Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: ‘I Look Forward to One Day Winning a Grammy’


Story by Charles Ken

Megadeth are competing for ‘Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance’ at the Grammys this weekend

The 54th annual Grammy Awards happen Sunday, Feb. 12, and the category for “Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance” is tight. Megadeth, Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, Mastodon and Sum 41 are all competing for the big trophy. (Side note: How did Sum 41 got clumped in a “metal” category?)

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he looks forward to one day winning a Grammy, but he won’t even be at the ceremony this year, due to the band’s current Gigantour with Motorhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat. Speaking with Attention Deficit Delirium, Mustaine explained he hopes for some honors, but really has no idea if 2012 will be Megadeth’s year.

“The novelty’s kind of worn off after all these nominations and not winning, and seeing people picked in our category that weren’t really metal bands,” Mustaine said. “It’s kind of weird because I figure if I’m voting for all these people and don’t know who they are, I would vote for a name that is most familiar to me… I still look forward to one day winning a Grammy. This year would be great. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be there because we’re out on tour right now, so it would be just my luck that I win it the one time I’m not there.”

Megadeth have been nominated for several Grammys over the years, but they have yet to actually get their paws on one. “ …I thought about it when I got the first nomination, and it got kind of disheartening after a while,” he said. “I guess I had hoped I would’ve won by now. I don’t have a place cleared off for it that I have been dusting for the past 20 years, but it would be really great. We’ve already been picked by our peers, which is an accomplishment in itself. Now we’ll see if it goes all the way through.” Megadeth are nominated for their track, “Public Enemy No. 1.” Read the rest of the interview via Attention Deficit Delirium. (Courtesy photo via Roadrunner Records.)




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