And The GRAMMY Went To ... Foo Fighters
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Artist: Foo Fighters
Won for: Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song
Previous wins: Six previous wins, including Best Rock Album for There Is Nothing Left To Lose (2000), One By One (2003) and Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)
Did you know?: Foo Fighters won in five of the six categories in which they were nominated. They only missed out on Album Of The Year, in which they were edged out by the Adele juggernaut. In addition to their wins for "Walk," the Foos also took Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for "White Limo," Best Rock Album (for the fourth time in their career) for Wasting Light and Best Long Form Music Video for Foo Fighters: Back And Forth. In fact, the Foos are the first act ever to sweep the Rock Field in a given year (though that feat comes with a notable caveat: In many years, the field had separate male and female categories, making a sweep, well, at least virtually impossible). Wasting Light was produced by Butch Vig, who was nominated for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. Vig was reunited on this project with Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl, who was a member of Seattle grungers Nirvana. Vig produced Nirvana's landmark Nevermind album.