Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin Take Home Metal & Rock Grammys (Updated)


The 56th annual Grammy awards were handed out today, January 26th, at a ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Black Sabbathwon the ‘Best Metal Performance’ for their song “God Is Dead?“. The ‘Best Rock performance’ went home with Imagine Dragons for their song “Radiocative“.The ‘Best Rock Album’ was awarded to Led Zeppelin for “Celebration Day“. The other nominees for those categories can be found below while other nominees of note and the respective winners thus far can be found below

Best Metal Performance:

Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?” (Winner)

Other nominees:
Anthrax – “T.N.T.” (AC/DC cover)
Dream Theater – “The Enemy Inside
Killswitch Engage – “In Due Time
Volbeat – “Room 24” (feat. King Diamond)

Best Rock Performance:

Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” (Winner)

Other nominees:
Alabama Shakes – “Always Alright
David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Led Zeppelin – “Kashmir” (live from “Celebration Day“)
Queens Of The Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun
Jack White – “I’m Shakin’

Best Rock Album:

Led Zeppelin – “Celebration Day” (Winner)

Other nominees:
Black Sabbath – “13
David Bowie – “The Next Day
Kings Of Leon – “Mechanical Bull
Queens Of The Stone Age – “…Like Clockwork
Neil Young With Crazy Hose – “Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Song:

Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear – “Cut Me Some Slack” (winner)

Other nominees:
Gary Clark Jr. – “Ain’t Messin ‘Round
Rolling Stones – “Doom And Gloom
Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?
Muse – “Panic Station

Best Alternative Music Album:

Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires Of The City” (Winner)

Other nominees:
Neko Case – “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
The National – “Trouble Will Find Me
Nine Inch Nails – “Hesitation Marks
Tame Impala – “Lonerism

Best Surround Album:

Paul McCartney – “Live Kisses” (Winner)

Other nominees:
Primus – “Sailing The Seas Of Cheese” (Deluxe Edition)
Various Artists – “Signature Sound Opus One
Jane Ira Bloom – “Sixteen Sunsets
Richard Scerbo & Inscape – “Sprung Rhythm

Best Recording Package:

Reckless Kelly – “Long Night Moon” (Winner)

Other nominees:
Geneseo – “Automatic Music Can Be Fun
Jay-Z – “Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Metallica – “Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)
David Bowie – “The Next Day

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories” (Winner)

Other nominees:
Pistol Annies – “Annie Up
Madeleine Peyroux – “The Blue Room
Alice In Chains – “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Queens Of The Stone Age – “…Like Clockwork
Andrew Duhon – “The Moorings

As seen below via, Slipknot‘s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan was in attendance at the event with his wife and daughter. As were Black Sabbath and Killswitch Engage (watch a red carpet interview with Killswitch Engage here.)

Slipknow's Clown And Family At The Grammys