As the Grammy Awards are quickly approaching this Sunday (Feb. 12), the nominees for the 'Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance' category are readying their tuxedos and preparing their speeches. Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Megadeth and Sum 41 are all nominated for the precious prize and have been sharing their excitement with a cluster of new quotes.
The power of Foo Fighters continues to soar as the band prepares to represent the rock genre at this year’s Grammy Awards in multiple ways. Not only are Dave Grohl and company up for several awards and performing at the ceremony, they’ll be taking part in the upcoming MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert in honor of Beatles legend Paul McCartney.
Now in its 14th year, the Grammy Foundation’s Music Preservation Project Event is set to go down at the Saban Theatre on Feb. 9 in Beverly Hills, Calif. ‘One Night Only: A Celebration of the Live Music Experience’ will boast a slew of celebrity participation from the music community throughout the evening from hosting duties to live performances.
"And the winner is ... Jethro Tull." Those were the now infamous words read by Alice Cooper after opening the white envelope at the 1989 Grammys. After Jethro Tull beat Metallica for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, the Grammys retained a stigma for being out of touch with heavy rock music. Last night, the nominees were read for the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category, including Dream Theater, Megadeth, Mastodon, Foo Fighters and … Sum 41?!
Progressive metal masters Dream Theater have waited a long, long time to hear that they've been nominated for a Grammy Award, but last night, the 26-year wait was put to an end. 'On the Backs of Angels' from their 2011 release 'A Dramatic Turn of Events' put Dream Theater among the nominees for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance award.
It's official! The nominees have been announced for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, with Mastodon, Megadeth, Dream Theater and the Foo Fighters capturing nominations for the newly formed Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category - which combines the old Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance categories.