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Another Beatles win: Third Paul McCartney project wins early Grammy

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Another album in which Paul McCartney appears has wracked up a Grammy in the pre-telecast awards, it was announced Jan. 26. The album “Sound City: Reel to Reel,” which features McCartney and three former members of Nirvana on “Cut Me Some Slack,” won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. It beat out the soundtracks for “Django Unchained,” “The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition), “Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)” and “Muscle Shoals.”

The new award makes the third Grammy connected with McCartney in the early awards. He already won two other Grammy Awards for Best Surround Sound Album and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

And McCartney could win two more Grammy Awards before the evening is over. “Cut Me Some Slack” from “Sound City, on which he performs, is also nominated for Best Rock Song, competing against the Rolling Stones' “Doom and Gloom,” Guy Clark Jr.'s “Ain't Messin 'Round,” Black Sabbath's “God Is Dead?” and Muse's “Panic Station.”

And Live Kisses” is also nominated for Best Music Film along with Coldplay's “Live 2012,” Green Day's “¡Cuatro!,” “I'm In, I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!” by Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite and “The Road to Red Rocks” by Mumford & Sons.

McCartney is to perform on “The 56th Annual Grammy Awards” telecast Sunday night. Expectations are that both he and Ringo Starr will perform together on the show, as well as their previously announced performance together on “The Night That Changed America” to be taped Monday.

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