Monday, February 13, 2017

MEGADETH Win The 59th Grammy Award For Best Metal Performance

MEGADETH won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominated for "Dystopia", the title track of its 2016 album.

This was Megadeth’s 12th Grammy nomination and first win. Best Metal Performance other nominees included Baroness’ “Shock Me,” Gojira’s “Silvera,” Korn’s “Rotting in Vain” (their 10th nominations) and Periphery’s “The Price is Wrong.”

As Megadeth approached the stage to accept their long-awaited Grammy Award, the house band actually played Metallica‘s “Master of Puppets.” Awkward! But Dave Mustaine didn’t seem to mind, air-guitaring on his way down the aisle. 

During the acceptance, Mustaine said “Fantastic! Only took 12 tries to get this, Last time we were here we were talking to Kenny G and he asked me how many times we were here and he goes, ‘We’ll 11 isn’t that bad.’ I said, ‘How many times did it take you?’ And he said, ’21,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, my god. If it takes 21 times… I don’t know if I’ll live that long.'” Mustaine continued, “I want to thank Jesus Christ, I want to thank my wife, my children, all the band’s wives and kids, I want to thank our management, our label, our agent, our attorney, our crew, all of you, especially the metal community. It’s a little weird that we ended up being category 69, but somebody’s got a sense of humor.”

The Grammys are voted on by approximately 13,000 Recording Academy members, who are comprised of artists, songwriters, producers and engineers. More than 21,700 recordings were submitted for Grammys consideration this year. For 2017 awards, music must have been released between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016, in order to be eligible.

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