Grammy Award’s Classic Rock Nominees And Performers [UPDATED]
Did you watch the Grammy’s on Sunday?
On February 12, it was music’s biggest night, (or biggest award show, anyway), the 54th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast on CBS.
Some of our favorite classic rock artists were nominated for awards and others performed.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took the stage to open the show and ‘The Promise: The Darkness on The Edge of Town Story’ won the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, it was competing against Sting‘s ’25 Years’ release.
Joe Walsh played on a performance of Paul McCartney‘s new song “My Valentine.” Neil Young was one of four performers paying tribute to McCartney. Fellow Beatle Ringo Starr was a presenter of a Grammy Award.
Weird Al Yankovic‘s, ‘Alpocalypse,’ was nominated for Best Comedy Album and ‘Perform This Way,‘ (his parody of Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’), was up for Best Short Form Music Video. (Neither, unfortunately, took home a trophy)The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘I’m With You’ was competing for Best Rock Album against Jeff Beck’s ‘Rock N Roll Party Honoring Les Paul’ and ‘Wasting Light’ from Foo Fighters. (This was one of five awards Foo Fighters earned at the Grammy’s)
Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters were also part of the Grammy Award’s first ever dance segment, honoring dance and electronica music.
Paul McCartney and Wing‘s ‘Band On The Run’ (the Archive Collection Deluxe Edition) won the trophy for Best Historical Album.
Three members of the Allman Brothers Band were competing against each other for Best Blues Album. The nominees included Gregg Allman’s ‘Low Country Blues,’ Warren Haynes’ ‘Man in Motion’ and ‘Revelator’ from the Tedeschi Trucks Band. (the Tedeschi Trucks Band was the winner)
Pearl Jam‘s lead singer Eddie Vedder was nominated in the Best Folk Album category for last year’s solo release ‘Ukulele Songs.‘ The winner was ‘Barton Hollow’ from The Civil Wars.
‘Chickenfoot III,’ the second release from the super group that includes Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith and Sammy Hagar was nominated for a Grammy for Best Recording Package.
Another super group that featured Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, Derek and The Dominos, was awarded a Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album for the Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.’
Comedian and banjo player Steve Martin was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album for ‘Rare Bird Alert’ with the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Even Betty White won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for her release ‘If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t).’