Linkin Park scored three Grammy nominations-best new artist, best rock album ( Hybrid Theory), and best hard rock performance (“Crawling”). The nominations cap an amazing year for the band, which was highlighted by Hybrid Theory, its Warner Bros. debut, topping album sales for 2001.
Guitarist Brad Delson said of the nomnation, “I think that they all mean Grammy nominations and that’s really good. We’re just so honored to be nominated, I don’t care at all if…It’d be great to win, but seriously, who cares? We’re nominated, and it’s an honor to be among all these great artists that we respect and admire. It’s just so exciting. It’s just icing on an otherwise really well-iced cake,” he said with a laugh.
Delson added that his friends are sick of hearing about Linkin Park’s success. “At a certain point I can’t even tell my friends this kind of stuff, because they don’t want to hear it.”
Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution tour starts January 29 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The month-long tour also features Adema, Cypress Hill, and DJ Z-Trip. The Grammy Awards ceremony takes place in Los Angeles February 27.