NOT THAT YOU SHOULD CARE, BUT THE GRAMMY NOMINEES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED
Even now that Slayer are Grammy winners, I don’t think any metalhead really gives a flying fuck about the Grammys. But, what the fuck – here are this year’s nominees for “Best Metal Performance”:
- DragonForce, “Heroes Of Our Time”
- Judas Priest, “Nostradamus”
- Metallica, “My Apocalypse”
- Ministry, “Under My Thumb”
- Slipknot, “Psychosocial”
So, just for shits and giggles, let’s make some early predictions here. I’d wager that 99% of all Grammy voters know about as much about metal as Rob Halford does about making love to a woman, so name recognition will be a determining factor in who goes home with a statue. Therefore, Ministry is out (even if they are nominated for a Stones cover), and, unless they’ve been paying attention to their kids and “that darn guitar game,” Dragonforce might as well stay home, too.
That leaves Slipknot, Priest and Metallica. It will surprise exactly no one who reads this site on a regular basis to learn that I’d rather see see the ‘Knot or Priest win (“Psychosocial” is probably my favorite song of these choices, but I’d love it if Priest took home the gold, just ’cause, y’know, they’re Judas fucking Priest), but my gut tells me Metallica has this in the bag. Death Magnetic has sold a ridiculous number of records, and the voters may still remember when they caught shit for giving this prize to Jethro Tull instead of ‘Tallica.
The good news: at least Metallica aren’t nominated for “The Day that Never Comes.”