Considering how rock/metal artists and their awards categories have been treated in recent history during GRAMMY telecasts, you’d think we would be used to being treated like the proverbial red-headed stepchild by now. However, the 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast has taken things another major step further.
There’s been a lot of surprising news in the classic rock world this week, but the only story that made us exclaim, “WHAT?!” is this business about Sting releasing an album with dancehall-reggae artist Shaggy.
Among the predominantly pop, hip-hop and R&B artists (and Broadway icon Patti LuPone) tapped to perform at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, there’s finally a couple of classic rock acts booked to …well…rock the crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Legendary producer Sir George Martin would’ve turned 92 today (January 3), and while he is best known for his work with The Beatles, Martin worked with countless other artists in his incredible career. Here’s a five non-Beatles track sampling of from his astounding career.