Tool & Chris Cornell Among This Year’s GRAMMY Awards Winners


The rock and metal awards for this year’s 62nd annual GRAMMYs were handed out in a pre-show ceremony held at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA this afternoon. As is often the case, the awards for the heavier genres are a part of the livestreamed pre-show, while the official GRAMMY awards ceremony held at The Staples Center will be televised later tonight.

Here’s who has took home the hardware this year:

Best Metal Performance:

  • Tool– “7empest” (winner)
  • Candlemass & Tony Iommi – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus
  • Death Angel – “Humanicide
  • I Prevail – “Bow Down
  • Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed

Best Rock Performance:

  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land” (winner)
  • Bones UK – “Pretty Waste
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman
  • Rival Sons – “Too Bad

Best Rock Song:

  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land” (winner)
  • The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try
  • Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats
  • Tool – “Fear Inoculum

Best Rock Album:

  • Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues” (winner)
  • Bring Me The Horizon – “amo
  • The Cranberries – “In The End
  • I Prevail – “Trauma
  • Rival Sons – “Feral Roots

Late Soundgarden/Audioslave, etc. vocalist Chris Cornell‘s posthumous self-titled album took home the award in the Best Recording package category with the design work having been done by Barry Ament, Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) and Joe Spix. It beat out BonIver, Intellexual and more.

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