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No Grammy For MJ's Churko
Moose Jaw's Kevin Churko was nominated for this second Grammy.
It was an honour to be nominated, but the ultimate musical honour escaped Kevin Churko Sunday night. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles Sunday night and the Moose Jaw native co-wrote and produced the Ozzy Osbourne song "Let Me Hear You Scream" which was up for Best Hard Rock Performance. The Grammy went to the United States group "Them Crooked Vultures" for a song called "New Fang".
Churko says he was excited about the nomination, his second, and that Ozzy still gets excited about being nominated too, "For him it's a thrill because I don't think he's personally won a Grammy yet. I know that the Sabbath guys all won one, but I don't think he's won as a solo artist," said Churko.
Churko and Osbourne were nominated for the same award back in 2008 for the hit single "I Don't Wanna Stop", Churko says a lot went into the writing and recording of "Let Me Hear You Scream".
"To be honest it was a bit of a challenge, it kind of went through about four stages. I kind of start as a completely different song, "explains Churko, "Oddly enough we started writing it after the death of Michael Jackson and Ozzy wanted to write a song kind of about him. Started off with completely different set of lyrics and melody and then kept morphing into something that was closer to 'Let Me Hear You Scream'."
Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots were the other nominees in that category.
Marc Smith caught up with Kevin Churko on Friday to talk about the nomination.
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