Neil Young wins Grammy at pre-telecast
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, February 13, 2011 7:24PM EST
LOS ANGELES - Neil Young has secured another Grammy win -- his first for his music.
The Toronto-born rock legend claimed the prize for best rock song for "Angry World" at the Grammys pre-telecast today, where the bulk of the awards are handed out.
The 65-year-old's latest album, "Le Noise," claimed three nominations this year, but he lost out earlier for best solo rock performance to Paul McCartney.
Produced by Canadian Daniel Lanois, the record was Young's most successful in years, reaching No. 2 on the charts in Canada before reaching gold certification.
Young never won a Grammy during his '60s and '70s heyday but in recent years claimed an award for the packaging of his "Archives" set and was honoured by MusiCares last year for his charity work.
Michael Buble was the other Canuck to snare an early Grammy win, while Jay-Z led the field overall with three trophies.