Dream Theater. Mastodon and the Foo Fighters will go head to head for a Grammy Award.
All three have been nominated in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. Here’s the full list:
Dream Theater – On The Backs Of Angels
Foo Fighters – White Limo
Mastodon – Curl The Burl
Megadeth – Public Enemy No. 1
Sum 41 – Blood In My Eyes
The Foo Fighters have also picked up a further four nominations, These include Wasting Light in the Best Rock album category, where they’re up against Jeff Beck (for Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (I’m With You).
The Grammy Awards happen at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12.
If you fancy seeing the whole list of nominees, go here.
So often when you ask someone (of my age) what kind of music they like they will say “oh, everything…..except rap/hip hop of course!”
Well, I used to say that too but I begrudgingly became a fan of Eminem. I say begrudgingly because when he first appeared on the scene with his obscenities and violent lyrics I forbid my son to listen to him and judged him as a bad influence with nothing beneficial to say and very little talent.
But then I had to follow my own advice and not judge a book by its cover (or in this case a hip-hop artist by his image). I learned more about him and listened not to the words he was saying, but to the message.
As time went on I started to realize why my son liked him. I liked him too. I especially like his latest CD, “Recovery”.
I wish him the best of luck in winning all those nominations.
What about you?
- do you like him?
- are you surprised that I do?
- have you listened to “Recovery”?
- who do you like that I may be surprised by?
- do you watch the Grammy’s (I don’t)?
Layla’s Classic Rock