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Rush's Hope nominated for Grammy

Thu, Dec 4, 2008@9:30AM | comments

The Grammy Award nominees for 2008 were announced last evening and for the 6th time in their career Rush has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category. This time Hope: Live for the Art of Peace off of Songs For Tibet: The Art of Peace was nominated. The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Category 19: Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

David Gilmour
Track from: Live In Gdansk

Suicide & Redemption
Track from: Death Magnetic
[Warner Bros.]

34 Ghosts I-IV
Nine Inch Nails
Track from: Ghosts I-IV
[The Null Corporation]

Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)
Track from: Songs For Tibet: The Art Of Peace
[Art of Peace Foundation]

Peaches En Regalia
Zappa Plays Zappa
[Strobosonic/Razor & Tie Entertainment]

The 51st Grammy Awards will take place on February 8, 2009 and be broadcast live at 8PM EST. Rush's past nominations in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category were for YYZ in 1981, Where's My Thing? in 1992, Leave That Thing Alone in 1995, O Baterista in 2004, and Malignant Narcissism in 2007. They have lost every time. My guess is that - considering the competition - they'll probably lose again. Although maybe the 6th time's a charm? :) Thanks to Sean for the heads up.