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Led Zeppelin finally won an individual Grammy Award last night at the 56th Awards Ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Celebration Day album – recorded at the 02 reunion in 2007, beat off competion from Queen of The Stone Age, Kings Of Leon, Black Sabbath and David Bowie to take the Best Rock Album award.  This is the first outright Grammy the band have won  -previously they received a Lifetime Achievement award in 2005.

Kashmir from the Celebration Day album was also nominated in the Best Rock Performance category but lost out to Image Dragons Radio Active.

There were no members of the band in attendance. Other big winners included Black Sabbath and Paul McCartney.

Here’s a round up of the leading rock 2014 Grammy winners: 

Best Rock Album: Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day

Nominees: Black Sabbath – 13; David Bowie – The Next Day; Kings Of Leon – Mechanical Bull; Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork; Neil Young with Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Performance: Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Nominees – Alabama Shakes – Always Alright; David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight); Led Zeppelin – Kashmir; Queens Of The Stone Age – My God Is The Sun; Jack White – I’m Shakin’

Best Metal Performance: Black Sabbath – God Is Dead?

Nominees: Anthrax – TNT; Dream Theater – The Enemy Inside; Killswitch Engage – In Due Time; Volbeat – Room 24 (featuring King Diamond)

Best Rock Song: Nirvana / Paul McCartney – Cut Me Some Slack

Nominees: Gary Clark Jr – Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round; Rolling Stones – Doom And Gloom; Black Sabbath – God is Dead?; Muse – Panic Station

Best Blues Album: Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up!

Nominees: Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman – Remembering Little Walter; James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man; Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Seesaw; Bobby Rush – Down In Louisiana

Best Compilation Soundtrack: Dave Grohl & co – Sound City – Reel To Reel

Nominees: Django Unchained; The Great Gatsby; Les Miserables; Muscle Shoals

Best Boxed Or Limited Edition Package: Paul McCartney & Wings – Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)

Nominees: Rolling Stones – The Brussels Affair; Mayer Hawthorn – How Do You Do; Mumford & Sons – The Road To Red Rocks; Various – The Smith Tapes

Best Historical Album: Rolling Stones – Charlie Is My Darling, and Bill Withers – The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums

Nominees: New York Art Quartet – Call It Art; Various – Pictures Of Sound; Sir Georg Solti: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Best Surround Sound Album: Paul McCartney – Live Kisses

Nominees: Primus – Sailing The Seas Of Cheese; Various – Signature Sound Opus One; Jane Ira Bloom – Sixteen Sunsets; Richard Scerbo – Sprung Rhythm

Best Music Film: Paul McCartney – Live Kisses

Nominees: Green Day – ¡Cuatro!; Coldplay: Live 2012; Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone; Mumford & Sons: The Road To Red Rocks


Here’s a news clip from the awards:

….and here’s a reminder why Celebration Day won the Best Rock Album Grammy award 2014…


Until next time…Keep listening, keep reading…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy – January 27th, 2014.

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One Comment »

  • Vic Morgan said:

    They were, they remain and always will be, the best.

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