Who Won Best Rock Song?
Foo Fighters Won Best Rock Song for their record Waiting on a War,”
At the pre-broadcast 2022 Grammy Awards event on Sunday, Foo Fighters swept all three prize categories in which they were nominated (April 3).
No members of the band were there to accept the prizes, which were revealed barely over a week after drummer Taylor Hawkins’ tragic death.
Before the broadcast section of the program, the band was named as the winner of three awards: best rock performance for “Making a Fire,” best rock song for “Waiting on a War,” and best rock album for Medicine at Midnight.
AC/DC (“Shot in the Dark”), Black Pumas (“Know You Better – Live From Capitol Studio A”), Chris Cornell (“Nothing Compares 2 U”), and Deftones (“OHMS”) were among the nominations for best rock performance.
The composers’ prize winner “Waiting on a War” beat out Weezer’s “All My Favorite Songs,” Kings of Leon’s “The Bandit,” Mammoth WVH’s “Distance,” and Paul McCartney’s “Find My Way” for best rock song.
AC/DC (Power Up), Black Pumas (Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A), Chris Cornell (No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1), and Paul McCartney were among the candidates for best rock album (McCartney III).
On February 5, 2021, Medicine at Midnight, which includes both Grammy-winning tunes, was released. When it was released, it topped all three of Billboard’s rock albums rankings — Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums, and Hard Rock Albums — and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums list.
In the aftermath of Hawkins’ death, Foo Fighters canceled all upcoming tour dates and canceled their scheduled Grammys appearance.
His death was originally reported on Friday (March 25) via a social media message from the band’s accounts, with no cause of death given. He was 50 years old at the time.