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WOW! A ROCK band is nominated 6 times at the Grammys!?!

OK Dave Grohl, how did you manage to pull this off? This is a David Copperfield makes the Statue of Liberty disappear sized magic trick, but done with no camera tricks or smoke! The Foo Fighters are nominated 6 TIMES at this years Grammy awards, including a prestigious Album of the Year nomination! Of course they will have to beat out Adele, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Rihanna to take home the statue, but hell... they were nominated! What planet am I on??? I can't believe that there are enough people on the pop infused music business that can spell FOO?!?
The Foos are also nominated in the Best Rock Song (Walk), Best Long Form Video (Back and Forth), Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (White Limo),Best Rock Performance (Walk), and Best Rock Album (Wasting Light).

After the 3 hour Rock clinic that Dave Grohl and Company put on at the Garden a couple weeks ago, I feel sorry for every band that is nominated against them! I just don't know who is doing it better these days? 

By the way, CONGRATS to local Drum God, Mike Mangini for his Grammy nomination with Dream Theater!

Here is a list of all of the ROCK categories, who do you THINK will win?
Click here to see the FULL LIST of Grammy nominees, and tune in 2/12/2012 at 8pm on CBS to see who wins!
 

 
Best Rock Performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Coldplay
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone]

Down By The Water
The Decemberists
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol]

Walk
Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

The Cave
Mumford & Sons
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Lotus Flower
Radiohead
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings]

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance 
On The Backs Of Angels
Dream Theater
[Roadrunner Records]

White Limo
Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Curl Of The Burl
Mastodon
[Reprise Records]

Public Enemy No. 1
Megadeth
[Roadrunner Records]

Blood In My Eyes
Sum 41
Track from: Screaming Bloody Murder
[Island]

Best Rock Song 
The Cave
Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Down By The Water
Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol; Publisher: Osterozhna Music]

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone; Publishers: Edition Pink Music/Hanseatic Musikverklag, Opal Music/Upala Music, Universal Music Publishing, Woulnough Music/Irving Music]

Lotus Flower
Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings; Publisher: Ticker Tape Ltd.]

Walk
Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records; Publishers: M.J.-Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music, Ruthensmear Music]

Best Rock Album
 Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
Jeff Beck
[ATCO]

Wasting Light
Foo Fighters
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Come Around Sundown
Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]

I'm With You
Red Hot Chili Peppers
[WB]

The Whole Love
Wilco
[dBpm Records/ Anti Records]