The Recording Academy announced that music legends Tina Turner, Queen and Neil Diamond are this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. Hal Blaine, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan to be awarded.
This year’s honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony and concert set to take place this summer. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. Grammy 2018 marks the return of some rock and roll legend: The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Grateful Dead Leonard Cohen are also up for awards in various categories.
The Recording Academy also announced two other Special Merit Awards. 2018’s Trustee Award honorees include Bill Graham, Seymour Stein and John Williams. Tony Agnello and Richard Factor are the Technical Grammy Award recipients.
“This year’s Special Merit Awards recipients are a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy.”
Grammy 2018: rock’n’roll and blues legends still on top
Metallica’s Hardwired … to Self-Destruct was nominated for best album, and one of its most impressive tracks, “Atlas, Rise!” is in the running for Best Rock Song. This marks the 22nd and 23rd nominations for the group
Gregg Allman’s farewell album, Southern Blood, has been nominated in the Best Americana Album category, with “My Only True Friend” eligible for Best Americana Roots Song. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Allman’s former bandmate Derek Trucks’s current group, is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Live From the Fox Oakland.
My only true friend – Allman died from complications of liver cancer on May 27, and now that record titled Southern Blood, and it’s out September 8. “You and I both know/ The road is my only true friend. I Have so much to give but i’m short of time”.
The Stones’ incredible blues, cover which shows return to their ancient roots, Blue & Lonesome, has been rewarded with a Best Traditional Blues Album nod – their 12th overall.
‘Blue & Lonesome’ was recorded in just three days at British Grove Studios in west London and sees the band return to “their roots and the passion for blues music”.