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Foo Fighters nominated for the 2018 Brit Awards

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Foo Fighters are among the artists nominated for the 2018 Brit Awards, the British equivalent of the Grammys. The Foos are up for Best International Group, along with the Killers, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Haim. Meanwhile, Royal Blood will compete for Best British Group with The xx, Wolf Alice, Gorillaz and London Grammar.

Foo Fighters have won International Group three previous times, in 2008, 2012 and 2015. Frontman Dave Grohl told us that the band, which has also picked up 11 Grammys in its career, never views such awards as a competition: "I think some people probably do see it as like a competitive thing. Like someone like Kanye West, I think he genuinely gets pissed off if he doesn't win a trophy. We're a simple band. Like, when the Grammys say, 'Hey, we think you should be nominated for Album of the Year,' you're like, 'Really? Cool!' You know, that's, it's pretty great. And then if you win it, it's a great thing, but if you lose it, it's like, it doesn't really matter, you know."

The Foos will also perform for the first time at the Brits, leading frontman Dave Grohl to post on Twitter, "How the f**k have we never played at #BRITs before!?!?! We've had a ton of firsts over in the UK...you guys have always been so good to us. Why not add 2018 BRIT awards to the list??!?!? Let's make some noise. See you there, Dave.”

Other nominees include Liam Gallagher for British Male Solo Artist, Beck for International Male Solo Artist, and Lorde for International Female Solo Artist.

The 2018 Brit Awards will take place on February 21st at the O2 Arena in London.


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