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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, David Crosby, Elvis Costello competing for Grammy Awards on Sunday
Just a reminder that the 62nd annual Grammy Awards takes place this Sunday, January 26. Among this year’s nominees are a handful of classic rock artists, including Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, David Crosby and Elvis Costello.
Iommi scored a nod for Best Metal Performance for “Astorolus — The Great Octopus,” a collaboration with the band Candlemass.
The biographical Crosby documentary Remember My Name is in the running for the Best Music Film prize.
Costello and his longtime backing group The Imposters have been nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Look Now.
Former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, will vie for the Best Traditional Blues Album award for Baby, Please Come Home.
Garnering two nominations is the massive box set Woodstock: Back to the Garden — The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, which will compete for the Best Historical Album and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package trophies.
The late Chris Cornell‘s self-titled archival box set received a nod for the Best Recording Package prize.
The soundtrack to the Elton John biopic Rocketman is a nominee in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category.
Meanwhile, Iommi’s longtime Black Sabbath band mate Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, are among the celebs who will present Grammys during the ceremony.
In addition, Aerosmith and hip hop legends Run DMC will perform together during the Grammy telecast.
The ceremony will air live Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. However, most of the awards will be handed out earlier that day during the Premiere Ceremony, which takes place at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT. It’ll be streamed live at Grammy.com.
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