Sunday, February 12th 2012
Adele and the Foo Fighters were the big winners of the night at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, with the 23 year old British songstress taking Album, Record and Song of The Year, among others, and the Foos claiming five total wins, including Best Rock Album for Wasting Light, best hard rock/metal performance for White Limo and best rock song for Walk.
While the Recording Academy scrambled to reformat their presentation on music’s biggest night after of the death of Whitney Houston, Foo Fighters were the top winners in the pre-telecast ceremony, taking four out of their possible six trophies before the damn thing even kicked off – officially, anyway.
“This is a very great honor because this album was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record,” said frontman Dave Grohl. “I asked my wife if it was OK to use my garage… This represents the human element of music.” For more on Grohl’s exploration of the human element, check out details of his new Sound City film project including Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty, Lars Ulrich, Krist Novoselic and many more.
Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was named Best Rap Album, while his All of the Lights took Best Rap Song. DJ Skrillex won three as well, while Adele locked two of her six Grammys, including Best Pop Vocal album for 21. In an indie triumph, the folk-country outfit The Civil Wars also won two.
Bon Iver, who rejected the Grammys’ offer to perform on the show when told they could only perform as part of a medley and not their Grammy-nominated song, won Best Alternative album and Best New Artist.
And now, a few performances for your viewing pleasure:
Foo Fighters – Walk
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care Of Our Own
Top Winners at the 2012 Grammys:
Album Of The Year: Adele – 21
Record Of The Year: Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Song Of The Year: Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Best New Artist: Bon Iver
Best Alternative Album: Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Best Rock Performance: Foo Fighters – Walk
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Foo Fighters – White Limo
Best Rock Song: Foo Fighters – Walk
Best Long Form Music Video: Foo Fighters – Back And Forth
Full list of Grammy winners on Page 2…