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The 2013 Grammy Award 'Rock' Winners

The 2013 Grammy Award 'Rock' Winners -

The 55th annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles (Feb.11) last night with Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Fun. and Halestorm emerging as winners in the 'Rock Category.' 

Garage rockers The Black Keys took accolades for 'Best Rock Performance' and 'Best Rock Song' for 'Lonely Boy,' which the pair also performed live at the Staples Center, as well as picking up 'Best Rock Album' for 'El Camino.' In addition frontman Dan Auerbach also won 'Producer of the Year.' The Ohio two piece were also nominated for 'Record of the Year' and 'Album of the Year.'

Mumford & Sons, who had received six nominations prior to the ceremony, took home 'Album of the Year' for 2012's 'Babel.'

On winning the award Marcus Mumford said:

"We figured we weren't going to win anything because The Black Keys have been sweeping up all day, rightfully so.''

Fun. were awarded with 'Best New Artist,' beating Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers and Frank Ocean, as well as 'Song of the Year' for 'We Are Young,' featuring Janelle Monae.

There were many surprises at last night's awards but probably none more so than Halestorm who toppled a slew of battle-hardened 'Rock & Metal' acts to earn 'Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance' for their track 'Love Bites (So Do I).'

Frontgirl Lzzy Hale said backstage,

"It's an incredible genre to be a part of because rock isn't always the most popular genre. Sometimes we're underground, but we all work really hard on the road. We all look out for one another."

Also among the winners was Nine Inch Nails kingpin Trent Reznor, who shared the award for 'Best Score Soundtrack' with Atticus Ross.

2013 Grammy Awards Rock Categories -

Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance

Anthrax, 'I'm Alive'
Iron Maiden, 'Blood Brothers'
Halestorm, 'Love Bites (So Do I)' - Winner
Lamb of God, 'Ghost Walking'
Marilyn Manson, 'No Reflection'
Megadeth, 'Who's Life Is It Anyways?'

Album of the Year

The Black Keys, 'El Camino'
Fun., 'Some Nights'
Mumford & Sons, 'Babel' - Winner
Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange
Jack White, 'Blunderbuss'

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes, 'Hold On'
The Black Keys, 'Lonely Boy' - Winner
Coldplay, 'Charlie Brown'
Mumford & Sons, 'I Will Wait'
Bruce Springsteen, 'We Take Care of Our Own'

Best Rock Song

Jack White, 'Freedom at 21′
Mumford & Sons, 'I Will Wait'
The Black Keys, 'Lonely Boy' - Winner
Muse, 'Madness'
Bruce Springsteen, 'We Take Care of Our Own'

Best Rock Album

The Black Keys, 'El Camino' - Winner
Coldplay, 'Mylo Xyloto'
Muse, 'The 2nd Law'
Bruce Springsteen, 'Wrecking Ball'
Jack White, 'Blunderbuss'

Producer of the Year

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys, Dr. John, Hacienda) - Winner
Jeff Bhasker (fun.)
Diplo (Usher, Major Lazer, Snoop Lion, Marina and the Diamonds, Santigold, No Doubt, Wale, Justin Bieber, Alex Clare)
Markus Dravs (Mumford & Sons, Coldplay)
Salaam Remi (Anthony Hamilton, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Nas, Melanie Fiona, Usher)

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' - Winner
John Williams, 'The Adventures of Tintin'
Ludovic Bource, 'The Artist'
Hans Zimmer, 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Howard Shore, 'Hugo'
Austin Wintory, 'Journey'


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