to David Bowie, Lemmy
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Grammys

The Grammys took place on Sunday night, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast live on CBS on the east coast (the west coast had a tape delay).

Below are some of the highlights from the broadcast of the The 58th Annual Grammy Awards, along with the full list of Grammy winners at the end.

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Massive Metal Monday: Dio “The Last In Line”
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Ronnie James Dio

As we wipe the Grammy’s spit off of his grave, today’s edition of Massive Metal Monday is dedicated to the memory of metal’s greatest vocalist, Ronnie James Dio.

The last shred of any credibility that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ever held amongst the metal community was put to rest last night when the Grammy for “Best Metal or Hard Rock Performance” went to Tenacious D for their cover of Dio’s “Last In Line.” Don’t get me wrong, I love Tenacious D, but they are, at best, a reverent parody of heavy metal. The fact that Grammy voters think that this, or any cover version, is more worthy of recognition than that of any of the hundreds of absolutely stellar original performances turned in across the metal spectrum last year is nothing short of disrespectful and appalling. SHAME ON YOU NARAS!

Meanwhile, let us crank up the legendary original recording of the title track of Dio‘s second album, The Last In Line and salute RJD with the devil horns on one hand and NARAS with a single digit of the other.

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