Classic Night At The Grammys

 

 

Classic rockers took home a handful of trophies at Sunday's 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, with Paul McCartney leading the pack.

Sitting front row with his wife, Nancy Shevell, and Beatles band mate Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach, McCartney shared Best Rock Song honors with former members of Nirvana for "Cut Me Some Slack" from the "Sound City -- Real to Reel" soundtrack as well as receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles.

Accepting the Best Rock Song trophy, McCartney commented that "Sound City" director Dave Grohl "said to me, 'Come along and we'll do a jam on 'Long Tall Sally.' I said, 'No, we've been there, we have done that. We should make something up.' And this is it."

McCartney also tacitly shared four other Grammy wins: Best Surround Sound Album and Best Rock Film for his "Live Kisses" pop standards collection; Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition package for "Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition); and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the "Sound City" soundtrack.

 

McCartney and Starr joined forces for "Queenie Eye" from his latest album, "New," with Ringo Starr on drums, while Starr performed "Photograph" with an all-star backing band that included Peter Frampton and Toto's Steve Lukather on guitars.

McCartney and Starr were joined at the ceremony by Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, who helped present Album of the Year, while Sean Lennon sat next to his mother. All will participate in tonight's (January 27) taping of "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" in Los Angeles, a special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," which airs February 9 on CBS.


It wasn't all Beatles at the Grammys, however. Led Zeppelin, meanwhile, won its first-ever Grammy performance award, snaring Best Rock album for the live set "Celebration Day" (the group won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005), while Black Sabbath won its second-ever Grammy, Best Metal Performance, for "God is Dead?" from its 2013 album "13." The Sabbath members also introduced the McCartney-Starr performance.

Chicago, meanwhile, played "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Beginnings" and "Saturday in the Park" with pop hitmaker Robin Thicke and MusiCares person of the year Carole King mixed her "Beautiful" with Sara Bareilles' "Brave."