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Halestorm’s Arejay Hale Reacts to Grammy Win + Hater Backlash

Mary Ouellette, Halestorm have joined the ranks of Iron Maiden , Judas Priest , Foo Fighters , Metallica , Slayer , Rage Against the Machine and Slipknot among others in the metal and hard rock genres who can call themselves Grammy winners . But the reality of the situation is still setting in for drummer Arejay Hale. He tells Noisecreep , “We still don’t believe it. I’m still waiting for someone to tell us that we were punked. I know a lot of people get up there and say they’re shocked and didn’t expect to win, but I’m here to tell you, we were shocked and in no way did we expect to win! When you look at who we were up against, I know it’s hard to make sense of, and I think we may have been as surprised as everyone else.” The drummer adds, “Honestly, I thought Lamb of God would’ve won. What’s interesting is that they influenced the song we won for. We love Lamb of God, in fact all the other nominees are bands we grew up looking up to. There were such legendary artists in that category and maybe we’re just the ones that got picked to represent the new guard, but that’s not our call.” There have been some who’ve criticized the Grammys for rewarding the relative newcomers against their more veteran competition, but Hale has no problems with the haters questioning their victory. He explains, “I learned a long time ago that you have to embrace the hater, because it means that the band is getting bigger. Like Nickelback , I love them and I see people hate on them and all it says to me is that they have become massively huge, and what’s wrong with that? So if people have to take the time to say something hateful or mean for whatever reason, it means the band is growing more and more and that more fans are finding out about us and that’s a valuable thing.” Hale says after 16 years of playing music with his sister Lzzy , the Grammy serves as some sort of vindication that they made the right choice pursuing music as a career. [button href=”” title=”Next: Rockers Criticize the 2013 Grammy Awards” align=”center”]

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Collaborates With RDGLDGRN on New Song ‘I Love Lamp’

John Shearer, Getty Images Dave Grohl may be the hardest working man in the world of rock. Along with his highly decorated careers with Nirvana , Foo Fighters , Queens of the Stone Age , Probot, Them Crooked Vultures and many others, Grohl recently premiered his ‘Sound City’ documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, with the film now available to see in select theaters. Taking on yet another project, Grohl collaborated with Washington, D.C., group RDGLDGRN to record the song ‘I Love Lamp.’ RDGLDGRN (short for Red Gold Green) are a D.C.-based rock, hip-hop and punk hybrid who take influence from acts such as Bad Brains, Vampire Weekend, the Neptunes and many more. The trio entered Sound City Studios to record their music, and managed to catch the ear of Dave Grohl, who would end up playing drums for RDGLDGRN’s upcoming self-titled EP. The track’s title, ‘I Love Lamp,’ is a reference to a line from the Will Ferrell modern comedy classic ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ spoken by Steve Carell’s character Brick Tamland. Although there are no direct lyrical connections to the film, the song’s title will surely catch attention, as Carell’s line is among the most repeated and beloved comedic references of the last decade. As for the song itself, ‘I Love Lamp’ is a smooth and up-beat anthem which is both well-written and radio-friendly. If you’re looking for a sunny-day track to warm you up during bleak winter weather, you might find some solace from the elements within the track. Click below to hear RDGLDGRN and Dave Grohl’s recording of ‘I Love Lamp’ via Rolling Stone. [button href=”″ title=”Listen to RDGLDGRN’s ‘I Love Lamp’ Featuring Dave Grohl at” align=”center”]

Dave Grohl to Bring Sound City Players to NYC

Kevin Winter, Getty Images Dave Grohl has discussed his desire to bring the Sound City Players to stages around the world and having just completed a stellar show in Los Angeles, he’s revealed the next destination will be at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom Feb. 13. There are a few tweaks to the lineup from the Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles shows, but Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates will be joined during the evening by Stevie Nicks , John Fogerty , Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick ‘s Rick Nielsen , Rage Against the Machine ‘s Brad Wilk, Nirvana ‘s Krist Novoselic , Fear’s Lee Ving, Queens of the Stone Age ‘s Alain Johannes and Masters of Reality’s Chris Goss. In a recent podcast interview with , Grohl stated that he would like to bring shows to New York, London, Berlin, Sydney and the South by Southwest festival in Austin. However, at this point, the New York date is the only one that’s confirmed. Tickets for the New York show go on sale this coming Tuesday (Feb. 5) at 4PM ET. Get them via Ticketmaster here . Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ movie is currently screening in select theaters and is also available for purchase online here . [button href=”” title=”Next: See the ‘Sound City’ Film + Soundtrack Details” align=”center”]

Soundgarden Unveil ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video Directed by Dave Grohl

VEVO Nothing says badass like a “gang,” but director Dave Grohl takes a little bit of a sting out of those troublemaking lads from Soundgarden by having them cruise the streets on Segways in the band’s latest video for ‘ By Crooked Steps .’ Grohl, whose own band the Foo Fighters have had their fair share of offbeat and funny clips, puts his stamp on the clip with his own sense of humor. The musician-director has the Soundgarden bad boys park their Segways, stroll into a club and immediately confront the laptop DJ whose spinning tunes for those in attendance. The frightened DJ scurries away before Soundgarden take the stage and truly rock the audience with their plugged in instruments. But the DJ won’t be defeated as of yet, calling the cops on the Segway-riding toughs. The band eventually eludes the cops and escapes the venue, but they’re not totally off the hook as a slow-speed police chase follows before they finally give up. It pays, however, to watch to the very end of the clip for a special guest cameo from a certain EDM superstar posing as the arresting officer. Soundgarden are currently in the midst of their first North American tour of 2013, promoting the ‘King Animal’ album. They’ve also signed on to play the Rock on the Range festival in May. Watch Soundgarden’s ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch Chris Cornell Perform at President Obama Gala” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Rock on the Range, Foo Fighters + More

Cindy Ord / Mark Davis, Getty Images – Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are among the big names who’ll be playing the 2013 Rock on the Range festival. [ Loudwire ] – Dave Grohl says that even though the Foo Fighters are on a break, he has “really awesome big plans” for their next album. [ Loudwire ] – Unite the United has launched a new auction to raise funds for the daughter of late Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker . [ Loudwire ] – Pearl Jam announced that they’ll be playing Chicago’s Wrigley Field this summer. [ Loudwire ] – Go behind the scenes at rehearsal for Puscifer ‘s upcoming tour with our video exclusive. [ Loudwire ] – Led Zeppelin ‘s Jimmy Page has kicked off his modeling career. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Happy 60th birthday to Cheap Trick ‘s Robin Zander. Check out the vocalist’s best work with Ultimate Classic Rock’s Top 10 Cheap Trick Songs list. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Unrest in Israel has led to the postponement of Lollapalooza Israel. [ ] – Get your feet tapping by checking out Diffuser’s 10 Best Pop-Punk Songs list. [ ]

Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters ‘Have Really Awesome Big Plans for the Next Album’

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Foo Fighters may be on a break, but fans shouldn’t fear about their future. First of all, relationships seem to still be intact with the band’s members turning up at the musician’s recent ‘Sound City’ concert to help him promote his documentary. And secondly, Dave Grohl himself says that he’s got a plan in place for his return to the band. Grohl tells MTV News , “I have the music for the next record and we’re going to start working on it once we finish doing all this stuff. We have really awesome big plans for the next album and I’m really excited about it.” That being said, the break will last a while longer as Grohl has been playing drums with Queens of the Stone Age and recently detoured into the studio to join up-and-coming band RDGLDGRN. For RDGLDGRN, it was a matter of right place, right time. They tell NME that they met at the Sound City complex while Grohl was working on his documentary and they struck up a friendship. Speaking about Grohl’s involvement in their currently-untitled debut album, they added, “[He] knocked out half our record like some kind of machine.” The group has reportedly asked Grohl to tour with them later this year, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. At present, the ‘Sound City’ documentary is Grohl’s main concern. The film just debuted at Sundance with screenings scheduled for theaters across the country beginning Jan. 31. Grohl’s Sound City Players will also play a Jan. 31 show at Los Angeles’ Palladium in coordination with the screenings. See Dave Grohl Discussing the Foo Fighters’ Future Plans Music News [button href=”” title=”Next: Dave Grohl + Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Rock Hall” align=”center”]

Dave Grohl + Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jason Merritt (2) / Ethan Miller, Getty Images We know the talented lineup of musicians going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the 2013 induction class, and now we have details on a number of special guests that will honor the inductees at the Rock Hall ceremony. Prog-rock veterans  Rush will be inducted by  Foo Fighters ‘ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins   during the April 18 ceremony. Grohl, in particular, has spoken publicly in the past about his love for Rush and how crucial they were to his teenage years. He told Rolling Stone , “It was, like, woah — drums! You could be, like, the leader, then take over the world.” But as much as he loved Rush, he also says he had to cover his fandom due to their “questionable” cover art. He recalled, “On the back [of the album], they’re all in white silk, one dude is in a kimono, and the other has these gnarly Cameron Diaz disco pants where the seam is perfectly [lined] in the middle of both of his balls. I didn’t tell anybody that I liked this band because of that dude’s f—in’ nuts! I was afraid my friends would beat me up.” In addition to Grohl and Hawkins, there have been several more confirmed guests as John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform in honor of blues legend Albert King. Mayer will provide the induction speech. Don Henley has been chosen to induct singer-songwriter Randy Newman. Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will perform in honor of late disco queen Donna Summer, while Heart and Public Enemy’s special guests will be named at a later date. The ceremony takes place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18. Tickets will be available for the general public via Ticketmaster beginning Feb. 1. A highlights package from the ceremony will air on HBO on May 18. [button href=”” title=”Next: Anthrax Cover Rush’s ‘Anthem'” align=”center”]