Long live rock ‘n roll.
These days, Grohl closing his statement by the words of spirit and hope. Most recent, when closing his winning speech at Grammys hours ago.
“To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone, learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding absolutely correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (heart) and what goes on here (head)…. Long live rock ‘n’ roll!” – Dave Grohl while accepting Best Rock Performance trophy.
This year, bringing a big wins for the band, generally for rock flag, Foo Fighters leading Grammy with five wins of six nominations overall. The only one who got higher trophy was Adele, whose got six awards from all categories she’d been nominated.
Amazingly, Foo Fighters won all awards in rock field categories, and one award for Best Long Form Music Video, but loss Album of The Year to Adele, which always the hardest award to receive by a rock band, competing all artist across all genres.
However, there’s no other rock bands won this year. Remembering that beginning this year’s Grammy, some nomination were merged or eliminated for all field categories (Rock, R&B, Rap, Pop, Country), become 78 awards overall (109 until 2011). Last year, there was 7 cats in rock field, and this year become only four,
• Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals merged to Best Rock Performance
• Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance merged to Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
• Best Rock Instrumental Performance was eliminated
Foo Fighters have a long history in Grammys. Since their debut album in 1995, they received 25 nominations so far, won 17 of them. All studio albums were nominated, 6 for best Rock Album, which won 4 of them. Simply said, Grammy judges are all ‘familiar’ to them.
Here’s the list where Foo were nominated. There was six nomination, although the remix version of ‘Rope’ by deadmau5 was nominated in Best Remixed Recording, and Butch Vig nominated for Non-Classical Producer of the Year, for his work producing the album ‘Wasting Light’.
• Album of the Year for ‘Wasting Light’ (nominated)
• Best Rock Performance for ‘Walk’ (won)
• Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for ‘White Limo’ (won)
• Best Rock Song for ‘Walk’ (won)
• Best Rock Album for ‘Wasting Light’ (won)
• Best Long Form Music Video for ‘Back & Forth’ (won)
At the biggest music award of the world last night, the band perform the song ‘Walk’. At the ceremony, OK Go was chosen as one of presenters, while other rock performs are Coldplay with their hit ‘Paradise’ and their debut performance with Rihanna ‘Princess of China’, Maroon 5 – Foster the People – The Beach Boys with ‘Surfer Girl’, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, and ‘Good Vibrations’.