Black Sabbath took home the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy at Sunday's event picking up the honor in the for their track "God Is Dead?" in a pre-telecast ceremony. Members of Sabbath were not able to accept the award, as they were preparing to present later in the ceremony, but it was accepted on their behalf by Cyndi Lauper. Sabbath beat out Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage, Volbeat featuring King Diamond, and Anthrax.
Meanwhile, The Best Rock Song award went to ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselik and Pat Smear with Paul McCartney, from the ‘Sound City’ documentary soundtrack. ‘Sound City: Real to Reel’ also took home the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media trophy.
Led Zeppelin took home the award for Best Rock Album for Celebration Day, the live album from their 2007 reunion concert.
The Rolling Stones were co-winners in the Best Historical Album category for last year’s ‘Charlie is My Darling – Ireland 1965‘ live collection.
‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons took home the Best Rock Performance award
during the telecast last night, Metallica performed their classic song 'One'
with famed Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang.
the night wasn’t without it’s controversy, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the
Stone Age were joined by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Foo
Fighters leader Dave Grohl on drums to play a compilation of Nine Inch Nails ‘Copy
of A’ Queens of the Stone Age for a performance of ‘My God is the Sun’. The
performace was going fine until the telecast was cut off mid song by
Reznor took to Twitter afterward saying “Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt F*** YOU guys.”
Also during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment, paying tribute to the musicians who passed away over the past 12 months, late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was recognized. However Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, (who died last year from cirrhosis of the liver) was excluded from the list of faces and names. Other notable hard rock and heavy metal musicians who passed away in 2013 but weren't recognized included former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr and Vixen's founding guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. More and more and more and more