Dirt - Thursday, Apr 24

Orphan Black is back on BBC America, and I am one happy fan!  And am very pleased with the new episodes of  Nurse JackieGame of Thrones and Madmen. When is Ray Donovan coming back?  Yes, I am that girl. I watch way too much TV…..OK, so last night the Revolver Golden Gods Awards happened in LA.  Slayer opened the show with a 3 song set and debuted a brand new song called “Implode.”  They also announced they are now signed to Nuclear Blast records, and will release a new album later this year.  Terry Date is producing with Greg Fidelman on co-pro duties.  (I think Greg is currently occupied with another formerly produced by Rick Rubin band.) The song is available as a free download as a thank you to fans!  Hit www.slayer.net.   Back at Club Nokia, there were also performances from A Day To Remember, Joan Jett, The Pretty Reckless, Suicide Silence and Guns ‘N Roses.  And I find it hard to believe that the host of the show, Revolver, hasn’t even posted the winners on their website?  Is that lame?   Thanks to Pulse of Radio,  here are the winners:
Best Vocalist: Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age
Best Live Band: Rob Zombie
Most Devoted Fans: Avenged Sevenfold
Best New Talent: Twelve Foot Ninja
Comeback of the Year: Deep Purple
Paul Gray Best Bassist Award: Chris Kael, Five Finger Death Punch
Best Film & DVD: Pierce the Veil
Best Drummer: Arin Ilejay, Avenged Sevenfold
Song of the Year: Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Lift Me Up’
Most Metal Athlete: Josh Barnett, Mixed Martial Arts
Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist: Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold
Album of the Year: Black Sabbath, ’13′
Golden God Award: Joan Jett
Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Axl Rose
In other news, DirecTV’s Audience Network (channel 239)  has announced Guitar Center Sessions returns to the airwaves on Sunday, May 4th with Soundgarden, filmed live in concert from their appearance last month at the SXSW Convention in Austin, TX.  The series, hosted by former KCRW radio DJ Nic Harcourt,  offers intimate performances with candid conversation.  Alice In Chains appears on the show on Aug 3rd…..Speaking of Soundgarden,  Chris Cornell  stops by the studios of hardDrive and hardDrive XL tomorrow.  We’re gonna talk all about he 20th anniversary of Superunknown. Stoked!..Speaking of Austin, TX,  the lineup of this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival has been unveiled.   The long time PBS tv series has been doing this festival for many years and this year Pearl JamOutkastSkrillexBeckEminemLana Del ReyFoster The PeopleChvrchesThe Replacements,   Belle & SebastianInterpolBroken BellsSt. Vincent and others will be there, with Pearl Jam performing both weekends. The show is scheduled for October 3rd through the 5th and the 10th through the 12th and will take place on eight stages spread out across the Texas capital’s Zilker Park. Tickets are on sale now at ACLFestival.com….Seether are releasing “Words As Weapons”  on May 1st.  Their 6th studio album, Isolate & Medicate, will drop Jul 1st.  The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien……Pulse of Radio reports  our friends & 2013 hardDrive Live Five tour’s Young Guns signed a new major label deal with Virgin EMI Music in February and have since started work on their third album, which will follow up 2012′s Bones. That record came out in the band’s native U.K. seven months earlier than in the U.S., and singer Gustav Wood told us that should change this time: “That’s something we’re actually really looking forward to, because we’ve been blessed with how well things have gone so far in the States, but there’s definitely kind of a split in terms of where we are over here and where we are at home. And I think it’s important to try and synch those things up, because otherwise you’re spending twice the amount of time on a record cycle. So next record should be a worldwide release, and that’s something we’re really excited about ’cause we’ve never done that before.”  Wood told Alternative Press last fall that the music the band was working on was “quite an evolution,” explaining, “This record is really about challenging (ourselves) to be more creative and hopefully a little more unique.”  I’ll check in with them to find out more….Rolling Stone reports The Black Keys will be the musical guests on the May 10th edition of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, just three days before the May 13th release of their eighth studio album, Turn Blue. The episode, hosted by Charlize Theron, will be the duo’s third on the show and first since 2011…..And finally, congrats to Sevendust!  Their  new acoustic album, Time Travelers & Bonfires, sold around 15,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to debut at Number 19 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In support of the April 15th release, the band recently launched its first headlining acoustic tour since 2004. They play tonight (April 24th) in Kansas City, MO….Celebrating birthdays:  Brian Marshall of Alter Bridge (who I am seeing tonight!) turns 41.  Billy Gould of Faith No More is 51 and Patty Schemel of Hole is 47.

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