Grammy voters love catching up with acts that weren’t significantly recognized when they were at their creative peaks, and this year one of those nods went to Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day,” the live album documenting the surviving members’ 2007 reunion in London.
Group founders Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and
Fans clamored for a tour in the wake of the acclaimed show, and there continues to be talk of the possibility, but nothing's been confirmed to date.
A strong sense of déjà vu ran through the rock album category, and a lot of people could be forgiven for wondering if they’d time traveled back to the 1970s given nominations for Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, David Bowie and Neil Young &
Despite the regular presence of classic rockers among the nominees, voters in recent years have tended to give the nod to bands that emerged in more recent times, including Coldplay, Green Day, Muse, Foo Fighters and
And this year's winner can thank Foo Fighters for not releasing an album during the qualifying period. The group is a Grammy favorite and has won the category four times over the last decade.
The Grammys are determined by about 13,000 voting members. The eligibility period for nominated recordings was Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013. The 56th awards are being held at
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