Classic rock artists coming away from the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony are the Eagles and Bruce Springsteen.
“The Boss,” as Springsteen is also known to his many fans, came away with the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Once Upon A Time In The West” as well as the top honors in Best Rock Song and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance categories for “Radio Nowhere.”
It’s interesting to note that Rush’s “Malignant Narcissism” was up against Springsteen’s “Once Upon A Time In The West” for the Best Rock Instrumental Performance and as a Rush fan myself, it would have been nice to see them come away with the win for that one. Actually, I’m kind of surprised to see that they were nominated at all since Rush is so often overlooked for things like this.
Although this particular win cannot be neatly stacked in the “classic rock” column, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant was rewarded for his work with Alison Krauss when the duo took home the award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On),” which is off of their quite successful Raising Sand album.
The Eagles’ Don Henley seemed particularly thrilled to have chalked up another Grammy after a long dry spell, but I suppose that was to be expected after so many years without a new album to their credit.
The Eagles won for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for their single “How Long.” To read some of Henley’s comments regarding the win, check out Australia’s Undercover Music.