Dream Theater Is 'Honored And Thrilled' By First-Ever Grammy Nomination

Dream Theater are among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Dream Theater Is 'Honored And Thrilled' By First-Ever Grammy Nomination
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According to Blabbermouth.net, progressive metal giants Dream Theater are among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Commented the band: "2011 has been quite an amazing year for us. We watched 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events' - our eleventh studio album - enter the Top Ten in 14 countries around the world, including the U.S. And now we land our first-ever Grammy nomination [for the song 'On The Backs Of Angels' in the 'Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance' category]. It's the icing on the cake - we're honored and thrilled, no doubt about it. It took us a while to receive this Grammy attention - and we've done it on our own terms musically, so it feels particularly sweet." "What keeps you going as a musician is the love and support from the fans they are always there for us on this crazy adventure. So we give them a big shout-out as we celebrate our Grammy nomination." "See you all on the road... and let's all keep dreaming big." The nominees in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category are as follows:
  • Dream Theater - "On The Backs Of Angels"
  • Foo Fighters - "White Limo"
  • Mastodon - "Curl Of The Burl"
  • Megadeth - "Public Enemy No. 1"
  • Sum 41 - "Blood In My Eyes" Chickenfoot "III" art director Todd Gallopo was nominated in the "Best Recording Package" category. To be eligible for nomination, an artist's work must have been released between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. Nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were announced last night (Wednesday, November 30) by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fourth year, nominations for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown To Music's Biggest Night", a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. The 54th annual Grammy Awards will be held on "Grammy Sunday", February 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For a complete list of nominees, go to this location. In an effort to continuously evolve its Grammy Awards process, The Recording Academy announced in April that it had restructured the Grammy categories across all genres and fields, bringing the total number of categories to be recognized at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012, to 78 from 109. As a result, instead of separate "Best Metal" and "Best Hard Rock" performance prizes, there is now a single "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" award.
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      jurnag12
      I love the irony in this, 25 years without a grammy, and the moment Portnoy leaves, they get one. (Not flaming on either Portnoy or Mangini, they're both awesome). Also, why the hell did they fuse Hard Rock and Metal together? It's just wrong to see Sum 41 on the same bill as Dream Theater and Megadeth.
      Megadethfan245
      I'd have my money on the Foo's. But I either want Megadeth or Dream Theater to win. Not that I have anything against the Foo's, I just prefer Dream and Megadeth more.
      alestorm666
      jurnag12 wrote: I love the irony in this, 25 years without a grammy, and the moment Portnoy leaves, they get one. (Not flaming on either Portnoy or Mangini, they're both awesome). Also, why the hell did they fuse Hard Rock and Metal together? It's just wrong to see Sum 41 on the same bill as Dream Theater and Megadeth.
      You're right. I like Sum 41, and their new album is really good, but I guess mainstream awards shows can't tell the difference. To them its all rock.
      Pthero
      I'm excited for them! I hope they win. I'd still be happy if Megedath won.
      Empty Duck
      DT deserve it 100%, look at the amazing song-writing they've been doing for 25 whole years O.O this should have happened way earlier. No band is more worthy in my opinion, purely beacuse of the level of complexity, musicianship and songwriting.
      dream_theater24
      DegaDeth wrote: Lol wut? You clearly haven't heard Falling into Infinity or Systematic Chaos. It's easily their best since 6 Degrees.
      Why the **** does everyone bash Systematic Chaos? I prefer it over 6 degrees. Sure some tracks don't grow on u straight away, but Presence of enemies pt 1, the dark eternal night and constant motion are amazing songs. Really, if DT are being nominated for grammies then surely Sym X (iconoclast) or PTH (Scurrillous) can be aswell. Time for a prog metal catagory me thinks.
      shredder3386
      peachesenregali wrote: After 25 years of releasing great music...its thier worst album that wins them an award. wtf
      lol are you high? Or have you just not heard the album?
      DegaDeth
      peachesenregali wrote: After 25 years of releasing great music...its thier worst album that wins them an award. wtf
      Lol wut? You clearly haven't heard Falling into Infinity or Systematic Chaos. It's easily their best since 6 Degrees. But I hope either Dream Theater or Mastodon win it. Don't really like Public Enemy. But it's obviously going to Foo Fighters, who I've got nothing against
      peachesenregali
      shredder3386 wrote: peachesenregali wrote:After 25 years of releasing great music...its thier worst album that wins them an award. wtflol are you high? Or have you just not heard the album?
      DegaDeth wrote: peachesenregali wrote:After 25 years of releasing great music...its thier worst album that wins them an award. wtfLol wut? You clearly haven't heard Falling into Infinity or Systematic Chaos. It's easily their best since 6 Degrees.But I hope either Dream Theater or Mastodon win it. Don't really like Public Enemy. But it's obviously going to Foo Fighters, who I've got nothing against
      Ive heard everything theyve ever done, seen them 4 times. Systematic chaos was indeed whack, as was FIF however lines in the sand is 10x better than any track on the new album. Dream Theater have always been cheesy but the new album takes the piss, prog is supposed to be interesting but ADTOE is just boring. Still one of the greatest bands on the planet though, just wish they would start writing something other than cheesy Hollywood film score music.
      JCPrevenge
      peachesenregali wrote: After 25 years of releasing great music...its thier worst album that wins them an award. wtf
      troll harder
      dci1812
      I was at the San Diego concert last night when Dream Theater announced to the audience the great news! As many have pointed out, DT really deserves this. They play circles around most other bands on the planet (fellow nominees included) and write as good as any out there. I am sick of awards going to bands who play to the lowest common denominator. It's time to finally recognize and reward these virtuosi who have been playing at the top of their game for decades.
      Maiden95
      I'd like to see Dream Theater take this one. My favorite band of these five is Foo Fighters (And they will probably win)but my favorite song from the five is DT's. If I had a vote it'd go to Dream Theater. Either way congratz guys, you deserve it!
      lVlaniac
      I dont know if i should be proud of them finally ebign nominated or plain discusted because its the Grammys. In any case and its completly an oppinion (im not trolling) i hope they dont win. ADTOE is a good album but not a great album in my eyes.
      da.benson8r
      DegaDeth wrote: Lol wut? You clearly haven't heard Falling into Infinity or Systematic Chaos. It's easily their best since 6 Degrees.
      Falling Into Infinity was actually quite a good album, at least to me, besides the fact that it was so hideously over-produced. Systematic Chaos was pretty rough, but not without a good track (ITPOE). Nothing can ever beat Awake and Scenes from a Memory, though. I was quite pleased with A Dramatic Turn of Events, actually, glad to see them returning to a somewhat earlier prog style. Kind of annoyed by the similar song structures and overly basic choruses, but nothing that can be done about it.