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Here Are Your Rock And Metal 2020 GRAMMY Winners

Which rock bands won on the music industry’s big night? Let’s find out…

The GRAMMYs aren’t always a huge night for rock and metal fans, as there is a general consensus that the Recording Academy isn’t all that interested in these genres with any earnestness. It’s not that Rock and Metal are never honored in the GRAMMYs, only that they often make questionable choices, and they have a habit of leaving metal musicians off of the memorial reel. That said, being honored with a Rock or Metal GRAMMY has a certain power to it that is undeniable. If anything, it puts some of our favorite artists in front of the world at large and gives them more opportunities than they’ve had before. 

The Premiere Ceremony of this year’s 62nd GRAMMY Awards just ended, and the Rock and Metal categories have been announced. Here’s who took home the award in 2019, followed by the other nominees:

Best Metal Performance

WINNER: Tool – 7empest

  • Candlemass feat. Tony Iommi – Astorolus – The Great Octopus
  • Death Angel – Humanicide
  • I Prevail – Bow Down
  • Killswitch Engage – Unleashed

Best Rock Performance

WINNER: Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

  • Bones UK – Pretty Waste
  • Brittany Howard – History Repeats
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – Woman
  • Rival Sons – Too Bad

Best Rock Song

WINNER: Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.) – This Land

  • Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool) – Fear Inoculum
  • George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975) – Give Yourself A Try
  • Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend) – Harmony Hall
  • Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard) – History Repeats

Best Rock Album

WINNER: Cage The Elephant – Social Cues

  • Bring Me The Horizon – amo
  • The Cranberries – In The End
  • I Prevail – Trauma
  • Rival Sons – Feral Roots
Posted on January 26th 2020, 11:32p.m.
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