THE MARS VOLTA Wins 'Best Hard Rock' GRAMMY For 'Wax Simulacra'
THE MARS VOLTA was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. THE MARS VOLTA was nominated for the track "Wax Simulacra", from the band's album "The Bedlam in Goliath".
The nominees in this year's "Hard Rock" category were as follows:
DISTURBED - "Inside The Fire"
JUDAS PRIEST - "Visions"
THE MARS VOLTA - "Wax Simulacra"
MÖTLEY CRÜE - "Saints Of Los Angeles"
ROB ZOMBIE - "Lords Of Salem"
Only albums released between October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008, could be considered for this year's awards.
The Grammys are determined by 12,000 music industry professionals who belong to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
For the first time, nominations were announced on prime-time television as part of "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night". The one-hour special — broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre L.A Live — featured past Grammy winners and nominees reading nominations in several categories, as well as performing songs from the Grammy Hall Of Fame in celebration of the grand opening of the Grammy Museum.
A complete list of Grammy nominees can be found at this location.
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