Neil Young Wins Best Rock Song At 2011 GRAMMY Awards

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Neil Young with his new GRAMMY (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Many of the winners of the 53rd GRAMMY Awards were announced this afternoon during a pre-party gala. Among the rock winners was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Neil Young[/lastfm], who took home the award for Best Rock Song for “Angry World’ from his recent album Le Noise. He triumphed over Muse, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, and The Black Keys.

Many artists were not present, but a few did show up to accept and give thanks in person, including [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Neil Young[/lastfm], who seemed truly thankful. “This is my first GRAMMY for music, and I appreciate it greatly,” Young said from the podium. “I’m not Mavis [Staples], but I’m close.”

Neil Young at the GRAMMYS 2011

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

See more of the 2011 GRAMMY winners in rock categories.

See all 2011 nominees and winners.

Tune into the GRAMMY Awards tonight on CBS at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT).

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