Congrats are in order for the Black Keys, and in particular the band's singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, who had his name mentioned six times when the 2013 Grammy nominations were revealed Wednesday night (Dec. 5). He tied with fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West for the most nominations of the evening.
While hard rock and metal bands were snubbed in most of the categories for the 2013 Grammy Awards that were announced tonight (Dec. 5), the one category devoted to those genres features a diverse range of nominees.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's acceptance speech at last Sunday's Grammy Awards stirred up a lot of reaction -- both positive and negative -- when he seemed to deride electronic music in favor of using real instruments. However, in a new open letter, Grohl clarifies his speech by saying he is a fan of electronic music and that his words were misinterpreted.
At the 2012 Grammy Awards, millions of people tuned in to see Foo Fighters conquer the rock awards by winning five trophies during the ceremony. One of their five golden gramophones was for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category -- as the band beat out fellow nominees Megadeth, Mastodon, Dream Theater and Sum 41.
As the 2012 Grammy Awards slowly become a spotlit memory, one of the most successful and featured winners of "music's biggest night" were Foo Fighters. With his band having captured five Grammy awards (only one less than pop star Adele), including Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, frontman Dave Grohl revealed to MTV that he feels bad for beating out Dream Theater for that very award.