Tool, Chris Cornell, Etc. Win At 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards is currently being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA tonight (January 26) and the winners have already been revealed in the rock/metal categories. They include the following:

Best Metal Performance: Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance: Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Song: Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album: Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) also won an award in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne To Present An Award At This Weekend’s Grammy Awards

During today’s (January 22) episode of “The Talk”, Sharon Osbourne revealed that her and Ozzy Osbourne will be presenting an award at this year’s Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. It’s worth noting that Sharon will also co-host the “Grammy Red Carpet Live” special with “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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Aerosmith To Perform With Run-DMC At 2020 Grammy Awards

According to Variety, Run-DMC will be joining Aerosmith onstage during their set at the 2020 Grammy Awards. The two acts are expected to perform their 1986 “Walk This Way” mashup. The Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Aerosmith To Perform At 2020 Grammy Awards

Aerosmith will be performing at the 2020 Grammy Awards. That event will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will also feature performances from Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani. Alicia Keys will host the show and it will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Nominated For 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Candlemass & Tony Iommi – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus“
  • Death Angel – “Humanicide“
  • I Prevail – “Bow Down“
  • Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed“
  • Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance:

  • Bones UK – “Pretty Waste“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman“
  • Rival Sons – “Too Bad“

Best Rock Song:

  • Tool – “Fear Inoculum“
  • The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try“
  • Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “amo“
  • Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“
  • The Cranberries – “In The End“
  • I Prevail – “Trauma“
  •  Rival Sons – “Feral Roots“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) was also nominated in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) Was Left Out Of The Grammy Awards’ “In Memoriam” Segment

Sadly, the legendary Vinnie Paul Abbott was left out of the Grammy Awards‘ televised “in memoriam” segment last night (February 10). The drummer is just the latest metal icon to get excluded following Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman, GWAR‘s Oderus Urungus, etc. However, Abbott was mentioned on Grammy.com, along with Oli Herbert (All That Remains), Kyle Pavone (We Came As Romans), Jill Janus (Huntress), etc., who were all snubbed on TV as well. Several members of the rock/metal community took to social media to voice their frustrations:

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale:

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It was a whirlwind of a Grammy Week. It was so wonderful to be nominated, and I’m honored to have lost that Grammy to one of my influences, Chris Cornell. His children got up on stage and filled my heart with such love as they paid tribute to their father. But I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah,All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans were not acknowledged in the Annual Memoriam list this year. There's a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, they put together a list that goes into the hundreds, 300 to 400 people. They go through that list and this committee votes. And from that, they cut it down to a reasonable number for television. I get it. But that is not an excuse for not including my friend Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah, who has in fact…been nominated for 4 Grammy awards. I am very much aware that our genre is still not given the respect that it deserves. This is why I’m involved. That’s why I was there, in my leather jacket and horns raised, representing my genre Presenting Awards at the Pre Televised ceremony. That is why I was present at the televised show, sitting next to the cool kids. Like anything in this world, if you want change, you must take action. If I threw in the towel the first or hundredth time someone didn’t take me seriously or told me I couldn’t make it cuz I was a girl… then all the hard work and passion I bear for my love of music would be wasted. So, with the same passion, I will not waste my time in the light. I will continue to be an ambassador for Rock and to fight for the respect that it deserves. -Lzzy Hale #RaiseYourHorns #TheGrammys #RockNeverDies

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Fozzy’s Chris Jericho:

Trivium’s Matt Heafy:

Eddie Trunk:

Lou Brutus:

High On Fire, Greta Van Fleet, Chris Cornell, Etc. Win At 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The winners have been revealed for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony took place today (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and the winners in the rock/metal categories can be found below:

  • Best Metal Performance: High On Fire – “Electric Messiah”
  • Best Rock Performance: Chris Cornell – “When Bad Goes Good”
  • Best Rock Song: St. Vincent – “Masseduction”
  • Best Rock Album: Greta Van Fleet – “From The Fires”

The rock/metal awards were handed out during the pre-telecast ceremony. It’s worth noting that Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale was among the presenters for that part of the event.