Maiden, Vultures Win Grammys
Iron Maiden and Them Crooked Vultures have both won a Grammy.
Maiden got theirs in Best Metal Performance category, for El Dorado from The Final Frontier album.
Them Crooked Vultures – featuring John Paul Jones, Josh Homme and Dave Grohl – picked up the Best Hard Rock Performance awards for New Fang.
Other rock-related winners were –
Muse: The Resistance – Best Rock Album
Train: Hey, Soul Sister – Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Neil Young: Angry World – Best Rock Song
In further Maiden news, the band have just kicked off their 2011 Final Frontier World Tour in Moscow. The next stop is Singapore on Tuesday. This will be their first-ever show in the country, playing to a sold-out crowd of 12,000 fans.
This is followed by debut performances in both Indonesia and South Korea, Australia’s Soundwave Festivals, Japan and stadiums around Latin America before finishing with two shows in Florida. On this leg of the tour alone Maiden will play to over three quarters of a million fans.
The tour will continue to the UK and much of the rest of Europe in the summer.