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'80s bands to follow at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards



Bon jovi Are you looking for a reason to watch the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night? For some, it might be the live performance by Bon Jovi. Others might tune in just to mock Lady Blah-blah (and rightfully dismiss her as a regurgitated version of 1990s Madonna). And you never know when you'll see another historic reunion, like Morris Day and the Time at the 2008 awards.

Me? I'll be at Stuck in the '80s headquarters to follow the event live along with co-hosts Sean Daly and Stephanie Hayes. And I'll be holding out hope that some of our beloved '80s artists come home with the gold. U2 and Bruce Springsteen are names you're going to hear a lot tonight; they're nominated for three awards each. AC/DC and Depeche Mode are up for two awards each.

Here's a list of all of our era's acts that are up for awards tonight:

AC/DC (best hard rock performance, best rock album)

Beastie Boys (best rap performance)

Bon Jovi (best pop performance by a group or duo)

Brian Setzer (best rock instrumental performance)

Bruce Springsteen (best solo rock performance, best rock song, best song for a motion picture)

Carrie Fisher (best spoken word album)

Danny Elfman (best score soundtrack album)

David Byrne & Brian Eno (best alternative music album)

Depeche Mode (best alternative music album, best music video)

Elvis Costello (best contemporary folk album)

Hall & Oates (best pop performance by a group or duo)

John Fogerty (best solo rock performance)

Judas Priest (best metal performance)

Madonna (best dance recording)

Megadeth (best metal performance)

Metallica (best hard rock performance)

Michael J. Fox (best spoken word album)

Ministry (best metal performance)

Pet Shop Boys (best electronic/dance album)

Prince (best solo rock performance)

Slayer (best metal performance)

Spinal Tap (best comedy album)

Stevie Wonder (best male pop vocal performance)

Tracy Chapman (best contemporary folk album)

U2 (best group rock performance, best rock song, best rock album)

Weird Al Yankovic (best comedy album)

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:55pm]


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