* How is this crowd not going nuts for The Dillinger Escape Plan right now? This is easily the most metal thing that's happened on the show so far!
* Arejay Hale beat Gene Hoglan (and Neil Peart) for best drummer? Dafuq?
* Phil Anselmo's thoughts on the loss of Jeff Hannenman. #realtalk
* Halestorm may not be metal, but I have to give credit to any gal who can rock wearing heels that high.
* Wayland does a better cover of Zep's "Whole Lotta Love" than Lzzy Hale and Dave Draiman. Sorry, but it's true.
* The production values on this show are pretty rough in spots. Why does the nominees font look like soap opera logos?
* Tweet of the night: "[Ivan Moody] from Five Finger Death Punch sounds like Joe from Family Guy." #ThingsICan'tUnhear
* Random 8-year old in the crowd? WTF?
* So...many...F-bombs. I'm no prude, but come on guys. Get a little more creative with the swearing.
* Five Finger Death Punch's bass player has a Cthulu beard.
* The sound mix on this show is somewhere between jack and crap. A building full of music industry peeps, and no one knows how to run sound?
* Black Veil Brides win Song of the Year. Get trophy. Get booed. Talk smack to people booing them. Still not metal.
* Papa Emeritus II is a class freaking act. Nice tribute to Jeff Hanneman.
* Kerry King's tribute to Hanneman was cool too.
* Danzig was good. Danzig with Doyle doing Misfits songs was divine!
* Rob Halford hobbling around with a cane is still more metal that Black Veil Brides.
* Chris Jericho's Anthrax joke was awesome.
* Say what you will about Metallica's later work, they still bring it live. I do wish that James would stop dropping his newer vocal style into the older songs, though. It's jarring.
* Winner of the night. Dillinger Escape Plan. Loser of the night. The crowd being dead for DEP.
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