GRAMMYS: Macca, Zep and Sabbath Win
Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were winners at last night’s 56th annual Grammy Awards.
Paul McCartney had recordings up for awards in four categories and they all won. They were Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack,” his collaboration with Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear; Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for the deluxe edition of Wings Over America; and Best Surround Sound Album and Best Music Film for Live Kisses.
Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day, the recording of their 2007 London reunion concert, won Best Rock Album, but none of the members were on hand to accept the award. It’s the group’s first traditional Grammy win.
Black Sabbath’s “God Is Dead?” off their 13 album won Best Metal Performance.
And in the Best Historical Album category, The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 was the winner. The award goes to the producers, which includes the Stones’ first manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
Those who went home empty handed included David Bowie, Neil Young, and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for the Stones’ “Doom and Gloom” in the Best Rock Song category.