One of the highlights from the Premiere Ceremony of the 61st GRAMMY Awards was when Toni and Christopher Cornell accepted the Best Rock Performance GRAMMY on behalf of their late father, Chris Cornell.
Considering how rock/metal artists and their awards categories have been treated in recent history during GRAMMY telecasts, you’d think we would be used to being treated like the proverbial red-headed stepchild by now. However, the 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast has taken things another major step further.
Among the predominantly pop, hip-hop and R&B artists (and Broadway icon Patti LuPone) tapped to perform at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, there’s finally a rock band set to…well…rock the crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards have been announced, and while the rock world was shut out of the “General Field” awards that feature the likes of “Record Of The Year” and “Song Of The Year,” a variety of rock acts made up the nominations of the five rock/alternative award categories.
A slew of stars -- including Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, U2, Sting, Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera and more -- will be part of Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special set to air at 9 p.m. EST on November 24 on…