Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Mumford And Sons lead the nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards, which take place on February 12. Here are a few things you might not know about the long-running American awards bash.
Bob Dylan’s 1998 performance was interrupted by a half naked moron called Michael Portnoy during his set. The dancing weirdo explained his slogan thus: “Soy represents dense nutritional life. Bomb is, obviously, an explosive destructive force. So, soy bomb is what I think art should be: dense, transformational, explosive life.”
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Greatest ever Grammys duet? Gotta be Elton John and Eminem doing ‘Stan’ in 2001. Eminem was getting flak at the time for perceived homophobia – but Elton was keen to build bridges, saying: “If I thought for one minute that he was [hateful], I wouldn’t do it.”
So what will happen at this year’s ceremony? Eminem is the lead nominee, after being named in 10 categories. The rapper has received nods for the most prestigious Grammy categories, including album of the year for ‘Recovery’ and record of the year for his duet with Rihanna, ‘Love the Way You Lie’. But Lady Gaga may yet steal the show…
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