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Breaking: Paul McCartney wins Grammys in pre-telecast awards

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The Beatles' Paul McCartney won two of the Grammys he was nominated in in the awards announced before the prime-time telecast, it was announced Jan. 26.

The deluxe reissue of “Wings Over America” won “Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition.” Also nominated were the Rolling Stones' “The Brussels Affair,” Mayer Hawthorne's “How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set), Mumford & Sons' “The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition)” and “The Smith Tapes.”

McCartney also won for “Best Surround Sound Album” for “Live Kisses,” the live performance of music from “Kisses on the Bottom” on Feb. 9, 2012. He won over Primus' “Sailing the Seas of Cheese (Deluxe Edition)”, “Signature Sound Opus One,” Jane Ira Bloom's “Sixteen Sunsets” and Richard Scerbo & Inscape's “Sprung Rhythm.”

Live Kisses” was 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.

In the Best Rock Song category, McCartney was nominated along with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselle and Pat Smear for “Cut Me Some Slack” from the soundtrack of the documentary Sound City – Real to Reel.” Also nominated in that category are Gary Clark Jr.'s “Ain't Messin Round,” The Rolling Stones' “Doom and Gloom,” “God Is Dead” by Black Sabbath and “Panic Station” by Muse. “Sound City,” on which McCartney was featured, was also nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.

The live broadcast of the Grammys begins at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. It's taped delayed to the West Coast at 8 p.m. PT.

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