Sunday, February 10, 2008

Zep members and the Grammys

The Los Angeles award ceremony for the recorded music industry hands out its annual trophies tonight, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss stand to gain another statue for "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)," in the category Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.

John Paul Jones will be present to conduct an orchestra playing along with the Foo Fighters at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live in the United States on CBS television.

The orchestra is to be made up of winners from a Youtube contest called "My Grammy Moment." One of three finalists will perform a solo, and votes will be online before and during the broadcast to determine which one will play the solo.

Um, can I vote for Jonesy?

They'll be playing the Foos' summer 2007 single "The Pretender." Jones guested on two Foo songs on the band's 2005 album, In Your Honor.

Monday marks the TV premiere of Plant and Krauss appearing on "CMT Crossroads"; check your local listings for time and channel. The entire show is already streaming online.

OK, am I out of it or what? The Plant-Krauss song is the only one in that category I've even heard. Here are the nominees:

  • "Steppin' Out," Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera
  • "Beautiful Liar," BeyoncĂ© & Shakira
  • "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • "The Sweet Escape," Gwen Stefani & Akon
  • "Give It To Me," Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake

Know what? I might have heard that last one, but I'm not sure.

Right now, I'm watching the Grammy pre-show on E! Something just crawled across the bottom of the screen saying: "Zeppelin fans have something to cheer about. Guitarist Jimmy Page says he's ready to get back on the road. The Led Zeppelin reunion tour could happen as early as September." Is that really Led Zeppelin news? Stay tuned to


  1. Congrats to Robert and Alison. They won their category. Tony Bennett was on the red carpet before the ceremony, saying this was the first time he had been nominated and lost. He said he has 15 Grammy awards to his name already. So Plant and Krauss pulled this one out! That's really cool.

    Jonesy made it on screen a few times when he conducted for the Foo Fighters song. Oh, and that song and album earned the Foos a couple of awards themselves too.

    Amy Winehouse is performing now live from London via satellite. Must be really late there! Back to TV...

  2. Been reading this site for a while waiting for that big announcement, but my wife and I will be there to see Robert and Alison when they come to Knoxville, 12th Row!!

  3. See you in Knoxville! I'll be on the floor, in section 4A, row 15, seats 9-10.


Comments are moderated prior to publication. Comments will not be published if they are deemed vulgar, defamatory or otherwise objectionable.