Sabbath also won in 2000 for “Iron Man” off the reunion album 30 years after it’s original release. Is it “too little too late”?
It just speaks to the cluelessness of the Grammys year in and year out. A live recording of “Iron Man” was the best metal performance of that year? It’s just absurd and why they just carry no real weight if you are looking at it honestly.
Outside of their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 Led Zeppelin won their first Grammy tonight as well for Best Rock Album for their Celebration Day reunion concert. Thoughts?
Again, it’s absolutely ridiculous! So of all the amazing iconic albums this band made, the first Grammy comes from a live album recorded nearly 7 years ago for a concert film? I’m NOT trying to rain on anyone’s parade but it is just insulting to the history of this band to have ignored their studio work and then honor this now. It’s just dumb, and I like the album!
Imagine Dragons also beat out both Led Zeppelin and Queens Of The Stone Age (not to mention Jack White and David Bowie) for Best Rock Performance.
I guess this was the attempt to appear cool, hip and cutting edge, but they just continue to look lost sadly.
Arguably hard rock and metal was well represented on the Grammys tonight between Metallica and Queens Of The Stone Age performing.
Anytime rock and metal can get on mainstream TV at all it’s a good thing. It would be nice if the producers realized there were more great rock and metal bands out there though besides Metallica and anything with Dave Grohl.
Why do you think hard rock and heavy metal still don’t get the respect they deserve from places like the Grammys and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?
The Hall Of Fame is an intentional bias spearheaded by their voters, the majority of which still think it’s beneath them and not credible. The Grammys just don’t know any better. They try but just look bad all the time because they have no clue. Since giving the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance award to Jethro Tull over Metallica in 1989 to now, not much has changed. They gave Motorhead a Grammy for a live version of a Metallica cover? Judas Priest gets a Grammy for a live version of a 30-year old song? These are crowning moments in these artists amazing career?? It is just a total joke and I wish they would get a separate committee to handle rock and metal and finally fix it and bring some prestige and weight back to it.