Still, the Black Keys went home with four Grammy wins. The duo pretty much swept the rock category, winning Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (both for "Lonely Boy") and winning Best Rock Album (for El Camino). In addition, frontman Dan Auerbach took home the Grammy for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
That was about it for rock winners, though. Halestorm pulled off a mild upset by winning Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for "Love Bites (So Do I)," beating out veteran acts like Anthrax and Megadeth. And Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their score to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a soundtrack that didn't even earn them an Oscar nomination last year. Maybe next year, rock artists will have a chance at the night's major prizes. It sure seemed like it could have happened tonight.
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