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Hozier Joined by Annie Lennox at the Grammys


Irish artist Hozier performed his breakout hit “Take Me to Church” at last night’s Grammy Awards, dazzling the Staples Center audience with his glittery Gretsch G5265 Jet Baritone guitar.

Hozier had another ace up his sleeve with the amazing Annie Lennox joining him for a magical cover of “I Put a Spell On You.”

Watch the performance below.

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AC/DC Open the Grammy Awards


AC/DC opened the 57th Annual Grammy Awards show with a blistering two-song set that included latest hit “Rock or Bust” and throwback classic “Highway to Hell.”

AC/DC were without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young due to health issues, but his nephew Stevie Young paid homage to his uncle by playing a replica of Malcom’s favorite Gretsch guitar.  Chris Slade also took over drum duties in place of original drummer Phil Rudd, marking the first time Slade has played with the band since 1994.

The performance moved the Staples Center crowd to its feet, and you can watch it below.

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Grammys Bring Out Another Blockbuster Show


The 55th annual Grammy Awards show honored several breakout acts this year, drawing from an eclectic group of artists.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach actually led the night with four trophies, sweeping the rock categories (song, album and performance) while also nabbing a Grammy for producer of the year.

British folk band Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel, indie-pop act Fun. won Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” Halestorm was honored with the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “Love Bites (So Do I)” and Australian singer Gotye won Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong might not have won an award with his punk outfit Rancid, but the singer-songwriter did take home some hardware for his collaboration with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. (more…)

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