SLAYER WON A SECOND GRAMMY
So Slayer won the Best Metal Performance Grammy for the second year in a row last night, this time for the song “The Final Six,” which comes off of last year’s re-release of 2006’s Christ Illusion (got all that?). Tom Araya made a typically schmaltzy acceptance speech, but I much prefer what Kerry King (who called “Eyes of the Insane,” the song that won last year, “one of the poorest representations of us on the record”) had to say about the award after the first time the band won:
“I thought [that winning the Grammy] was cool for my dad because, you know, he’s proud, but for me the fucking Grammys, I think the vote process it’s not tainted but it’s not correct because it’s not by somebody who knows about every kind of music they’re voting for. I think there is probably 25, 40 percent of people who actually have an idea of what metal is and I think they’re 60, 75 percent of people who pass the category and say, ‘Metal, Slayer, heard of them, cool.’ I’m glad they did it, you know — hey, it gives me something cool to say, ‘Yeah, I won one of those.’ Not a lot of people in the world can say that. From that aspect it’s cool, but I’d rather have awards that educated metal fans voted for.”
So I’d say King has the right attitude about the awards.
After the jump, watch a fan-made video for “The Final Six” and the official video for “Eyes of the Insane.”
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