Metallica Wins Best Metal Performance For “72 Seasons”

Metallica Wins Best Metal Performance For “72 Seasons” | Society Of Rock Videos

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The 66th Annual Grammy Awards recently took place in Los Angeles, featuring a pre-telecast ceremony where a significant number of awards were presented to deserving winners.

Metallica secured the Best Metal Performance award for their album 72 Seasons, with bassist Robert Trujillo accepting on behalf of the band. Trujillo emphasized the collaborative spirit behind the album, expressing the importance of keeping instruments in the hands of the youth to sustain their love for music.

Boygenius claimed victory in multiple categories, winning Best Rock Performance for “Not Strong Enough,” as well as Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album for The Record. Meanwhile, Paramore, absent from the event, earned recognition for Best Rock Album with This Is Why and Best Alternative Music Performance.

The main awards were presented during the CBS broadcast from 8 PM to approximately 11:30 PM ET, with Paramount+ subscribers able to stream the event live.

Nominees for this year were selected from recordings released between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 15, 2023, with final voting taking place between Dec. 14 and Jan. 2.

The winners were gradually revealed throughout the day on Sunday, Feb. 4, and this post will be continuously updated with the latest information. PopCrush is keeping a running tally of all 2024 Grammy winners.

Below is the list of winners in the rock and metal categories:

Best Metal Performance
Disturbed – “Bad Man”
Ghost – “Phantom of the Opera”
WINNER: Metallica – “72 Seasons”
Slipknot – “Hive Mind”
Spiritbox – “Jaded”

Best Rock Performance
Arctic Monkeys – “Sculptures of Anything Goes”
Black Pumas – “More Than a Love Song”
WINNER: Boygenius – “Not Strong Enough”
Foo Fighters – “Rescued”
Metallica – “Lux Aeterna”

Best Rock Song
The Rolling Stones – “Angry” (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Watt – songwriters)
Olivia Rodrigo – “Ballad of a Home Schooled Girl” (Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo – songwriters)
Queens of the Stone Age – “Emotion Sickness” (Dean Fertita, Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, and Jon Theodore – songwriters)
WINNER: Boygenius – “Not Strong Enough” (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – songwriters)
Foo Fighters – “Rescued” (Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear – songwriters)

Best Rock Album
Foo Fighters – But Here We Are
Greta Van Fleet – Starcatcher
Metallica – 72 Seasons
WINNER: Paramore – This Is Why
Queens of the Stone Age – In Times New Roman

Best Alternative Music Performance
Alvvays – “Belinda Says”
Arctic Monkeys – “Body Paint”
Boygenius – “Cool About It”
Lana Del Rey – “A&W”
WINNER: Paramore – “This Is Why”

Best Alternative Music Album
Arctic Monkeys – The Car
WINNER: Boygenius – The Record
Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
Gorillaz – Cracker Island
PJ Harvey – I Inside the Old Year Dying

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