Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Foo Fighters snag pair of Grammy Awards nominations

The Foo Fighters single, “Run”, has earned the band a pair of nominations for the upcoming 60th annual Grammy Awards.

A contender in both the “Best Rock Song” and “Best Rock Performance” categories, the lead single from the group’s ninth album, “Concrete And Gold”, was issued more than three months in advance of the record.

“Run” topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart while the project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, delivering the band their second US chart-topper, following 2011’s “Wasting Light.”

In the “Best Rock Performance” category, the Foos are up against tracks by Chris Cornell, Leonard Cohen, Kaleo and Nothing More, while they will go head-to-head with Metallica, K. Flay, Nothing More and Avenged Sevenfold for “Best Rock Song.”

“Concrete And Gold” producer Greg Kurstin has also been nominated for his work on the album, and others – by Beck, Zayne, Kendrick Lamar, Halsey and Liam Gallagher – in the “Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical” field.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

The Foo Fighters are currently playing dates across the US, with the fall run set to wrap up in Salt Lake City, UT on December 12.

60th annual Grammy Awards

Best Rock Performance

“You Want It Darker” - Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” - Chris Cornell
“Run” - Foo Fighters
“No Good” - Kaleo
“Go To War” - Nothing More

Best Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise!” - James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Blood In The Cut” - JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
“Go To War” - Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
“Run” - Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
“The Stage” - Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

See also:

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