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2010 Grammy Winners for the Guitar-Playing Audience

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Yep, that time of year again when the music industry pats itself on the back and gives out little statuettes to commemorate the occasion.  By now you may have heard that Beyonce won a female artist record six Grammys last night. And while she's an amazing singer and a great entertainer, we're more concerned with guitar-related artists here at So here's a list of last night's winners that are more likely to appeal to the guitar-playing audience. Click the highlighted links to get that song or artist's guitar tab and/or associated lessons.

Record of the Year: "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon
Album of the Year: Fearless Taylor Swift
Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Make It Mine" Jason Mraz
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon
Best Hard Rock Performance: "War Machine" AC/DC
Best Metal Performance: "Dissident Aggressor" Judas Priest
Best Rock Instrumental Performance: "A Day in the Life" Jeff Beck
Best Rock Song: "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon
Best Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown Green Day
Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "White Horse" Taylor Swift
Best Male Country Vocal Performance: "Sweet Thing" Keith Urban
Best Country Album: Fearless Taylor Swift
Best Contemporary Jazz Album: 75 Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Five Peace Band - Live Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
Best Traditional Blues Album: A Stranger Here Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Best Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free The Derek Trucks Band

SLAYER, MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Announce New American Carnage Tour Dates

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Slayer and Megadeth are thrilled to announce the new, confirmed routing for the American Carnage North American Tour, which will commence with the rescheduled Canadian Carnage East dates in Quebec City on Friday, July 23. Testament will be Special Guest on all shows. Tickets purchased for the American Carnage shows when they first went on sale late last year will be honored for these rescheduled dates. Complete information regarding ticket sales can be found at,, and

Due to venue availability and other conflicts, the shows originally scheduled in El Paso, Houston, Nashville, Duluth, and Louisville cannot be rescheduled at this time, and ticket holders may obtain refunds at point of purchase. However, new cities have been added to the American Carnage itinerary, with dates now scheduled in Cleveland, Kansas City, San Diego, and Sacramento. The confirmed, complete itinerary is below.

The American Carnage Tour, originally scheduled to take place in January and February, had to be put on hold due to Slayer's vocalist/bassist, Tom Araya's ongoing, minimally-invasive treatments for what was diagnosed as a Cervical Radiculopathy, an occupational hazard for the rocker who is known for aggressively swinging his long mane of hair while performing. Right after the first of the year, Araya made the difficult decision to undergo a surgical procedure, called an Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion, a relatively routine practice with an excellent recovery rate. That surgery took place early last week.

"The doctors said that Tom's surgery went very smoothly and was a resounding success," said Rick Sales, long-time Slayer manager. "He's home now, doing really well, and he said the numbness in his fingers had already diminished considerably." 

Slayer guitar tabs
Megadeth guitar tabs

The complete, confirmed itinerary for the American Carnage North American Tour are as follows:

23  Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC CANADA
24  Heavy MTL, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC CANADA
26  Metro Centre, Halifax, NS CANADA
27  Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB CANADA
29  Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ONT CANADA
30  John Labatt Centre Center, London, ONT CANADA

11  Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
12  Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
14  Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA
15  Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
16  Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
18  Tower City Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH
19  Joe Louis Arena, Detroit,MI
20  UIC Pavillon, Chicago, IL
21  Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
23  Cap Fed Park @Sandstone, Kansas City, KS
25  Magness Arena, Denver, CO
26  Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
27  Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
29  Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
30  Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
31  Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA

 1  Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
 3  Wamu Theatre, Seattle, WA
 4  Washington County Fairgrounds, Portland, OR


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