Best Rock Album Grammy for Adam Granduciel ’97 and The War on Drugs

Adam Granduciel ’97 and his band, The War on Drugs, joined an elite group of rockers over the weekend, when the 2018 Grammy Award winners were announced. The War on Drugs’ album A Deeper Understanding was named Best Rock Album of the Year, an honor held in past years by music legends such as The Rolling Stones, Green Day, U2, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, and Bruce Springsteen.


This year, the category’s fellow nominees included Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Mastodon, and Nothing More. It was the first Grammy nomination for The War on Drugs, the Philadelphia-based, six-man band. The group is currently touring in the southern hemisphere through February, when they return to the United States to play festivals through the spring and summer, including Coachella in April and Xponential Fest in July.