They actually haven’t. A band that’s been around since 1995, they’ve performed at the ceremony, presented there, even announced Tom DeLonge returning to the band there.
Blink-182’s latest music titled “California,” is the first album from the band to feature vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba, who takes DeLonge’s spot. The guys recently performed at the Grammy Museum wrapping their U.S. tour in Irvine, CA.. “California” debuted at number-one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, and was also the number-one Rock and Alternative album. The band even scored their first number-one release in the U.K. with their latest record.
The first major transition with Blink was their changing drummers from Scott Raynor to Travis Barker in ’98. Apart from these two changes the band has consistently delivered some of the best music of their genre for just over 30 years. I’m predicting these guys get nods in the Record, Song and Album of the Year categories. And say they deserve recognition for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “Bored to Death,” and Best Rock Album for “California.”
Pete Yorn has been around half as long as Blink, but is worthy of being noted in all the same respects, as well as for Alternative Music Album. His latest “ArrangingTime,” includes the singles “Lost Weekend” and “I’m Not The One.” I believe it’s some of his best work since his debut CD, “musicforthemorningafter,” and the words in both titles are conjoined – if that’s any indication of what you can expect.
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