Foo Fighters Win Three Grammys For 2021 Album
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The Foo Fighters won the biggest rock awards at this year’s 64th annual Grammy Awards, which took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3.
The band beat out the likes of AC/DC and Wolfgang Van Halen, taking home three Grammys, including Best Rock Album for their tenth studio record 2021 Medicine at Midnight, which debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200. They also won Best Rock Song for “Waiting on a War,” and Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire.”
Members of the band weren’t present to accept. They were initially scheduled to perform, but cancelled the appearance following drummer Taylor Hawkins’ passing. Presenter Jimmy Jam accepted on their behalf while offering thoughts and prayers.
After the award ceremony, Grammys host Trevor Noah presented a video montage of Hawkins performing throughout his career, while the band’s song “My Hero” played in the background as a tribute.
Another artist who performed and honored Hawkins was Billie Eilish, who wore a shirt with the drummer’s image during her performance of “Happier Than Ever.”
The Recording Academy said in a statement on Sunday:
“The entire music community is still grieving the light we lost last week with Taylor Hawkins’ passing. We continue to send our love and extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”