- Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"
- Best Rock Song for "City of Blinding Lights"
- Best Rock Album for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
- Song of the Year for "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"
- Album of the Year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
But how does an American Idol beat a Beatle? Nothing against Kelly Clarkson but McCartney’s performance of “Helter Skelter” in the award ceremony was great. Drummer Abe Laboriel was SO MUCH FUN to watch.
Coldplay, on the other hand, didn’t find their groove at all and Chris Martin came across as a Bono wanna-be who was trying too hard to be cool and not trying hard enough to actually hit the notes.