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The members of Mumford And Sons told Rolling Stone on Wednesday (February 13th) that winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year last Sunday (February 10th) was "really crazy." Said bassist Ted Dwane, "It felt really weird. We'd been (to the Grammys) a few times. The physiological experience of sitting there and being shortlisted and calling out someone else's name was rehearsed. But this third time, we won. They called us up. And it was the big one, as well. Really crazy."
Mumford And Sons were up against acts like the Black Keys and Jack White in the category, with Dwane saying, "I remember seeing the Black Keys at a venue twice the size of this dressing room. I was a die-hard fan. It's just so weird being in a category with them. Sitting next to them, these people I've had posters of. I was in tears."
The band members added that they were "stunned" to meet people like White and Elton John, with banjo player Winston Marshall saying that meeting Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello was a personal highlight.
He explained, "It meant a lot to me. I was a bit too young to see Rage before their hiatus, but I went to every single Audioslave show in London. I went to three in a row once. I f***ing loved that band. I loved Tom Morello. To have him liking our music -- apparently he'd been to our gigs -- for me was just f***ing surreal. We talk to these people, and whether it's f***ing Jack White or Elton John, they're just lovely people who love music as much as you do."
Mumford And Sons won Album of the Year for their sophomore effort, last year's Babel, and Marcus Mumford admitted that the band was afraid it wouldn't measure up to their double platinum debut, Sigh No More.
He revealed, "There was a lot in us that was like, 'That's OK, f*** it, Babel will be the disappointing second child -- like a lot of us are, actually. And that's fine . . . so it's really sweet now to see it do its thing as well."