Beastie Boys receive Grammy nominations

Beastie Boys have been nominated for 2007 Grammys in two categories: Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Off the Grid" and Best Pop Instrumental Album for The Mix-Up. View a full list of nominations at

The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 10, 2008, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and be broadcast live on CBS.


4:19 PM Saber said...

congrats Beasties!


4:23 PM Hot Sauce said...

Yeah, pop. Don't you know they're a pop band now? ;P

I think they have a very good chance of winning in both categories.

4:31 PM Klepto said...

yeeeeeeah boyeeeee!! i want my beazley boys to win!! ;D

4:49 PM realifry said...

if they win that's good, but it's not that big of a deal. I mean, the Grammy's are whack. Every time Foo Fighters drop a new album they get like a gazillion of nominations. Haven't they done the same album for ten years?

5:02 PM Hot Sauce said...

From a fan perspective, the Grammys are dumb and irrelevant. But to recording artists, the award still means something. It's about respect and appreciation from the music-making community.

5:08 PM Brody said...

Yay!!! :)

Congratulations to the Beastie Boys!! I hope they win!

5:23 PM Kevin said...

They deserve the nominations. Will they perform at the award show?

6:07 PM Iku Hito said...

I am happy for Beastie Boys. I hope they will be honored.

6:34 PM friis said...

yay, go beasties. who are they up against?

6:48 PM Hot Sauce said...

Category 9

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Off The Grid
Beastie Boys
Track from: The Mix-Up
[Capitol Records]

* Paris Sunrise #7
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Track from: Lifeline
[Virgin Records]

* Over The Rainbow
Dave Koz
Track from: At The Movies
[Capitol Records]

* One Week Last Summer
Joni Mitchell
Track from: Shine
[Hear Music]

* Simple Pleasures
Spyro Gyra
Track from: Good To Go-Go
[Heads Up International]

Category 10

Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

* The Mix-Up
Beastie Boys
[Capitol Records]

* Italia
Chris Botti

* At The Movies
Dave Koz

* Good To Go-Go
Spyro Gyra
[Heads Up International]

* Roundtrip
Kirk Whalum
[Rendezvous Entertainment]

8:12 PM Eric D said...

Way to go Beastie Boys!

8:22 PM steve said...

tell the grammy peeps to watch out for hornblower

8:36 PM Hot Sauce said...

@Kevin: I expect they will be asked to perform.

9:03 PM doc said...

HA HA HA. They are battling Spyro Gyra at the Grammies! I never saw that one coming.

10:01 PM Hot Sauce said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who chuckled about Spyro Gyra...


1:12 PM jenny said...


I have two questions for Yauch, Mike + Adam -

A] Will you be travelling to LA to attend?

B] If the answer to A is 'Yes', can I come hang out with you guys?

1:19 PM Hot Sauce said...

I'll have to check and see if those categories are among the awards distributed during the televised ceremony. The Recording Academy has scaled back the show so much in recent years that very few awards are distributed during the broadcast. The two categories Beastie Boys are nominated in may not be part of the broadcast show. If so, there would be no reason for them to appear in person...unless they wanted to attend.

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