U2 Nominated for Grammy Award

It’s that time of the year again and Walk On (from “America – A Tribute to Heroes”) has been nominated for a Grammy Award in “Category 16”: Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. (thx Patti and Dom)

28 thoughts on “U2 Nominated for Grammy Award

  1. huh. do you suppose the band even knew the song was eligible? and isn’t it a bit redundant after it won record of the year last time? i don’t get the grammys … but i still sincerely hope that bruce kicks eminem’s ass.

  2. huh. do you suppose the band even knew the song was eligible? and isn’t it a bit redundant after it won record of the year last time? i don’t get the grammys … but i still sincerely hope that bruce kicks eminem’s ass.

  3. Unless the Grammy people go for the 9-11 empathy vote, I don’t think that it’s going to win. Let’s all be realistic. This song dates back to 2000. It also comes from a single album that won 7 Grammys over 2 year period. That song itself won Record of the Year already. … … … … At this point any more Grammy awards for ATYCLB-related songs might be redundant. The guys have won enough for this album already. … … … … Now let’s hope that the new album will get as much acclaim.

  4. Unless the Grammy people go for the 9-11 empathy vote, I don’t think that it’s going to win. Let’s all be realistic. This song dates back to 2000. It also comes from a single album that won 7 Grammys over 2 year period. That song itself won Record of the Year already. … … … … At this point any more Grammy awards for ATYCLB-related songs might be redundant. The guys have won enough for this album already. … … … … Now let’s hope that the new album will get as much acclaim.

  5. The Tribute to Heroes performance of “Walk On” was AWESOME, and deserves recognition. Interesting that no other acts from that show were nominated (I really liked Neil Young’s version of “Imagine”, too). It’s still hard for me to believe that “All That” had so many songs winning Grammys, and yet the Album itself missed out on the top award. Ah well, “Oh, Brother” was a great album, too (but essentially a compilation and not a “real” album by one band). If you ask me, U2 should release that live performance of “Walk On” as a single, rather than “Hands”….(Dang! Almost made it all the way through without saying something critical of U2.)

  6. The Tribute to Heroes performance of “Walk On” was AWESOME, and deserves recognition. Interesting that no other acts from that show were nominated (I really liked Neil Young’s version of “Imagine”, too). It’s still hard for me to believe that “All That” had so many songs winning Grammys, and yet the Album itself missed out on the top award. Ah well, “Oh, Brother” was a great album, too (but essentially a compilation and not a “real” album by one band). If you ask me, U2 should release that live performance of “Walk On” as a single, rather than “Hands”….(Dang! Almost made it all the way through without saying something critical of U2.)

  7. sorry to keep bringing up Bruce but I just can’t help it … while we’re on the Tribute to Heroes topic, his “My City of Ruins” was stunning, heartbreaking, and exhilarating. “Walk On” came close to that, but “City” is the more appropriate song to the occasion (to an eerie degree; he wrote the song a year earlier) – why didn’t it get a nomination? oh well. Grammys baffle me anyway.

  8. sorry to keep bringing up Bruce but I just can’t help it … while we’re on the Tribute to Heroes topic, his “My City of Ruins” was stunning, heartbreaking, and exhilarating. “Walk On” came close to that, but “City” is the more appropriate song to the occasion (to an eerie degree; he wrote the song a year earlier) – why didn’t it get a nomination? oh well. Grammys baffle me anyway.

  9. Hey Rosalita – you know I have to disagree. I did think City of Ruins was beautiful and appropriate, but I didn’t find it cathartic. It just made me feel like I was wallowing in more sadness over the ruined part of the city. For catharsis I found the live version of Walk On (which is such a different arrangement to the one that appeared on ATYCLB – including the Hallelujah portion) much more *healing* than I did City. But that’s just my story.

  10. Hey Rosalita – you know I have to disagree. I did think City of Ruins was beautiful and appropriate, but I didn’t find it cathartic. It just made me feel like I was wallowing in more sadness over the ruined part of the city. For catharsis I found the live version of Walk On (which is such a different arrangement to the one that appeared on ATYCLB – including the Hallelujah portion) much more *healing* than I did City. But that’s just my story.

  11. According to some Grammy Guru’s WALK ON is the favorite to win the award. This version is considered to be better and who knows, they might give it the Grammy since they were snubbed in the Album Of The Year category last year. Dont Forget U2 has won this category 5 times already including the last two years running.

  12. According to some Grammy Guru’s WALK ON is the favorite to win the award. This version is considered to be better and who knows, they might give it the Grammy since they were snubbed in the Album Of The Year category last year. Dont Forget U2 has won this category 5 times already including the last two years running.

  13. point taken, Sherry darling. But still when I listen to the Rising, when it gets to “City” I always get that feeling – what Bono calls God walking into the room. But “Walk On” was fabo as well. Anyway, what’s the difference between these two commands: “Come on, rise up!” and “Walk on!”? – there really isn’t one. hey hey hey, whaddaya say, Sherry darling?

  14. point taken, Sherry darling. But still when I listen to the Rising, when it gets to “City” I always get that feeling – what Bono calls God walking into the room. But “Walk On” was fabo as well. Anyway, what’s the difference between these two commands: “Come on, rise up!” and “Walk on!”? – there really isn’t one. hey hey hey, whaddaya say, Sherry darling?

  15. Agree with Sherry, Walk On was really special that night…a wonderful and moving performance.
    God was in the room for sure.

  16. Agree with Sherry, Walk On was really special that night…a wonderful and moving performance.
    God was in the room for sure.

  17. I remember flipping channels that night and clicking over just in time to see U2 come on stage… the performance of “Walk On” with the modified “Peace on Earth” intro and the Hallelujah chorus at the end was incredibly moving, and I was brought to tears. This award is for the performance, isn’t it? Then I vote U2!

  18. I remember flipping channels that night and clicking over just in time to see U2 come on stage… the performance of “Walk On” with the modified “Peace on Earth” intro and the Hallelujah chorus at the end was incredibly moving, and I was brought to tears. This award is for the performance, isn’t it? Then I vote U2!

  19. Glen–yeah we wouldn’t want to honor innocent people who lost their lives to terrorism or the people who tried to save them. Right.

  20. Glen–yeah we wouldn’t want to honor innocent people who lost their lives to terrorism or the people who tried to save them. Right.

  21. Do you guys remember Larry really beating the shit out of the drums ALOT more than normal that night, or was it just me??? He really put his heart in there!!! As far as the Grammy’s, screw them right in the ear… I remember a Nine Inch Nails song that was released in 1992, and recorded live in 1994, and I could swear it was 1996 and it won a grammy for best live performance… WTF???

  22. Do you guys remember Larry really beating the shit out of the drums ALOT more than normal that night, or was it just me??? He really put his heart in there!!! As far as the Grammy’s, screw them right in the ear… I remember a Nine Inch Nails song that was released in 1992, and recorded live in 1994, and I could swear it was 1996 and it won a grammy for best live performance… WTF???

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