Metallica Will Perform at The Grammys in February, “Something Very Unique and Special” Planned
Metallica may still be gunning for that prestigious Super Bowl halftime slot they so deserve, but now they can notch another prestigious career accomplishment on their collective bed post: they’ll be performing at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in February, their second time playing live at the event. The awards will be broadcast starting at 7pm EST on February 12th.
Metallica are nominated for Best Rock Song for the title track of their new album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, alongside David Bowie, Radiohead, Twenty One Pilots and Highly Suspect. Why the song was put up in the rock category instead of the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy is a mystery, especially given Megadeth’s inclusion in the latter. Perhaps the Grammy voters interpret Metallica’s wider appeal as relevant to the rock crowd? This is the same nominating body that included both Disturbed and Beyonce in the Best Rock Performance category, after all.
Metallica performed at the Grammys three years ago, when they gave a performance of “One” with pianist Lang Lang. In 1992 they won they won Best Metal Performance for The Black Album after infamously losing out to Jethro Tull in the “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Recording” category in 1989.
In any case, it’s always fun anytime metal gets a national spotlight. While the Best Metal Performance award is never televised anymore, Metallica will most certainly be performing live on national TV. We’ll be tuning in to witness it.
[via Metal Injection]