Grammys Honor Daft Punk, Led Zeppelin, Del McCoury Band, Snarky Puppy, Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney and More
Daft Punk picked up the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for their 2013 LP Random Access Memories during last night’s ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The album’s smash hit single “Get Lucky” also received the award for Record of the Year, while pop star Lorde won Song of the Year for her hit “Royals.”
A number of other great artists took home accolades at last night’s ceremony as well, including Led Zeppelin (their first Gammy!), Del McCoury Band, Snarky Puppy, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney with the surviving members of Nirvana, Ziggy Marley, Gary Clark Jr., Ben Harper & Charlies Musselwhite and more.
Del McCoury Band took home Best Bluegrass Album for The Streets of Baltimore, while Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell picked up Best Americana Album for Old Yellow Moon and Steve Martin and Edie Brickell won the award for Best American Roots Song. In what was one of the night’s most pleasant surprises, Snarky Puppy and Lalah Hathaway won the Best R&B Performance award for “Something,” their stellar collaboration from last year’s Family Dinner – Vol One. Gary Clark Jr. was also honored with the Best Traditional R&B Performance, while Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite took home Best Blues Album for their joint release, Get Up!.
In the rock categories, Vampire Weekend picked up Best Alternative Music Album for Modern Vampires of the City, while Led Zeppelin finally won their first Grammy Award for their Celebration Day live album, which was recorded during the band’s 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena. Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear also won Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack,” and a reunited Black Sabbath took home Best Metal Performance for their song “God is Dead?”
In other categories, Ziggy Marley was honored with the Best Reggae Album award for Ziggy Marley in Concert, while producer Butch Vig won an award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for his work on Sound City: Real to Reel, the soundtrack for Dave Grohl’s film Sound City.
In addition to the awards, last night’s ceremony also featured a number of interesting musical collaborations, including Stevie Wonder joining Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell for “Get Lucky.” Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson also teamed up with Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton for a medley that included “Highwaymen,” ( a single released by the supergroup Highwaymen, which featured Nelson, Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash), Nelson’s “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee.” Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham also joined forces for show-closing renditions of NIN’s “Copy of A” and QOFTSA’s “My God Is The Sun.”
A compete list of 2014 Grammy Award winners can be found here.