The first batch of 2015 Grammy nominees has been announced, and both Tom Petty and U2 have made the list.
Any tribute that tries to be as comprehensive as the Grammy Awards' annual 'In Memoriam' segment is bound to leave a few people out. But when the Recording Academy aired its remembrance of the musicians we lost in 2013, rock fans noticed one particularly glaring omission: Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
Call it their revenge. After being on the losing end of one of Grammy's most notorious awards -- Jethro Tull's 1989 win for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance -- Metallica returned to the stage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards to rock the song that should have earned them an award a quarter century ago.
Historic heavyweights the Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath (as well as relative newcomers Muse and Gary Clark Jr.) were in contention for the Best Rock Song Award at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, but the trophy went to 'Cut Me Some Slack' by the nameless group featuring surviving Nirvana alum Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselik and Pat Smear with Paul McCartney.