Select 2012 Grammy Nominations

Album Of The Year:
21 — Adele
Wasting Light — Foo Fighters (-pictured below)
Born This Way — Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year:
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele
“Holocene” — Bon Iver
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Firework” — Katy Perry

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Rock Performance:
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay
“Down By The Water” — The Decemberists
“Walk” — Foo Fighters
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” — R. Kelly
“Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album:
F.A.M.E. — Chris Brown
Second Chance — El DeBarge
Love Letter — R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me — Ledisi
Kelly — Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

Foo Fighters live webcast of new album launch on Tues 12 April @Letterman show


The Band Promotes Their Newest Release with a Multi-Platform Concert, Including A Live Performance at New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater to be Webcast Live and

On-Demand through CBS Properties and VEVO

CBS Interactive Music Group’s leading concert webcast series, LIVE ON LETTERMAN, presented by AT&T, will feature Foo Fighters, one of rock’s most award-winning and enduring acts, in a live webcast concert on Tuesday, April 12 (9:00 PM, ET/6:00 PM, PT). Foo Fighters will play from the famed Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on the night their highly anticipated seventh studio album, Wasting Light, is released.

Foo Fighters’ LIVE ON LETTERMAN concert will follow the taping of their appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, which will be broadcast the evening of the webcast (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. LIVE ON LETTERMAN and CBS Interactive Music Group webcasts are broadcast worldwide at

CBS supports the webcasts across the Company’s multiple assets, including:

  • Live and on-demand concert streaming on the LATE SHOW Web site
  • Broadcasts on select CBS RADIO stations throughout the country
  • Live and on-demand availability through CBS Television Stations Web sites, and
  • Promotion on and

Additional live access to LIVE ON LETTERMAN is available through CBS Interactive Music Group’s distribution partner, VEVO, including:

· Live and on-demand concert streaming at and VEVO’s popular apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

· On-demand availability across VEVO’s entire platform, including Android, connected devices (Google TV, Boxee) and syndication partners YouTube, AOL, BET and Univision.

For more information on the series, which has hosted artists such as Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Mary J. Blige, MGMT, Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Gorillaz, My Morning Jacket, Brad Paisley and Bon Jovi, or to watch previous webcasts from artists including Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Florence + the Machine, Jamie Foxx, Adele and Snoop Dogg, please visit

Foo Fighters are the rare type of American rock band that have been storming the music scene for nearly 20 years while appealing to young and older fans alike. Led by Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters also features the talents of Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear. Throughout their career, Foo Fighters have released six studio albums, three of which have won Best Rock Album GRAMMY® Awards.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, the band’s seventh studio album, Wasting Light, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The no computers/no software back-to-basics approach has resulted in arguably the most cohesive effort of the band’s career. From the first single, “Rope,” to the frenetic opener, “Bridge Burning,” to another standout, “These Days,” to special guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light showcases how this band, who has headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over, can strip itself down to the bare essentials and come up with an exciting new release.

About CBS Interactive Music Group

The CBS Interactive Music Group is comprised of a diverse collection of leading consumer music brands readily accessible across a variety of broadband, mobile and digital platforms by a worldwide audience of more than 45 million unique monthly users. Home to such properties as,, and, the CBS Interactive Music Group provides unmatched access for music fans to interact with material from the biggest names in the industry, as well as discover new and breaking artists and share their personal taste in music with friends and other like-minded fans.

In addition, the CBS Interactive Music Group powers both AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio, bringing a total of more than 600 mainstream and specialty stations to the masses. The division also has established content partnerships with VEVO, the Web’s leading premium music video and entertainment service, and Xbox Live, the popular gaming platform. For more information, please visit

Foo Fighters Greatest Hits, out November 3 on Roswell/RCA. read more



With 15 years, 6 platinum-plus albums and as many Grammys under their collective belt (not to mention sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, Madison Square Garden and the L.A. Forum), Foo Fighters will soon mark off yet another milestone in their ascension to quintessential American rock godhood: The band will release its first ever greatest hits compilation, the brilliantly titled Foo Fighters Greatest Hits, out November 3 on Roswell/RCA.

As ever, core Foo Fighters Dave Grohl (vocals/guitar), Taylor Hawkins (drums/vocals), Nate Mendel (bass) and Chris Shiflett (guitar) were not satisfied simply to compile a mixtape of the international smashes that have littered their mantle pieces with platinum plaques and golden statuettes and filled arenas and stadiums the world over: Foo Fighters Greatest Hits will feature two brand new tracks­ “Wheels,” which made its live debut at President Obama and the USO¹s July 4 barbeque at the White House honoring military heroes, and “Word Forward” ­both recorded especially for this collection at the band’s own fabled 606 studio complex with producer Butch Vig. The new tracks not only hold their own and then some ­alongside individual Grammy winners “The Pretender,” “All My Life” and “Learn To Fly” and perennial Foo favorites “Best Of You,” “Times Like These,” “My Hero,” “Everlong” and more, they both round out an overview of Foo Fighters’ illustrious output to date and hint at future peaks yet to be charted.

For those unfamiliar with the musical genre known as rock n roll, Foo Fighters debuted with the 1995 album of the same name. The band¹s second record, the double-platinum The Colour & The Shape, was originally issued in

1997 and since reissued in a deluxe 10th anniversary edition. The third and fourth Foo Fighters albums, There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999) and One By One (2002), won consecutive Best Rock Album Grammy awards. In 2005, Foo Fighters celebrated the band¹s 10-year anniversary with the two-disc In Your Honor, which was followed by the intimate 2006 acoustically augmented theater tour documented on the Skin + Bones album and DVD. The most recent Foo Fighters studio album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace was released in 2007, setting the iTunes UK record for first week sales, earning the Foos their third Best Rock Album Grammy and sixth overall, and sweeping the Brit Awards’ top international categories. The tour supporting ESP&G climaxed with the band¹s biggest ever headline engagement, a two-night stand at London¹s Wembley Stadium attended by 165,000 fans setting the venue’s two-night attendance record ­and immortalized on the 18-song Foo Fighters: Live At Wembley Stadium DVD.

At the now historic Wembley shows, Grohl asked the crowd “How did this band get so f***ing big?” On November 3, Foo Fighters Greatest Hits will explain.

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