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Grammy Showdown: 2012

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Best Rock Album

Jeff Beck

Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
Jeff Beck

Foo Fighters

Wasting Light 
Foo Fighters

Kings of Leon

Come Around Sundown 
Kings of Leon

Red Hot Chili Peppers

I'm With You 
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Wilco

The Whole Love 
Wilco

 

The Experts Say

Mark Hoppus

Mark Hoppus
Foo Fighters are the quintessential rock band. They came back with the same energy and charisa on Wasting Light.

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
The Foo Fighters album was good, but Kings of Leon's sound feels a little more classic.

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert
The Chili Peppers album had disco bass lines, double claps and Anthony Kiedis being cool. They're timeless.

 

Vegas Odds Favor

Wilco 8-5

 

Who Should Win: Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and Nevermind producer Butch Vig delivered a supercharged blast.

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