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Watch the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony online & root for Under The Big Black Sun

As you hopefully already know, the audiobook version of John Doe's book Under The Big Black Sun has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Spoken Word category.

The winner of this category will be announced during the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony, which happens prior to the Telecast and is not televised. If you want to root for LA punk, you can watch it online:

The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live internationally via

Preceding the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, the Premiere Ceremony will be hosted by current GRAMMY nominee Margaret Cho and will feature performances by current nominees Judy Collins, Ravi Coltrane, Ziggy Marley, Carla Morrison, Northern Cree, O'Connor Band With Mark O'Connor, and Third Coast Percussion. Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70 categories will be five-time GRAMMY winner Jimmy Jam and current nominees Lauren Daigle, For King & Country, Sarah Jarosz, René Marie, Mýa, and Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco.

The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will remain on as video on demand for 90 days following the event. The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

John Doe is nominated for a GRAMMY

Very excited to announce that John Doe is nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for the audiobook version of Under The Big Black Sun, along with Tom DeSavia, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt!

GRAMMY Awards are decided by votes from voting members in the Recording Academy.  Voting members include musicians, music producers, songwriters, engineers and other music professionals. Final ballots are due January 13th, so if you know anyone who is a voting member please put in a good word.

A GRAMMY win for Under The Big Black Sun would be a tremendous honor to share with every author and photographer who contributed to the book, every band from the scene, everyone who loves LA Punk & everyone who cheers for the underdog.

Pitchfork premieres the new video for "A Little Help"

Pitchfork premiered the brand new video for "A Little Help" today.  Shot in rural California, the video was directed by David Doobinin, who also directed the video for "Get On Board". 

John's words about the video:

"There is beauty & simplicity in hard labor. Since the days of Woody Guthrie, farm worker rights have been an issue. The song was inspired by the timeless image of workers in the field which we in California see frequently. It was filmed by Dave Doobinin outside Salinas, CA; home of the John Steinbeck Museum. I wanted people to remember that every piece of fruit & every berry they eat was touched by a human hand."