2024 Grammy Awards: Full List of Rock and Metal Winners


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2024 Grammy Awards winners in the metal, rock and alternative music categories – Author Cat Badra, photo via Tim Saccenti

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday (Feb. 4) in Los Angeles. The show started with a pre-telecast ceremony where most of the awards are given out, including those in the rock and metal genres. Here’s the full list of the metal, rock and alternative 2024 Grammy Awards winners.

Metallica scored the biggest heavy music award of the night, winning Best Metal Performance for their latest album, “72 Seasons.” Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo was at the event to accept the award. When accepting, he stated, “This is like family. When you’re making an album like this you’re jamming and collaborating and the spirit of 72 Seasons is the youth and creating music together. Keep those instruments in your hands and let’s keep the youth making music and keeping the dream alive.” Love that sentiment. To win, Metallica beat out Disturbed with “Bad Man,” Ghost with “Phantom of the Opera,” Slipknot with “Hive Mind” and Spiritbox with “Jaded.”

Elsewhere, Best Rock Performance went to Boygenius for “Not Strong Enough.” They also scored Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album. Paramore scored the prize for Best Rock Album for “This Is Why” and won for Best Alternative Music Performance. For Best Rock Album, Paramore beat out a bevy of big names, including Foo Fighters for “But Here We Are,” Greta Van Fleet for “Starcatcher,” Metallica for “72 Seasons” and Queens of the Stone Age for “In Times New Roman.”

The biggest awards of the evening were handed out during the live broadcast on CBS. Nominees were chosen from recordings released between Oct. 1, 2022 and Sept. 15, 2023. The final voting happened between Dec. 14 and Jan. 2.

View the full list of Grammy Award winners for all genres here. Check out all of the rock and metal 2024 Grammy nominees and winners below.

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

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

Cat Badra
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