Megadeth Score ‘Best Metal Performance’ 2017 Grammy


Story by Anne Erickson

Congratulations to Dave Mustaine and Megadeth for their 2017 metal Grammy Award

The “Best Metal Performance” 2017 Grammy was among the most anticipated awards in the heavy music realm, and that honor goes to Megadeth. The heavy metal band picked up the Grammy during the pre-telecast ceremony during the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which is taking place tonight (Feb. 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Megadeth was up for “Best Metal Performance” for “Dystopia,” the title track off the band’s 2016 studio album.

During the Megadeth acceptance speech, frontman Dave Mustaine said, “Fantastic! Only took twelve tries to get this. 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, eleven isn’t that bad.’ I said, ‘How many times did it take you?’ And he said, Twenty-one.’ And I was, like, ‘Oh, my god. If it takes twenty-one times… I don’t know if I’ll live that long.'”

Mustaine added, “I want to thank Jesus Christ, I want to thank my wife, my children, all the band’s wives and kids, I want to thank our management, our label, our agent, our attorney, our crew, all of you, especially the metal community. It’s a little weird that we ended up being category 69, but somebody’s got a sense of humor.”

Megadeth was vying for “Best Metal Performance” against Baroness, Gojira, Korn and Periphery.

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