Presenting The 66th Grammy Award Winners For Rock and Metal

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At the time of this writing and publishing the post, the 66th Grammy Awards are already in progress on CBS and while I am not watching the proceedings I am able to share with you all the artists that won the “Rock and Metal” categories. They were revealed to the masses online and not a part of the show because why would anyone want to see Rock Artists on the program after all. Take a look and please enjoy that I’ve kept on including the Alternative categories as well.

Best Rock Performance
Sculptures Of Anything Goes – Arctic Monkeys
More Than A Love Song – Black Pumas
WINNER – Not Strong Enough – Boygenius
Rescued – Foo Fighters
Lux Æterna – Metallica

Best Metal Performance
Bad Man – Disturbed
Phantom Of The Opera – Ghost
WINNER – 72 Seasons – Metallica
Hive Mind – Slipknot
Jaded – Spiritbox

Best Rock Song
Angry – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Andrew Watt, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
Ballad Of A Homeschooled Girl – Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)
Emotion Sickness – Dean Fertita, Joshua Homme, Michael Shuman, Jon Theodore & Troy Van Leeuwen, songwriters (Queens Of The Stone Age)
WINNER – Not Strong Enough – Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus, songwriters (boygenius)
Rescued – Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album
But Here We Are – Foo Fighters
Starcatcher – Greta Van Fleet
72 Seasons – Metallica
WINNER – This Is Why – Paramore
In Times New Roman… – Queens Of The Stone Age

Best Alternative Music Performance
Belinda Says – Alvvays
Body Paint – Arctic Monkeys
Cool About It – boygenius
A&W – Lana Del Rey
WINNER – This Is Why – Paramore

Best Alternative Music Album
The Car – Arctic Monkeys
WINNER – The Record – boygenius
Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd – Lana Del Rey
Cracker Island – Gorillaz
I Inside The Old Year Dying – PJ Harvey
My Mama – Dernst Emile II, Jeff Gitelman, Victoria Monét, Kyla Moscovich, Jamil Pierre & Charles Williams, songwriters (Victoria Monét)
Snooze – Kenny B. Edmonds, Blair Ferguson, Khris Riddick-Tynes, Solána Rowe & Leon Thomas, songwriters (SZA)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wrapping this one up very quickly since I’ve a whole lot of other things to address after a day long trade show at the Javits, I will say that I am mostly disappointed in the winners. Yes I love Metallica but I am not too sure that as far as a performance goes that the track was better than Slipknot and how a band that is climbing the ladder as fast as Spiritbox gets overlooked is beyond me. Now truth be told I’ve not heard much of the latest Paramore album but many of my colleagues have pointed out that its only okay at best and I feel that either Foo Fighters or Greta Van Fleet should have taken that one home. They also won best alternative performance so good for them but maybe the boygenius should have taken that one home. What do you readers think about this and did you even watch The Grammys? I know when I am asking this that its not even half over but did you tune in? Program it on the DVR? Watch it streaming? Chime in down below since its always great to hear from you. See you again soon, please stay safe out there.


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