It took 12 nominations, but Megadeth is finally a gammy award-winning band.
The iconic band beat out Baroness’ “Shock Me”, Gojira’s “Silvera”, Korn’s “Rotting in Vain”, and Periphery’s “The Price is Wrong” for best Metal Performance.
“Fantastic! Only took 12 tries to get this,” Frontman Dave Mustaine said during his acceptance speech. “Last time we were here we were talking to Kenny G and he asked me how many times we were here and he goes, ‘Well 11 isn’t that bad.’ I said, ‘How many times did it take you?’ And he said, ’21,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, my god. If it takes 21 times… I don’t know if I’ll live that long.”
This was Korn’s 10th nomination. Korn took home a Grammy in 2000 for Best Music Video and in 2003 for Best Metal Performance with “Here to Stay”.
Both Megadeth and Korn will play this summer at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI. The Festival will include 3 of the “Big 4” thrash metal bands along with Anthrax and headliner Slayer. Headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie will also join the festival with the 2017 Grammy-winners.
Tickets for Rock Fest are available at www.rock-fest.com/tickets