Metallica Secures Best Metal Performance at the 2024 Grammys
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Metallica, the iconic heavy metal band, clinched the Best Metal Performance award for their album “72 Seasons” at this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The win was announced during the ceremony at the Crypto.com Arena and marked another achievement in Metallica’s illustrious career.
As he accepted the award from singer-songwriter Rufus Wainright.
Bassist Robert Trujilo expressed the band’s excitement, saying,
“All right, wow! Incredible!”
Trujilo acknowledged that fellow band members Lars, James, and Kirk couldn’t attend as they were with their families, emphasizing the importance of family to the band.
“I live in Southern California, so it’s a little easier.”
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Trujilo continued with a shoutout to the team behind the album, stating,
“We want to thank Greg Fidelman, our incredible producer, and our recording team. Amazing, one of the best teams ever. This is like family. When you’re making an album like this, you’re jamming, you’re collaborating – the spirit of ’72 Seasons,’ which is your youth – and creating music together. Keep those instruments in your hands, let’s keep the youth making music, and keeping the dream alive.”
The 2024 Grammys, hosted by Trevor Noah and Justin Tranter, showcased a variety of winners. Paramore secured the Best Rock Album and Alternative Music Performance Grammys for “This Is Why,” while the supergroup Boygenius triumphed in multiple categories, including Best Rock Song, Alternative Music Album, and Rock Performance. Notably, Boygenius’ “Not Strong Enough” outshone The Rolling Stones’ “Angry” to claim the Best Rock Song prize.
Additional Grammy wins went to Larkin Poe for Contemporary Blues Album, Bobby Rush for Traditional Blues Album, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit for Americana Album and American Roots Song. Director Brett Morgen received the Music Film award for his David Bowie documentary, “Moonage Daydream,” and Em Cooper’s animated film for The Beatles’ 58-year-old “I’m Only Sleeping” secured the Music Video prize.
Metallica’s victory in the Best Metal Performance category adds another accolade to their storied career, reinforcing their position as influential figures in the world of heavy metal. The band’s ability to create impactful music was celebrated at the Grammys, reflecting their dedication to the craft and the collaborative spirit that defines their work.