"I’m On Fire" (orig. Bruce Springsteen)  |  Mumford & Sons

Click to download this track, recorded live during the MusiCares Person of the Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2013.

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Adele presents Mumford & Sons with their GRAMMY for Album of the Year at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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Adele presents Mumford & Sons with their GRAMMY for Album of the Year at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons with Patti Smith, Johnny Depp, and Bryan from The Signature Library backstage at the MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen in Los Angeles on February 8, 2013. According to Bryan:
In between performances I spent most of the evening hanging out backstage, spotting Johnny Depp as he came by to say hello to Marcus Mumford and Cary Mulligan [sic]. As I was introduced to Marcus & Carey by Johnny, the legendary Patti Smith came over and joined our little circle. As we were all chatting, another rock n’ roll icon, Neil Young was walking by and about to take the stage but not before stopping to say hello to Depp, when he was teased by Marcus Mumford not to get nervous, saying, “Don’t Fuck up Neil, Don’t fuck it up”.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons with Patti Smith, Johnny Depp, and Bryan from The Signature Library backstage at the MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen in Los Angeles on February 8, 2013. According to Bryan:

In between performances I spent most of the evening hanging out backstage, spotting Johnny Depp as he came by to say hello to Marcus Mumford and Cary Mulligan [sic]. As I was introduced to Marcus & Carey by Johnny, the legendary Patti Smith came over and joined our little circle. As we were all chatting, another rock n’ roll icon, Neil Young was walking by and about to take the stage but not before stopping to say hello to Depp, when he was teased by Marcus Mumford not to get nervous, saying, “Don’t Fuck up Neil, Don’t fuck it up”.

Mumford & Sons React to ‘Mind-F—-ing’ Grammy Win
Band was thrilled to meet heroes from Jack White to Tom Morello
From RollingStone.comBy Patrick Doyle Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImageFebruary 13, 2013 4:05 PM ET
"We’re fucking knackered," says Marcus Mumford, sipping a coffee on a leather couch backstage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center yesterday. He sounds hoarse and a little dazed from Mumford & Sons’ biggest weekend ever: After playing their first of two shows at the Barclays Center last Wednesday, they flew to L.A., where they played for Bruce Springsteen at a Grammy tribute event, performed during the live Grammy broadcast – and won Album of the Year for their second LP, Babel. ”When we released [2009’s] Sigh No More, our manager said, ‘We’re probably gonna sell between 100,000 and 150,00 records.’ And we were like, ‘That’s amazing!’” says Mumford. “Since then, everything has gotten more ridiculous, fantastical and mind-fucking.” Sigh No More ended up becoming a double-platinum smash, creating intense pressure for the band’s follow-up. “As we were making Babel, Sigh No More's shadow kept getting bigger and bigger. There was a lot in us that was like, 'That's OK, fuck it, Babel will be the disappointing second child – like a lot of us are, actually,’” the singer says with a big laugh. “And that’s fine. We were making it really believing it and thinking about that as much as possible – and so it’s really sweet now to see it do its thing as well. That’s crazy for us.”
Coming from the U.K., the band didn’t take the Grammys completely seriously. “I actually said to Adele she should read out our name no matter who it was,” says keyboardist Ben Lovett. Adds 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.”Marcus Mumford says he doesn’t pay too much attention to mainstream music, but he found himself surprised by the night’s performances. “Bruno Mars was fucking amazing. He’s a badass. When he played with Sting, that was sick. I’ve heard so many things about Frank Ocean. Now I really want to go hear his record.”The band were also stunned to meet heroes like Elton John and Jack White (“He was so nice – I was so surprised,” says Mumford). Says Dwane, “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.”
No one loomed larger for banjo player Winston Marshall than Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. “It meant a lot to me,” he says. “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 fucking loved that band. I loved Tom Morello. To have him liking our music – apparently he’d been to our gigs – for me was just fucking surreal. We talk to these people, and whether it’s fucking Jack White or Elton John, they’re just lovely people who love music as much as you do.”_____Click here to read this article on RollingStone.com.
Mumford & Sons React to ‘Mind-F—-ing’ Grammy Win

Band was thrilled to meet heroes from Jack White to Tom Morello

From RollingStone.com
By Patrick Doyle 
Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage
February 13, 2013 4:05 PM ET

"We’re fucking knackered," says Marcus Mumford, sipping a coffee on a leather couch backstage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center yesterday. He sounds hoarse and a little dazed from Mumford & Sons’ biggest weekend ever: After playing their first of two shows at the Barclays Center last Wednesday, they flew to L.A., where they played for Bruce Springsteen at a Grammy tribute event, performed during the live Grammy broadcast – and won Album of the Year for their second LP, Babel. ”When we released [2009’s] Sigh No More, our manager said, ‘We’re probably gonna sell between 100,000 and 150,00 records.’ And we were like, ‘That’s amazing!’” says Mumford. “Since then, everything has gotten more ridiculous, fantastical and mind-fucking.” 

Sigh No More ended up becoming a double-platinum smash, creating intense pressure for the band’s follow-up. “As we were making BabelSigh No More's shadow kept getting bigger and bigger. There was a lot in us that was like, 'That's OK, fuck it, Babel will be the disappointing second child – like a lot of us are, actually,’” the singer says with a big laugh. “And that’s fine. We were making it really believing it and thinking about that as much as possible – and so it’s really sweet now to see it do its thing as well. That’s crazy for us.”

Coming from the U.K., the band didn’t take the Grammys completely seriously. “I actually said to Adele she should read out our name no matter who it was,” says keyboardist Ben Lovett. Adds 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.”

Marcus Mumford says he doesn’t pay too much attention to mainstream music, but he found himself surprised by the night’s performances. “Bruno Mars was fucking amazing. He’s a badass. When he played with Sting, that was sick. I’ve heard so many things about Frank Ocean. Now I really want to go hear his record.”

The band were also stunned to meet heroes like Elton John and Jack White (“He was so nice – I was so surprised,” says Mumford). Says Dwane, “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.”

No one loomed larger for banjo player Winston Marshall than Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. “It meant a lot to me,” he says. “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 fucking loved that band. I loved Tom Morello. To have him liking our music – apparently he’d been to our gigs – for me was just fucking surreal. We talk to these people, and whether it’s fucking Jack White or Elton John, they’re just lovely people who love music as much as you do.”
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Click here to read this article on RollingStone.com.

Mumford & Sons accept the Album of the Year award for Babel from previous winner Adele at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America.
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Mumford & Sons accept the Album of the Year award for Babel from previous winner Adele at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America.

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Previous winner Adele hugs Marcus Mumford after Mumford & Sons won the coveted Album of the Year award at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013. Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.
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Previous winner Adele hugs Marcus Mumford after Mumford & Sons won the coveted Album of the Year award at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013. Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.

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GRAMMYs: Word From The Band ]

From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
Tuesday 12, February 2013

It feels like a moment to thank everyone for their support of the band and our album Babel. Our friends and family at home and our new friends and family in America. It’s all very bizarre but jokes nonetheless. This does a lot to help us continue our dreams of touring more and making new music.

More importantly though, the day before yesterday Ryan Giggs scored to continue his record of scoring in every premier league. That’s 21 back-to-back. Whoever you support you’ve got to give it to him.

Much love,
W, B, M & T x

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