One of the highlights from last night's 54th Grammy Awards broadcast on CBS was the event's final moment -- a performance of The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight" and "The End" by Paul McCartney and his band.
The medley is from side two of Abbey Road, the last album recorded by The Beatles.
Last week, in the wake of Madonna's semi-controversial Super Bowl halftime show performance, we asked you to tell us what rock band you'd like to see headline next year's show.
While the surging Van Halen -- who are currently going head-to-head with Adele for the number one album spot on the Billboard charts this week -- made a good run at the top spot on our poll, your winner clearly shows that you feel like the Super Bowl is overdue for some heavy metal during halftime.
On March 27, OSI -- the project featuring Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos and former Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore -- will unleash their new album, Fire Makes Thunder, on Metal Blade Records.
In the following exclusive video, industry legend and Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel talks to the duo about their fourth studio album, which sees the two musicians joined by Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison.
Another highlight from last night's 54th Grammy Awards show on CBS was a performance by The Beach Boys -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks -- who sang their 1966 hit "Good Vibrations."
And it was actually pretty good.
The band's sound was bolstered by the addition of several backing musicians, perhaps a small taste of what their 50-date 2012 tour will be like.
Also on stage with The Beach Boys were members of Maroon 5 (That's Adam Levine pictured with Mike Love, above) and Foster the People.
Last week, the Rolling Stones uploaded the below video to their YouTube channel featuring a 1981 performance of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia.
As the video's description points out, halfway through the song, a fan jumps on stage and makes a run at frontman Mick Jagger. Like any good guitarist/bandmate would do, Keith Richards thinks fast and fends off the fan using his Fender Telecaster. Check out the video below for all the action (which starts at around 1:10 into the video.)
Today, we've got a brand-new track from Spawn of Possession, a technical death metal outfit that features current/past members of Obscura and Necrophagist. Scroll down to check out "Bodiless Sleeper" now.
The track is taken from Incurso, the band's upcoming Relapse Records debut, which is out on March 13 in the U.S.
Incurso also marks the band's first album in more than five years.
For more on Spawn of Possession, check out their official Facebook page here.
Over the weekend, Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl launched a website for his upcoming documentary on Sound City Studios, where Nirvana recorded Nevermind. A trailer for the film, which is simply titled Sound City can be seen below.
"When Sound City closed last year, it was a very sad day. That place was like a church," Grohl told Rolling Stone last month. "The list of people that recorded there reads like a virtual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Slayer, Rage Against the Machine, Weezer, Metallica -- and Nirvana."
Aside from the domination of the Foo Fighters, the triumphant return of Adele and the death of Whitney Houston, one of the story lines that was unfailingly mentioned in everyone's Grammy coverage was the prevalence of Chris Brown at the show.
It seems a lot of musicians and media types alike weren't comfortable with the amount of attention Brown received last night because of an incident in 2008 involving domestic violence charges against then girlfriend Rihanna.
Slash has just announced a run of U.S. tour dates for this coming May in support of his upcoming second solo album. All of the dates for the tour -- which kicks off May 3 in Baltiomore -- can be seen below.
The former Guns N' Roses guitarist is currently in the mixing stages of completing his as-yet-untitled new album, which is due out May 22 on his own Dik Hayd International Label.
Foo Fighters Snag Five Grammys, Including Best Rock Album; Tedeschi Trucks Band Win Best Blues Album
The Foo Fighters cleaned up at the 54th Grammy Awards last night, snagging five Grammys -- but missing out on Album of the Year, for which they were nominated.
That honor went to British soul singer Adele, who won six Grammys, including Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”
Besides Foo Fighters, Adele also edged out Lady Gaga with Born This Way, Bruno Mars and his Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Rihanna with Loud.