Fatboy Slim NORMAN COOK has spoken of his delight at picking up a BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO GRAMMY for his ‘WEAPON OF CHOICE’ clip at last night’s ceremony (February 27).
The superproducer/DJ, who will take to the decks in London tonight (February 28) at the ‘Missdemeanours’ night at AKA, West Central Street, at a party to mark the release of his ‘Fatboy Slim Live On Brighton Beach’ LP, said: “A Grammy. Would you believe it? This was already going to be a great party tonight. Now I have an excuse to have even more fun!”
The video, which has already picked up a host of gongs at the MTV Awards, stars Hollywood legend Christopher Walken dancing around a Californian hotel. It is directed by Fatboy Slim‘s longtime collaborator Spike Jonze, who sprang to fame after helming his ‘Praise You’ video in 1999.
As previously reported on NME.COM, Alicia Keys and U2 scooped the majority of gongs at the awards, with Alicia Keys scooping five to U2‘s four. U2 opened the ceremony, at LA’s hangar-like Staples Center, playing ‘Walk On’. When they returned to the stage shortly after to pick the first of their awards – Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for ‘Elevation’, Bono said: “Thank God, being Irish and nominated eight times, if we didn’t get any awards they wouldn’t let us back in the country.”
doing their cover of ‘Lady Marmalade’ with original singer Patti Labelle. The quartet hung around to pick up a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration.
Nelly Furtado picked up a gong for ‘I’m Like A Bird’, which she also performed. When Bob Dylan was introduced by host Jon Stewart before his performance of ‘Cry A While’ with the words “what can you say…” someone quipped “he still can’t sing?”