Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan Earn Grammy Nominations

David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan all received multiple mentions when the nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday. 

Bowie – who died in January after a battle with cancer – was given five nods, though notably not for Album of the Year. His 2016 studio release, Blackstar, was nominated in the Best Alternative Music Album category, a honor shared by former collaborator Iggy Pop. Post Pop Depression, recorded with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, was recognized after becoming Pop’s highest-ever charting U.S. album.

McCartney earned two nods – for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package (Tug Of War: Deluxe Edition) and for Best Remixed Recording (Wings‘ “Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five,” by Timo Maas and James Teej). Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, Ron Howard‘s documentary on the Beatles, was nominated for Best Music Film.

Dylan was recognized in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for his second collection of songbook tunes, Fallen Angels. The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, the 12th edition in Dylan’s Bootleg Series, was also nominated for Best Historical Album.