Alabama Shakes Brought The House Down At The Grammys

Music’s night of nights has once again delivered the goods when it comes to performances, with a variety of acts bringing nothing less than their A-game to the table to prove why they’re nominated for such prestigious awards. One such act was none other than Alabama Shakes, who absolutely tore the roof off with their performance if Don’t Wanna Fight.

Nominated for a whopping five awards on the night (Album Of The Year, Best Alternative Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical), the Grammys signified the end to absolutely stellar few months since the release of their record, Sound & Colour. From that album came the incendiary Don’t Wanna Fight, a gut-wrenching, powerful number that took the band – and frontwoman Brittany Howard – from a soulful alternative band to an international powerhouse, and it was this song that they performed at the awards show.

Totally captivating from start to finish, the band moved effortlessly through the track; Howard herself making it look almost easy to go through this much heartbreak. Their intoxicating mix of soul, rock, blues and more swirl together to make some of the best songs to be released last year, so it’s no surprise at all that they took out four of the above five Grammys (Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for Don’t Wanna Fight; Best Alternative Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Sound & Colour). You can see the performance below.

In the clip, however, is a little extra treat for those playing at home, as it also includes a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister, the frontman of Motorhead and total rock legend. To pay homage to the rock god that he is, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp (aka Hollywood Vampires) were joined by Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to perform As Bad As I Am and Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades – and were introduced by Dave Grohl.

Check out both performances below:

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