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Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog (2/25)

Have you watched the WRWU Vlog yet?
Folkers did a top notch job with my little outtake at the end.
Watch, Laugh, Maybe pee a little.

Lots of grand news to cover this week so let us jump right in!!

Steve Vai is gunning for a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest online guitar lesson on March 3rd.
Here's Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap chatting about it.


The Revolver Gold Gods Nominees were announced this week. The awards will take place on Wednesday April 20th at Club Nokia in LA.

Epiphone Best Guitarist(s)
* John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE)
* Dan Donegan (DISTURBED)
* Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND)
* Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
* Janick Gers, Dave Murray, and Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN)
* Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)

Drum Workshop Best Drummer
* Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Abe Cunningham (DEFTONES)
* Joey Jordison (ROB ZOMBIE)
* Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR)
* Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN)
* Mike Portnoy (Ex-DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Best Vocalist
* Glenn Danzig (DANZIG)
* Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN)
* Chino Moreno (DEFTONES)
* Ozzy Osbourne (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* M. Shadows (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
* Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR)

Affliction Album of the Year
* AVENGED SEVENFOLD, "Nightmare"
* BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, "Order of the Black"
* DEFTONES, "Diamond Eyes"
* OZZY OSBOURNE, "Scream"
* STONE SOUR, "Audio Secrecy"
* VOLBEAT, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven"

Samson Zoom Best Live Band
* AVENGED SEVENFOLD
* GWAR
* IRON MAIDEN
* MEGADETH
* RAMMSTEIN
* SEVENDUST

Most Metal Athlete
* Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
* Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
* Toni Lydman (NHL)
* The Miz (WWE wrestling)
* Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
* Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band
* ASKING ALEXANDRIA
* BLACK VEIL BRIDES
* THE DAMNED THINGS
* THE PRETTY RECKLESS
* TIMES OF GRACE
* WE ARE THE FALLEN

Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year
* ACCEPT
* FAITH NO MORE
* MURDERDOLLS
* A PERFECT CIRCLE
* SOUNDGARDEN
* SYSTEM OF A DOWN

If you're a Melvins fan keep an eye out for a thirteen-track live album "Sugar Daddy Live" that's set to drop on May 31st.

Motley Crue front-man Vince Neil said in an interview this week that his 15 day prison sentance might be "a little harsh". Sorry Vin but don't know if I can go to bat for ya hear, least we not forget the 1984 DUI accident that resulted in the death of Razzle Dingley, Hanoi Rocks drummer.

Staind front-man Aaron Lewis will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 1st.

Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart are planning on releasing a collaborative album soon. This will be their first album since the late '60's when they worked together in The Jeff Beck Group. Beck has said he's cut some tracks and sent them Stewart's way and is awaiting his reply.

A new book detailing the stories behind every album Iron Maiden's ever produced will drop on May 2nd. It's titled "Iron Maiden: In the studio".

Thanks for giving me a couple-few minutes of your time.
_Nivens




 
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