"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.
With pop acts seemingly getting all the attention these days, seeing Foo Fighters representing rock in the 2012 Grammy Awards is a breath of fresh air for fans. The band is nominated in multiple categories for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, thanks to their latest album ‘Wasting Light,' which is up for the prestigious Album of the Year trophy.