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Iron Maiden Wins Grammy Award For Best Metal Performance

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British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have picked up the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance this year with their song, "El Dorado," which comes from their latest studio album, "The Final Frontier." The band won the award despite competition from Slayer, Korn, Megadeth and Lamb Of God. Also bringing home an award was supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, who won the prize for Best Hard Rock Performance with their song, "New Fang," Canadian rock legend Neil Young won claimed the Best Rock Song title with, "Angry World" and Jeff Beck, who won the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with "Hammerhead."

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1. Mithoviel writes:

The production on The Final Frontier is so bad that I cannot stand to listen to the entire album at once. I have to troop through it a couple of songs at a time.

# Feb 13, 2011 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Skyggenulv writes:

Awesome, i gotta say they dont need a Grammy to show they are awesome, but im glad they won. They definately win.

# Feb 13, 2011 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ThrashattheHeart writes:

They were tbe obvious choice

# Feb 13, 2011 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. diibo writes:

nooooooooooo...LOG..(

# Feb 13, 2011 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. up the irons! writes:

just icing on the cake for the best band in history.

# Feb 13, 2011 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. SSS writes:

Hahaha IEYEAH!!!!!!!!!
Awesome! JUSTICE!!!

~This ship of fools is sinking as the cracks begin to grow, there is no easy way for an honest man today. Wich is something you should think off as my lifeboat sails away!~

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dare630 writes:

If they (The Grammy's) thought El Dorado was good, then they should have been listening to Maiden 25 years ago.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Greg writes:

THE FINAL FRONTIER IS SO GOOD IN EVERY WAY, I WAS VERY SUPRISED HOW GREAT THAT CD WAS, I HAD WRITTEN THEM OFF A COUPLE OF ALBUMS AGO...WHATA GREAT NEW CD FROM THEM! PLAY IT EVERY DAY.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. sag.nemesis writes:

i'm a huge maiden fan. but it looks like they awarded them a grammy for their legendary status rather than for a great performance in their latest album- the final frontier.

i'd say LAMB OF GOD deserved to win it.
In your Words is such a beautifully composed song..

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 5:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R Tenney writes:

As much as I've tried I still can't get into Final Frontier. I'm sure these songs would sound better live but this is not the album I'd grab if I needed a Maiden fix. Yea Grammys don't mean sh**. Jethro Tull won best heavy metal band in 88. Voters don't know sh** about metal

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 7:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. TheIronMan writes:

It's the same bands every year.

Grammys don't know/mean sh**.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 8:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Antonio writes:

Megadeth the only group wich was nominated 9 times and still not the winners. Strange with this politics of grammy. They will be most nominated without to win in the hystory of metal. Politics is sucks.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. tomahawk waveshredder writes:

give maiden their dues, they've put out better stuff in the early days, it was like a token of graitude for all the albums, tours and hard work. in reality if this was an award for true bands and performances jethro tull wouldn't have even been nominated the first year, bands like MEGADETH, SLAYER, TESTAMENT are the real metal bands. MEGADETH should be holding the grammy, but like the name it's old and so is the award, grammy, come on. congrats to iron maiden always been a fan, but their old and not very relevant anymore. where MEGADETH, SLAYER are still putting out stuff with relevance. MEGADETH RULES!

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

"but their old and not very relevant anymore." Wow... How long have you been living under that rock?

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RTB writes:

Haha greed
commenting on how insignificant the grammys are over and over is nauseating...i havent watched the grammys or the american music wards since the metallica jethro tull incident, and won't
congrats to maiden though....bronx cheer

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

Agreed RTB. Grammy's are a fvcking joke.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Rychemn writes:

Great job Maiden....see you guys in April......"UP THE F#CKIN' IRONS".

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

Definatly deserve it

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. glenn writes:

way to go Maiden, well deserved

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. R Tenney writes:

There's a reason Maiden are bigger now than in their prime in mid eighties. Their live show! They certainly don't need a bullsh** Grammy to validate their greatness. Looks nice on the mantel but don't really mean sh**! 100 thousand S American fans singing your songs back to you means sh** at the end of the day. They sell out every show they do because they're a great live act

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. n0thinghead writes:

i didn't know who almost anyone was at the grammy's. miley cyrus and selena gomez looked good as fuh. can't wait for them both to get all trashy and slutty. imo, LOG shouldda won, just cuz i'm tired of the same bands at the grammy's and the obvious choice winning expectedly. and i have yet gotten around checking out them crooked vulture, so i will do soon.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. \m/LIVEC\m/ writes:

The grammy's r a f***ing joke.
THAT IS ALL

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. mettle on teh grammys lol writes:

The political dues were that iron maiden was going to be given the award by default , that was obvious. Their next due is megadeth , perhaps on next album. LOG will hopefully also receive one someday. Would be fun if they actually gave it to who deserves it. lol. I tried to watch the show but after a few hours and several pop circus performances later i was fed up with it. Had the volume turned down and was reading stuff lol. Either i missed the metal award or it simply wasn't part of the main show.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Nunya writes:

whats up with the caption being of log?

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Cynic writes:

^^What's up with no-one clicking the question mark?

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. hellrat writes:

the grammy's rule...everyone knows ain't nothin legit until it wins the damn grammy....its like an authorisation permit

those guys are REAL music critics and they know exactly what the hell they're awarding....EVERY time, goddamnit!

you grubby metal urchins can't argue with professional EXPERTS...who the fvck do ya think you are??

oh, and by the way...iron maiden fvcking SUCKS!!

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. R Tenney writes:

Good to see u left your mark on this topic hellrat tounge definitely planted in cheek... Now please way in with your real opinion

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. R Tenney writes:

Seeing u probably saw IRs tours I did. Powerslave @ Somewhere in time! Come on HR tell us what u really think

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. hellrat writes:

nah-ah, i wus jis tapping into dat olt cheyenne spirit blood.....heeeyyyyy!! Heyoka! we see 'im ride it dat horses wrong way backwerts!! heeeyyyy!! go away Heyoka!!

seriously brother, grammys are tacky....UP THE FVCKING IRONS!!!

now that's how i really feel :)

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. DreamHeater writes:

Fvck the Grammys.
I love Iron Maiden, but their last album... it was just boring.
Iron Maiden needs to realize that they're good at fast songs, and subpar at slow ones.
Also, the Grammys are just a popularity contest.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. mp125 writes:

Iron Maiden deserved this years ago, anyone who says this new album is boring you dont like metal and thats why metal doesnt get any credit because you idiots think its too slow to long. This band has been going strong for 30+ yrs i am 38yrs old have been listening to them since i was 14 sound the same to me because i know good music when i hear it. Giving this band credit gives METAL CREDIT!!!! GET IT!!!!!!!

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. R Tenney writes:

Hey M p I hear ya. Been listening to Maiden since 82 bro! Lovem. But this award don't mean sh** to em. I still have a hard time listening to their new album. Much rather hear Piece of Mind. Sorry.

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. hellrat writes:

piece of mind fvcking owns! To Tame a Land, and fvcking REVELATIONS this one!!

goddamn thats a great record Big R

fvck it...i'm throwin it on!

NP---Where Eagles Dare---Iron Fvckin MAIDEN

\m/ X \m/

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. \m/LIVEC\m/ writes:

Quick Maiden Quiz! What was the original album title of Piece of Mind? Up the Irons...Grammy's r still a f***ing joke though

# Feb 15, 2011 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Metal_loving_asshole writes:

@ tomahawk waveshredder: You just typed one of the most f***ing stupid things I have ever read:

"but their old and not very relevant anymore."

So a band is suddenly not worth anything because of simply "age" or "relevance" (very conformist thing to say, the meaning of relevance differs with each person)???

You don't deserve to listen to metal. f*** off.

As with Maiden winning - Great for them.

But... The Grammy’s? There are more and more sh** r'n'b acts winning those "objects" every year. And in ‘88 Jethro Tull (who are brill but were not so brill in ‘88) won over Metallica (who were huge at the time). Who the f*** cares about Grammy’s anymore, even if they are considered an "achievement"?

# Feb 15, 2011 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. R Tenney writes:

I'm stumped on the quiz question above me what was the original title of piece of Mind. You have stumped the metal lord!I don't miss many of these.

# Feb 15, 2011 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. spiral_architect writes:

I AM SO GLAD IRON MAIDEN IS GETTING SOME MAINSTREAM RECOGNITION IN THIS AGE OF HIP HOP AND JUSTIN BEIBER. I SAW MAIDEN ON THEIR "GIVE ME ED......TIL I'M DEAD" TOUR WITH DIO AND MOTORHEAD. UP THE f***ING IRONS!

# Feb 15, 2011 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. R Tenney writes:

Was that at Worcester Centrum Spiral ? Wanted badly to go to that

# Feb 15, 2011 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. hellrat writes:

aha! a quiz of maiden trivia.... well, don't MIND if i do ;)

piece of mind's working title was 'Food for Thought'

now, what is prize??? many beers??

AYE!!

# Feb 15, 2011 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Metal_loving_asshole writes:

@spiral_architect: Dude, Maiden have been going strong and successful for over 35 years WITHOUT mainstream attention or commercial airplay and they're one of the richest, most-loved bands there is.

It's a good thing that they don't receive much mainstream attention. When a band or musician goes mainstream they tend to sell out and are forgotten in under 5 minutes.

Maiden are one of the greatest acts on the planet that have never really sold out at all. They do it for the love and thrill of playing to fans young and old. The fact that they're all multi-millionaires with their own plane is just something that came alongside all the touring and music.

# Feb 15, 2011 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. \m/LIVEC\m/ writes:

lol nicely done hellrat. No prizes I am poor as f*** lol Just an e-metal salute and MANY e-beers 2 u \m/

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 3:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Shankar writes:

IRON MAIDEN is one of the most successful heavy metal band in history and have influenced so many
Grammy's are too late to realize that ... I don't think Grammy is so great .. it is sh**t...

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 3:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. hellrat writes:

well alright Livec...but just know that i'll be cashing in them e-beers the day our METAL paths cross :)

til then brother...Cheers, and Irons UP!!!

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. \m/LIVEC\m/ writes:

lol sounds good bro \m/

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. craig smilowski writes:

Congratulations to Iron Maiden, long overdue ackowledgement

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. R Tenney writes:

Congrats HR on the trivia Q. I truly did not know that. Its sad because piece of mind is one of my deserted isle top 5 albums. Horns up. And I hang my head in shame!

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. ME! writes:

The grammys are like pro tools, you dont really need them if you're good enough.

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. WOLF7 writes:

^ LOL, nice one!

Iron Maiden wins a grammy = Iron Maiden disgraced

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 5:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Valentine_no_more writes:

Wtf?

# Feb 20, 2011 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Larry writes:

This was definitely a legacy award. Let's face it. El Dorado was not the best of the nominees. Both the rock and metal awards got most their nominees based off age. They stuck with a formula of pick one group thats current, and then fill it out with bands that have been around forever, so they must be huge. Just shows they don't listen to rock at all. Cause really, metal aside, can anyone honestly say Neil Young had one of the 5 best rock songs for the year?

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51. tallica_fan writes:

saw them crooked vultures live, great gig.

..oh yeh we're sposed to be talkin about maiden...well done on winning the coveted paperweight.

# Feb 21, 2011 @ 7:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. foxsaverZEN writes:

Well they are one of the legend in Metal History..This band conquer the scene in the early 80's so I respect them..They help build the fan base of metalhead and they earn my respect..Hail

# Feb 21, 2011 @ 10:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. R Tenney writes:

Sorry kiddies but the mighty Maiden don't need any mainstream acceptance! They've done quite well for themselves 30 years now. I know there probably cool now. They don't need the accolades from fringe fans! To all the teenys who just discovered them ? Good for u. They certainly don't need your adulation ! Mother f***in Maiden ! Again for those who haven't paid attention. Stay away and get the f*** off my lawn !

# Feb 21, 2011 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. hellrat writes:

the 'Ead ain't Dead! Earthdogs, Headbangers, Rivet 'eads and hellrats!! Up the goddamned Irons!!!

to hell with the media---MAIDEN FVCKIN RULES

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