Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin and More Score 2014 Grammy Wins


Story by Anne Erickson

Grammy Awards 2014 Winners

The 2014 Grammy Awards highlighted some of rock’s veterans, with big wins going to bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, plus appearances from the Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails.

Best Rock Album honors went to veterans Led Zeppelin for “Celebration Day.” Best Rock Song, which was the only televised rock honors of the night, went to Grohl, McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for their collaboration on the tune “Cut Me Some Slack.”

Alternative pop band Imagine Dragons took home the Grammy for Best Rock Performance for “Radioactive,” a cut off their debut full-length, “Night Visions.” Daft Punk scored both Album of the Year and Record of the Year honors for “Random Access Memories” and “Get Lucky,” respectively.

From the statesmen of their genres to fresh faces, here are the winners for the 56th annual Grammy Awards celebration in the rock categories. For the full list of winners, visit the Grammy Awards’ official website.

Album of the Year:
“Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk

Record of the Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

Best Rock Performance:
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons

Best Rock Album:
“Celebration Day” — Led Zeppelin

Best Rock Song:
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
“God Is Dead” — Black Sabbath

Best Alternative Music Album:
“Modern Vampires of the City” — Vampire Weekend

Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter):
“Royals” — Lorde

Best New Artist:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Compilation Soundtrack Album:
“Sound City: Real to Reel” — Dave Grohl and various artists, Butch Vig



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