Foo Fighters Wins Grammy For Best Rock Performance For ‘Making A Fire’

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The 2022 Grammy for Best Rock Performance goes to Foo Fighters for “Making A Fire.”

On Sunday, April 3, The 64th Annual Grammys aired. The event was held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Prior to the main CBS telecast kicked off, the premiere ceremony took place at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom. The pre-show takes place to give out some of the 86 awards.

AC/DC was nominated for “Shot In The Dark” while “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)” by Black Pumas was also up for the honor. Additionally, “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Chris Cornell, and “Ohms” by Deftones.

Beyond the Grammy For Best Rock Performance

Foo Fighters’ “Making A Fire” was the first song that the band wrote for their Medicine at Midnight record. The track instantly became a fan favorite and received a lot of attention from listeners.

“We felt like that was the perfect place to start,” Grohl said per Song Facts. “The groove in that song, it’s almost like a DJ sort of breakbeat. We had touched on something we hadn’t necessarily done before.”
The band shared with NME that their goal was to have big grooves and rifts, like some of their favorite records have.
“I hate to call it a funk or dance record, but it’s more energetic in a lot of ways than anything we’ve ever done and it was really designed to be that Saturday night party album. It was written and sequenced in a way that you put on, and nine songs later you’ll just put it on again. Y’know, songs like ‘Making A Fire.’ To me, that’s rooted in Sly & The Family Stone grooves, but amplified in the way that the Foo Fighters do it.”

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