The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Winners have been revealed in a lengthy list of categories and we’ve discussed that over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” earlier this morning. This post is to shine a keen focus on the categories that interest our demographic of readers the most and those are the Rock and Metal ones. Since it was easy to present in this fashion, I’ve once again included all the nominees for these same categories but I omitted the “Best Music Video” in the winner list since ACDC did NOT go home with the trophy. Now let’s take a look at these winners, may I have the envelope please.
Best Rock Performance: For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.
Shot In The Dark – AC/DC
Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A) – Black Pumas
Nothing Compares 2 U – Chris Cornell
Ohms – Deftones
WINNER – Making A Fire – Foo Fighters
Best Metal Performance: For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.
Genesis – Deftones
WINNER – The Alien – Dream Theater
Amazonia – Gojira
Pushing The Tides – Mastodon
The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition) – Rob Zombie
Best Rock Song: A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
All My Favorite Songs – Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson & Ilsey Juber, songwriters (Weezer)
The Bandit – Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
Distance – Wolfgang Van Halen, songwriter (Mammoth WVH)
Find My Way – Paul McCartney, songwriter (Paul McCartney)
WINNER – Waiting On A War – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Best Rock Album: For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.
Power Up – AC/DC
Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A – Black Pumas
No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1 – Chris Cornell
WINNER – Medicine At Midnight – Foo Fighters
McCartney III – Paul McCartney
Best Alternative Music Album: Vocal or Instrumental.
Shore – Fleet Foxes
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power – Halsey
Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast
Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
WINNER – Daddy’s Home – St. Vincent
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Congratulations to all of the winners and continued condolences to the members of the Foo Fighters who tragically lost drummer Taylor Hawkins just over a week ago. Winning three awards that the musician was a strong part of could not have been easy. Now its back onto the other stuff on the creative plate and I will see you again here soon.