Foo Fighters Sweep Grammy Awards

Foo Fighters saw the most successful night of their career this weekend at the 54th Grammy Awards. Watch their performance at the ceremony right here.

Foo Fighters Sweep Grammy Awards
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Foo Fighters swept the 54th Grammys this year, with five new awards to their name. The band took awards for every one of their nominations, including best rock album ("Wasting Light"), best rock performance and best rock song ("Walk"), long form music video ("Back And Forth") and hard rock/metal performance ("White Limo"). To top off the most successful night of their career the band performed "Walk", which you can see below. The Foos left little room for other rock artists to take a win, leaving nominees like Jeff Beck, Kings of Leon and Red Hot Chili Peppers without reward for their efforts. 2012's big winner was Adele, who dominated the ceremony with a total of six awards. She matched Beyonce's former record of six awards in a single night for a female artist. Skrillex owned the dance categories, firmly placing him and dubstep in the mainstream, and Kanye West ruled the rap categories. Foo Fighters are yet to post a thank you to their official website, but once the celebrations have calmed down you can probably expect a heartfelt message to supporters. They are expected to start writing a followup to "Wasting Light" this year.
See the list of winners and nominees in the rock categories below: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
  • "White Limo", Foo Fighters - WINNER!
  • "On The Backs Of Angels", Dream Theater
  • "Curl Of The Burl", Mastodon
  • "Public Enemy No. 1", Megadeth
  • "Blood In My Eyes", Sum 41 Best Rock Song:
  • "Walk", Foo Fighters - WINNER!
  • "The Cave", Mumford & Sons
  • "Down By The Water", The Decemberists
  • "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall", Coldplay
  • "Lotus Flower", Radiohead Best Rock Album:
  • "Wasting Light", Foo Fighters - WINNER!
  • "Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul", Jeff Beck
  • "Come Around Sundown", Kings Of Leon
  • "I'm With You", Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "The Whole Love", Wilco Best Long Form Music Video:
  • "Foo Fighters: Back And Forth", Foo Fighters - WINNER!
  • "I Am World Tour", Beyonce
  • "Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon", Kings Of Leon
  • "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest", A Tribe Called Quest
  • "Nine Types Of Light", TV On The Radio Best Rock Performance:
  • "Walk", Foo Fighters - WINNER!
  • "The Cave", Mumford & Sons
  • "Down By The Water", The Decemberists
  • "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall", Coldplay
  • "Lotus Flower", Radiohead
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      BassFishin
      I love the Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl, but I think Eddie Vedder summed up the Grammy's the best: "I don't know what this means. I don't think it means anything."
      BigSpence
      Misleading title. I thought it was implied that the Foo Fighters cleaned up trash after the ceremony.
      offbeatblink
      I am so proud of them, but unfortunately, it wasn't a sweep. They lost Album of the Year to Adele. Still, amazing night for Foo.
      iplayat11
      You know how I know the Grammy's are stupid and meaningless? Skrillex won 3 Grammys.
      Noob_Brood
      What's up with these Mutha' ****in' M&M pop ups that everytime I exit them to make them smaller they decide to keep blocking the screen regardless?!
      TTeddybear
      It's kinda weird when someone wins the best Rock and best Hard Rock/Metal performance
      spiff-corgi
      Why were Mumford and Sons and Coldplay nominated for best rock single award? Does rock just mean "any band containing men" these days?
      SergioA20
      Spartan101400 wrote: I think it's complete BS that they won best Metal performance when they aren't even Metal >_
      you didn't read well, it clearly says "Best Hard Rock /Metal Performance"
      FN77
      Mr. Baloonhands wrote: is this really that big of a surprise, hell if i were a rock musician at the grammy's and heard i was going up against the foo fighters i'd already know i lost lol
      A rock musician at the grammys? What were there like two other ones besides the foo fighters even in the building? They won best rock song by beating Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, cause you know when I think of Rock music I immediately think of easy listening Coldplay hits and a Folk band. The best part of this was the Foo Fighters and Bon Iver's acceptance speeches. The Foo's talked about how important the human element of being able to play instruments and sing into a mic without the help of a computer, and Justin from Bon Iver took the award on behalf of all the great bands who were not there and who would never get to be there. Both were nice subtle jabs at the state of the grammys and mainstream music.
      Spartan101400
      I think it's complete BS that they won best Metal performance when they aren't even Metal >_
      TOOLeffingTOOL
      IMHO they were deserving of all the awards they won and should've won Album of the Year because "Wasting Light" is spectacular. As far as the Hard Rock/Metal category, I believe that it should simply just be two categories. Rock and Metal. If you consider it hard rock, but not metal then put it in rock.
      Elderer
      They are expected to start writing a followup to "Wasting Light" this year.
      I know ill get couple hundreds of thumbs down, but still I need to say I dont want it.Id want Probot/TCV No.2
      Toddy-1
      Spartan101400 wrote: I think it's complete BS that they won best Metal performance when they aren't even Metal >_
      That shows how shit metal artists are, they can't even win their own genre!!!!!
      iommi600
      They deserve it, Wasting Light was a great album. But, come on... there was NO strong opponents... Only Megadeth, Mastodon and Radiohead could really face them.
      Sladey
      Meh. Wasting Light is one of my least favourite Foo's albums. Nice to see a decent band win stuff at the Grammy's, though. Congrats, Mr. Grohl
      KerNeL_KLuTcH
      curl of the burl should have won for best metal performance even though white limo is pretty metal of a song, it says performance not metal band.
      wspeed6
      Big surprise...Foo Fighters won Best Hard Rock/Metal. I honestly prefer Mastodon's Curl of the Burl but they can't win a popularity contest against Foo. Nothing against Foo (i like them) but I have a hard time recognizing this as a legitemate award ceremony. From what i hear and read in interviews, bands seem to share my opinion.
      ne14t
      White Limo = Hard Rock and like it or not its a freaking catchy and awesome song, impossible not to rock out to it and I mean its radio safe cause you cant understand what the heck he is saying!
      Root Beer
      come2gether wrote: .....and why do some people here have to shit all over Adele's songs that win grammys? "Just a standard, boring progression". Pathetic. It is MUCH harder to write a huge, worldwide hit song with 4 or 5 simple piano chords than it is to jam complex arpeggios, sweep picking, inversions and all that shit in 4 different time signatures into a song only your diehard fans will hear.
      Just ignore this guy. That last part confirms that he has no experience and is mass stereotyping things that he knows nothing about.
      Root Beer
      come2gether wrote: Why do the Foo Fighters have so many fans? I'm honestly not trying to troll, I just would like someone to tell me. Coldplay is a pop band, but still far more experimental and creative than the foo fighters have EVER been. Seriously, just to see if i missed something i listened to four or five tracks off of each and every foo fighters album (singles and random tracks), and they ALL SOUND THE EXACT SAME. Really. Learn to fly, white limo, rope, the pretender... singles, but could all be on the same album but they aren't, they're spread over 17 years. Coldplay's first album sounds TOTALLY different from their latest, and both were huge successes (and everything in between, as well). Honestly, is rock so dead that power chord and yelling filled trash is considered the best there is? sad.
      If your view of the Foo Fighters is seriously "power chord and yelling filled trash", I think you are beyond redemption. It seems to me like you don't even listen to hard rock, so you probably aren't the best judge of a hard rock band. And comparing Foo Fighters to Coldplay is like comparing apples to oranges... COMPLETELY different sounds, regardless of quality.
      led_sevenfold
      Hard rock/metal, foos should not be there, dream theater for the win in that catagory, good work on the other awards tho
      SUICIDEXX666
      glad foo fighter won all those awards but not sure why the grammy put hard rock and metal in the same category
      slash.r0cks
      mpk3432 wrote: so FF, a band of 5 real musicians, got one award less than a pop artist who doesnt even write her own songs... even in todays music industry it still disappoints me go Foo tho, gettin rock in there
      Nice work stereotyping dude. Just because practically all Adele's music is played on radios everywhere, doesn't mean it's written by a bunch of nobodies. She actually has a hand in all the music she writes. She's one of the only musicians these days that I'd consider mainstream that actually writes their own music.
      centermass
      glad im not the only one who hates this form of advertising.
      Noob_Brood wrote: What's up with these Mutha' ****in' M&M pop ups that everytime I exit them to make them smaller they decide to keep blocking the screen regardless?!
      Root Beer
      Gorhl has beaten the foos once again in another epic struggle. All is well in rock.
      HaveSomeGlue
      Anyone else kinda pissed that after his speech about the human element of music they played LMFAO- Party Rock Anthem? As for the hard rock/metal thing, its not a big deal. FF is not a metal band but White Limo certainly has metal inspiration so I don't think its really an irrational decision.
      Sleez Boy
      Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, isn't that what caused the whole the flute is a heavy metal instrument fiasco?
      JokerJoe88
      No nominations for Lulu or Loutallica? What a surprise? I'm sure Lou Reed was all dressed up with nowhere to go. Congrats to the Foo Fighters! Awesome work. 2011 was their year!
      mastodude13
      I love the foos and they deserved all of them except the best metal performance. I thought white limo was a pretty terrible song, actually. The other metal nominees werent that good though, except mastodon. I hate the grammys.
      nailsarecruel
      I tuned in just in time to catch their live performance, then flipped back to The Man Who Could Fly on the National Geographic channel. They deserved their success at the Grammies.
      come2gether
      .....and why do some people here have to shit all over Adele's songs that win grammys? "Just a standard, boring progression". Pathetic. It is MUCH harder to write a huge, worldwide hit song with 4 or 5 simple piano chords than it is to jam complex arpeggios, sweep picking, inversions and all that shit in 4 different time signatures into a song only your diehard fans will hear.
      Unholy Crusada
      You know, I gotta say I'm a little disappointed. I mean sure, the Foo's deserve it, and they're great in their own right, but I was kinda hoping Dream Theater would win, just because it's the first time in their 27 year career they've come so close to getting so much mainstream recognition. Course, I was fully expecting the Foo's to win just because they were probably the only band out of the nominees for this grammy that any of the people in attendance even heard of.
      chrizevans
      As much as I love the Foo's the Metal grammy should have gone to EITHER Dream Theater or Mastodon
      mnf50
      I am a proud fan and they thoroughly deserved all that they won, if not more. But I too would rather a larger delay before Wasting Light's follow up, purely because it was so good haha.
      W4T3V3R
      The grammys dont mean shit. If it was truly a recognition of artists accomplishments, why are 99% of the winners pop artists? Complete corporate BS. I mean come on COLDPLAY!? Seriously its like they think the world revolves around the top 10 in each chart and then assign various genres to each band. "hmm coldplay have a guitar in a song somewhere right? well, lets put them in the rock category". And Adele yeah she's great but 6 grammys for completely rehashed chord progressions is nonsense. I wish the grammys were awarded to artists pushing the limits in music. Math rock should have won a ton of grammys when that wave of bands first released stuff. Breakbeat is becoming insanely good, especially the brazilian remixes. Grammys are a pat on the back to universal, sony, emi and warner. GJ guys. GJ...
      frehley freak
      SergioA20 wrote: Spartan101400 wrote: I think it's complete BS that they won best Metal performance when they aren't even Metal >_ you didn't read well, it clearly says "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance"
      ALSO... Have you listen to White Limo..? sounds metal to me
      Rocketpumpkin
      Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: "Blood In My Eyes", Sum 41 Someone explain to me how Sum41 was in this category?
      BigMacDT
      mpk3432 wrote: so FF, a band of 5 real musicians, got one award less than a pop artist who doesnt even write her own songs... even in todays music industry it still disappoints me go Foo tho, gettin rock in there
      ....Adele writes her own songs though...and she can sing like a mother****er.
      Mr. Baloonhands
      is this really that big of a surprise, hell if i were a rock musician at the grammy's and heard i was going up against the foo fighters i'd already know i lost lol
      mustaine42
      I'm gonna get thumbed down for this, but I just went and listened to White Limo... I thought it was dreadful. Dream Theater should have gotten that award. Nothing against Dave, but I just dislike FF. That's probably like blasphemy around here though.
      sickassfoo
      hey foo fighters im so happy for you and ima let you finish but Public enemy number 1 is the best hard rock/ metal performance of all time!!!
      DZCunuck
      so i just youtubed this 'white limo' song.... some bullshit joke song that the foo's quickly wrote and filmed in what looks like a few hours beat out Mastadon and Megadeth... gotta be kidding me. lets just cameo Lemmy in it, this way we'll have hard rock/ metal cred for sure, cause, you know, Lemmy is in it. I mean, the foos have good songs, i can see why people like them but that was not a good song. That was more like track 7 out of 12 filler material on an album.