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Megadeth Honored With "Best Metal Performance" Grammy Award

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Megadeth took home the Grammy tonight for the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nomination marked Megadeth's twelfth over the years. Megadeth was nominated for "Dystopia", the title track for the band's 2016 album.

As Megadeth approached the stage to accept the award, the house band inexplicably played Metallica's classic "Master Of Puppets."

Says mainman Dave Mustaine in his acceptance speech:

"Fantastic! Only took twelve tries to get this. Last time we were here, we were talking to Kenny G, and he asked me how many times we were here, and he goes, 'Well, eleven isn't that bad.' And I said, 'How many times did it take you?' And he said, Twenty-one.' And I was, like, 'Oh, my god. If it takes twenty-one times… I don't know if I'll live that long.' I wanna thank Jesus Christ, I wanna thank my wife, my children, all the band's wives and kids, I wanna thank our management, our label, our agent, our attorney, our crew, all of you, especially the metal community. I think it's a little weird that we ended up being category 69, but somebody's got a sense of humor."

The nominees in the "Best Metal Performance" category were as follows:

Baroness – “Shock Me”
Gojira – “Silvera”
Korn – “Rotting In Vain”
Periphery – “The Price Is Wrong”

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1. albert from croatia writes:

megadeth deserve this award becuse "dystopia" is
better than Metallicas "Hardwired"!!!!!!

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2. albert from croatia writes:

my mistake Metallica is not nominated .

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3. xFiruath writes:

Surprising - based on past wins I was expecting Periphery to snag it.

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4. ssdd_13 writes:

Then the Grammy Idiots play Metallica while Dave & the boys accept the award. I f-ing hate the Grammy's.
Surprised Jethro Tull didn't win again...

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5. Rex_84 writes:

Crowbar-The Serpent Only Lies. Nuff said. Where is the love for NOLA!

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