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10 Wild Grammy Wins In Rock & Metal

The Grammys have a rough history with treating heavy music. This video looks at 10 wild Grammy wins in rock & metal.

Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy Winners = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_for_Best_Hard_Rock_Performance

Best Metal Performance Grammy Winners = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_for_Best_Metal_Performance

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The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance was an award presented to recording artists at the Grammy Awards until 2011. The academy recognized hard rock music artists for the first time at the 31st Grammy Awards (1989). The category was originally presented as Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental, combining two of the most popular music genres of the 1980s.

The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative (vocal or instrumental) rock recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.

The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards to recording artists for works (songs or albums) containing quality performances in the heavy metal music genre. The Grammy Awards is an annual ceremony, where honors in several categories are presented by The Recording Academy of the United States to “honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. The ceremony was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and has been based in San Francisco for most of its career.

Megadeth is an American thrash metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine. Known for their technically complex guitar work and musicianship, Megadeth is one of the “big four” of American thrash metal along with MetallicaAnthrax, and Slayer, responsible for the genre’s development and popularization.

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Luton, England, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock and jazz fusion, the band soon incorporated elements of English folkhard rock, and classical music, forging a signature progressive rock sound.

Brandi Marie Carlile is an American singer-songwriter and producer whose music spans many genres, including folk rock, alternative country, Americana, and classic rock.

Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John PetrucciJohn Myung and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in BostonMassachusetts.

The Smashing Pumpkins  are an American alternative rock band from Chicago. Formed in 1988 by frontman and guitarist Billy Corgan, bassist D’arcy Wretzky, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, the band has undergone several line-up changes since their reunion in 2006, with Corgan being the sole constant member since its inception. The current lineup features Corgan, Chamberlin, Iha and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Imagine Dragons are an American pop rock band from Las VegasNevada, consisting of lead singer Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo formed in Los AngelesCalifornia in 1994. It was founded by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who were members of The Actors’ Gang theater company at the time.

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